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Ivan Zhai

Guangzhou gives foreigners the 'citizen treatment'

Internationalisation can mean different things in different mainland cities, but for Guangzhou's government it should mean correcting the translation errors and typos in the English version of its website.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am

Bullet train system unreliable, insiders say

China's bullet train system still faces many unpredictable risks and any small error could bring another crisis upon the giant Ministry of Railways, industry insiders warn.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


High-speed train fares to be cheaper

Tickets for high-speed trains between Wuhan and Guangzhou will be up to a third cheaper from next month when top speeds are cut, the Guangzhou Railway Group says. Ivan Zhai

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Internet users set up site to report bribery

The mainland public's lack of confidence in the authorities' inefficient anti-graft system has led internet users to set up their own grass-roots online platforms for reporting bribery.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to shed sex label

Dongguan is working hard to shed its image as Guangdong's 'sex city', the city's Communist Party secretary Liu Zhigeng said during a live online chat with tens of thousands of microbloggers.

The microbloggers raised more than 1,200 questions in 11/2 hours yesterday and Liu, who has been working in the city for more than seven years, answered 18 of them.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Train chaos blamed on dated plans and bad co-ordination

An outdated emergency plan and poor co-operation between different tiers of government were partly to blame for the travel fiasco at Guangzhou's railway station in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year, according to the city's mayor.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Tempers fray as number stuck in Guangzhou nears 800,000

The number of rail passengers stranded in Guangzhou because of atrocious weather swelled to nearly 800,000 yesterday - and tempers became increasingly frayed as the wait for trains dragged on.

Police were unable to keep order as thousands rushed to board buses arranged to take them from temporary waiting rooms to Guangzhou railway station.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

8 passengers missing after ferry, barge collide in Pearl River

Eight people were missing yesterday after a sand barge hit a ferry carrying more than 30 passengers near Guangzhou's Hedong Bridge, according to city marine authorities.

The 100-tonne ferry was about halfway across the Pearl River, on a 400-metre journey from Haizhu district to Liwan district, when it was hit by the barge, a Guangzhou Marine Affairs Bureau official said.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Another step to recovery for gang victim

Chen Deping , who broke her back fleeing a prostitution gang last year, arrived home yesterday morning after checking out of hospital on Thursday, following an operation to remove pins inserted to help repair her damaged spine.

Ms Chen's operation about three weeks ago was her second funded by South China Morning Post readers.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Guangdong to scrap highway tolls

Guangdong is planning to abolish tolls on government-owned roads by the end of 2019, according to mainland media.

The government scrapped a third of the province's tolls from 2001 to last year and is working on a timetable for scrapping the remaining tolls, believed to be more than 100, the Yangcheng Evening News reported yesterday.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am