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Flood of new supply to hit Suzhou’s office market

The outlook for the office market in Suzhou in Jiangsu province - the first city to impose austerity measures to cool the overheated commercial property sector - is bleak, as new supply will reach a record high this year and next, analysts say.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014, 4:58am

Suzhou gas explosion flattens office, leaving at least 11 dead

At least 11 people were killed and nine others injured in a blast triggered by a gas leak that toppled a three-storey building in Suzhou, Jiangsu, yesterday.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:24am

Remembrance of dissident Lin Zhao obstructed on 45th execution anniversary

On the back wall of a gravestone shop, the two fading characters Lin Zhao and an arrow point to a cemetery. The tomb-sweeping festival has already passed, but only one of the graves there still had fresh flowers on it. Behind it was barbed wire and a video camera.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan reports first case of H7N9, in man arriving from Suzhou

Taiwan yesterday confirmed an H7N9 bird flu infection in a Taiwanese traveller from Suzhou - the first time the killer virus has spread from the mainland. The 53-year-old man, who is in critical condition, tested positive after returning to Taiwan via Shanghai on April 9, the island's Centre for Disease Control said. He had not been in contact with birds and poultry.

25 Apr 2013 - 11:12am

Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

EconomyCaijingGuangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt.Financial Times

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

New Suzhou building mocked for looking like a pair of trousers

A new skyscraper in the eastern city of Suzhou has been criticised for looking like a pair of trousers, similar to China Central Television's controversial headquarters in Beijing.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Centre of creativity

There is a Chinese saying: 'Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou'. If Hangzhou is indeed heaven on earth, it's not only for its beautiful scenery, but also culture and creativity - and the city is becoming known as creative hub.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China Travel looks to acquire key Suzhou site

China Travel International Investment Hong Kong says it is in talks with the local government concerned to acquire a key tourist spot near Suzhou.

The net profit of the tourism conglomerate, which has interests ranging from travel agencies and tourist attractions to hotels and resorts in Hong Kong and the mainland, rose 348 per cent year on year to HK$695 million in 2011.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am