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Close encounters

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.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 11:07pm 1 comment

Retirees to Guangdong are golden opportunity: John Tsang

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.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

China to build two more Antarctic bases

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 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

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