Xu Qin

Qianhai experimental zone won't be expanded, says Shenzhen mayor

Shenzhen mayor Xu Qin. Photo: May Tse

"The current priority for Qianhai will be turning the 15 square kilometres into a high-level, high-quality, and high value-added modern service industrial zone. As for the issue of expansion, we have not touched on that yet," Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin said at a media briefing when asked about speculation that officials overseeing the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone were going to expand the Qianhai area.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 5:59am

No-shows, do-nothings mar key gatherings in Shenzhen

Mayor Xu Qin

Mainland media and internet users have expressed disappointment about the high level of absenteeism and lack of concrete reform proposals at the Shenzhen Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and People's Congress.

18 Jan 2013 - 3:55am

Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin expects decades-low 9pc growth for 2013

Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin expects decades-low 9pc growth for 2013

Shenzhen has set a GDP growth target of 9 per cent this year, the lowest in decades, with the city government admitting that double-digit growth rates are a thing of the past.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:11am

City Digest, January 12, 2013

Police hunt for cabbie who attacked woman

Police are hunting for a taxi driver who indecently assaulted a woman, 29, and stole her mobile phone worth HK$4,000 in Tin Shui Wai on Thursday night, after she left the cab in Tin Wing Road. The thin cabbie, aged about 30, is about 1.7 metres tall and was wearing glasses and an orange jacket.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm