Yangtze River Delta

China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen, farmers

Workers collect dead pigs to deliver to a disposal facility in a Jiaxing village, in east China's Zhejiang province, in March. Photo: AP

Problems associated with water pollution and pig farming in China have been dredged up, but behind the headlines, the story has had a cascading effect on the troubles of the fishermen and pig farmers in the region.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Bad loans fallout tipped to spread as risks grow

The mainland's non-performing loan woes, now affecting banking branches in the Yangtze River Delta, is expected to spread to other eastern coastal areas such as Shandong, Fujian and Guangdong provinces, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu warns.

8 May 2013 - 5:20am

Bird fanciers in Yangtze River Delta defy virus warnings

Bird cages at a teahouse on the Wushan Mountain, in Hangzhou, where local people like to walk their birds. Photo: Simon Song

Every day at dawn, bird lovers can still be seen taking their caged pets for walks in parks and lakeside areas across the Yangtze River Delta, despite the area being ground zero for the most recent avian flu outbreak.

17 Apr 2013 - 4:58am

City scope: hostility or hospitality?

Shanghai has more in common with Hong Kong than you might think. Photo: Xinhua

While Hong Kong grumbles about floods of mainland visitors - muttering about denuded shop shelves and their "uncouth" cousins slurping noodles on the MTR, ...

20 Oct 2012 - 11:50pm

Dyke collapse destroys 28 homes in Jiangsu

Nearly 30 houses were flushed away into the Yangtze River

More than two dozen houses were washed away by the Yangtze River in Jiangsu on Saturday after the collapse of 310-metre-long section of dyke protecting an island administered by the city of Zhenjiang .

16 Oct 2012 - 4:51am

China Digest, October 6, 2012


The cultural revelation

6 Oct 2012 - 10:26am

Cities scrap car curb plans as sales growth slows

The city governments of Xian and Hangzhou yesterday scrapped plans to cap the number of new car registrations as growth in car sales across the country slowed again last month.

The number of passenger cars delivered by manufacturers to dealers rose 10.71 per cent to 1.12 million last month, markedly slower than the 15.77 per cent growth reported in June.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Ming-style luxury on sale for a humble 500m yuan

A luxury Chinese-style garden villa project in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, has been launched in Hong Kong, with the biggest unit going for a whopping 500 million yuan (HK$608 million).

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing deploys inspectors to push home policy point

The State Council has sent out another strong signal that it intends to tighten the enforcement of property curbs, highlighting Beijing's concerns that any easing of the controls at the local level may derail its efforts to rein in prices.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Art galleries will never be the same again

Everything on film seems to be in 3D these days: Toy Story 3, Ice Age 4, even the Biebs' concert movie Never Say Never. Yet this 3D craze has been spreading - from the West to the East, and from movies to paintings - all the way to Hangzhou , the largest city in Zhejiang province.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism explosion

Immortalised in poetry and art for its bucolic and pastoral beauty, Hangzhou is riding a boom in tourism, as visitors flock to the city's scenic spots.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cheap, cheerful and tasty

Like its sun-dappled, tree-lined streets, Hangzhou's cuisine is light and fresh.

Here are three places to try Hangzhou's local cuisine while you are visiting the city.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Technology fuels growth

The Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Area (HEDA) has fuelled the city's economic growth for two decades.

Last year, 1,137 enterprises were set up, bringing in additional capital of 2.095 billion yuan (HK$2.556 billion), up 12.9 per cent from 2010.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Centre of creativity

There is a Chinese saying: 'Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou'. If Hangzhou is indeed heaven on earth, it's not only for its beautiful scenery, but also culture and creativity - and the city is becoming known as creative hub.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Inextricable link to the Silk Road

Few products match the role of silk in Chinese culture. Once reserved for the imperial families, silk tied China to the world through the Silk Road, rooted in Hangzhou.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am