Gulf of Tonkin

Briefs, September 15, 2012

Police arrest teens for slaying seven people

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 3:45am

Guangzhou has highest average salaries for cities in mainland China

Guangzhou has highest average salaries for cities in mainland China

A survey of more than two dozen urban areas on the mainland has found salaries are highest in Guangzhou, where employees receive an average of 57,473 yuan (HK$70,150) a year.

The Guangdong capital was followed by the national capital Beijing and Nanjing , where the figure was 56,061 yuan and 54,713 yuan respectively.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:32am

23pc of industrial firms losing money

Almost a quarter of Guangdong's industrial companies are suffering losses - more evidence that the mainland's traditional export hubs are gradually losing their competitive edge in these tough economic times.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Balancing act for Sansha's new leader

The first leader of Sansha, the city that China intends to oversee its sovereignty in the South China Sea, is seen as a man who knows how to balance the island's environmental needs with its development.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Growth in Guangdong edges forward

Guangdong's economy showed initial signs of improvement last month, but a strong rebound is not expected in the near future, the provincial statistics bureau says.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan trade zone's 'rising star' admits graft

A former senior official with an economic development zone in Hainan province, who had been a rising star at just 32 years old, recently pleaded guilty in a local court to taking 16 million yuan (HK$19.7 million) in bribes, a report said yesterday.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rising concern on Guangdong waste water

Guangdong produced more than 100 million tonnes of additional waste water last year compared with the previous year, raising concerns about the impact on rivers, where three quarters of the province's waste water was discharged.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

St Paul's plans Guangxi mission

St Paul's College will be hosting the 160th Anniversary Community Awareness Project this month, in Hong Kong and Guangxi.

The event, to be held between July 8 and 19, will be run together with U-Hearts and Christian Action.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Migrant worker becomes latest 'hero of our era'

A young migrant worker who saved an infant from a 20-metre fall in Guangzhou has become the latest person to be lionised in a national propaganda campaign to counter a perceived lack of Good Samaritans on the mainland.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Millionaires' playground

Picture-perfect Sanya - with its deluxe resorts, crystal-clear water and white sand beaches - is where China's wealthy come to get away from it all.

For the past three years, they have gathered for Hainan Rendez-Vous, four days of the finer things in life.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism holds key to growth

While the travel industry in Sanya generally performed well last year, with an increase of about 15 per cent in overnight visitors and tourism revenue, the government and the private sector are seeking ways to boost business, as indications are that the low season may have come earlier this year.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan set to become a cinematic crowd-puller

Golf resort operator Mission Hills plans to build a movie studio and theme park in Hainan based on the sets featured in the films of mainland director Feng Xiaogang.

The HK$6 billion Mission Hills-Huayi-Fengxiaogang Movie-themed town is expected to open in Haikou, Hainan's capital, as early as 2014.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital investors sick of red tape

Some external investors are frustrated by overly restrictive regulations for investment in mainland hospitals, according to the head of a leading Taiwanese medical group, even as Beijing continues to encourage private investment in health care.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan developer shut over graft

A Hainan -based property developer worth 10 billion yuan (HK$12.4 billion) has shut down amid investigations into bribery, land hoarding and illegal construction, mainland media have reported.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mission Hills puts share float idea on table

For golf resort operator Mission Hills the launch of two mega-sized property developments in Guangdong and Hainan next year could provide an ideal time to float its shares on the Hong Kong stock market.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am