October 2008 Page 1 of 2

Kids to Kids Internation – Welcome to Shantou

I received an email from Amy who is from the U.S. but currently return to Shantou. Amy, I hope you won’t mind if I post your email here….

Join us – News.MyShantou team

After meeting with Bob and Emma – two students from Shantou University Journalism School who are currently contributors of News.MyShantoun.net – when I was in Shantou, I was…

Large truck control starts

The local authority implemented a traffic control on large trucks in the North District, the city centre of Shantou according to the Shantou Daily.

Only 700 beds available for 30,000 severe mental patients

The number of people diagnosed with severe psychosis in Shantou has reached 30,000 , according to Shantou City Post article on October 23. Whereas, the total beds available…

Shantou prices fall

In step with the national trend, consumer prices in Shantou slowed down in the third quarter, according to a report in the Shantou Daily. The daily, citing Shantou…

Jieyang airport to be completed by 2011

The State Council has approved land for building a new airport in Jieyang and the Ministry of Land Resources has already approved land for the construction, reports said….

Playtime’s over for Shantou toy-makers

Shantou’s toy industry has begun feeling the pinch of the international economic crisis, reports said. Shantou is the largest toy-maker in Guangdong province and workers said many of…

Li Ka Shing promises another HK$ 2 billion to STU

Hong Kong-based businessman Li Ka Shing , the main benefactor of Shantou University (STU), has promised another two billion Hong Kong dollars in grants to the institution. Mr…

Senior Singles Turn To Marriage Agency

Senior widows and widowers in China have usually never remarried. Social norms would not allow remarriage as it would be considered improper or even an embarrassment. But now…

Milk out, Soymilk in

Supermarket shelves around Shantou have no milk or have been replaced by soymilk and other beverages, the Shantou Evening Post said. The removal of milk from the shelves…

Shantou to host Chaoshan Emigrants Conference

  The first Eastern Guangdong Overseas Chinese Conference (Nov.10 to Nov.12) being organized in Shantou is expected to build new business links between 2,500 emigrants from the Chaoshan…

Risk Life for Salary, Saved After 3 Hours

A man bargained with his life in protest of an overdue salary by climbing up a high tension cable tower in Chenghai on Tuesday, according to Shantou Evening…

Shantou native named as China’s richest man

Circle Nan’ao Island On Bike

A hundred bicyclists launched the first race along the coastal roads of Nan’ao Island on Sunday, Oct. 5, to promote the area’s tourism, according to Shantou City News….

Shantou penalizes 223 polluters