Nanshan District

Former chair of Nanshan CPPCC said to be in US

A top political adviser from Shenzhen's Nanshan district who is being investigated by a party discipline committee is now in the US, a family member has told a local newspaper.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Shenzhen seas seriously polluted

Nearly half of Shenzhen's coastal waters were found to be seriously contaminated last year, and nine sewage drainage lines were found to be discharging excessive pollutants, according to a maritime study.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital subsidence - hundreds moved

Two Shenzhen hospital buildings housing more than 600 patients and medical staff were evacuated on Friday after construction work on a new ward shook their foundations.

In all, 246 patients and about 400 staff were transferred from two of the three buildings of the Shenzhen Xili People's Hospital in Nanshan district at around noon.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The then-and-now of Deng's historic visit

For 27-year-old Shenzhen fashion editor Xu Fei, Hong Kong seems closer than ever after the region expanded its automated immigration programme this month to allow about 560,000 mainland visitors to bypass counters and interviews by border officers.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Another big idea - but will they make the move?

Shenzhen authorities unveiled a 285 billion yuan (HK$350.25 billion) plan this week to turn the city into a global logistics hub by 2015 and make Qianhai, a 15-square-kilometre development zone next to Hong Kong, a global centre for supply chain management.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Factory workers strike over Hitachi unit's sale

Hundreds of workers of a Hitachi affiliate protest at their plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong, against what they said was uncertainty over their compensation and work tenure after a US firm acquired the company.

Workers of Shenzhen Hailiang Storage Products said the demonstration had been in full force since Sunday evening.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK firms 'will get chance in Qianhai'

A top official has assured Hong Kong firms they will have every opportunity to develop their businesses in the Qianhai zone, even though it falls under Shenzhen government rule.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sporting spat a telling tale of modern China

Shenzhen has declined an invite to participate in Guangdong province's first farmers' sporting games in 23 years, claiming there haven't been any farmers in the town since its urbanisation drive in 2004.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New Shenzhen zone offers cut-price income tax

Hong Kong and overseas professionals working in Shenzhen's Qianhai special development zone will only have to pay income tax at Hong Kong rates, a spokesman for the zone's administration said yesterday.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Qianhai zone may have lost its appeal

Experts have cast doubt on the immediate attractiveness of a watered-down Qianhai development zone to overseas specialists after Shenzhen scrapped an ambitious plan to transplant Hong Kong-style legal and anti-corruption systems.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

SPORTING chance

The success of hosting Universiade 2011 last month has made Shenzhen more MICE-friendly. Prior to the event, the government invested millions of dollars to give a facelift to the city and its infrastructure. Three new metro lines were launched with direct connections to key entry points, while new or upgraded sports venues can be used for MICE events in the future.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Travel chaos as curtain falls

Shenzhen's airport and major subway stations closed for hours, banks and government offices suspended services and main roads in the city centre were cordoned off so VIPs could park their cars, forcing 60 bus routes to be diverted, as the 26th Summer World University Games closed at the Window of the World theme park last night.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen welcomes world with lockdown

The airport will close, roads are blocked, banks and public services have been suspended for four days, and helicopters can be seen hovering above 20,000 paramilitary police sent to every corner of Shenzhen.

Taking every precaution imaginable, Shenzhen will kick off the World University Games, also known as the Universiade, today.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shippers face tough controls on cargo

Shenzhen exporters and importers will face tougher restrictions on the movement of cargo starting next week as a result of the World University Games that begin on August 12.

The measures aim to restrict the number of vehicles on Shenzhen roads during the Games.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

University's reform hopes seem distant

A new Shenzhen university's vows to be a pioneer of mainland tertiary education reform, with an independent administration and curriculum, appear to have come to naught, after it appointed the city's mayor as its council chief and announced plans to set up its own Communist Party committee.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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