Journalists complete Beijing seminar

More than 20 representatives of 15 local media institutions yesterday completed a five-day seminar for senior media workers organised by the Journalism Education Foundation and held at Renmin University's School of Journalism and Communication in Beijing.

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008, 12:00am

Tianjin Development to expand in Binhai New Area

Red-chip conglomerate Tianjin Development Holdings plans to expand its mainland financial business to tap emerging opportunities in Tianjin's Binhai New Area.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tourism boom expected after closing ceremony

Beijing and other Olympic co-host cities will see an internal tourism bonanza after the Games, which end today, an official survey found.

China's leading online travel agent, Ctrip, found that 70 per cent of those surveyed planned to visit the host cities after the Games, Xinhua reported yesterday.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

'Earthwalker' put off stride by tight security

Instead of walking from Tianjin to Beijing, 'Earthwalker' Paul Coleman will be taking the train today after abandoning his goal of reaching the capital on foot for the opening of the Olympic Games.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Progress made on finance ambitions

On Monday, China Construction Bank formally launched its credit card operations centre in Tianjin's Binhai New Area, the bank's third.

With this, Tianjin's goal of becoming a financial and banking centre in China moved a step closer.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Tracking the torch

From May until the Games open in August, the Olympic torch is travelling from hand to hand through China. As it reaches each new province, this page will feature an in-depth profile, with relevant interviews, on the day it arrives in the province.

Today: Tianjin

What is the torch route?

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

18 - Tong Wen

Born: February 1, 1983 in Tianjin

Entry: +78kg

Credentials: Gold at 2003, 2005 and 2007 world championships

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

41 injured as scaffolding gives way at Tianjin site

Forty-one people were injured, six severely, when a scaffolding platform plummeted 27 floors to the ground at a Games construction site in Tianjin , local media reported yesterday. All the injured were taken to hospital from the site, where the port city's multimedia centre is under construction.

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

Sturgeons don't co-exist with barracuda in the sea. The docile ancient fish would have no place to go when encountering the carnivorous barracuda in an aquarium.

Liu Huanzhang, a Wuhan-based hydrobiology researcher from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, after a Chinese sturgeon - a gift from Beijing - died from the bite of a barracuda at Ocean Park's Atoll Reef

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Kingway shares dive 10.3pc after company predicts first-half loss

Shares of Guangdong-based Kingway Brewery declined 10.34 per cent to HK$1.04 yesterday after the company issued a profit warning for the first half.

Analysts said intense competition in southern China and surging operating costs would make 2008 a challenging year for the company.

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

'Business as usual' for China team

China's chief team administrator claimed yesterday it was business as usual for the national team, despite a public broadside over its poor World Cup qualifying campaign and intense media speculation on a power struggle at the helm of the side.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin firm budgets HK$2b for property

Tianjin Development Holdings, which mainly engages in utility and infrastructure operations in its northern home base, will budget up to HK$2 billion for commercial properties this year to add real estate investment as a core business.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Curious gather outside court

There was no word of Chen Liangyu's expected court appearance in Tianjin's newspapers yesterday, but that did not stop a crowd of residents forming near a city courthouse for a glimpse of Shanghai's disgraced former Communist Party boss.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin Pipe to seek Shanghai listing

Tianjin Pipe, the mainland's largest producer of steel pipes used in the oil and gas industry, aims to list on the Shanghai stock market this year.

The company, which has about 50 per cent of the mainland oil drilling steel pipe products market, has appointed a few investment banks to underwrite its initial public offering, chairman Liu Yunsheng said.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin Tianlian eyes parent firm's assets

Tianjin Tianlian Public Utilities plans to raise four billion yuan (HK$4.41 billion) to five billion yuan in the next three years to fund the purchase of the remaining assets of parent company, Tianjin Gas, chairman Sun Boquan said.

The firm, which is listed on the Growth Enterprise Market, sells and distributes piped gas to residential and industrial customers in Tianjin.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am