Giant Hangzhou bridge to open May 1

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge, billed as the world's longest sea-crossing bridge at 36km, will be commissioned on May 1.

Monday, 31 March, 2008, 12:00am

Hempel converts Hangzhou factory site as land values rise

Hempel International Group, which exports products to foreign fashion brands such as Zara, H&M and Armani, is converting its 70-hectare manufacturing site in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, into a commercial and exhibition complex to make better use of it as land value rises in the city.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HK Airport keen to retain stake after Xiaoshan IPO

Hong Kong International Airport wants to retain its 35 per cent stake in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, which is planning to go public, the management of the country's eighth-largest airport announced.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

China to parade their skills at Coliseum

China's women's team will be in action in Hong Kong in the FIVB Health Check World Grand Prix from June 27-29.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Rival toll roads to hurt Zhejiang Expressway

Zhejiang Expressway expects a 5 per cent drop in traffic flow this year due to competition from Hangpu Expressway, which began operating in February, and the Hangzhou Bay Bridge which opens in two months.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Today Interim: WLS Holdings

Final: i-CABLE Communications, Vietnam Manufacturing and Export Processing, Zhejiang Expressway

Tomorrow Interim: GreaterChina Technology Group

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Today Interim: Kai Yuan Holdings

Final: Beijing Capital Land, Chinese Estates Holdings, Global Green Tech Group, G-Prop (Holdings), Global Green Tech Group, Launch Tech, Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings, Zijin Mining Tomorrow Final: Shanghai Forte Land

March 9 Final: SOHO China

March 10 Interim: WLS Holdings

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland club fined over crowd trouble

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has meted out harsh penalties to a top team after a quarter-final play-off was marred by fan trouble. The CBA blamed the head coach of Ningbo Bayi Shuanglu and their manager for inciting unrest among home fans after their side lost to Liaoning. It fined the club 20,000 yuan and the coach and manager 10,000 yuan each.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Villagers claim rare court triumph over central government planner

More than a dozen villagers in Zhejiang province have won a rare court victory over the top macroeconomic planner over plans for a road cutting through their land.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Villagers claim rare court triumph

More than a dozen villagers in Zhejiang province have won a rare court victory over the top macroeconomic planner over plans for a highway cutting through their land.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Intime invests 1b yuan in Hangzhou real estate

Intime Department Store (Group), which operates the largest department store chain in Zhejiang, has won a bid for a 50 per cent interest in a property redevelopment project in Hangzhou for 1.05 billion yuan.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hangzhou signals land deals worth 40b yuan

The Hangzhou government aims to lure Hong Kong investors to 40 billion yuan worth of residential, commercial and tourism-related projects despite the central government's stepped-up measures to curb foreign investment in property.

Most of the sites are in Xihu (West Lake) district, a popular tourist spot.

28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Luxury-watch smugglers held

Two Hong Kong businessmen and 13 mainlanders have been arrested in China's biggest luxury-watch smuggling case, involving 35,000 watches worth 224 million yuan.

At least nine Hong Kong watch firms have taken part in a nationwide smuggling network since 2005, according to police in Hangzhou , Zhejiang province .

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fatal blazes blamed on electrical faults

Wiring investigated after fires claim 31 lives

The fire that killed 21 people in an apartment building in Zhejiang province on Wednesday was probably caused by faulty electrical wiring in a ground floor flower shop, mainland media said yesterday.

An electrical fault was also blamed for a blaze the same day in a Dongguan cafe in Guangdong that killed 10 people.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

21 die in blaze that wreaks havoc on upmarket block

Smoke overcomes elderly at keep-fit dancing class

At least 21 people were killed and scores trapped in an inferno at a commercial-cum-residential building in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province , yesterday.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am