Hopes high for power projects

THE lure of China power projects has produced more frustration than profits for foreign investors, but some experts say a breakthrough in financing and approvals could come this year.

Wednesday, 21 February, 1996, 12:00am

Police victory in bears battle

GUANGXI police have set a new record for seizures of bear paws and arrested a man involved in the trafficking of three black bears.

The seizure of 188 paws was the 'most serious kind ever recorded in China', said Xinhua (the New China News Agency).

24 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Zhu calls for united effort to help poor

EXECUTIVE Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji has called on the entire nation to help inland regions beat poverty.

Speaking during a five-day tour of impoverished Guangxi province, Mr Zhu said helping the poor was a 'strategic duty' the party and the Government should perform.

22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Trio held with 39 bear paws

GUANGXI police have made their biggest seizure of bear paws and arrested three traffickers.

Officers received a tip-off last month and ambushed the trio, the Hong Kong China News Agency reported yesterday.

Thirty-nine bear paws were seized from the traffickers.

19 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Wuzhou aims to gain from Guangdong

WUZHOU is readying itself to benefit from the spillover of capital in the rich southern province of Guangdong.

The city's Communist Party secretary Lei Aizu said the shift in industrial restructuring in Guangdong would drive manufacturing businesses to the west.

17 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Helping hand for villagers

DURING an eight-day visit to Jinxiu and Wuxuan, two of the more backward prefectures in Guangxi, China, my friend and I saw for ourselves the appalling living conditions of the population.

We were prompted to make this call for greater awareness of the conditions of Guangxi people and help raise funds for them.

2 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Icons of Our Time

NAME: The Junk Junkie.

OR: The Johnny-come-not-so-lately whose Hong Kong weekends start at about 10 am every Saturday on Queen's Pier. He is brimming with social one-upmanship and always accompanied by iceboxes full of awful beer.

AGE: Yuppie.

MARITAL STATUS: Going steady with someone who came with him to Hong Kong from the US/the UK/Australia.

20 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Bank boost for China's waterways

THE World Bank has approved a US$210 million loan for an inland waterway project which will help China restructure and better control its inland waterways, say bank officials.

26 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Guilin all set to welcome back tourists

GUILIN expects a tourist boom in the second half of the year after the Qiandao Lake incident badly affected the trade last year.

Twenty-four Taiwanese tourists were killed in a boat incident.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Aircraft shortage hits IIs

DIFFICULTIES in chartering aircraft during the busy Easter period will delay government plans to return a long-staying group of ex-China Vietnamese illegal immigrants to southern China.

Hong Kong indicated that the first group of the 340 immigrants remaining in the territory would be flown out in mid-April.

28 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Police boss in border visit

POLICE chief Eddie Hui Ki-on will inspect mainland operations along the China-Vietnam border amid growing concerns over drug-running and gun smuggling.

The Commissioner of Police said he was fine-tuning plans to visit Guangxi in April.

This would be timed to coincide with a proposed trip to Beijing to finalise plans for a meeting of Interpol.

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Liuzhou enters race to attract investment

LIUZHOU, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, may be less famous than the nearby scenic Guilin, but its officials are keen to attract foreign investment.

The city has 61 sq km of prepared, vacant land ready to be leased out for development.

1 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Concern at influx of Viet women

AS many as 12,000 Vietnamese women have married and settled illegally in Guangxi and are causing serious social problems there, a news agency reported yesterday.

The semi-official Hong Kong China News Agency (HKCNA) yesterday said Guangxi authorities were greatly alarmed by the influx of these 'illegal Vietnamese brides'.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Crackdown on pornography

GUANGXI police have launched a crackdown on businesses involved in pornographic and illegal publications, the official China News Service reported yesterday.

14 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Sum Cheong group in Qinzhou projects

THE Sum Cheong group has signed an agreement to develop and operate three infrastructure projects worth US$220 million with the Qinzhou municipal government in Guangxi province.

The first project, a joint venture with Guangxi Qinzhou Transport Engineering General Co, involves building a 27.5-kilometre toll road from Qinzhou to Qinzhou port.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am