Guangxi boss faces graft investigation

A vice-chairman of Guangxi government has been put under shuanggui (investigation), the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy reported yesterday.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2007, 12:00am

In Brief

TV watchdog bans reality shows dealing with cosmetic surgery

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

600 Guilin tour guides held after protest over pay

More than 600 tour guides from the Guangxi tourism destination of Guilin have been detained for demonstrating to demand government help to improve their working conditions.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

66 perish in floods, landslides

Four days of torrential rain and floods have killed at least 66 people and affected more than 8.97 million across southern China, testing the country's capacity to handle natural disasters, state media reported.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Teachers fired in single-child row

Hundreds of temporary teachers in Bobai county, Guangxi , are fighting to keep their jobs as a result of the local authorities' poor management of birth-control policies.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Guangdong villagers prepare to take protest over land grab to the capital

Villagers in Foshan , Guangdong province, are planning to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of a relaxation of controls on dissent following the end of the annual sessions of the NPC and CPPCC last week.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Villagers to take protest over land grab to the capital

Villagers in Foshan , Guangdong province, plan to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of relaxed controls on dissent following the end of the annual NPC and CPPCC sessions last week.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Bank stalls Guangxi Farm's US$200m IPO plan

Guangxi State Farm's plan to raise at least US$200 million from spinning off its sugar unit for a Hong Kong initial public offering has stalled after its bookrunner Credit Suisse abandoned the deal, sources said.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Nanning city bank to be restructured into regional lender

Creation of Beibu Bay Bank through capital injection part of drive for consolidation

Nanning City Commercial Bank, a local lender in Guangxi province, will be restructured into a regional bank with the help of a senior official from the country's policy bank, according to a mainland media report.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Elsie Leung toasts new federation

Former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie, now the deputy head of the Basic Law Committee, attends the inauguration of the Federation of Guangxi Community Organisations in Wan Chai yesterday. Formed by 16 groups of Guangxi natives in Hong Kong, the federation hopes to strengthen ties between the city and the autonomous region, which is part of the pan-Pearl River Delta area.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Halfway between hotel and exhibition

The Hotel of Modern Art is a real find for anyone with even a slight interest in art. Halfway between Yangshuo and Guilin in Guangxi province, it is also a great place for anyone who craves the countryside.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Sizzling economy fuels illicit trade in animals

China's runaway economy is one factor driving the illegal global trade in wild animal and plant species, mainland forestry authorities admitted yesterday, without detailing the scale or extent of the activity.

State Forestry Administration spokesman Cao Qingyao said the illicit trade in wild flora and fauna would continue as long as the demand grew on the mainland.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Guangxi State Farm plans $1.6b sugar unit spin-off

Guangxi State Farm Group plans to raise at least $1.6 billion by spinning off its sugar unit in an initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Company officials confirmed the plans to list but declined to comment on the potential size.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Guangxi finally gets its opportunity to play catch-up

Surging prices for labour and resources are giving economic late-comer Guangxi a chance to catch up.

Although the autonomous region boasts 1,500km of coastline, its per capita gross domestic product ranked 26th among the 31 regions on the mainland last year, behind many inland provinces.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Tsang drumming up business in Guangxi

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen whistles, and it seems the Guangxi autonomous region dances to his tune.

A smiling Mr Tsang flew into the region's capital Nanning yesterday, leading an 80-strong delegation of government officials and business leaders.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am