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Work on Guangzhou Metro Line 6 destroys five ancient tombs

Guangzhou Metro is facing a public outcry after contractors destroyed five ancient tombs during construction of Line 6 of its subway system. Photo: Xinhua

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

Gitic failure casts doubt on $13.9b airport project

One of Guangdong's largest infrastructure investment projects may face further delay due to fallout created by the collapse of the province's flagship fund-raising vehicle and financing troubles at Guangzhou's municipal investment arm.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Guangzhou on track for second metro train route

The Guangzhou municipal government is preparing to launch bidding and construction for the city's second metro route, despite troubles financing the city's first subway line.

'We are moving ahead with Line No 2,' said Lu Jinhua, deputy general manager of the Guangzhou Metro Operation Co.

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Guangzhou metro marks handover

GUANGZHOU marked the return of Hong Kong to the motherland by opening a metro line yesterday, the biggest engineering project in the city's history.

About 500 dignitaries assembled outside Xilang Station in front of a giant flag of China, which flew above the Bauhinia flag and the slogan, 'Open the First Section of the Subway, Joyfully Welcome the Return of Hong Kong'.

29 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rail track work begins

Work has begun on the first section of rail track for Guangzhou's city subway.

The subway's major line will be built in two phases and will extend 6.7 kilometres southward from Huangsha station. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of October.

18 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Cubic wins metro deal

CUBIC Automatic Revenue Collection Group will provide an automatic ticketing system for an underground railway in Guangzhou.

The contract was signed with the Guangzhou Metro Corp for Line One of Guangzhou Metro, which will be 18.5 km long.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

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