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'Laggard' Fujian signs US$8.66b worth of deals in Hong Kong

Fujian signed US$8.66 billion worth of deals in Hong Kong yesterday as the coastal province seeks to boost its finance and tourism sectors.

Wednesday, 30 March, 2011, 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

The man said he had swallowed the scissors when he suddenly laughed, as he was chatting to a friend and picking his teeth at the same time.

A doctor in Putian, Fujian, quoted by the Strait City Daily, explaining how a patient came to require him to remove a 9cm pair of scissors from his throat

I did not say puk kai to Mr Lam. I only wondered aloud.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Dozens still missing in Fujian shoe factory fire

The death toll from a fire at a shoe factory in Putian , Fujian province , is expected to soar with dozens of workers still unaccounted for, according to witnesses.

At least 37 people died in the blaze at the Feida workshop in Putian's Xiuyu district, which broke out at 9.50pm on Sunday, and 19 others were seriously injured, Xinhua reported.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Fujian factory inferno kills 37, casting a pall on party congress

At least 37 people have been killed in an inferno at an unlicensed shoe factory in Putian , Fujian province , casting a shadow over the conclusion of the Communist Party's five-yearly national congress.

The blaze at the Feida workshop, in the Xiuyu district of Putian, broke out at 9.50pm on Sunday as 56 workers were in the building, the China News Service said.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Land-fight farmer's case delayed

A Fujian farmer detained for six months after championing the cause of 10 villages embroiled in a land dispute with Putian authorities has had his trial delayed because of the 'seriousness of the case'.

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Police crack baby-smuggling ring behind 70 kidnappings

A child-abduction network responsible for kidnapping 70 babies in the past 10 years has been cracked in Fujian province .

A police investigation that began early last year led to the recovery of 44 children and the capture of 40 suspects, the People's Daily reported.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

snakehead suspects held

Chinese police have detained 13 people accused of trafficking a group of women headed for Taiwan, six of whom drowned, Chinese state media said.

The suspects were taken into police custody in Fuzhou and Putian cities in Fujian province last week, the China Daily and the official Xinhua news agency said.

2 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Officials hound farmer to death over illegal tax

A farmer in Fujian province committed suicide because he could not pay the illegal taxes levied on him and demanded by local officials, the Beijing Morning News reported yesterday.

It recounted the tragic story of Lin Qingnian who lived with his wife and four relatives in Xianyou county near Putian city.

1 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Economic slowdown a threat to stability, warns governor

The economic slowdown could pose new threats to social stability, Fujian Governor He Guoqiang said yesterday.

Incidents of 'social contradictions' were emerging because 'the number of laid-off workers keeps rising and their conditions are difficult', he said.

28 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Clothing company aims for $50m IPO

Listing candidate Good Fellow Group, which makes men's suits, is hoping to raise $50 million from an initial public offering in a fortnight.

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Factory collapse report awaited

THE Hong Kong owners of an electronics factory in Fujian province whose dormitory collapsed on Tuesday could face criminal charges if an investigation finds them responsible for the tragedy, a senior municipal official says.

Putian Mayor Wu Jianhua said yesterday the Government was still looking into details of the accident which killed 31 workers and injured 79.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Complaints aired in annual ritual

LAM Wan-mau of China Pacific Group has had many sleepless nights in the past seven years. So he decided to take his problems to Fujian Governor Jia Qinglin.

For almost 20 minutes yesterday, Mr Jia listened to Mr Lam's problems with inadequate telephone facilities, red tape and the poor quality of local cadres.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am