Winter wonderland


Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris reminded us - with characters happily walking the streets in the rain - that the French capital is both photogenic and a pleasure to visit, no matter the weather.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Dining out on tradition

China's first international hotel, the elegant Astor, built in 1863, is the perfect spot to begin a heritage-themed food tour of the northern city of Tianjin.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Tomorrow, Tianjin: China Mining Congress & Expo (until November 8). Meijiang Convention Centre.

Monday, November 7: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The mobile marketing revolution'. Jockey Club House.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The well-prepared executive'. Bank of America Tower.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Caroliners aim to test themselves against region's best teams

South China will host the Lunar New Year tournament despite a poor finish in their debut appearance. Club convenor Steven Lo Kit-sing said they had approached teams from the Chinese Super League as well as the J-League and K-League for the annual tournament to be held on January 23 and 26.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Businessman in HK$5.5b divorce case testifies

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Gas seller refocuses on assets after index move

Tianjin Tianlian Public Utilities hopes today's move to Hong Kong's main board from the Growth Enterprise Market will help it realise a long-delayed plan to buy the gas distribution assets of its unlisted parent Tianjin Gas Group.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Developer to build on profit

Residential and commercial property developer Sunac China Holdings has posted a sound financial result in the first six months of the year, with revenue jumping 68 per cent to 1.33 billion yuan (HK$1.62 billion) from the same period last year.

Net profit increased by 67 per cent to 317.2 million yuan, compared to 190 million yuan in the same period last year.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Opening statement

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland home prices about to start falling

Rising inventory relative to demand and new curbs on lending will force developers to cut home prices on the mainland from the third quarter, according to a report by international property consultant Knight Frank.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bombings targeting government buildings

Blasts at government buildings in Tianjin injured two people on Friday, state media confirmed yesterday. It was the second such attack on government buildings on the mainland in recent weeks.

Xinhua confirmed the incident but did not disclose further details or the target of the attack.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Right on the money

Tianjin is a business and industrial city in northern China, and it aims to become the world's largest financial centre in the next decade after the construction of Yujiapu Financial District

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Financial plan on target

Tianjn is set to evolve from the largest financial centre in northern China to one of the largest in the world, with an investment of 200 billion yuan (HK$240 billion) to build the world's largest financial district at Yujiapu in Binhai New Area.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

District lures big investors

The Yujiapu Financial District has attracted investment from more than 120 companies, with their total registered capital totalling 50 billion yuan (HK$59.91 billion).

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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

Hidden treasures light up the city

Tianjin is the third largest municipality-level city after Shanghai and nearby Beijing, but it tends to get lost in the shuffle. It's not perceived as archetypal of the mainland's present warp-speed rush to modernise like Shanghai, nor is it widely known for its historical significance like Beijing, but this often overlooked city has much to offer.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am