Rail Ministry takes a back seat

In a departure from standard practice on the mainland, a company owned by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's government will play a major role in the investment, construction and operation of the province's railway, with the Ministry of Railways taking a lesser role.

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

Joint deal signals new direction for trains

The recently announced joint funding of a rail project in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region may point to a move towards reforming the railways ministry and ease its heavy debt burden amid a cash crunch for such projects.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dennis Goodboy

Ahoy, fellow travel lovers! I hope some of you have been on exciting holidays this summer, or at least been reading about great places to visit!

Last week, I was all excited about the green efforts made by some hotels in the stunning county of Yangshuo in Guangxi. It's great to know that people care so much about preserving the splendour.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Voices of a new China

As global power shifts from the West towards the East, China has come under the media spotlight. Many people are keen to document changes in the country at a pivotal point in its history.

British photographer Adrian Fisk's project, iSpeak China, gives a rare insight into the preoccupations of young Chinese.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Stolen Vietnamese children saved from traffickers

Mainland police rescued 89 abducted children and made 369 arrests in two crackdowns earlier this month, and broke up a cross-border gang that sold Vietnamese children to wealthy families in Guangdong.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Inspiration for tackling cross-border crime

Every society has its own laws, and although certain rights protecting human dignity are considered universal, each jurisdiction will operate within laws with subtle variations that take into account local history, traditions and values. Cross-border prosecutions are therefore rare and involve complex issues.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong tourist, 67, dies in Guangxi

A tourist from Hong Kong has died after falling from a road at the famous Longji rice terraces in Guangxi . Yu Chi-wo, 67, was found lying near the road at Dazhaicun, 80km northwest of Guilin, with a bleeding forehead. He was confirmed dead at the scene, the state news agency Xinhua quoted a county government official as saying.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Guangxi in major push for regional trade

Fangchenggang port on the south coast of Guangxi was built in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam war to ship military supplies to the conflict-torn country.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland spends big to build ties with Asean

The central government is backing a series of infrastructure and transport projects costing 1.5 trillion yuan (HK$1.72 trillion) in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to improve links with Southeast Asia.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HK$11.4m for drought relief

Hong Kong added HK$11.4 million yesterday to relief grants to help people affected by the worst drought in a century in the nation's southwest, bringing the total to HK$135.6 million.

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

HK$150m approved for mainland drought relief aid

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Official sacked after diary excerpts reveal sexual exploits, graft

A Guangxi tobacco official whose sexual escapades and corrupt activities came to public attention when his diary was leaked on the internet has been sacked and kicked out of the Communist Party for allegedly taking bribes.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Sex-scandal official held over graft

A Guangxi tobacco official was arrested yesterday on corruption charges, days after his diary describing sex with women and bribe-taking was leaked online and caused a national outcry.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Count your blessings and help others

Recently, I went on a charity trip to Xiaba Primary School in Fuyang, a small town in Guangxi province. We stayed there for five days, living with the students and teaching them English.

9 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Ancestral home knocked down to 1.5m yuan

Actor Ray Lui Leung-wai (right) is nothing if not a patriot.

As soon as he was told his ancestor's house in the city of Dongxing, Guangxi, had to make way for a project to expand a border checkpoint to Vietnam, he signed on.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am