China utility plans 2 nuclear projects

China Power Investment Corp, one of five state-owned national power producers, plans to build two nuclear projects to take advantage of Beijing's plan to markedly expand capacity of the alternative energy.

Friday, 6 March, 2009, 12:00am

'It's been a long time since anybody mentioned war'

Thirty years after China's war with Vietnam, trade has replaced fighting and the former battlegrounds have been transformed into bustling markets, writes Ivan Zhai in the second of a three-part series

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Theme park dreams are built on sand

Netizens on the mainland have been up in arms over the plan by Maanshan to rebrand itself as China's 'City of Bathing'.

24 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Party expels top Guangxi official over corruption

A former deputy chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been stripped of all positions and dumped from the Communist Party for corruption.

Guangxi native Sun Yu , 51, became the latest in a long list of officials punished ahead of the party's plenary session, which started yesterday in Beijing.

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

HK resident charged in pyramid scheme

A Hong Kong resident has been charged with conducting 'illegal business activities' by a Nanning court for her role in a pyramid sales scheme in Guangxi , state media reported yesterday.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Guangxi gears up for the boom that has bypassed the area for so long

Bai Yunfei, a 22-year old native of Liuzhou, an industrial hub in the north of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, recently found it hard to concentrate on his apprentice work in a store selling spectacles in Shenzhen.

Over the past few weeks, his parents and friends have been urging him to quit his job and pack up and return home to improve his prospects.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Educators discuss life lessons following quake

Educators looked at ways to encourage 'spiritual rebuilding' in the wake of the Sichuan quake at a conference at the Hong Kong Institute of Education this week. Representatives of teaching universities as far afield as Guangxi and Yunnan looked at a variety of life-education activities and group discussions to help students come to terms with the tragedy.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

CLP to pursue power projects in Guangxi

Coal-fired plant, wind farm to cost firm 4.8b yuan

CLP Holdings is pressing ahead with two power generation projects in Guangxi province, in a combined 4.8 billion yuan (HK$5.33 billion) investment aimed at capitalising on the economic takeoff of the western part of the country.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Snowstorm toll 111b yuan and 107 lives

Beijing releases most comprehensive figures on the winter 'catastrophe'

The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland in nearly 50 years have killed 107 people and caused 111.1 billion yuan in direct economic losses so far.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Emergency measures

1 Guangdong has sent clothes and food including 7,550 blankets, 10,000 cotton-padded clothes and 30 tonnes of rice to stranded passengers

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

No power, no water and little food for 2 weeks

At least a million people in mountainous areas in Guizhou, one of the provinces hit hardest by the snow, have been living in the dark with no tap water and little food for two weeks - and the ordeal is likely to continue until the Lunar New Year holidays.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Provinces brace for snowstorm battering

Guangxi and Gansu authorities have stepped up disaster relief efforts with heavy snowfalls, icy rain and strong winds forecast to hit more provinces on the mainland.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Officials who broke birth law fired

More than 100 officials in Guangxi's Bobai county, where residents rioted for days in May against brutal enforcement of the one-child policy, have been sacked for breaching the regulation themselves, Xinhua reported yesterday.

The county authorities launched an inspection last year and found 104 officials had violated the rules since 2000, the report said.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Spirit of Guangxi

Dian Dian/Qing Gu Dance Cooperative from Guangxi perform four plays that combine experimental theatre and modern dance, including In Search of the Crescent Moon Spring (below). In Putonghua and Zhuang dialect. Part of the City Festival. Today-tomorrow, 9pm, Jan 13, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150, HK$120 (members), HK$80 (concessions). Inquiries: 2521 7251

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Paper plant's toxic gush threatens millions

The health of more than 100 million residents living beside the Pearl River is under threat from a small paper factory in the Guangxi autonomous region that is pumping large volumes of crimson toxic waste into the waterway's major source, an internal government report has said.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am