A good week for ...

The space-simulation six

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

My success has roots in China, Locke says

United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke yesterday attributed his success to the hard work and sacrifices made by his Chinese forefathers in an emotion-filled visit to his ancestral village.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is a Greek tragedy. I am not quite sure I even understand it

Professor John Nash, baffled by the current debt crisis in Europe despite winning the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics

He wishes he could bring his family next time ... without telling anyone and let his children feel their family roots

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Locke starts China tour with online media blitz

US ambassador Gary Locke kick-started a three-day tour of southern China yesterday with a social media campaign designed to appeal to mainland internet users.

Locke is set to meet provincial party chief Wang Yang today. He will also meet business executives and students, and visit his ancestral hometown in Taishan, in Guangdong, for the first time as ambassador.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Hong Kong beach clean-up effort lauded

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Diplomacy over a cup of coffee for Locke

When new US Ambassador to China Gary Locke arrived in Beijing at the weekend to take up his post, it really was time for him to wake up and smell the coffee.

Locke, 61, a former US secretary of commerce and two-term governor of Washington state, met journalists yesterday for the first time as ambassador at his Beijing home, accompanied by his wife and three children.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

All around the watchtowers

Ask someone on the street in Kaiping, Guangdong province, what the population of the town is and they may well say, '680,000, plus 750,000'. The fact that many members of this overseas 'population' may never have set foot in Kaiping does not matter; this town is a symbol of 19th century emigration.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

She may have grown up under the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restrained the basic rights of Chinese Americans for more than half a century until its repeal in 1943, but Betty Lee Sung says she does not remember feeling much discrimination as a child. That may have been because of her isolation, however.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

As a teenager, Anthony Wong Chi-sing lived in a comfortable house on Mount Butler, Hong Kong Island. That was until rioting broke out in 1967.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Rugged, scenic Shangchuan retains links to the very earliest years of European contact with the China coast. Somewhat larger than Lantau, Shangchuan became an important base for Portuguese regional trade between China and Japan from the 1530s, but decayed into the scenic coastal backwater that it largely remains today after Macau was established, in 1557.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Study considers more waste for Guangdong

New sites in Guangdong province are being studied to receive more construction and demolition waste from Hong Kong.

The move is to cope with the growing generation of public fill, which is forecast to total 94.1 million tonnes in the next five years - partly because of some major infrastructure projects getting under way to stimulate the economy.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Cross-border waste dumping scheme could be extended

A scheme in which construction and demolition waste is dumped across the border could be extended as local storage sites are expected to be filled by next year.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Cross-border dumping set to begin soon

Shipments of construction waste to a reclamation site in western Guangdong are expected to start early next month, easing the excessive stockpiles in Hong Kong. The shipments will be carried out by a 40-vessel fleet equipped with global positioning and real-time surveillance systems. A round trip will take at least two days.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Kaiping watchtowers poised to join elite

The watchtowers of Kaiping, a unique east-west blend of architectural styles, are just a step away from being listed by the UN as a World Heritage site.

The towers in Guangdong will be among sites nominated for inclusion on the list when Unesco's World Heritage Committee begins its 10-day annual meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Doubts as Hans Energy eyes giant oil terminal

Hans Energy, controlled by mainland businessman David An, plans to build what he claims to be the mainland's largest crude oil receiving terminal and southern China's largest oil storage facilities on an island 160km from Hong Kong.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am