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Roads in the People'S Republic of China

Rain-damaged roads cost billions

A section of highway damaged by the tropical storm.

Sections of nearly all national expressways in Gansu province have suffered dangerous subsidence following two months of heavy rain, forcing the government to spend billions of yuan on urgent repairs.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 7:50pm

City's name makes waves around the world

After battling fierce winds in the Atlantic Ocean, the 11-man crew of Team Sanya completed the eighth leg of the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon in Portugal to Lorient, France.

The race, which began in Alicante, Spain in October last year, spans 10 cities over eight months on four continents, finishing in Galway, Ireland next month.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Millionaires' playground

Picture-perfect Sanya - with its deluxe resorts, crystal-clear water and white sand beaches - is where China's wealthy come to get away from it all.

For the past three years, they have gathered for Hainan Rendez-Vous, four days of the finer things in life.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Coastal attractions

Sanya has come a long way from the relaxing beachside town it was just a few years ago. In keeping with fast-paced development, the list of things to do while in Sanya is also quickly expanding. Chinese and foreign tourists are not always satisfied sitting around digging their bare feet into the sand. Sometimes they want to get out there and do something, and Sanya is beginning to accommodate.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan developer shut over graft

A Hainan -based property developer worth 10 billion yuan (HK$12.4 billion) has shut down amid investigations into bribery, land hoarding and illegal construction, mainland media have reported.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan wants HK help on cruises and yachts

Hainan plans to build one of the biggest cruise terminals on the mainland, and wants to pick Hong Kong's brains on how to develop its cruise and yacht business.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hainan seeks multilingual talent

Hainan Island, known as the 'Hawaii of the East', makes for a perfect high-end tourism destination for domestic and international holidaymakers. It's also set to become a golfing paradise, with Mission Hills Group having invested a total of 7 billion yuan (HK$8.6 billion) in developing its golfing resort on the island over the past three years.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Activists vow to topple monument to Japanese

Five nationalists returned to Beijing yesterday after being briefly detained by police in Fangzheng county, Heilongjiang province, for trying to demolish a recently erected monument to Japanese settlers who died in China during the second world war.

However, they vowed to continue with their campaign to knock down the monument.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China Resources bids for Jiangxi supermarket chain

Retailer China Resources Enterprise has offered 3.69 billion yuan (HK$4.46 billion) to take over Jiangxi Hongkelong Department Store, which runs 21 hypermarkets in Jiangxi province. The purchase would provide a stepping stone for further expansion.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Resort hospital is state of the art

Any international leisure and holiday area is expected to have high-class resorts and pristine beaches, world-class shopping and dining experiences, combined with a beautiful environment.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Monster traffic jams run rings around officials

Over the past few weeks, so much has been written in the mainland and overseas media about the great traffic jam on the expressway from Inner Mongolia to Beijing. It certainly has the makings of a great story.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Plans to ease highway gridlock

The transport minister has proposed building a new road near Beijing to ease bottlenecks on highways connecting Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Tibet that have resulted in traffic jams up to 120 kilometres long.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Hainan woos investors to pump 57b yuan into province

Hainan province is hoping that deep-pocketed Hong Kong investors will contribute up to 57 billion yuan (HK$65.42 billion) to help boost the tropical island's service sector.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Heavy snow causes havoc in north

Widespread heavy snow across the northern part of the mainland caused havoc in several provincial capitals, prompting provincial officials to take steps against any potential social unrest.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The front-page picture caption yesterday incorrectly stated that Taiyuan was in Jiangxi province . It is in Shanxi province.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am