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Hankou

Singletons are in 11/11/11th heaven

It's November 11 and it's singles day, with millions of unattached men and women patting themselves on the back for their independent lifestyles.

Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am

Everyday items from 1911 take on rich new meaning

Images depicting the downfall of the Qing dynasty 100 years ago would probably have been left to rot in a dark attic had it not been for the keen eye of photographer William Cho Hung-fook.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rental surge reflects commercial boom

Rents at grade A office buildings in Wuhan's business districts grew strongly in the second quarter, thanks to increasing demand from the commercial sector, especially multinational corporations.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Prime location for business

The opening of the Light Rail No 1 Line in Wuhan in July last year is expected to speed the development of the city's new riverside business district by the Yangtze River, which is now directly connected to the downtown area of Hankou.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Foreigners enjoy culture

Wuhan is attractive to foreigners because, unlike large cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, Chinese culture is well preserved and the cost of living is lower, according to Yang Fan, owner of Wuhan's largest English-language website for the expat community.

Yang founded Wuhantime.com in 2004 to help the city's expats connect with their peers and locals.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Former sex slave still fighting for apology

Yuan Zhulin - a sex slave for Japanese soldiers for three years in Hubei province during the anti-Japanese war - yesterday said Japan still owed her an apology.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Nightlife

For bars, restaurants and cafes try Hankou?s Riverfront and on Wuchang?s Shuiguohu Road, try any of the many coffee shops housed in old buildings on ?European Street?

God's Music Bar

I had trouble finding this old Catholic church that has been converted into a bar. It?s hidden inside a gate on Chezhan

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Getting There

Wuhan is easily reached from Hong Kong by plane or train.

Dragonair has an afternoon flight every Thursday, and evening flights on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call (852) 3193 3888 or go to www.dragonair.com

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Shopping spectacle

Old Hanzheng Street, reputedly the oldest and one of the largest wholesale markets in China, offers a fascinating spectacle as well as everything from laughing Buddhas to plastic slippers

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Library seeks return of books 60 years overdue

They are Hong Kong's most overdue library books - 60 years past their return date and, on the basis of a daily $1 charge for late returns, the 'borrowers' are liable for a $3.5 million fine.

4 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

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