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Pupils harassed over plant protest in Qidong

Authorities in Qidong city, Jiangsu, were accused of harassing teenagers to stop them from joining a planned demonstration this Saturday against the building of a sewage plant.

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am

Good Samaritans count cost of rushing to rescue

Guidelines issued this week by the Ministry of Health for providing first aid to elderly people have added fuel to an online debate triggered by several cases of people being sued for trying to help those in distress.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

PYI profit grows 8pc to HK$149m

PYI Corp says stronger performance in ports and logistics facilities in the Yangtze River Delta helped lift its net profit 8 per cent to HK$149 million in the fiscal year to March. The group's 45 per cent-owned Nantong Port, which benefited from robust imports of iron ore and domestic trades, posted a 55 per cent profit rise to HK$59 million.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Arthur Li gets approval to sit on Bank of East Asia board

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Falling greenback costs shipbuilders 4.5b yuan

Profits of mainland shipbuilders were eroded by about 4.5 billion yuan in the first half because of the rising value of the yuan against the US dollar as most buyers paid in the greenback.

To stem losses, some shipyards attempted to settle payments in euros. In the first six months, US$5.49 billion worth of vessels were exported from the mainland.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland writer sues local publishing firm

A mainland journalist and writer is suing a Hong Kong-registered publishing firm, alleging it infringed his copyright by reproducing an article and photographs of his in another book. In a writ filed in the District Court, Wang Guangxiang is seeking HK$53,000 from Ha Fai Yi Publication. He is also seeking an injunction order restraining the firm from further infringing his copyright.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Casil branches out

Casil Telecommunications Holdings, a wireless-equipment maker controlled by the country's largest aerospace company, has agreed to buy five units related to wind-power generation from its parent firm for HK$900 million.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Media muzzled in reporting child abuse cases

Journalists who revealed two shocking child abuse cases this week - one involving a Guangdong headmaster accused of raping 11 young girls, the other the sterilisation of mentally retarded teenagers in Jiangsu - have been told to stop reporting on them lest they dent the image of local authorities.

23 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Cosco unit buys stake in property firm

Cosco International Holdings has acquired 20 per cent of the enlarged share capital of a mainland property company for 218 million yuan (about HK$206.55 million).

The Hong Kong-listed company bought the stake in Cosco Real Estate Development from parent China Ocean Shipping (Group).

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Hijacked ship returned

Guangxi police have arrested 14 Burmese nationals over their alleged involvement in the hijacking in March of a Panamanian-registered freighter, Marine Fortuner.

The vessel was returned to its Taiwanese owner yesterday.

5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am