China’s northeast city of Tianjin plans to invest 1.5 trillion yuan (US$236 billion) in 10 major industries over the next four years, the local government said on its website, joining other cities in rolling out big spending plans to boost its economy.Wednesday, 22 August, 2012, 3:18pm
In a new propaganda blitz, the People's Daily is publishing a series of special reports heaping praise on the economic success of certain regions - a move aimed at helping their party chiefs secure promotion at the next party congress, analysts say.
Ranging from four to eight pages, the reports focus on the progress the regions have made over the past five years.15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm
Hong Kong dessert shop chain Hui Lau Shan is speeding up its expansion across the border with the aim of becoming a popular hangout modelled after Starbucks.15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm
Another land sale on the mainland set a record yesterday in Tianjin, where a residential site became the city's most expensive in terms of floor area.
The record price came as the central government reiterated its determination to maintain a tight grip on the property market to damp prices.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A large crowd gathered in the centre of Jixian county, Tianjin , yesterday to mourn the victims of a deadly fire that engulfed a department store last Saturday - amid growing suspicions that the true death toll has been covered up.7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Tropical Storm Talim has been closing in on the Pearl River Delta for the past 24 hours and it seems to have sucked all the air south and out of the suburbs of Dongguan.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Why would anyone want to visit Tianjin? A 30-minute ride on a high-speed train from Beijing, Tianjin is a relatively stress-free getaway for the busy executive. Once unarguably second-tier, Tianjin is now one of the fastest changing cities in the country and is establishing itself as a lifestyle destination, making the most of its riverside views and historic buildings. .24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
State-owned enterprises and local governments on the mainland plan to spend more than 280 billion yuan (HK$344.11 billion) on infrastructure projects in the next four years.
'The government is clearly looking to publicly funded infrastructure to support growth this year,' said Andrew Batson, research director of Dragonomics, a mainland-based economic research house.21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Three emerging Italian designers showed their collections last Friday and Saturday at the St Regis Tianjin, at what the organisers - the hotel, Greber Management, Bridge IT and Fun & Fan magazine - dubbed the city's first fully fledged fashion week.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am