Sale of 40 tonnes of diseased pork sparks police inquiry

Officials probe sale of tonnes of infected pork. Photo: Reuters

Police in Nanjing county, Zhangzhou, detained a 44-year-old woman surnamed Lin and a 33-year-old man, busting an illegal operation in which 40 tonnes of pork was allegedly sold in three months, according to the Strait Metropolis Daily, a newspaper affiliated with the propaganda department in Fujian.

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Mark Six frenzy takes toll on Fujian

Mark Six fever has swept the south of Fujian province, splitting families, draining money from the economy and driving people to seek psychiatric help.

24 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

1,000 farmers in protest over levy

Nearly 1,000 mainland banana farmers staged a protest yesterday against a stiff increase in farm taxes by a city government. Five farmers were reportedly injured in clashes with police during the protest in Zhangzhou City in Fujian province.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Zhangzhou in $465m spree to boost port

China Merchants and Bank of China Zhangzhou Economic Development Zone Co plans to spend between 500 million yuan and 600 million yuan (between HK$465 million and $558 million) developing phase two of the Zhangzhou port project.

7 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

National grid to tap into Formosa

China has agreed to purchase electricity from Formosa Plastics Group's Zhangzhou Houshi power plant at a fixed price for 10 years.

22 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Officials say Taiwan curbs won't stop plant

Officials in Fujian province are confident construction of a Taiwan-invested power plant in the city will not be affected by Taiwan's plans to limit investments in mainland China.

Zhangzhou Communist Party Secretary Cao Degan said construction of Formosa Plastics Group's power plant in Houshi, Longhai, would continue uninterrupted.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Go-ahead expected on power scheme

THE first Taiwanese-owned electricity plant on the mainland is to start production by 1999 in Fujian.

The city of Zhangzhou is set to sign an agreement with Taiwan tycoon Y. C. Wang, chairman of Formosa Plastics, said party secretary Cao Degan.

7 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Zhangzhou shedding village image

ZHANGZHOU, better known for its agricultural industry, is shedding its ''flower and fruit village'' reputation to lure investors into its budding property market, according to Huaxing Real Estate Development.

17 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Nightclub for Jinhui

JINHUI Holdings is to run a 2.8 million yuan (about HK$3.75 million) nightclub with karaoke facilities in Zhangzhou, Fujian, through its subsidiaries in China.

The 461 sq m nightclub, to be opened on Saturday, is a joint venture between a wholly owned subsidiary of Jinhui and its 60 per cent owned Joint-Venture Zhangzhou International Aluminium Container Co.

12 Jan 1993 - 12:00am