City to consult public on car registration quotas

Guangzhou's city government says it will consult the public on its controversial plan to limit car registrations, which would see the number of new licences capped at 10,000 a month - half sold through auction and the rest drawn in a lottery.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am


Second Guangdong official detained

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hit-and-run child not expected to live, says hospital

A two-year-old girl fighting for her life in a Guangzhou hospital after being run over by two vehicles and ignored by more than a dozen passers-by was unlikely to survive, a hospital spokesman said yesterday.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Li Peng resurfaces... on the bookshelves

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Laid-off man kills two, then himself

A laid-off jewellery-factory worker in Panyu, Guangzhou, stabbed two senior executives to death in a dispute over redundancy compensation and then killed himself by jumping off the factory's roof, according to a mainland news report.

The murder-suicide is the latest indication of the worsening economy in once-booming Guangdong province and increasingly tense labour relations.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong to scrap highway tolls

Guangdong is planning to abolish tolls on government-owned roads by the end of 2019, according to mainland media.

The government scrapped a third of the province's tolls from 2001 to last year and is working on a timetable for scrapping the remaining tolls, believed to be more than 100, the Yangcheng Evening News reported yesterday.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Anti-Sars hero, colleagues charged with embezzlement

An anti-Sars hero and six Guangdong provincial government colleagues have been charged with embezzling more than 22.4 million yuan, local media reported yesterday.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Toll bridge called to account

Guangdong's audit office has been urged to disclose the financial status of the controversial Luoxi bridge to end a debate over whether it should continue to collect tolls.

17 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

City to ban motorcycles in next three years

Guangzhou officials hope to reduce congestion and accidents

The buzz of motorcycle engines will fade from Guangzhou city streets during the next three years as part of an official drive against traffic accidents and crime.

13 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Cashless cabbies

For years Hong Kong has acted as a trend-setter for Guangzhou. From food to clothing, Guangzhou citizens have taken their cues from Hong Kong on what is fashionable. Now this trend has crossed over into the realm of transport, and is manifest in the form of an all-purpose debit card that can be used to pay for getting around town.

31 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Reporters banned over court coverage

Six Guangdong journalists deemed out of line in writing details of divorce case

The Guangdong Higher People's Court has barred six local court reporters from attending trials for six months after they filed reports that were not approved by the authorities.

15 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Exercise places terrorists on notice

Guangzhou shows its readiness with huge demonstration involving 3,000 officers and civilians

More than 3,000 officers and civilians yesterday took part in a massive anti-terrorist exercise in Guangzhou.

27 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Bad English signals poor image

Guangzhou authorities have replaced 125 road signs that used bad English following a complaint from legislators, it was reported yesterday.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

50 freed after bus dynamite hostage drama

Fifty passengers were held hostage in Guangzhou when a robber carrying dynamite threatened to blow up their bus.

After a tense 30-minute standoff, Guangzhou police arrested the man, 25, who had managed to take only 300 yuan (HK$282) from the passengers.

17 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Three hurt in university lab blast

At least three people were injured when an explosion ripped through a laboratory in Guangdong Industrial University yesterday.

A university security guard said a blast occurred in a chemistry laboratory on the third floor of the university's main building at 1.30pm.

3 Nov 2001 - 12:00am