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Yuexiu defends bid to shift Guangzhou centre into reit

Guangzhou-based developer Yuexiu Property yesterday defended its plan to inject Guangzhou International Finance Centre into its real estate investment trust Yuexiu reit, after criticism of the deal.

Saturday, 7 July, 2012, 12:00am

Nigerian embassy seeks death in custody probe

A day after angry Africans took to the streets of Guangzhou demanding the authorities release the body of a Nigerian man who died in police custody, the Nigerian embassy in Beijing has called for a thorough investigation.

'We will get to the root of the matter. We are sharing the grief and we call for moderation,' embassy spokesman Ademola Oladele said yesterday.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

African fury over Death in custody

About 100 Africans staged an angry protest in Guangzhou's busy city centre yesterday afternoon after an African man died following a fight with a local man on Monday.

Guangzhou police said the African lapsed into a coma at a police station on Monday afternoon and died soon after following a dispute with an illegal electric bicycle taxi driver about the fare for a ride.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Happiness campaign gasping for air in a sea of misery

None of Guangdong's outspoken newspapers were allowed to report the suicide of 40-year-old Guangzhou villager Li Jie'e, who jumped to her death on May 9 after the authorities took her into custody and illegally demolished her home to make way for a redevelopment project.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Yuexiu eyes deals with longer returns

Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure is seeking acquisitions beyond its home province of Guangdong and its main business of toll roads.

The Hong Kong-listed company was looking at investing in infrastructure projects with longer operating periods, such as ports, said deputy chairman Li Xinmin.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

GZI Transport to invest in Wuzhou Port deal

GZI Transport has entered into an agreement on a joint venture with Xin Yue (Guangzhou) Investment and Wuzhou City Transport Investment Development, through which GZI will own 51 per cent of Wuzhou Port. GZI will contribute 87.2 million yuan (HK$102.95 million) to the venture's registered capital, which will be 171 million yuan.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Veterans hold protest seeking better pensions

About 300 veteran military officers protested outside the Guangdong provincial government office yesterday, petitioning for recognition of their military service and better pension payments.

With the Asian Games only 45 days away, surveillance of petitioners and rights activists has been stepped up in Guangzhou.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Retired soldiers protest over pensions

21 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Guangzhou asks public for views on facelift plan

Guangzhou made public yesterday an ambitious facelift plan that will cost nearly 100 billion yuan (HK$115 billion), will mean demolishing more than 10 per cent of the old town's built-up area and necessitate relocating 600,000 people.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Guangzhou celebrates - quietly

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival, some Guangzhou parks held shows and events, but many drew criticism from the public for being too expensive or not interesting enough.

20 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Principal investigated over alleged school fee embezzlement

A primary school headmistress is being investigated over the alleged embezzlement of tens of millions of yuan in school fees from parents who wanted to send their children to a top school.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Shui On unit calls off property deal

China Central Properties, a listed investment unit of Shui On Construction and Materials, has cancelled the 1.38 billion yuan (HK$1.57 billion) purchase of a distressed building in central Guangzhou, according to sources.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

CCP buying Guangzhou property for 1.39b yuan

China Central Properties, a listed investment unit of Shui On Construction and Materials, has agreed to acquire Guangzhou Dapeng International Plaza for 1.39 billion yuan (HK$1.55 billion), giving the southern mainland city a huge boost in sorting out its distressed assets.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Stranded travellers see light at end of the tunnel

Guangzhou-Beijing services resume after five days but weather still threatens

As train services on the Guangzhou-Beijing railway route finally resumed on Wednesday after being paralysed for five days, hundreds of thousands of travellers who had lost hope of returning home for the Lunar New Year finally saw a glimmer of light.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Tempers fray as number stuck in Guangzhou nears 800,000

The number of rail passengers stranded in Guangzhou because of atrocious weather swelled to nearly 800,000 yesterday - and tempers became increasingly frayed as the wait for trains dragged on.

Police were unable to keep order as thousands rushed to board buses arranged to take them from temporary waiting rooms to Guangzhou railway station.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am