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Tianjin

Diaspora diaries

He's been voted the world's best lord mayor, he's had a rap song, John So, he's our bro', written in his honour and he received a bigger cheer than Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Sunday, 26 September, 2010, 12:00am

Powerlong 'seizes' first-tier cities with Mao's guerilla tactic

'Encircling the cities from the countryside and finally capturing them' was a key guerilla warfare tactic employed by Mao Zedong in his campaigns against the Kuomintang. It is now being resurrected by Fujian-based real estate developer Powerlong Real Estate Holdings.

14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

R&F Properties ignores cooling measures to net most expensive Tianjin site for 7b yuan

Beijing's cooling measures for the mainland property market did not keep Guangzhou R&F Properties away from buying the most expensive site in Tianjin on Wednesday.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Four pedicab drivers kill themselves in protest

Nine Tianjin tricycle drivers lay in front of an express train, in a suicide protest against a county government's decision to ban unemployed workers from making a living from tricycles as pedicabs.

Four died and five were seriously injured when they were hit by a train travelling on the line between Beijing and Shanghai at about 8pm on Monday night, Xinhua reported.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The article headlined 'Minority shareholders reject Tianjin Port's plan' on Thursday failed to mention that the proposal voted down was one of seven resolutions put to the Tianjin Port Development extraordinary general meeting on July 15. The other six were approved by the shareholders.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Minority shareholders reject Tianjin Port's plan

The minority shareholders of Tianjin Port Development have rejected a proposal to allow a related firm to handle some of its banking needs, including billions in deposits, the company announced yesterday.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Tianjin Port profit sinks 45.8pc on rising costs

The net profit of Tianjin Port Development plunged 45.8 per cent to HK$130.29 million last year, although revenue rose 5.4 per cent to HK$1.26 billion.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Great Wall plans Tianjin plant for export market

Carmaker Great Wall Motor will spend 2.5 billion yuan (HK$2.84 billion) building a production plant in Tianjin for overseas markets, saying it expects demand to pick up.

The plant would be completed by the end of next year and had a designed annual capacity of 100,000 units, compared with the company's current capacity of 200,000 units, Great Wall said.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Navy must be pushed into hi-tech era: admiral

China must speed up its efforts and improve its technology for building large naval ships and related weapons-production systems, the naval chief said yesterday.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Tianjin's cruise terminal on schedule for completion in 2010

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sino-Ocean sales up sixfold so far this year

Sino-Ocean Land Holdings, the largest property developer in Beijing, said property sales had increased sixfold year on year to a record 2.3 billion yuan (HK$2.61 billion) so far this year.

The company's goal is 8 billion yuan in contract sales this year.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Details of graft trial released

A court in Tianjin has released details of the trial of former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu, the subject of one of the mainland's highest- profile corruption scandals in a decade, state media reported yesterday.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Ill investor sues bank

A psychiatric patient is suing DBS Bank for HK$930,000 she invested in retail bonds with Lehman Brothers, alleging the bank misled her.

24 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Nation's soccer league gets red card from CCTV

The Chinese Soccer Premier League has been booted off CCTV because its 'bad image has defiled the success of the Beijing Olympics', state media said yesterday.

The move was apparently ordered by the top leadership, which was concerned over scandals within the league, China News Service reported, quoting sources from the station's sport programming team.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am