Guangxi in major push for regional trade

Fangchenggang port on the south coast of Guangxi was built in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam war to ship military supplies to the conflict-torn country.

Saturday, 21 August, 2010, 12:00am

Former Guangxi official gets 18 years for graft

A former top official of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been jailed for 18 years for corruption.

Sun Yu , 52, deputy chairman of the region from 1998 to 2007, accepted 3.28 million yuan (HK$3.72 million) in bribes from the end of 2004 to mid-2007, the China News Service reported. In return, Sun helped businesses obtain raw materials and timber licences.

2 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Boot camp death story costs editor his post

A deputy editor of a Guangxi newspaper was dismissed by provincial propaganda authorities after the paper had published a series of stories about a teenage boy who was beaten to death at an internet addiction camp.

26 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Boot camp closed

Amid reports that a second teenager has been beaten to death in an 'internet addiction' boot camp, authorities have closed at least one of the 'treatment centres'.

Provincial authorities closed the Guangzhou Qihang Survival Training Camp last Friday following the death of 15-year-old Deng Senshan.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

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18 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Hong Kong-based magazine banned from the mainland

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Teachers fired in single-child row

Hundreds of temporary teachers in Bobai county, Guangxi , are fighting to keep their jobs as a result of the local authorities' poor management of birth-control policies.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Riots show failings of one-child policy

Last week's riots in Guangxi have again put the mainland's controversial birth-control policy under the spotlight, with many asking whether it is time to revise the much-criticised guidelines.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tsang drumming up business in Guangxi

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen whistles, and it seems the Guangxi autonomous region dances to his tune.

A smiling Mr Tsang flew into the region's capital Nanning yesterday, leading an 80-strong delegation of government officials and business leaders.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Expo promoting China-Asean trade deal swamped by demand

The first expo promoting the free-trade agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations attracted interest from more than 4,000 exhibitors, requiring twice the number of booths originally available.

The annual China-Asean Expo officially opens at the new Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Nanning , Guangxi , today.

3 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Urban elections to go national

The mainland plans to make its experiment of direct elections of urban neighbourhood committees a nationwide practice, but officials say they face political indifference from voters.

In 1999, an experiment was launched to increase grassroots democracy by allowing 26 districts in more-developed cities to directly elect neighbourhood committees.

5 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Mainland to complete crash probe in three weeks

An investigation into the tour bus crash in Guangxi would be completed within three weeks, mainland officials said yesterday.

The seven dead were named yesterday as Kwok Chun-yin, aged 37, Tsang Hin-pong, 72, tour guide Ng Wai-sin, in his 20s, Wong Yuk, 47, Mok Yu-pik, 57, Tsang Siu-ling, 48, and Chung Sau-ling, 67.

16 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Sugar refiners relief from output drop feared short-lived

A drop of more than 20 per cent in the output of sugar is bringing relief to the mainland's ailing sugar industry, pushing up prices and raising the hope that it could escape from the red this year.

24 May 2000 - 12:00am

Smugglers lose out

Nanning Customs agents in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have cracked 167 smuggling cases and confiscated 13 million yuan (HK$11.6 million) worth of goods in the first quarter of this year. The number of smuggling cases fell by one per cent while the value of smuggled goods decreased 35 per cent.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Treasure cries out for Sha Tin

Nanning Treasure isn't in love with the game, that much has to be said.

But Happy Valley is not his track and there was still a front-running inside bias against him when he contested last night's fourth event at the difficult city venue won High Degree from Chief's Fortune.

13 Apr 2000 - 12:00am