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PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 March, 2012, 12:00am

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Court agrees to take Jordan's copyright lawsuit

Basketball star Michael Jordan is 'very happy' a mainland court has accepted his copyright suit against a Chinese company over the use of his Chinese name, said a statement yesterday. 'No one should lose control of their name,' the retired athlete said. Jordan filed the lawsuit against Qiaodan Sports, based in Fujian, last week, accusing the brand of building its business around his Chinese name 'Qiaodan' and jersey number, 23, without his permission. The company has said it regularly stated publicly that it had no direct connection to Jordan. Will Clem

Aviation deal puts HK Airlines ahead of pack

Mainland-backed Hong Kong Airlines yesterday launched its maiden flight service to Taiwan, becoming the first airline group from Hong Kong to connect to three major Taiwanese cities: Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung. This was possible because of the Hong Kong-Taiwan aviation pact signed last year, said airline president Yang Jianhong. Lawrence Chung

 
 
 
 

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