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Work on Guangzhou Metro Line 6 destroys five ancient tombs

The protected site, on the eastern slope of Da Gong mountain, had been sealed off by the Guangzhou Archaeology Research Centre, with warning signs posted and red lines marking the protected area.

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TRADE is key

The age-old phrase that 'if you don't see it, we ain't got it' doesn't translate readily into Putonghua, but it could so easily be Guangzhou's unofficial motto.

Trade is built into Guangzhou's DNA as the prime manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta, notching up stupendous annual gross domestic product in excess of 900 billion yuan (HK$1,107 billion) last year.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of two cities trying to integrate

A young Guangzhou couple trying to buy a flat in Foshan's Wanke Wonderland housing complex soon found out that integration between the two cities goes only so far.

'If you don't have tax proof or social insurance registered in Foshan, forget about buying houses here,' a real estate agent told the couple as he turned them away.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'World's workshop' boasts a rich history

Guangzhou - formerly known in the West as Canton - is the capital and commercial hub of Guangdong province, and a major port at the apex of the Pearl River Delta, about 120km northwest of Hong Kong.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Two new subway lines open in Guangzhou

Two subway lines to Guangzhou's suburbs, which will make travel easier for some Hongkongers who own properties in the city, were officially opened yesterday.

One of the new routes - the 36km Line Three on the Guangzhou Metro - connects the downtown Tianhe district transport centre with Panyu Square in Shiqiao, Panyu district.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

13.5b yuan earmarked for phase II of Baiyun

Guangzhou airport aims to handle 40m passengers and 2m tonnes of cargo

Guangzhou will spend 13.5 billion yuan in the next five years to speed up construction of phase II of Baiyun International Airport to enable it to meet its goal of becoming an international passenger and logistics hub, a senior airport official said.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Guangzhou gets subway go-ahead

Beijing approves building of 127km of track over five years

Guangzhou has secured central government approval to build an extensive subway network over the next five years, expanding the service's two existing lines to at least seven, according to local media reports.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

On-off subway project back on track

For the second time in a week, Guangzhou officials have vowed to push ahead with the construction of a fifth subway line.

The move comes after state media reports said the city would delay the start of work on the 16-billion-yuan metro line, originally scheduled for late this month, under pressure from local lawmakers worried about debt.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

Underground system on the right track

As the train pulled to a halt, Ou Xiaochao lifted her plastic bag from the speckled granite station platform and shifted her way past a handful of departing passengers into the subway carriage.

She was returning home from work by train for only the second time, but she was already sold on the idea.

1 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Optimism grows over rail policy

Guangzhou will officially complete its first underground railway - an 18.5 kilometre route - today, five years to the day construction on the city's proposed four-line underground mass transit system started.

Meanwhile, 100km to the south, Shenzhen officials will break ground on another subway, consisting of two lines running 14.8km.

28 Dec 1998 - 12:00am