Singapore becomes Tianjin's fifth largest foreign investor

The five-star Pan Pacific hotel stands alongside the Haihe River in Tianjin.   Singapore signed 22 projects worth S$850 million ($672.7 million) with Tianjin in the first eight months this year, and the little Southeast Asian nation is now the municipality's fifth largest foreign investor. Tianjin's shift towards a market-driven economy is the motivating factor in the boom of business cooperation between Singapore and Tianjin, says Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's Minister for National Development, during the seventh Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council

Customs declaration in Hebei integrated with Tianjin, Beijing

Starting Monday, Hebei province joins the cities of Beijing and Tianjin to integrate customs clearance requirements. Imports and exports would only need the go-ahead from one customs office in the region, making foreign trade easier around the Beijing area. Cheaper and easier customs clearing, that’s what companies in Hebei province are set to gain, as local customs office joins its counterparts from Beijing and Tianjin, to integrate customs declaration. Officials from the capital city of Hebei province say this move would improve operational efficiencies.

Royal Caribbean Cruises set up staff training center in Tianjin

America's Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has set up a staff training center with a Chinese college in north China's port city of Tianjin. With an area of over 13,000 square meters, the center has training rooms for Western and Asian cooking, guest rooms and exhibition halls. It is located in Tianjin Maritime College. Maria Del Busto, chief human resources officer of Royal Caribbean, said the company will have five new ships put into service for lines starting from China in the next couple of years The Chinese mainland hosted 285 international cruise ships and 660,000 inbound and

Supercomputer in Tianjin serves 'smart city' construction

The assembly of China's next mega metropolis may leave architects and civil engineers feeling left out. Developers with China's Tianhe-1A, one of the world's fastest supercomputers, are tapping into the binary brain's higher functions, moving it beyond animation and Internet financing to help in the construction of new "smart cities", said a researcher on Monday. The Tianhe-1A can digitize the planning, designing, construction and property management of buildings in a city, said Meng Xiangfei, head of the applications department of the National

Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin - Shangri-La opens opened its 85th hotel

The 302-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin sits on the bank of the Haihe River in the new Hedong District, overlooking Tianjin’s signature architecture dating from the 19th century.   Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened its 85th hotel in China’s largest northern port city.  The 302-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin sits on the bank of the Haihe River in the new Hedong District, overlooking Tianjin’s signature architecture dating from the 19th century.  Home to nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, Tianjin is a bustling business

Tianjin launches activity to strive for beautiful homes

To create clean, neat, beautiful and comfortable surroundings, Zhangjiawo Town in Xiqing District in north China's Tianjin Municipality recently launched an activity to call on rural women to strive for beautiful homes.     To create clean, neat, beautiful and comfortable surroundings, Zhangjiawo Town in Xiqing District in north China's Tianjin Municipality recently launched an activity to call on rural women to strive for beautiful homes. Volunteers distributed promotional materials on low-carbon life sciences and rubbish classification

Taiwan Cooperative Bank opens first branch in Tianjin

Taiwan Cooperative Bank (合作金库), the banking arm of Taiwan Cooperative Financial Holding Co., gained its first foothold in northern Chinese mainland by opening a branch in Tianjin (天津) on Friday. The bank said the Tianjin branch will target the large number of Taiwanese investors with facilities located in the Bohai Economic Rim that surrounds Tianjin and Beijing. Before moving into Tianjin, the bank set up a branch in Suzhou in December 2010 and established a sub-branch in the Chinese city's Gaoxin District in October 2013. The bank also plans to open a branch

China approves three private banks, including one in Tianjin

China has approved the setting up of three private banks, including one by Internet giant Tencent, the industry regulator said Friday, in a long-awaited economic reform aimed at bringing competition to state banking giants. Previously, China had just two privately-owned banks, Minsheng Bank and Ping An Bank, according to state media. The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) said it had approved private banks in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen, the northern port city of Tianjin and the eastern city of Wenzhou, which is known as the cradle of private enterprise in

Tianjin set up first family education instruction center

The Women's Federation of Heping District, north China's Tianjin Municipality, signed a contract with 10 institutions to launch charity projects for children aged between 0-6 recently, which also marked the establishment of the first family education instruction center in Tianjin. The center provides services including family education lectures, psychological counseling and instructions on raising a child to children between 0-18 and their parents. The center aims to improve family education in terms of child education, marriage, child's early education, and adolescent

Wu Changshun - senior political advisor of Tianjin dismissed

Wu Changshun, former political commissar of Tianjin paramilitary.   Wu Changshun, a senior political advisor of north China's Tianjin, has been dismissed from his post for suspected serious discipline and law violations, according to the Party authorities on Thursday. The announcement was made by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). On Sunday, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Wu was under investigation for suspected serious discipline and law violations. Wu was vice

Tianjin extends carbon deadline again

China's Tianjin has extended the deadline for its biggest carbon producers to comply with the city's emissions trading scheme a second time, giving companies two more weeks to hand over permits to the government. The delay is the latest in a string of hiccups as governments and company officials in seven regions running emissions schemes gather experience in carbon trading, Beijing's favoured approach for reducing greenhouse gases. The 114 energy and industrial firms covered by the Tianjin market, were supposed to hand over permits to cover for their 2013 emissions on

13th China International Silver Conference to be held in Tianjin

The Silver Institute is pleased to announce that the 13th China International Silver Conference (CISC) will be held in Tianjin, China, from September 24-26, 2014. The CISC is the most prominent global international silver conference and offers attendees an excellent opportunity to meet with key Chinese and international silver market participants. The theme for this year's conference is "Investment in China." During this time of economic restructuring in China, this conference offers an excellent opportunity for foreign companies to discuss their products and
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ADM to build first ingredient plant at the port of Tianjin

Archer Daniels Midland Co. is building a sweetener and soluble fiber complex at the port of Tianjin in China, the company said May 19. It will be ADM’s first wholly-owned food ingredient production facility in China. The sweetener facility should be fully operational in early 2015. The soluble fiber facility should be operational in the second half of 2015. "Our Tianjin site’s favorable location near large urban demand centers, along with its proximity to rail and water transportation and ready access to feedstocks, will allow it to be seamlessly integrated

Job fair specially held for females in Tianjin

  Female students look through employment information at a job fair specially held for female job hunters at Nankai University in Tianjin, north China, April 11, 2014.   About 1,000 female job seekers on April 11 were attracted to the job fair, which provided more than 500 vacancies. Male job seekers were allowed to enter the fair one hour after the starting time.     SOURCE:
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US officials to visit new type of aluminum plant in Tianjin

Five city and county officials will be visiting China later this month to view a new type of aluminum manufacturing facility that is proposed here. The plant is said to be the first in North America to combine aluminum cast house operations with the making of extruded products (parts) and rolled (sheet metal) products under one roof. If the planned 2.95 million square foot Barstow Aluminum Corp. factory is built here, experts say it will be “a game changer” for this High Desert city of 23,000. Making the trip during the week of April 21 will be Kelly Reenders,
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