Brilliance sale pending

Control of SAR-listed mini-van maker, Brilliance China, was in the balance last night with the Chinese Financial Education Development Foundation in talks to sell its interest in the firm to a company controlled by the Liaoning provincial government.

Wednesday, 13 November, 2002, 12:00am

Establishment of Sinuiju SAR inspires hope across border

OCTOBER 25 IS the day Dandong has been waiting for since 1978.

The new government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Sinuiju in North Korea, 500 metres across the Yalu River from Dandong, is due to be formally established that day, with Chinese tycoon Yang Bin as chief executive.

Dandong people hope this will be the start of an unprecedented opportunity.

7 Oct 2002 - 12:00am


Grieving relatives were among 30 protesters who gathered outside the Ministry of Health in Beijing yesterday to highlight alleged malpractice at a hospital in Liaoning province.

The protesters came to the capital from the northeastern city of Shenyang to demand the authorities investigate. Many of the protesters carried pictures of their loved ones.

24 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Official takes back words on Euro-Asia

A Shenyang land official has disassociated herself from comments suggesting illegal land use by Yang Bin, China's second-richest man who also controls and chairs the Hong Kong-listed Euro-Asia Agricultural (Holdings).

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Property showpiece sparks ire

An angry buyer who took a flat in Euro-Asia's Holland Village project stormed into the firm's Shenyang sales office on Saturday wanting a refund.

The disgruntled man claimed the project was late being completed, ventilation systems were faulty and transport links to downtown Shenyang were unfinished.

15 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Shenyang Public switches to property

H share Shenyang Public Utility Holdings has changed tack by disposing of its water plants and focusing on property development.

The company has agreed to sell its entire 99.37 per cent stake in Shenyang Water for about 900 million yuan (HK$843 million) in cash because of the worsening operating environment.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

First-flight treat claims three from one family

The two sisters had decided to take their 75-year-old father to Beijing over the Labour Day holiday. In the past, they had taken the train, but they wanted to treat him to his first plane trip.

On Tuesday Cui Ke and his daughters Cui Xiuzhen and Cui Xiuli were among those killed when China Northern Airlines Flight 6136 plunged into the sea.

10 May 2002 - 12:00am

Stopping the bribes stops cadres working

Officials in Shenyang are refusing to work unless they get bribes, the city's mayor claims.

Chen Zhenggao says the anti-corruption campaign has been so effective it has left many officials lazy and passive.

He made his comments at a recent meeting with local cadres and they were reported yesterday by the Liaoning Daily.

17 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Student beaten to death in Dublin street fight

A student, 29, from Shenyang, Liaoning, living in Ireland has died after a street fight with a group of people who insulted him and beat him with an iron bar.

The killing has stunned the Chinese community in Ireland, most of them students of English. Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for Chinese, with the Beijing Embassy issuing nearly 8,000 visas last year.

28 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Stars join officials to boost Liaoning

Liaoning Governor Bo Xilai brought not only trade delegates to Shenzhen, but Olympic athletes and comedians, to urge the Special Economic Zone to tee up business with the mainland's former industrial base.

16 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

China on verge of glory

China's national football team are on the verge of an historic achievement.

If the team win their World Cup qualifying game against Oman on Sunday, China will advance to the final stages of the competition for the first time ever.

5 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Liaoning's difficulties out of step with rosy reports from Beijing

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in northeastern Liaoning province, once the cradle of China's heavy industries, are facing rising difficulties even as Beijing claims the nation's state sector is on the rebound.

9 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Liaoning begins social security net experiment

China yesterday officially launched a three-year experiment to establish a new social security system, which - if it succeeds - will provide workers and pensioners with a genuine safety net.

9 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Athlete wins appeal over cigarette advert

Olympic gold medallist Wang Junxia has won an appeal against the Yunnan Kunming Cigarette Factory, which used her photograph without permission in an advertisement in 1996, according to a Shanghai newspaper report.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

Citic to sign broadband deal for Dalian

Citic Pacific will sign an agreement to form a joint venture with the municipal government of Dalian, of Liaoning province, to connect the city's households to the broadband information highway.

The project calls for a total investment of 1.5 billion yuan (about HK$1.4 billion).

15 May 2001 - 12:00am