Real city not on itinerary

Mainland tourists are not content with package-tour arrangements under which they are compelled to shop without getting a feel for the essence of this consumer paradise.

Sunday, 6 May, 2007, 12:00am

Earnings drop 4pc at Tianjin Development

Tianjin Development saw a 4 per cent drop in net profit last year, dragged down by its winery operations. Its utility and industrial divisions cushioned the fall.

Net profit dropped to HK$552.75 million from HK$573.17 million in 2005. Earnings per share dipped 8 per cent to 57.92 HK cents but sales increased 20 per cent to HK$2.69 billion, mainly from the utility division.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Today Final: Agile Property Holdings, AUPU Group Holding, Beijing North Star, Bright Int'l Group, CCT Tech Int'l, CCT Telecom Holdings, China Haisheng Juice Holdings, China Rare Earth Holdings, Dongfeng Motor, Dream International, EcoGreen Fine Chemicals Group, Embry Holdings, Fujian Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment, Golden Eagle Retail, Hantec Investment Holdings, Harmony Asset, Hop Fung Group H

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Taiwan unveils improved home-built fighter jet

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Today Interim: Champion Technology, China Agrotech, Paladin, Sino Katalytics

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Tianjin eyes special bank for low-cost residences

Tianjin, one of the nation's financial reform pilot areas, has applied to establish a specialised bank focused on financing low-income housing, its mayor said.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Deutsche Bank unit to invest US$100m in two projects

RREEF, Deutsche Bank's property and infrastructure management arm, plans to invest US$100 million in two residential projects in the mainland as part of its expansion plan in the country.

Kurt Roeloffs, RREEF's Asia-Pacific head, expects the two projects to produce fewer than 1,000 residential units when completed.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Binhai seeks to follow in Pudong's footsteps

Tianjin may be touting its Binhai New Area as the nation's next financial hub, but one of the country's top advisers on urban planning says it will not replicate the success of Shanghai's Pudong district.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

200-year-old art form had ups and downs

The birth of crosstalk entertainment dates back about 200 years in Beijing and Tianjin , where performers made a living by entertaining audiences on open ground.

Performers worked hard to appeal to audiences through comedy and even vulgarity, and their social standing was lower than that of artists such as Peking opera singers and storytellers.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Results diary

Today Interim: APT Satellite Holdings, China Chengtong Development Group, Chitaly Holdings, Eco-Tek Holdings, Karce International Holdings, RoadShow Holdings, Shenzhen High-Tech Holdings, Wasion Meters Group, Wong's Kong King International (Holdings), ZZNode Technologies

AGM: Coastal Greenland

Tomorrow 1st Quarter: Karrie International Holdings

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Road King eyes China developer

Road King Infrastructure, a mainland toll-road investor, plans to pay up to 1.28 billion yuan for a controlling stake in a major China developer to beef up its property business.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin Teda in 1.3b yuan deal to boost broker Bohai

Tianjin Teda, one of the mainland city's three publicly traded investment arms, plans to spend 600 million yuan to buy 27 per cent of Bohai Securities, a mid-size brokerage, as part of a 1.3 billion yuan recapitalisation plan that eventually will result in a publicly traded financial services firm serving the Bohai region.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Priest wearied by battle for return of church property

Hebei priest Sun Quanxin has been lobbying Tianjin officials for the past 13 years in the hope of regaining state-sanctioned Catholic Church properties held by the city government.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin police director held over kickbacks

The head of Tianjin's police force has been detained and three senior local officials put under house arrest for alleged bribery connected to property deals, a human rights group said yesterday.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Neo-China pays chief $845m for seven sites

Property developer Neo-China Group (Holdings) has agreed to buy seven parcels of land in Tianjin from its chairman Li Songxiao for $845.26 million.

Shares in Neo-China, which were suspended from trading on Monday, jumped 39.2 per cent after resumption yesterday, closing at 71 cents.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am