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Pearl River

Talking points

Fans of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death at various events. Among the highlights is a 20th anniversary charity screening of Farewell My Concubine - which brought Cheung international acclaim for his portrayal of a gay opera singer - at the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. 

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 3:00am

Where the middle class reach for a glass

Ten years ago, Martin Lee, an engineer in Guangzhou, would never have imagined spending 680 yuan (HK$828) on a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Today, he drinks at a members-only wine club in the blossoming Zhujiang New Town. The price tag? A lifetime fee of 300,000 yuan. Lee is not alone: he is part of a growing middle class on the mainland that is roughly the population of the entire US.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Going with the flow

My cameraman, Leon McCarron, and I are now nearing the final stages of our long walk from Mongolia to my home in Hong Kong. Today, we have at last reached the outer edges of Guangzhou, and from here it is just a few days' hike to Lo Wu, so the end is really in sight.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Jewel in the crown

In the process of hosting the 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou has transformed itself into a fully modernised city, and Pearl River New City is the jewel in its crown.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Hong Kong looks to capitalise on Guangdong

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Swimathon flattery-fest does nothing for river

It's been about a month since top officials in Guangzhou made their sixth annual swimathon across the Pearl River, all in the name of convincing the public of the government's winning battle against water pollution. Local residents and media are still relishing their favourite 'significant moments' from the event, few of which concern environmental protection.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Guangdong's great rail leap

If you're travelling between Shenzhen and Guangzhou South railway stations on the high-speed train starting from August, you'd better finish that tall cup of coffee in less than 25 minutes. And the ride between Guangzhou and Beijing will be seven hours by year's end.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

GRAND plan

When Guangzhou's Opera House opened earlier this year, headlines around the world were unanimous: Move over Sydney, there's a new kid on the block.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University has been a noted local feature for more than a century - but not under that name. The sprawling riverfront campus, located at Honam, on the southern side of the Pearl River, was founded as the Canton Christian College and renamed Lingnan University.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Relief and pride after 16 days of sporting fever

Many Guangzhou residents sighed in relief as the Asian Games ended yesterday, hoping life would return to normal after coping with months of massive construction efforts and strict security measures.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

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