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Shaoguan

How Hong Kong youths are touring the 'real' China

From left to right, Service Corps volunteers Ivy Cheuk Hiu-wai, Joanne Wong Yi-sin and Adam Fok Tsz-nam. Photo: SCMP

Wujiang in Shaoguan city is just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong but living conditions there may be outside the average Hongkonger’s comfort zone.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 12:19pm

Weird and wonderful

Guangdong is a big place and, to the surprise of many first-time visitors, it's not all as overdeveloped as the Pearl River Delta. The far north of the province features weird mountain formations, ancient temples and white-water rafting.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Caution confines torch's travels to the homeland

President Hu Jintao lit the cauldron yesterday at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing to start the torch relay for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, which open on November 12.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

High-speed trains leave airports in their wake

There are no guards, fighter jets or air traffic controllers at Shaoguan's military airport.

Children cycle around the cowpats and weeds on the runway and ducks paddle in a pond 50 metres from the abandoned flight control tower.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Meeting to focus on enhancing social order

Maintaining social stability in Guangdong is set to be a top goal for the provincial political advisory body in the coming year, according to its work report released yesterday.

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Shaoguan, (better known to Cantonese speakers as Shiu Kwan), lies at the confluence of the Wu and Zhen rivers. These join to make the Pak Ho ('North River'), which flows south 221 kilometres to Guangzhou.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong party boss visits injured Uygurs

Guangdong authorities have vowed to find out who killed two Uygurs during a massive fight between Han Chinese and Uygur workers at a Hong Kong-owned toy factory in Shaoguan on Friday, local media said.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Agent used to melt snow poisons Guangdong water sources: report

Thousands of victims of the snowstorms in northern Guangdong province are now facing another problem - a lack of clean drinking water caused by serious contamination, local media has reported.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Guangdong official killed in robbery

A senior government official in Shaoguan , Guangdong province , has died from stab wounds sustained in an apparent robbery in the basement of his apartment complex, state media said yesterday.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Two suspects arrested for official's killing

Guangdong police have arrested two suspects in Wednesday's killing of a government official.

Li Chenglin and Liang Shaowei were arrested yesterday for the murder of Huang Demou , deputy secretary-general of the Shaoguan city government, China News Service reported.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

My HK - Chan Yu-hin

Chan Yu-hin, a businessman who travels frequently to the mainland

'I did not travel to the mainland very often before 1997, as I had several employees to help me manage my electroplating factories in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shaoguan. My family migrated to Canada before 1997, so I only flew back to Hong Kong occasionally.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Tropical storm's death toll hits 170

Thousands still stranded in buildings cut off by floods

The mainland death toll from torrential rain and floods unleashed by Tropical Storm Bilis has risen to 170, with thousands of people remaining stranded in buildings flooded to the third storey and the main highways and railways leading north cut.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Source of tainted greens unregistered

Greenpeace calls for system to trace origin of vegetables

Vegetables found to contain excessive pesticides at Wellcome supermarkets in February came from at least one unregistered farm and two wholesale centres on the mainland, Greenpeace revealed yesterday.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Village conflict fails to deter Singaporean entrepreneur

Singaporean businessman Jimmy Yeo Cheng Swee took an ill-timed vacation last month. While on holiday in the Thai island resort of Phuket, his cement factory on the outskirts of Shaoguan in northern Guangdong became the focus of local villagers' ire.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

18 killed by truck after earlier escaping bus crash

Eighteen people - including a traffic policeman - were killed yesterday after a truck ploughed into a group of bus passengers standing on the side of a Guangdong highway who had escaped a crash 80 minutes earlier.

13 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

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