Briefs, October 24, 2012

Guangzhou mulls asset declaration scheme

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 12:35am

Panyu presses on with incinerator plans

Nearly three years after plans to build an incinerator in Guangzhou's Panyu district triggered massive protests, authorities have invited tenders to build the plant in a different part of the district.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Activist lawyer freed, banished to hometown

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Kaiping officials may face discipline over land-use deals

The party secretary and a former mayor of Kaiping may be stripped of their Communist Party posts over allegedly illegal land deals in the past few years involving large tracts of the city, according to mainland media.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Top media officials arrested for bribery

Nearly a dozen senior officials of Panyu district's radio and television departments have been arrested on suspicion of corruption and accepting bribes worth several million yuan, mainland media reported.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Murder in villa shocks estate's residents

A woman killed in her Guangzhou home at the weekend is thought to have been murdered by a burglar who broke into a number of other villas on an estate where many Hong Kong people live.

Reports of violent crime have become common in Guangdong's newspapers over the past year, despite frequent police crackdowns and claims of falling crime rates.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Two new subway lines open in Guangzhou

Two subway lines to Guangzhou's suburbs, which will make travel easier for some Hongkongers who own properties in the city, were officially opened yesterday.

One of the new routes - the 36km Line Three on the Guangzhou Metro - connects the downtown Tianhe district transport centre with Panyu Square in Shiqiao, Panyu district.

31 Dec 2006 - 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

Party chief vows to avoid 'HK eyesores'

Guangzhou's straight-talking party chief has taken on property developers in a full-page interview in a leading business daily, accusing them of ramping up prices and vowing to save his city from 'eyesore' Hong Kong-style buildings.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Villagers evicted from university town to get back some land

Authorities in Guangzhou will return some land seized from farmers on Xiaoguwei Island nearly three years ago for its giant university town so that the farmers can build flats to rent to students.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Tepid expectations for fun park

A Guangzhou leisure company claims it is opening the mainland's biggest amusement park within a month.

The Chime Long Group, best known for its animal parks, first unveiled plans for the 67-hectare Chimelong Paradise park in the city's Panyu district in September last year.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Panyu clears village chief of corruption

No evidence of misconduct is found and irresponsible media are to blame for stirring the dispute in Taishi, say district officials

Authorities in Panyu, Guangdong, have officially declared an end to the three-month struggle by Taishi villagers to exercise their civil rights and unseat their village chief.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

How to end row?

What can be done to end the local government's dispute with villagers in Taishi, Panyu district, Guangzhou? Residents want their village chief removed. They have been angered by police removal of alleged evidence of his corruption. Share your views: write to us

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Academics urge swift resolution to Taishi dispute

A group of academics is urging the local government in Guangzhou's Panyu district to quickly resolve the row with residents of Taishi village, who are calling for the removal of their village chief. The academics warn that any delay could lead to a misreading of the situation as a struggle for democracy and invite an even harder clampdown.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Villagers prevail in battle to rid chief accused of graft

12 days of protests pay off as moves begin to dismiss official

Residents of Taishi village in Guangzhou have scored a victory in their bitter fight to remove their chief, after 12 days of continuous hunger strikes and protests.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am