Western Guangdong trade fair targets Asean business people

Western Guangdong will host its first trade fair next month, targeting overseas Chinese business people in Asean countries. Photo: Xinhua

Liu Xiaojie, deputy secretary general of Guangdong's provincial government, told a press conference yesterday that the first national trade fair involving Chinese merchants in Asean countries would be held in Zhanjiang from April 10 to 12.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 4:45am

Man arrested after car bomb kills 7, including ex-wife and daughter

The accident site of the explosion in Litianshang village in Zhanjiang. Photo: Xinhua

The suspect, Chen Desheng, was severely injured and taken to hospital, where police arrested him after he confessed to the attack.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Guangdong's Zhanjiang targets doubling of GDP by 2017

Wang Zhongbing

Zhanjiang officials also plan to accelerate construction on a steel hub and a second airport, as well as extend the city's highway network and build a high-speed railway.

30 Jan 2013 - 5:21am

Villagers pay high price for steel plant project

Thousands of residents in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, have been left jobless, homeless and unemployed as a result of the local government's plan to invest 70 billion yuan (HK$85.6 billion) to create an iron and steel production base on the city's scenic Donghai Island.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fixated on fixed assets

A middle-aged local government official kissing a document outside the mainland's top planning agency has been among the most popular online pictures in the past few days.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bribing judges is almost a sure thing

Bribing judges to fix court cases on the mainland is more profitable than drug dealing, according to Huang Shenger from Zhanjiang, in western Guangdong.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

One killed in railway bridge collapse

At least one worker died and more than 10 were injured after one pier of an unfinished railway bridge connecting the cities of Maoming and Zhanjiang in Guangdong collapsed yesterday. A picture posted on the Online Maoming website showed a concrete mould of a bridge pier had collapsed; several workers could be seen digging amid the wreckage.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Man arrested over dumped body

Shenzhen police have arrested a Hong Kong man, 50, after the dismembered body of his wife - a Hong Kong businesswoman - was found at a house in western Guangdong.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Cancellations lessen impact of Japanese destroyer's visit

Warship welcomed in Zhanjiang, but occasion seems hollow

Japanese servicemen were greeted with applause and fireworks from the Chinese navy yesterday when they returned to China nearly 63 years after the end of the second world war.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Youth look beyond painful memories

Bad memories of the Japanese military may linger among some of the older residents of Zhanjiang , but younger people, untouched by the atrocities of war, were openly excited about the historic visit of a Japanese warship to the mainland yesterday.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Splashing out on yet another endangered species

The property and stock market bubbles have created an entire class of nouveau riche on the mainland with a taste for exotic, even endangered, species. The more traditional shark's fin and abalone are passe because they cannot throw away half a million yuan on a dish.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

China Merchants plans spin-off of Zhanjiang Port

Company announces listing goal after lifting earnings 26pc

China Merchants Holdings (International), which is buying a 45 per cent stake in Zhanjiang Port, will take the facility public as early as 2009.

The company announced its intention as it reported a 26 per cent increase in interim profits.

8 May 2015 - 9:40am

China Merchants to acquire port stake

Firm diversifies in 1.62b yuan investment

China Merchants Holdings (International), a leading mainland port operator, plans to invest 1.62 billion yuan in a port in Guangdong province to diversify into oil and bulk cargo terminal handling.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Drop in the ocean

An aid helicopter drops supplies to thousands of people left trapped in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, after Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall over the weekend. At one point, more than 23,000 residents were stranded. Authorities also sent a text message to 2.8 million people after a rumour started that an earthquake would hit the weather-battered area.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

District cadre faces Guangdong court

A district legislature member in Zhanjiang , Guangdong province, went on trial yesterday amid tight security.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am