Panyu District

Debt-laden Guangzhou's airport plan pie in the sky

Even as Guangzhou struggles to pay off the huge debt left over from hosting the 2010 Asian Games, the city's spendthrift bureaucrats are already dreaming up new spending measures to boost the city's economy.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

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

Officials seek test-tube agent in surrogate scandal

Guangdong family planning authorities are trying to track down a test-tube baby agent who helped a wealthy Guangzhou couple get eight babies with the help of two surrogate mothers.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Time of reckoning for Guangdong vegetables

Hongkongers may be able to check if vegetables from Guangdong are safe to eat by scanning a barcode in the supermarket.

The Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, which monitors up to 80 per cent of vegetables sent to the city, has developed an electronic system to trace the supply chain.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Activist lawyer freed, banished to hometown

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Strikers dragged off as police and bosses get tough

More than six strikers at a handbag factory in Guangzhou were taken away yesterday after staff were warned they would be sacked if they were not back at work that afternoon.

Management issued the warning on day four of the strike and as police came out in force, taking position outside the Simone factory in Hualong town's Meishan village, in Panyu district.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Deputies seek answers on Asian Games budget

People's Congress deputies in Guangzhou have urged the city to explain how the budget for last year's Asian Games went from 2 billion yuan (HK$2.36 billion)to 120 billion yuan. (Unofficial estimates put the costs at more than 250 billion).

The call came during the annual meeting of the city's legislature this week.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Games euphoria fails to impress villagers

Beneath Guangzhou's Asian Games euphoria lies the agony of a widow and others in Guolang village in Panyu district.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK improvise in final tune-up for UAE clash

Hong Kong's final preparation for their opening soccer match at the Asian Games was thrown into chaos yesterday when they were barred from training at the Huadu Stadium, where they will take on the United Arab Emirates tonight.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Security tighter ahead of Games

Guangzhou is stepping up security measures with the Asian Games, the most important international event in the city in the past six decades, just a week away.

From hotels and streets to alleyways in villages, over 830,000 Asian Games security volunteers and more than 7,000 auxiliary police are patrolling the city's 12 districts.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cybercafes face tough penalties

The government has introduced a tough measure to standardise the rules against the use of mainland internet cafes by juveniles, in the face of growing concern about online gaming and pornography.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Lai Fung plays down Guangzhou bubble risk

Lai Fung Holdings, which focuses on mainland property development, is playing down the risk of an asset bubble in Guangzhou despite seeing a large site in the city fetch a record sum this week.

Executive director Julius Lau Shu-yan said the accommodation value of 5,810 yuan (HK$6,598) per square metre paid by a consortium on Monday was within market expectations.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Stealth protest over waste burning takes off

It is a loosely organised campaign, with no obvious leader and most of those taking part getting involved in civic action for the first time.

But the activities of a growing protest movement in the Guangzhou satellite town of Panyu against a 930 million yuan (HK$1.05 billion) incinerator planned on their doorsteps is catching the eyes of the community - and the authorities.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Township cadre caught driving drunk

An official in Guangzhou who fell foul of a crackdown on drink-driving claimed he had been doing public work while drinking and then tried to order the traffic police to let him off.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Boot camp closed

Amid reports that a second teenager has been beaten to death in an 'internet addiction' boot camp, authorities have closed at least one of the 'treatment centres'.

Provincial authorities closed the Guangzhou Qihang Survival Training Camp last Friday following the death of 15-year-old Deng Senshan.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am