Mayor 'thrown off Paris flight for rude behaviour'

A Chinese mayor was thrown off an Air France plane last month for behaving rudely, a Paris-based Chinese newspaper reported yesterday.

Thursday, 10 May, 2001, 12:00am

'Rust belt' province tries to repair image after year of turmoil

After a disastrous year, the recently reshuffled leadership in northeastern Liaoning province is trying to recover from a spate of scandals and economic turmoil.

3 May 2001 - 12:00am

Brilliance plans float to help finance production of cars

Minibus maker Brilliance China Automotive Holdings intends to float its minibus-making unit as an A share on China's stock market to help finance expansion and diversification into passenger-car production.

Brilliance China, listed in New York and Hong Kong, proposes spinning off its 51 per cent-owned core business Shenyang JinBei Passenger Vehicle Manufacturing.

27 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Police close crooked online casino

A crooked online casino was closed and four of its operators were arrested in Liaoning province last week.

According to local Liao Shen newspaper, police uncovered the operation in February when they arrested one of its staff trying to set up a branch in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. The casino operators were reported to have launched the site in October last year.

22 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Fog brings havoc to Liaoning

Heavy fog caused widespread power failures in Liaoning province yesterday.

Fog blanketed Shenyang - a city of six million and an important industrial base in northeastern China - throughout the morning, seriously delaying flights and trains. Factories and mines came to a standstill and newspapers were left half-printed.

23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Investigator 'leaked state secrets' to wife of former vice-mayor accused of gambling party funds

A chief prosecutor has been arrested for allegedly leaking information to the wife of former Shenyang vice-mayor Ma Xiangdong about his high-profile corruption probe.

The Liaoning Provincial People's Congress stripped Liu Shi, head of Shenyang city's procuratorate, of his post after he was arrested for leaking state secrets, the semi-official China News Service said yesterday.

13 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Mayor resigns amid reports of corruption

Shenyang mayor Mu Suixin has formally resigned following reports he was linked to corruption and triad activities.

Xinhua said the Standing Committee of the Shenyang People's Congress had accepted Mr Mu's resignation and Liaoning vice-governor Chen Zhenggao would replace him.

23 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Silence over Shenyang mayor

Officials remained silent yesterday over the fate of Mu Suixin, 57, the flamboyant mayor of Shenyang, despite speculation that he has resigned over a spate of corruption cases in the city.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

26 caught trying to sneak out of country

Border police in Dalian, Liaoning province, have captured three groups of illegal migrants suspected of heading for South Korea or Japan.

Xinhua said yesterday police found 26 suspects last Saturday and Tuesday at the Dalian port and train stations. The suspects had planned to be smuggled into South Korea.

4 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Displaced peasants in rare legal win

IN a rare victory over officialdom, 3,000 peasants displaced by a dam in the northeast of the country have won improved compensation after fighting for eight years.

The Workers Daily said yesterday the 30 million yuan (HK$28.2 million) payout was the biggest award resulting from a civil case against the Government.

7 May 2000 - 12:00am

Gas leak kills four in Dalian

Four workers died and 11 people were taken to hospital after poisonous gas leaked at a chemical plant, police reported yesterday.

The owner of the plant in Dalian, Liaoning province, and eight policemen who went to rescue workers were among those injured in Monday's leak.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Five million laid-off workers stay jobless

More than 70 per cent of laid-off workers from state-owned enterprises have failed to find new work, a government study has revealed.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security's study showed that the number of registered unemployed workers from state-owned enterprises had reached 7.4 million.

13 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Future looks bleak for Liaoning's heavy industries as deadline looms

As the cradle of the mainland's heavy-manufacturing sector, Liaoning province has become known in recent years as the rust belt of the nation.

10 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

'6-year wait for turnaround'

It will take at least six years for loss-making state-owned enterprises in Liaoning to turn around, provincial Communist Party Secretary Wen Shizhen said yesterday.

That was only possible if new investment and technology became available, he said.

In 1997, Premier Zhu Rongji set a three-year target for large state-owned enterprises to turn their losses around.

26 May 1999 - 12:00am

Firms struggle to satisfy Zhu

Nearly half of Liaoning's loss-making large state-owned enterprises are still losing money nearly two years after Premier Zhu Rongji said they must turn profitable by next year.

Provincial Governor Zhang Guoguang told reporters from Hong Kong 49 per cent of the enterprises remained in the red.

25 May 1999 - 12:00am