Yangtze River Delta

NWS Holdings raises stake in mainland roads

NWS Holdings is considering increasing its investments in two mainland highways to more than US$2 billion this year and initiating investments in two others.

Thursday, 15 September, 2011, 12:00am

US baseball seeks its own Yao Ming

The United States' top professional baseball league opened its second talent development centre on the mainland in Changzhou, Jiangsu, yesterday to drill deeper into one of the biggest untapped gold mines in sport.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

BIGGER and better

Jacques Arnoux is the founder of Pacific World, one of the most successful destination management companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Arnoux was born in Shanghai, grew up in France and moved in the early 1960s to Hong Kong, where he entered the MICE business in the 1980s. Pacific World is now based in Shanghai.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of professional help is costing lives

A lack of psychological counselling is to blame for the mainland's high suicide rate, with less than 10 per cent of depressed people receiving help, a Shanghai psychologist says.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai's blueprint for global business

Following on from its ambitions of becoming a global financial and shipping centre, Shanghai has drawn up plans to turn itself into an international trading hub.

But few substantive policies have been offered in the official blueprint.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Good Samaritans count cost of rushing to rescue

Guidelines issued this week by the Ministry of Health for providing first aid to elderly people have added fuel to an online debate triggered by several cases of people being sued for trying to help those in distress.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

The beauty of West Lake has inspired poets and artists in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, for more than 2,000 years, including Bai Juyi and Su Dongpo. Hangzhou is a fairly popular domestic tourist destination, as the country's former capital with beautiful greenery and the lake. But with international visitors, it is often overlooked. The trip I took there last week was my first.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai sets up SME funds

The Shanghai government will shell out 3 billion yuan (HK$3.65 billion) to ease financing difficulties faced by small and medium-sized firms as they fight to survive soaring raw material costs and monetary tightening.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers say bullying won't force them out

Dozens of villagers living near Tai Lake in Zhoutie town, Jiangsu, are under pressure to leave their homes to make way for property development and industry expansion.

Zhoutie, administered by Yixing city authorities and located on the west bank of Tai Lake, has been, like many rural mainland towns, undergoing rapid urbanisation in recent years.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai cruise terminal is Franshion's moneymaker

The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal has become the biggest profit contributor for Franshion Properties (China), the Hong Kong-listed development arm of Sinochem Corp.

'The Chinese have a saying that 'Water is a source of money'. A harbour view creates value for a property, whether in Shanghai or Singapore,' said Franshion chief financial officer Jiang Nan.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shop till you drop in Shanghai

The closing ceremony of last year's Shanghai Expo highlighted the charms of this lively city. Shanghai is bound to impress visitors with its 'Better City, Better Life' image.

Shanghai is the economic and financial heart of the mainland, but it is a cultural hub, too. Its metro line offers day tickets to visitors, allowing them to explore the city's landmarks at will.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police shoot fugitive in hostage stand-off on bus

Nanjing police yesterday shot a 32-year-old knife-wielding assailant who had taken bus passengers hostage Another person was also shot, China News Service reported, but the victim's identity could not be confirmed.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

8 children hurt in school attack

Eight young children were injured yesterday in an attack by a staff member at a day-care centre for the children of migrant workers in a Shanghai suburb.

The injured children were taken to the Children's Hospital of Fudan University, about 10 kilometres from the centre. Four of them were seriously injured and one was in critical condition last night, local media said.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Caught in between

Will we now see a more impartial investigation into the Wenzhou train accident? It would seem so, based on last week's shuffle of the investigation team appointed by the State Council: two senior railways ministry officials were removed and a group of people with technical expertise added.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Container firms cut Pacific routes as fuel costs rise

Higher fuel costs, increased competition and lower revenues have taken their toll on niche container shipping companies operating transpacific services between Asia and North America.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am