Snatched executive feared murdered in Beijing

An executive from China Pingan Insurance has been kidnapped and is believed to have been murdered in Beijing, raising fears that affluent mainland executives have become targets of criminal gangs.

Tuesday, 20 April, 2004, 12:00am

Jinzhou eyeing car-parts market

Jinzhou city in Liaoning province is vying for a bigger slice of the fast-growing car-parts market, taking advantage of the central government's policy to revitalise northeast China's rust belt.

22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Commerce chief defends vanity projects

The central government's crackdown on ostentatious public projects does not apply to the richer regions, Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said yesterday.

Speaking on the margins of the NPC in Beijing, the former Liaoning governor said whether a project was an 'image project' - one with little economic or social benefits - depended on a city's financial strength.

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Detained for graft, a top cadre loses his job

The former deputy governor of Liaoning province, Liu Ketian, has been stripped of his post for alleged corruption, state media reported yesterday.

The move, which followed his detention in August by the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, probably presages his official arrest.

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Lai see

hot off the press

They say mainland provinces are rapidly closing the gap on Hong Kong. But every now and then there's a little reminder that the gap is still a substantial one.

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Liaoning banks on private-sector growth

The northeastern province is doing its best to draw investors, the governor says

Private investment will become the main driving force of economic growth in Liaoning province as part of the national policy to revitalise the northeastern rust belt, the provincial governor said yesterday.

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Dalian trade delegation to seek greater investment

A trade delegation from Dalian in Liaoning province is to visit Hong Kong next week to sign deals to to attract more investors.

The city's mayor, Xia Deren, will lead the delegation on a three-day visit, beginning next Tuesday.

26 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Liaoning deputy governor detained

The deputy governor of Liaoning province, Liu Ketian, has been detained following a Communist Party investigation, a provincial government official said yesterday.

The official said Mr Liu was detained by the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection after a recent internal party meeting but refused to discuss the reason for the investigation.

14 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

New mindset needed to make rust belt shine

The northeastern provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang used to be the envy of the nation. Rich in natural resources such as coal and oil, they were the focus of early industrialisation efforts by the communist regime after it seized power in 1949.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Shanghai Shenhua go five points clear

Shanghai Shenhua have extended their lead in the Chinese League Jia A (First Division), after defeating Chongqing Lifan New Feeling 3-0 last night. Two second-half goals were enough to secure the victory.

13 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Bigger incentives offered for reporting corrupt officials

Increased cash rewards are being offered by Liaoning's Dalian city for information leading to the successful prosecution of corrupt officials.

The eastern port city's government has introduced a new law incorporating a sliding scale of up to 100,000 yuan (HK$94,000) for informants. The top reward is reserved for graft cases which involve more than one million yuan.

23 May 2003 - 12:00am

Officials probe soya poisoning cover-up

The central government has sent a taskforce to northeastern Liaoning province to investigate a soya milk poisoning case after some parents of victims accused authorities of covering it up for 20 days.

11 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Hotel protest

A plainclothes policeman, right, confronts Hong Kong businessmen Alex Liu, Lawrence Liu, Patrick Choi and Nelson Choi as they unfurl a protest banner near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. The four men claim they were unfairly thrown out of a hotel joint venture in Dandong city, Liaoning province.

8 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

More must be done on welfare reform: Zhu

Premier Zhu Rongji has implied he did not achieve what he set out to in the pilot social security reform programme in Liaoning province, but insists the experiment will continue.

18 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


A former publisher and chief editor of a major newspaper group in Shenyang, Liaoning province, has been jailed for 14 years on corruption and bribery charges, the China News Service reported. Fu Guiyu, 58, was convicted in Liaoning Intermediate People's Court of accepting more than 600,000 yuan (HK$564,000) in bribes from 1994 to 2001.

23 Nov 2002 - 12:00am