Shop owners protest over failed Guangzhou toy hub

Police arrested five people after angry mainland and Hong Kong shop owners protested at the Cheung Kong Center in Central yesterday over the failure of Li Ka-shing's Guangzhou toy hub.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am

Eyes on the prize

Hong Kong has two dominant English-language luxury lifestyle magazines, the types of brick-like glossy publications packed with tales of Burberry trinkets and the latest Bentleys, of Balinese pampering packages, fanciful chronographs and anti-ageing serums that most of us cannot afford.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Maison de l'Hui

Maison de l'Hui is the new project of the successful restaurant chain, Xiao Nan Guo.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

2010 Guangzhou Asian Games

Opening/closing ceremonies at Haixinsha Island

Guangdong Olympic Stadium Tianhe district - Seats: 80,000 - Built for the 2001 National Games Athletics

Tianhe Stadium Tianhe district -Seats: 60,000 - Built for the 1987 National Games Football

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Guangzhou Shipyard outsources contracts

Guangzhou Shipyard International said yesterday it was exploring a new partnership model with its sister company to increase capacity.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Four linked to pension scandal tried

Four businessmen implicated in Shanghai's pension fund corruption case have been tried, mainland media said yesterday, but no verdicts were announced.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Where? Younik is on Shanghai's Bund, a one-time colonial settlement turned tourist destination. Bund 18 is a chic historical building that was once the headquarters of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. It now houses various shops and commercial ventures.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Chief's arrest knocks New Huangpu shares

Shares of Shanghai-listed New Huangpu Real Estate, one of the city's largest property developers, fell 2.33 per cent amid reports that the head of its major shareholder was arrested for alleged rule violation in a share sale and involvement in a widening scandal related to the city's pension fund.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai's growing wealthy are now ready to set sail

Shanghai has awarded its first batch of licences for piloting private yachts - the latest fad for the growing wealthy class in the commercial capital.

The 11 men and women now have official approval to sail or pilot pleasure boats on their own, as the government tries to encourage private yacht ownership to make the city a sporting centre.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Manhunt as armed robber flees with $94,000

Shanghai has launched a city-wide hunt for a man suspected of robbing a post office at knifepoint and fleeing with 100,000 yuan (HK$94,000).

Posters have appeared around the city of a man wearing a white Chicago Bulls T-shirt bearing a picture of basketball star Michael Jordan.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Mainland visit sheds light on manufacturing

My classmates and I recently visited the mainland to see how factories and companies are run.

This is important for students because there will be many opportunities for us to work in China.

Our first stop was Guangzhou University. The university, established in 1983 and with more than 4,200 students at present, offers a wide range of courses.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Guangzhou trade levy

The 22 members of the Intra-Asia Discussion Agreement (Iada) serving regional trade with Guangzhou will implement a rate restoration of US$50 per teu (20 ft equivalent unit) and $100 per feu (40 ft equivalent unit) from December.

16 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

$8,740 for more than year in prison

A Guangdong man wrongfully detained for more than a year as a suspect in a fraud case has been awarded 9,399 yuan (HK$8,740) in compensation.

Guangzhou media reports said it was the first compensation ruling made by the Guangzhou City Intermediate Court since the National Compensation Act was passed on January 1, 1995.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Long march at midnight for PLA rookies

WHEN 200 raw recruits from Hong Kong volunteered to spend the weekend training with the PLA, few suspected they would be hauled from their beds for a 14-kilometre midnight hike.

The boot camp blow-ins wanted to spend the weekend at Guangzhou's Huangpu Youth Military Academy.

24 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Chance to play soldiers with the PLA

Students who fancy a taste of boot camp might soon be able to spend a weekend training with the PLA Garrison.

The summer camps, proposed by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, are aimed at integrating soldiers with the community.

15 Jul 1997 - 12:00am