Guangxi Zhuang to spend 300b yuan on development

Updated at 4.55pm: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China plans to invest 300 billion yuan (about HK$270 billion) in more than 300 key projects over the next five years to upgrade the region's ailing infrastructure, official media said on Monday.

Monday, 9 October, 2000, 12:00am

Four injured in bus crash

Four SAR holidaymakers injured in a bus accident on a five-day package tour to the mainland returned to Hong Kong. Two women, aged 54 and 79, and a 65-year-old man remained in hospital in stable condition. The fourth victim was discharged. The coach with 23 visitors aboard was heading to the city of Beihai from Zhanjian, both in Guangxi province, when the crash happened in wet weather.

4 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

How Cheng built China's most corrupt province

ONE MORNING IN December, 1996, anti-corruption investigators in the southwest province of Guangxi were questioning Li Chenglong, deputy mayor of Guiyang city. They had proof that he had accepted 45,000 yuan (about HK$42,000) in bribes, and suspected more.

1 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Road King Infrastructure's toll-road revenues rise 5 per cent

Road King Infrastructure's first quarter toll-road revenues rose 5 per cent year on year, according to managing director Ko Yuk Bing. He was speaking after the company's annual meeting, which granted it the right to repurchase up to 10 per cent of its own shares. Shares in the mainland toll-road operator have been trading below its net asset value of about HK$7.50 per share for some time.

9 May 2000 - 12:00am

NPC vice-chairman stripped of position

A top legislator was stripped of his post in the National People's Congress yesterday, indicating that he would be prosecuted for corruption shortly.

The NPC Standing Committee issued an announcement to remove Cheng Kejie from the post of vice-chairman, days after he was expelled from the party, Xinhua reported.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Smugglers lose out

Nanning Customs agents in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have cracked 167 smuggling cases and confiscated 13 million yuan (HK$11.6 million) worth of goods in the first quarter of this year. The number of smuggling cases fell by one per cent while the value of smuggled goods decreased 35 per cent.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Term upheld

A sentence of life imprisonment against former Guangxi province vice-chairman Xu Bingsong for taking bribes was upheld by a court in Nanning after he appealed, People's Daily reported.

1 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Saccharine production gives farmers a caning

Mainland production of the sugar substitute saccharine, which accounts for 90 per cent of global output, is out of control and putting thousands of cane farmers out of work.

This dramatic example of the overproduction that afflicts almost every mainland industry and the government's inability to regulate it was highlighted in the Economic Daily.

4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Guangxi offers assets to soothe BOC debt worry

Guangxi provincial government proposes to inject industrial assets and a plot of land into its only window company in Hong Kong to settle overdue debts with the Bank of China (BOC) Group.

Guanxi officials said the assets injected in Guijiang Enterprises could turn around the company and hence help repay the debts.

28 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Tough conditions slash Guangxi exports by half

Guangxi's exports have dropped by half in the first eight months of this year compared with the same period last year amid an increasingly difficult environment for foreign trade.

Yang Hailin, deputy secretary-general of the provincial government, said exports had dropped from US$1.4 billion to $700 million.

27 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Management reshuffle for Guijiang Enterprises this week

Guangxi's Hong Kong window company, Guijiang Enterprises, will have its management reshuffled this week following a lawsuit filed by the Bank of China Group claiming US$8 million.

27 Oct 1999 - 12:00am


About 1,500 provincial officials will lose their 'iron rice bowl' jobs this year in Guangxi, Deputy Party Secretary Ma Qingsheng has said.

Mr Ma said the streamlining would be included in a proposal to be submitted to the central Government for approval next month.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

400 officials face Guangxi graft probe

More than 400 officials have been placed under investigation this year for alleged corruption in Guangxi, a provincial leader said.

Ma Qingsheng, Guangxi Deputy Communist Party Secretary, said about three per cent of Guangxi's 15,000 officials of directorate rank were being investigated for corruption.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Cross-border traders hit by smuggling crackdown

SEPARATED from Vietnam by a small river, people used to flock to the city of Dongxing in Guangxi to cash in on the booming trade across the border.

But the bustle ended abruptly in August last year when State Councillor Wu Yi swept through southern provinces in a high-profile inspection tour aimed at curbing rampant smuggling.

24 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Hijacked ship returned

Guangxi police have arrested 14 Burmese nationals over their alleged involvement in the hijacking in March of a Panamanian-registered freighter, Marine Fortuner.

The vessel was returned to its Taiwanese owner yesterday.

5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am