December 2007

Chaozhouren to Cycle around China

Mai Huang, a disabled boy from Chaozhou, is now cycling around the country in 220 days to promote the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, according to Shantou Daily here….

Sports Center Plans

A Sports Park and a Sports Center were planned in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, a circular that outlines economic and social development every five years from 1953. According…

Man Spends 17 Years to Draw Map of Chaoshan

Yi Meizang, a 65-year old man from Xinan of Chenghai, has drawn a big map of the three cities in Chaoshan by himself. Yi loves poetry and earns…

Ancient Poetry Anthology Published

An anthology of the famous poet Chen Yanyu fom ancient Chaozhou has been published by the Chinese Poetry Publishing House recently, according to the Shantou Daily, here. As…

Nan’ao Bridge to continue

Connecting Nan’ao and Chenghai district, the Nan’ao Bridge Project has started again after it was delayed in 1997. It is predicted to be continued early in 2008. The…

Women’s Super Cup Holds

The last match of this year’s women’s soccer competition, the Women’s Super Cup, was held on December 11 at Haibin Football Field in Shantou. The national champions from…

Phoenix Tower Rises from the Ashes

The Phoenix Tower in Chaozhou has a history of over 400 years. It has been under renovation these days, according to Shantou Special Zone Evening. It was first…

Haibin Road Renovations

Two sections of Haibin Road near the People’s Square are being extended. “Greening belts” and a parking lot will also be built near the seaside boardwalk, according to…