Nansha District

How a non-existent island became China's southernmost territory

An aerial view of the city of Sansha on an island in the disputed Paracel chain. Photo: AFP

Where is the "southernmost point of Chinese territory"? It's a controversial question and the least controversial answer might be Hainan Island . More controversial options would be the Paracel (Xisha) islands or the Spratlys (Nansha).

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 6:37am 19 comments

Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

Ian Fok (second right), a Guangzhou marina operator, hopes private vessels can soon sail between Hong Kong and Nansha freely. Photo: Edward Wong

A Hong Kong businessman operating a marina in a pilot development zone in Guangzhou expects a cross-border sailing scheme for private vessels suggested by Guangdong authorities to take effect soon.

Ian Fok Chun-wan said he hoped power boats and yachts would soon be able to travel freely between Hong Kong and Nansha .

This is not possible now because of legal restrictions.

16 Aug 2012 - 5:04am

Pollution fears spark outcry on refinery project

Lawmakers urge delay to huge Guangzhou oil plant construction

The construction of a US$5 billion oil refinery near Guangzhou - said to be the largest joint venture on the mainland - is facing stiff opposition over concerns that it will aggravate air pollution in the Pearl River Delta.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

No room for Hong Kong in Guangzhou's industrial focus

Guangzhou Mayor Zhang Guangning has highlighted the continued development of the city's Nansha district in his annual work report to the Guangzhou People's Congress - but co-operation with Hong Kong does not merit a mention.

23 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Nansha district in line for development boost

The SAR and Guangdong have targeted southern Nansha district for joint development in a major breakthrough on economic co-operation. Both governments signed a letter of intent to jointly develop logistics and hi-tech industries in Nansha, which comes under the jurisdiction of the provincial capital, Guangzhou. They will also co-operate on training and exchange of talent.

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am