Quiet achiever faces challenges after winter transport chaos

New Transport Minister Li Shenglin has earned a reputation for quiet achievement. But his challenge will be to improve efficiency to avoid a repeat of the traffic chaos that paralysed the mainland following snowstorms.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008, 12:00am

Dai Xianglong to run social security fund

Ex-PBOC chief to control 500b yuan in assets

Former Tianjin mayor Dai Xianglong has been appointed head of the mainland's social- security fund, ending months of speculation about the financial strategist's political future.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin eyes 50b yuan shipping industry fund

The Tianjin government had applied to the State Council to set up a 50 billion yuan shipping industry fund in an attempt to turn the coastal city into a leading trade and shipping centre on the mainland, a source said.

The fund, if approved, will be the largest industry fund in the country. Its aim is to buy cargo vessels and lease them to global shipping firms.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Former party boss of scandal-hit Tianjin dies of undisclosed illness

The former party secretary of scandal-plagued Tianjin has died of an unspecified illness at the age of 68, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Zhang Lichang , who was also a Politburo member until October, died in Tianjin on Thursday at 10.20pm, Xinhua said.

A representative from the city government office declined to reveal the cause of Zhang's death.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Yip's Chemical allots 300m yuan for acquisitions to boost capacity

Yip's Chemical Holdings, the world's fourth-largest solvent maker, may spend as much as 300 million yuan for acquisitions this year including an ink maker in Tianjin to strengthen its coating business, according to a company official.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Poly Real Estate buys suburban plot in Tianjin

Shanghai-listed Poly Real Estate Group has acquired a commercial-residential site in Tianjin for 905 million yuan, reflecting its confidence in the mainland property market despite the latest austerity measures from the central government.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Deputy to replace Tianjin mayor, who awaits news of his next post

Tianjin mayor Dai Xianglong will be replaced by a deputy and transferred to a new post soon, media reports and official sources said yesterday.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing Capital buys sites

Beijing Capital Land, a developer controlled by the city's government, said it bought three plots from open auctions for 4.54 billion yuan in a move to expand into other areas in the country.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Yam calls for more 'through-train' cities

It makes sense for Beijing to use Tianjin as a pilot city for the 'through-train' scheme, although allowing other cities to run the plan is a good way to manage risks, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Abused workers more likely to underperform

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Today 3rd Quarter: Datang International Power Generation, Guangzhou Shipyard International, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shandong Xinhua Pharmaceutical, Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection, ZTE Corp

Final: China Agrotech Holdings, Loulan Holdings

AGM: Golding Soft, Sino Union Petroleum & Chemical International

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

City on the move

The central government has implemented numerous measures in an attempt to cool down the mainland's red-hot property market and yet prices continue to rise.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang Gaoli: Guangdong know-how goes north

Zhang Gaoli has been tasked with transforming the moribund city of Tianjin into a rival of Shanghai with the help of a powerful political ally and his experience in the country's developed south.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'Bullet train' study gets nod

The State Council has approved a feasibility study for a 'bullet train' link between Shanghai and Beijing, the National Development and Reform Commission said on its website.

The new trains - capable of travelling at up to 350km/h - would cut travel time between the two cities from 12 hours to just five.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Survivors' tales of being sunk at sea by German vessels

It was a long and dangerous odyssey, of up to three months, for the Chinese workers supporting the Allied war effort to reach their destination.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am