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Independent Dance Makers - Made In China

Wednesday, 26 March, 2003, 12:00am

Independent Dance Makers - Made In China

Presented by City Contemporary Dance Company, the hottest talent from Tianjin, Shandong, Hunan, Guangxi and Beijing is set to converge on Hong Kong. The provocative displays from these students, graduates and teachers demonstrate a fearless and unrestrained new generation of Chinese dance. Mar 28-29, 7.30pm. HK City Hall Theatre, Central.

$120, $90 Urbtix.

19 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Dry spell ends for Dongfang

Dongfang Electrical Machinery, one of China's largest electricity generator makers, last year recorded a net profit after three years of losses, helped by delivery of coal-fired power equipment in the last quarter.

29 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Eighteen people died when an overloaded truck plunged 40 metres down a slope in Guangxi province, the Nanguo Morning Post said. The report said 15 people died instantly and three in hospital.

28 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Truck spills load of arsenic into Guangxi river

Tonnes of arsenic were spilled into the Sanjiao River in Guangxi province on Wednesday, but officials said the spillage would not affect water supplies farther afield.

The accident happened when a truck carrying 100 cylinders of the chemical overturned in Jinxiu county, near Liuzhou city.

14 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


Guangdong Electric Power Holding, the province's largest power firm, will invest 7.9 billion yuan (HK$7.4 billion) upgrading power grids as part of the massive project to transmit electricity from western to eastern China.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Guangxi seeking approval for zones

Guangxi province is seeking approval from Beijing to set up free trade zones and export processing zones to boost its underdeveloped economy.

17 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Power firms fined US$30m for plant delay

Electricite de France (EdF) and Alstom have paid a fine of US$30 million for a delay in construction of what was supposed to be a model power project in Guangxi province, one of the companies said yesterday.

5 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

19 hurt in new crash on deadly road to waterfall

Nineteen Hong Kong holidaymakers were injured when their coach crashed on its way to the De Tian Waterfall in Guangxi at the weekend - the same destination as eight tourists who died in another tour bus crash last month.

Four victims returned to the SAR yesterday, while the other 15 were treated for slight injuries on the mainland.

11 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Safer mainland tours would come at a price, says official

Increasing the quality of mainland tours to make them safer would lead to price rises, the Secretary for Economic Services warned yesterday.

But Sandra Lee Suk-yee said it would be difficult to implement a fixed minimum price.

19 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

90 held over tin mine accident cover-up

Seventy alleged gang members and 20 employees of a tin mine company have been arrested a day after it was revealed that there was collusion between gangsters and local officials to cover up a mine accident in which at least 81 workers were killed.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Detained mine owner wins sympathy

Residents and cadres in Guangxi province have expressed mixed feelings about the detention of a prominent business leader for the cover-up of a tin mine accident in which at least 70 miners died.

Mine owner Li Dongming was detained on Saturday after he reportedly conspired with local officials to conceal the deaths.

6 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Reports of mine disaster still not confirmed

Central government officials were yesterday still trying to confirm reports that up to 200 miners have been trapped in a flooded tin mine for more than two weeks in Guangxi province.

1 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

18 killed in bus plunge

Eighteen people were killed and 15 are missing, presumed dead, after a bus plunged into a reservoir in southwest China.

The bus, which was carrying 45 people, fell into Lindong reservoir, near Lingshan, Guangxi province, on Friday at 1.30am, the Nanguo Morning News said.

10 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Death sentence for ex-police chief who took casino bribes

A Hong Kong businessman ran illegal casinos in Liuzhou city, Guangxi province, for nearly four years in collusion with local police, one of whom was sentenced to death, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday.

31 May 2001 - 12:00am