ENN targets 20 per cent growth in net profit

Piped-gas distributor ENN Energy aims to grow net profit by 20 per cent this year, mostly by raising gas sales volume. Photo: Reuters

Piped-gas distributor ENN Energy aims to grow net profit by a fifth this year, mostly by raising gas sales volume.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 6:31am

Hebei's Langfang city eyed for capital's second international airport

The Hebei city of Langfang, about 40km southeast of Beijing, is a prime candidate for the capital's second international airport, according to mainland officials.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

University towns get blasted by auditor

Developments bypassed State Council land-use approval and abused credit

The national auditor has taken on four local governments for bypassing State Council land-use approval in the development of university towns, an infamous form of development usually accompanied by other more commercial projects - at the expense of farmland.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Cadres disciplined over university land scam

Five Communist Party cadres from Beijing's Tongzhou district were sacked or handed disciplinary punishments for illegally approving the sale of farmland to developers of the infamous Oriental University City in Langfang , Hebei province.

Authorities also ordered the developers to convert 36 hectares of illegally occupied land back into farmland, Xinhua reported yesterday.

31 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland companies defy orders from the north

When Zhu Rongji, then vice-premier, wanted to show his determination in the early 1990s to cool the overheating economy, he declared, so the story goes, that he would need 11 coffins: 10 for the 'dogs' - the big investment projects - he would kill, and one for himself, as the person so unpopular for killing them.

9 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Authorities call a halt to golf course developments in capital

The Beijing government has put a stop to the construction of seven golf courses in the capital for failing to meet municipal requirements.

According to Xinhua, two of the developments have been stopped because the designs and original plans for the facilities were changed.

26 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Olympics cash misused, auditor finds

Report to the NPC says 131 million yuan intended for the Games was shared among developers and sports officials

A total of 131 million yuan allocated to the Chinese Olympic Committee has been misused since 1999, a report by the state's top auditor alleges.

25 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Factory operated in school

Police last week shut down a factory which for eight months produced cigarette lighters in a primary school attended by more than 140 children in the city of Langfang, Hebei province, the official media reported.

22 Apr 2001 - 12:00am