Xuhui District

One-man stand against the system

Capitalising on the growing popularity of his microblog, Yang Haipeng is using the forum to voice his grievances about a bribery case in which his wife is implicated.

Sunday, 2 October, 2011, 12:00am

Digest

Commercial confirmor sales top HK$7b

Confirmor sales of commercial units in Hong Kong this year amount to HK$7.046 billion. This represented an increase of 45.1 per cent over the second half of last year, Centaline Property Agency said. In confirmor deals, properties are resold before the original transaction is completed. Peggy Sito

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

Admission to one of the top primary schools in Shanghai can cost as much as an apartment.

And that takes some explaining, in an education system where admission to primary school is free.

It all comes down to parents with high hopes for their newborns.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Shanghai officials to probe school closure as Irish founder vanishes

The Shanghai Education Bureau has ordered an investigation into the sudden closure of the city's oldest and largest English-language school this week.

The whereabouts of Brian McCloskey, the Irish founder of Kai En English Training Centre, remained unknown yesterday.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

City government plans auction of 200 hectares to cool prices

The Shanghai government will auction about 200 hectares of land early next month amid efforts to cool rising property prices.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Developer protests as Shanghai flats razed

Tower demolished before court ruling

Businessman Sun Yin-piu vowed yesterday to stage a sit-in outside the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong in protest against Shanghai's Xuhui district government for demolishing a residential project he had been building since 1997. The flats have never been occupied.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai land dispute hinges on contract

An agreement that a Hong Kong businessman signed last year with Shanghai's biggest electrical goods maker and a company affiliated with a district government is the key to his dispute over compensation for land he had invested in.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

HK businessman seeks payout for Shanghai project under demolition

A Shanghai court will start hearing a dispute tomorrow between a Hong Kong businessman and the city's biggest electrical goods maker.

Sun Yin-piu is battling for compensation for a never-occupied residential development that is being demolished.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

What's Next

Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery presents 60 paintings, sculptures and mixed media works by 22 mainland artists including Liu Jianhua, Mao Xuhui, Su Xinping and Wang Youshen. Features Liu's photographic work The Virtual Reality (above). Today, 10am-8pm, 1/F Low Block, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. Inquiries: 2580 0058. Ends today

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Ugly' trainee teacher sues over dismissal

A woman, suffering from a condition that causes an abnormally large head, has accused a Shanghai teacher training centre of rejecting her because of her 'unfavourable looks', in what may be the first such job discrimination case on the mainland.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Morgan Stanley piles into Luwan

US fund boosts Shanghai presence in a redevelopment project in which China Overseas Land is also involved separately

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund will take part in a multibillion-yuan redevelopment project in Luwan - one of its biggest in terms of size - to bolster its investment in Shanghai.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai Industrial weighs 20b yuan property project

Shanghai Industrial Holdings, a company with interests ranging from infrastructure to pharmaceuticals, is considering developing a 20 billion yuan commercial property project in Shanghai with its state-owned parent, according to sources.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai's knock-off paradise shuts down

Thousands of bargain hunters yesterday flocked to Shanghai's Xiangyang Market in search of discounts on knock-off name brand products before the market's doors were finally closed as part of the city government's efforts to protect intellectual property.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Mall city offers both good and bad

When foreign executives visit Shanghai, consultant Ali Toure wants to persuade them to invest in the city - so he takes them for dinner in a restaurant in a shopping mall in the Xujiahui commercial district, which has a daily traffic of 800,000.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai gives neighbourhood spies a role in mental health

Authorities are training volunteer counsellors to join Shanghai's 4,000 neighbourhood committees - bodies traditionally seen as spying on residents.

The initiative comes after a survey showed 80 per cent of residents could benefit from psychological and mental health counselling.

21 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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