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Qiandao Lake

Springing a HK$24b surprise on city water users backfires

How best to deal with badly contaminated rivers? It's a question many local governments on the mainland are having to grapple with.

Saturday, 19 May, 2012, 12:00am

Water sports fans' paradise

Qiandao Lake, also known as Thousand Islands Lake, outside Hangzhou, is one of those few examples of massive human interference with the natural environment, resulting in something pleasurable.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Oil leak from foreign-flagged tanker triggers big pipeline explosion near storage tanks in Dalian harbour

An oil leak from a foreign-flagged tanker triggered a massive explosion of an oil pipeline off Dalian harbour, Liaoning province last night.

The blast happened at about 6.50pm and a fire was still raging at midnight, Xinhua reported.

CCTV said the explosion took place when a 300,000-tonne oil tanker was unloading oil.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Life along the beaten path

Eastern China has drawn foreigners since the days of Marco Polo, but always on its own terms. No more of Guilin's folksy little home-stays with banana pancakes and all your favourite tapes. Hotels here seem imposing - at first sight. Meals are good - but uncompromisingly Chinese. Rice porridge anyone? But downtown Hangzhou throbs with neon-lit energy: Novotel, Jeans West.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Tragedy remembered

SIXTEEN relatives of the 24 Taiwanese tourists who were murdered a year ago at Lake Qiandao in Zhejiang province re-visited the site yesterday to mourn the victims.

The relatives arrived from Hangzhou to pay their respects and also hoped to have talks with the operators of the pleasure boat on which the victims were murdered.

31 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Crackdown on major crimes

BEIJING has mounted a large-scale campaign to crack down on 'hard-core crimes' in the wake of an unprecedented outbreak of disorder in the cities.

The Office to Severely Crack Down on Criminal Cases, which was recently set up in the Ministry of Public Security, indicated yesterday it had started a new crusade called 'Crack major cases, catch fugitives and smash the gangs'.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Guards to stop tourist swindles

A GUARD force will be set up in the tourist zone of Jiangjiajie in Hunan province to stop tourists being cheated.

Vice-Mayor of the municipal Government Lu Pingye yesterday said the setting-up of the estimated 200-strong force was to prevent tourists from being ''disturbed'' by local people.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Documentary on lake murders

THE infamous Qiandao Lake mass murder case will be the subject of a documentary, a pro-China newspaper reported yesterday.

According to the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao, the Zhejiang Motion Picture Production Company hoped that the documentary would prompt people to reflect and draw a lesson from the March 31 tragedy.

16 May 1994 - 12:00am

Qiandao theory angers relatives

THE Taiwan relatives of victims of the Qiandao Lake tourist boat murder yesterday said they were unhappy with the explanation given by the Chinese authorities over the death of their loved ones.

Twenty-four Taiwan tourists on board the boat in Qiandao Lake were burned to death on March 31.

14 May 1994 - 12:00am

Lack of witnesses queried

THE deputy secretary-general of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation, Hsu Hwei-you, has questioned Chinese claims that there were no witnesses to the Qiandao Lake murders.

Mr Hsu promised to raise his doubts with mainland representatives in a meeting today.

13 May 1994 - 12:00am

Bereaved angered by 'destroyed evidence'

ATTEMPTS by Beijing to heal the wounds of the Qiandao Lake tragedy have apparently backfired with relatives of the Taiwanese victims criticising the authorities of concealing and intentionally destroying evidence.

12 May 1994 - 12:00am

Security presence for visit

THE scenic spot of Qiandao Lake has been deserted by tourists since the March 31 murder of 32 holidaymakers. But the arrival yesterday of a Taiwanese fact-finding delegation was greeted with a strong presence of public security officers.

11 May 1994 - 12:00am

Relatives snub China welcome

FAMILIES of the Taiwanese victims of the Qiandao Lake robbery and arson attack snubbed attempts by Chinese authorities to welcome them when they arrived in Hangzhou yesterday.

They refused an invitation to a dinner hosted by the local authorities and to meet Zhejiang province vice-governor Liu Xirong, saying they still felt depressed about the March 31 tragedy.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am

Tragedy sparks safety fears

MORE than 60 per cent of Hong Kong people have lost confidence in travel safety in China following the Qiandao Lake tragedy, according to a survey.

An arson attack on a tourist boat on the lake in Zhejiang province on March 31 killed 31 people, including 24 Taiwanese tourists.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am

Protection for tourists improved

ZHEJIANG province, scene of the Qiandao Lake killings, has stepped up protection for tourists, the official Xinhua (New China News Agency) reported yesterday.

Citing a directive issued by the Zhejiang Tourism Bureau, it said the all overseas tourists would be insured by local travel agencies.

30 Apr 1994 - 12:00am