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  1. Longfor's name for quality dates from first development

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... years ago, flat-owners like me lived in some mainland projects that required you to pay for using the lift service. We could cook but only if we turned down the air-conditioning, because developers did not provide sufficient electricity supply,' said Wu. 'Developers took no care over the quality of lighting, windows and ventilation.' The experience prompted her ...

  2. Row widens over quality of Mercedes cars

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trips to the workshop for repairs despite expectations of superior quality. Chen Yilei, assistant to Guangzhou Heng Da's chief executive, said this year alone the company had documented 70 problems with the cars, a fifth of which were engine-related. 'This is supposed to be a high-quality car but the problems have happened to so many of our cars that I think it is a common ...

  3. Mainland railway and air transport sectors undergo hi-tech revolution

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the world's factory, a monstrous assembly line crudely producing goods designed and perfected elsewhere. The central government is determined to push the mainland economy up the quality ladder, away ... quality control were rife in the industry. He said the Chinese aeronautics industry was using '40-year-old technology' and it was unlikely the country would be able to produce a wholly ...

  4. Tram drivers plan to press new bosses to install air conditioning

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Hongkong Tramways workers plan to seek a present from their new French bosses- air conditioning for double-decker cars. Cooling for the cramped cars, in which temperatures can reach 37 degrees Celsius, has been tried before but failed. Three air-conditioned trams put into service were withdrawn after frequent breakdowns. But Tramway Workers' Union chairman Lam ...

  5. Air China to delay purchase of China Eastern

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air China has postponed plans to buy China Eastern Airlines Corp as the airline industry might take as long as two years to recover from the financial turmoil in the United States, chairman Kong Dong says. 'Although oil prices have fallen below US$100 [a barrel], uncertainty grows on demand for air travel,' said Mr Kong, who was appointed chairman in April. ...

  6. Air China buy hints at wider ambitions

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in brand-building, service quality and cost controls- virtues the state-owned carrier is lacking at present. Moreover, the increased stake in Cathay could boost Air China's annual earnings by 10 per ... Charlotte So Noodles or cucumber sandwiches? If Air China's ambition to take control of Cathay Pacific Airways is ultimately successful, it will create Asia's largest carrier ...

  7. Damage Cathay and you will harm Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... best, being hailed for its managerial expertise, quality of service and profitability. There is understandably unease in some quarters that the mainland carrier Air China will boost its stake to within a hair's breadth of making a takeover bid. Beijing-based Air China announced on Monday it would increase its shareholding in Cathay to 29.99 per cent by buying a 12.45 per cent stake ...

  8. Air China may list with CNAC

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I think the main reason for the sponsor's proposal is the asset quality of Air China, which is smaller than rivals China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.' The source ... spin-off of Air China to boost the valuation of the listing and avoid violating Hong Kong listing rules. Rather than floating Air China directly, listing sponsors Merrill Lynch and China ...

  9. Air China eyes Cathay buyout

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Russell Barling

    ... while Air China remains plagued by weak management, low-quality service and a poor reputation abroad. A Cathay spokeswoman said in a statement yesterday: 'We are happy with our relationship ... Russell Barling and Joseph Lo If advanced negotiations involving Swire bear fruit, the HK carrier would also take over its rival, Dragonair Cathay Pacific may be taken over by Air China ...

  10. Beijing in talks with at least six buyers for JF-17s

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pakistan, during the ongoing week-long air show in Zhuhai. Without specifying which countries were considering the aircraft, Zeng Wen, vice-president of the China National Aero-Technology Import ... at this stage that they come from countries ranging from Africa and South America to Asia and the Middle East.' Zambia is known to be one of the potential buyers. 'We consider the quality ...




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