Special zone seeks more Hong Kong investors

Zhuhai's special economic zone, Hengqin, has already attracted 226 billion yuan (HK$286 billion) of investment in its first three years. Photo: Edward Wong

Zhuhai's special economic zone, Hengqin, which has already attracted 226 billion yuan (HK$286 billion) of investment in its first three years, is looking for more Hong Kong investors.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:49am

Guangdong activist raises questions over disabled boy's captivity

Chen Ya seen running in a video. Screenshot from Sohu.

Long-time petitioner Chen Fengqiang expected to be questioned or taken into custody when police entered his apartment in Zhuhai on the evening of April 28, but instead they brought him a disabled, mute boy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mother at Zhuhai-Macau border refuses to give birth on mainland


The women, accompanied by her husband went into labour while she was queuing to cross immigration on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2013 - 7:14pm

Inquiry gives 'ridiculous' answer to boss's wine extravagance

A leaked photo of Zhou Shaoqiang's Hk$70,000 wine appreciation course. Photo: Sina Weibo

The head of a state-owned enterprise, who was the subject of a disciplinary investigation after being accused by netizens of consuming 12 bottles of red wine during a meal, said he was just trying to “learn more about wine”.

5 Feb 2013 - 4:21pm

Guests bemoan high prices at Zhuhai air show

Some 230,000 people flocked to the Zhuhai air show during the three-day public viewing, which featured scale models and flight demos. Photos: May Tse

Aircraft enthusiasts say traffic jams and exorbitant prices for food and souvenirs marred the Zhuhai air show, which is the most important platform for China to display its military and civilian aircraft technologies.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:30am

Model of newest fighter jet on display at Zhuhai air show

Two J-10 fighter jets from the People's Liberation Army Air Force August 1st Aerobatics Team stage a dramatic fly past at the Zhuhai show. Photo: Reuters

Aircraft enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of the nation's state-of-the-art military aircraft are out in force in Zhuhai this week as it hosts the nation's largest air show, which opened yesterday and lasts until Sunday.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:35am

Zhuhai air show 'bigger and better'

Crowds surround an aircraft at the air show. Organisers say it will be better this year, with 650 exhibitors signed up. Photo: Reuters

The biennial air show which opens in Zhuhai next week promises to be bigger and better this year as it becomes more recognised by international aviation and aerospace manufacturers, say organisers.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:24am

Economic development plan for Zhuhai's Hengqin Island doubted

A forum on economic integration between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai conducted on Hengqin Island in August. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong and Macau analysts have criticised as wishful thinking mainland authorities' plan to develop seven pillar industries on Zhuhai's sleepy Hengqin Island and boost economic co-operation with Macau.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:41am

Guangdong to extend railway to Hengqin

Guangdong is extending inter-city railway construction to Hengqin Island in Zhuhai city by 2016, which is expected to link to Macau in the future.

Trains on the current Guangzhou-Zhuhai railway have been running at about 150km/h since January last year.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong to get 40b yuan infrastructure boost

Guangdong is getting a multibillion-dollar shot in the arm to kick-start infrastructure and other projects.

China Development Bank has signed 40 billion yuan (HK$48.95 billion) in financing deals with municipal governments, including those of Zhongshan and Qingyuan, and transport groups in the province.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wow! The US$15m Adastra comes home

It's taken eight years, but Antony Marden's nautical marvel finally made it home to Deep Water Bay last week.

The Hong Kong shipping magnate wanted to build a superyacht to sail around the world. English boat designer John Shuttleworth helped him build one that pushes the boundaries of boatbuilding - the 140-foot Adastra.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Metropolis' urged for Lantau

A Lantau authority should be set up to turn the island into a new 'metropolis' to help Hong Kong keep pace with fast-growing cities on the mainland, a business alliance says.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

China's first super-yacht set for round-the-world trip

It may look like something from another planet - but this is, in fact, China's first homegrown super-yacht and the fruit of an eight-year dream for its owner, Hong Kong shipping magnate Antony Marden.

The 140 foot Adastra, built at a cost of US$15 million, was unveiled last week at the Zhuhai facility of Australian boatbuilder McConaghy.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Take-off in Zhuhai for first private aircraft shop

China's first fixed-base operator of private aviation-related sales and services opened for business in Zhuhai , Guangdong, at the weekend.

Zhuhai Cirrus Fixed Base Operator (FBO) operates the new store, which sells planes and offers services such as refuelling, hangaring and aircraft maintenance.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hopewell sees smoother road ahead

Thomas Jefferson Wu, who heads two Hong Kong-listed companies controlled by his family - Hopewell Holdings and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure (HHI) - believes both will ride out the turbulent trading environment this year.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am