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Briefs, December 14, 2012

A suspect was arrested by police after detonating an explosive device during a robbery attempt at a government dormitory building in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, yesterday, killing the city's chief planner and injuring his wife.

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 4:06am

No easy fix as huge spill threatens Liuzhou's water

Toxic metal contamination of a tributary of the Pearl River continues to threaten freshwater supplies for a city of over 3.5 million people in Guangxi as local authorities scramble to prevent carcinogenic cadmium from drifting further downstream, including to Guangdong.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Guangxi gears up for the boom that has bypassed the area for so long

Bai Yunfei, a 22-year old native of Liuzhou, an industrial hub in the north of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, recently found it hard to concentrate on his apprentice work in a store selling spectacles in Shenzhen.

Over the past few weeks, his parents and friends have been urging him to quit his job and pack up and return home to improve his prospects.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Dongyue Group targets US$220m in IPO

Refrigerant maker plans to sell 520m shares, market debut scheduled for December 7

Dongyue Group, a mainland refrigerant maker, plans to raise as much as US$220 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong next month, according to market sources.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Steelmakers eye 2b yuan from IPOs in Shanghai

Chongqing Iron and Liuzhou Iron plan domestic listings for expansion capital

Two mid-sized Chinese steelmakers, Chongqing Iron & Steel and Liuzhou Iron & Steel, are raising a combined 2.08 billion yuan through initial public offerings in Shanghai to fund expansion.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Bus accident death toll climbs to 65

The death toll in the mainland's worst bus accident this year rose to 65 as rescuers recovered more bodies from the water yesterday, state media reported.

10 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

513 officials face charges as graft cases soar

More than 500 officials, including two police chiefs, in Guangxi province have been indicted over corruption as the number facing graft charges has doubled since last year.

Guangxi procuratorate arrested 513 officials on charges of corruption and embezzlement in the first half of this year, Quanzhou Evening News said.

2 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Lover's diary revealed corruption

The boss of a tobacco company is awaiting punishment over a one million yuan (HK$930,000) corruption scandal which came to light when officials read the diary of his murdered mistress.

2 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Southwest mayors join up for region

Authorities have held an extended joint meeting on co-development for top officials in the southwest in a move to stem regionalism.

The meeting, attended by 61 mayors, was held in Liuzhou, Guangxi. It was aimed at mapping out a joint strategy for the southwest's four provinces, its municipal and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Plane bomb hoaxer held for seven days

A Hong Kong traveller was held by mainland police for seven days in Guangxi province for delaying a Guangzhou-bound flight for more than two hours, the China News Service said.

The Hong Kong resident, aged 31, claimed a bomb had been planted on Flight 306 as it was about to take off from the Liuzhou Bailian airport on July 25. He later admitted it was joke.

5 Aug 1997 - 12:00am