Retirees to Guangdong are golden opportunity: John Tsang

Great golf in Zhongshan, says John Tsang. Photo: Edward Wong

Hongkongers have been tipped-off about opportunities in the silver-haired market in Guangdong by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. After a visit to Zhongshan, Tsang blogged that cheap accommodation, a low cost of living and brilliant golf facilities were attracting retirees to the mainland city.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am

China to build two more Antarctic bases

Members of a Chinese Antarctic exploration team pose for group photos in the Antarctic in December, before leaving for China's Kunlun station. Photo: Xinhua

China is to build two extra research stations in Antarctica, where it currently has three facilities, the State Oceanic Administration confirmed on Friday.

A summer base, to be used between December and March, will be built between two of its existing stations – Kunlun and Zhongshan – on the frozen continent, the official Xinhua news agency said.

29 Mar 2013 - 8:42pm

Two village officials investigated over links to 11 properties worth 100m yuan

Two village officials investigated over links to 11 properties worth 100m yuan

Two village officials from a Zhongshan township have been placed under investigation after they were exposed for owning more than 11 properties valued at more than 100 million yuan (HK$123.5 million), according to mainland media reports.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:04am 2 comments

Close encounters

Illustration: Lee Yam

Looking for an easy-to-reach weekend getaway without the hassle of Chek Lap Kok? As Cecilie Gamst Berg discovers, there's a welcome in the Guangdong hillsides, where visitors are treated like royalty and 'progress' has yet to ruin the scenery.

24 Nov 2012 - 11:07pm 1 comment

Zhongshan township sealed off after riot

A township in Zhongshan city in Guangdong was sealed off by police yesterday as tensions remained high following a riot on Monday night that was believed to have been caused by disputes between locals and migrant workers.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Long-term approach brings success

A prudent development strategy and the consistently high quality of its property projects throughout the mainland have earned property developer Agile Property Holdings trust from investors and homebuyers.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rumblings from the heartland

Several days have passed but the atmosphere in Yilong, a village in the Pearl River Delta in Zhongshan, is quiet but still tense from last weekend's clashes between riot police and residents.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Area of outstanding natural beauty will be lost if Lamma project goes ahead

I refer to the report ('Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life', November 14).

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Land grabs blamed again for rioting in Guangdong

Hundreds of villagers carrying rocks and clubs clashed with riot police outside Zhongshan, Guangdong province, this weekend in protest over a long-running dispute over alleged land grabs by local officials.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Zhongshan sets price limit for home sales

Zhongshan, in Guangdong province, yesterday suspended the registration of homes sold at or above a set limit, effectively cancelling the sales.

The suspension, on sales of 5,800 yuan (HK$7,112) per square metre or above, is another example of local governments following Beijing's directive to curb the rise in property prices. Without registration, no sale can go through.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Something for everyone

While Dalian's richly-flavoured indigenous cuisine is everywhere, from small dumpling and noodle stalls to swanky dining rooms, if the visitor craves something more international there are several restaurants and bars that hit the spot.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Experts take aim at bold Nansha plan

Planning experts have shot down ambitious plans to turn Guangzhou's Nansha district into the provincial administrative centre.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Zhongshan sets up timber market

The Zhongshan government plans to boost its tax revenue from the timber industry by setting up a logistics centre with Hong Kong-listed Sustainable Forest Holdings, which will supply wood to businesses in the Guangdong region.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Not far from Macau, and most easily accessible from that city, Zhongshan has only borne that name since the 1920s. For centuries, both the town and the surrounding district were known as Heungshan. It was renamed in honour of Sun Yat-sen, the so-called 'founder of modern China', who was commonly known by the alias Sun Zhongshan after his death, in 1925.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Union wants allowance residency rule scrapped

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am