Nansha team nets 235b yuan in deals

Hengqin is one of the two key development zones that Nansha will seek to foster closer co-operation with. Photo: Edward Wong

An official delegation from Nansha district signed 17 co-operative agreements with deep-pocketed Hong Kong enterprises, universities and other entities yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 3:32am

Link to HK airport among new design plans for Guangzhou district of Nansha

Link to HK airport among new design plans for Guangzhou district of Nansha

Guangzhou has rolled out detailed urban design plans for its Nansha district, with a light-rail line to connect the district to Hong Kong's airport.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:25am 1 comment

Nansha development zone in Guangzhou eyes Hong Kong tax rate

Nansha marina is part of the key development zone in Guangzhou that is forging greater links with Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

First it adopted Hong Kong law in arbitration cases, now the Nansha development zone in Guangzhou wants to set its income tax at the same lower level.

Raymond Sun Lei, deputy chief of Nansha's district government, was speaking to a delegation of Hong Kong reporters on Wednesday when he revealed that the district had applied for such an initiative.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am

Kenneth Fok and Guo Jingjing host Nansha wedding banquet

Kenneth Fok Kai-kong and Guo Jingjing at their wedding banquet in the Nansha Grand Hotel. Photo: SMP

After the first instalment of their HK$15 million wedding extravaganza in Hong Kong on Thursday, Guo Jingjing and Kenneth Fok Kai-kong were ready to party again - this time in the Fok family's ancestral home of Nansha in Guangzhou.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am 1 comment

Expanding Pearl River Delta region will strain environment

A forum on economic integration between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai conducted on Hengqin Island in August. Photo: SCMP

Growing integration is turning cities in the Pearl River Delta region into a mega urban cluster of a projected 100 million people. Hong Kong and Macau will one day be linked with the new special zones of Hengqin (Zhuhai), Qianhai (Shenzhen) and Nansha (Guangzhou) in a densely populated corridor - each area with its own political, social and legal systems.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:12am

Guangzhou mulls building second airport for city

Guangzhou authorities are considering building a second airport in the city, possibly in the southern district of Nansha, but some analysts question its merits.

Guangzhou Mayor Chen Jianhua told the city's People's Congress on Monday the local government was studying the feasibility of a second airport, The Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

More help for retirees over border eyed

The government is exploring the possibility of allowing local social organisations and medical institutions to operate in Nansha, a district of Guangzhou, to strengthen health services for Hong Kong retirees in the mainland.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Experts take aim at bold Nansha plan

Planning experts have shot down ambitious plans to turn Guangzhou's Nansha district into the provincial administrative centre.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Developers focus of drive to cool real estate market

Month-long investigation to look into land hoarding

Guangzhou Construction Committee and 10 other departments yesterday launched a month-long inspection of property developers to prevent them from stockpiling land and holding back completed units to ramp up prices.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Seized university town land released to developers

Guangzhou's controversial university town on Xiaoguwei Island is starting to release land requisitioned from farmers, a move the city says is necessary to rein in spiralling property prices.

Fifteen parcels of land would be leased to developers, the Southern Metropolis News reported, including 11,760 square metres earmarked for residential properties.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Nansha port underused as ships stay away

Guangzhou's new container port in Nansha is operating at only about 25 per cent of capacity, industry sources say.

Since opening on September 28 last year, the port's first four berths have handled 130,000 20-foot equivalent units (teu) - or 10,800 teu per berth per month. Each berth is designed to handle more than 41,000 teu a month.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Bridge will challenge Nansha port plans

Consultants re-examine development blueprint for Guangzhou island

Guangzhou's ambition to develop Nansha Island as a deep-water port will face a challenge if a bridge is built linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The plans for Nansha needed reassessing, its chief planner, Duan Xiangfeng, said yesterday.

8 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Guangzhou still aims high for 12pc growth

Guangzhou has set a target of 12 per cent economic growth for this year that takes into account any impact from the Iraq war, acting mayor Zhang Guangning said.

Mr Zhang announced the target during his annual work report to the Guangzhou People's Congress that opened yesterday.

22 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


Guangzhou plans to launch 28 infrastructure projects costing more than 100 billion yuan (HK$95.23 billion) next year, state media reported.

The plans were announced by Guangzhou Planning Bureau director Gan Xin, who said that the amount of investment to be spent next year was 11 billion yuan.

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

13pc growth forecast for Guangzhou

Guangzhou's economy is forecast to grow 13 per cent next year on the back of a government-led infrastructure spending spree and the city's emerging car industry.

18 Dec 2002 - 12:00am