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Pudong

City basking in past and future glory with twin anniversaries

IT'S NOT OFTEN that reporters get a chance to say something nice - at least not without first landing a job with a certain official news agency.

Thursday, 18 April, 2002, 12:00am

Impressive airport caught short on facilities

Shanghai has long complained its HK$12.25 billion Pudong airport does not get enough use. Now, city officials are unhappy with some of the people who are making use of it.

Police have launched a crackdown on drivers who answer a call of nature in the parking lot or by the side of the road at the entrance to the airport, according to the Shanghai-based Liberation Daily.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Shanghai shifting all international flights to new airport at Pudong

Shanghai has decided to shift all international flights, including Hong Kong arrivals, from the older Hongqiao airport to the modern airport in Pudong in an attempt to shore up the area's role as the city's core aviation hub, according to the airport operator.

8 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

SKY-HIGH PLANS

Shanghai has signed a series of agreements for key investment projects that will pour more than US$375 million into the Pudong financial district.

Government officials have also said that the long-stalled building of what once was billed as the world's tallest office building, the World Financial Centre, would start soon.

23 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

What Pudong airport needs most of all is a lot more noise

At last, Shanghai may be getting serious about its beloved Pudong airport. It is calling in the consultants.

Some 2.5 years after the airport's grand opening, aviation officials are hoping a few adjustments will, one day, make Pudong a regional hub.

21 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

City eyes new life for Pudong airport

The Shanghai Government and national aviation officials plan to invigorate Pudong International Airport and transform it into an Asian transport hub.

The city has signed a contract with Netherlands Airport Consultants Co (Naco) to redesign the airport and its role in the regional and domestic aviation sectors.

19 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Further growth forecast in booming Shanghai market

Home sales in Shanghai are tipped to continue to grow, boosted by positive investment sentiment, low interest rates, reduced transaction taxes, personal-income tax returns and favourable government policies.

Chesterton Petty said the provision of no-deposit deals in the third quarter of last year in particular had stimulated home sales.

28 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Shanghai mayor welcomes HK rivalry

Shanghai and Hong Kong are friendly rivals but the east China metropolis is poised to become the region's largest semi-conductor production base, Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi said yesterday.

Mr Xu addressed a wide range of issues, including the health of the city's economy and government corruption.

23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Duty-free mega store to open in Shanghai

China's largest duty-free store is to open in Shanghai next month, and the first floor of Shanghai Stadium has been chosen as the ideal place, the Jiefang Daily reported yesterday. According to China Duty-Free Group, the store has a total area of 3,000 square metres, and three groups, including China Duty-Free Group, Jingjiang Group and Pudong Real Estate Group, are investors.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Shanghai begins construction of Asia's longest tunnel

Updated at 6.04pm: Shanghai recently started building the longest underwater tunnel in Asia, linking the mainland and Pudong Development Zone, which is on the opposite side of the Huangpu River.

27 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Residents ordered out of pre-1949 neighbourhood before bulldozers clear site for Shanghai revitalisation project

A PLAN to redevelop a huge section of Shanghai's inner city with the help of a Hong Kong developer has local residents expressing frustration as the provincial Government acts to force thousands to move.

12 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Property sector improving as city awakes

Albert Lau, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle, says the property market in Shanghai is showing signs of revival. 'We are twice as busy now compared to this time last year,' he said.

3 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Investment returns make up for bad-loan provisions at Shanghai Pudong

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, one of the mainland's two listed banks, saw this year's interim operating profits slump 42 per cent due to substantial provisions on loans and other expenses.

29 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

More pampering for Pudong

The 10th anniversary this week of the establishment of the Pudong New Area has been greeted with a vigorous mixture of congratulations and hand-wringing.

Municipal leaders have been trumpeting the transformation of Shanghai's former rural suburbs into a modern financial, industrial and trade zone.

21 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Passengers Shanghaied at new airport

A computer glitch at Shanghai's new Pudong International Airport forced more than 200 passengers to another airport for processing on Thursday.

Minutes after United Airlines 837 touched-down from Tokyo at 8.45pm, the immigration computers failed, leaving officials scrambling to process weary incoming passengers.

26 Feb 2000 - 12:00am