Special Economic Zones

Special zone seeks more Hong Kong investors

Zhuhai's special economic zone, Hengqin, has already attracted 226 billion yuan (HK$286 billion) of investment in its first three years. Photo: Edward Wong

Zhuhai's special economic zone, Hengqin, which has already attracted 226 billion yuan (HK$286 billion) of investment in its first three years, is looking for more Hong Kong investors.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:49am

Briefs, September 17, 2012

Nine die as bus crashes into ravine

Nine people were killed and eight seriously injured when their bus crashed through a road barrier and fell into a ravine in Guyuan city, Ningxia, local firefighters said. The bus had 17 people on board. Xinhua

New construction at cross-border zone

17 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

Tourism drive launched

Boosting tourism is a major goal of the Binhai New Area. Making the Binhai Tourism Area a top destination for local and overseas visitors is one of the top-10 priorities for this year.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Room for expansion

The Liangjiang New Area in Chongqing is China's third national-level development zone, after Pudong New Area in Shanghai and Binhai New Area in Tianjin, and the only one in an inland location.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai bid for tax-free tourist zone

Shanghai hopes to set up a tax-free shopping zone for tourists beside its Disney theme park - still under construction - or around Pudong International Airport, mainland media reported yesterday.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hu hails the miracle of Shenzhen

Shenzhen marked the 30th anniversary of its special economic zone yesterday amid much fanfare with President Hu Jintao hailing the boomtown as 'a miracle' and pledging to continue to give full support to its development.

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Global turmoil caps gains in banks despite strong profits

Shares of mainland banks gave up early gains to finish lower yesterday despite rosier earnings forecasts by medium-sized lenders, as investors remained cautious amid the global financial turmoil.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Shenzhen to keep its standing as 'special'

Shenzhen will retain its status as a 'special' zone serving as a testing ground for the mainland's development, party secretary Li Hongzhong has said.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Binhai seeks to follow in Pudong's footsteps

Tianjin may be touting its Binhai New Area as the nation's next financial hub, but one of the country's top advisers on urban planning says it will not replicate the success of Shanghai's Pudong district.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

New Tianjin zone hailed as next economic pioneer

Municipal officials have lauded the Binhai New Area in Tianjin as a pioneering frontier for the mainland's economic openness in the next stage of reform, likening it to Shenzhen and Shanghai's Pudong area.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A-share obituary proves premature

Journalists who leaped to conclusions after Monday's market crash in China could only hope that no investors reacted by leaping from tall buildings, as any such despair was to prove premature.

18 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Fall forecast in city spending

The Shanghai municipal government will spend less money this year than last. In his report to the city's people's congress, Shanghai Finance Bureau director Liu Hongwei said spending would reach 28.48 billion yuan (about HK$26.6 billion) this year, a dip of 2.4 per cent.

8 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

Semiconductor deals product of bullish IT attitude

With China at the doorstep of membership to the World Trade Organisation, the Shanghai municipal government is wasting little time staking its claim on the future.

Since the start of the month, the city has been boldly fleshing out plans to make Shanghai the leading information technology production and research centre in the mainland.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Central bank urges more caution in the face of new liberalism

Area claims Shanghai's tallest buildings, widest boulevards and most expansive parks, but 10 years after its founding the district is still in search of an identity.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am