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  1. Business - Money - ANTIQUE METALWORK

    Collecting: antique export silver

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Time for a silver lining The market for Chinese antique export silver is having a dramatic reversal of fortune. Export silver, as the name suggests, originally catered to a Western audience, and included royalty and aristocrats. Catherine the Great was an avid collector of Chinese export silver, as was Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, ...

  2. Business - Money

    The case of the antique Buddha scam

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... you might see at a high-end antiques store. Because they could not sell the Buddhas as antiques, their plan was to melt them and sell the gold. The leader of the gang, my cold-caller, produced ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's most unusual restaurant

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:12am by Howard Winn

    ... and the water to cook the rice and to make tea, all come from Japan. The dishes and bowls are not only Japanese, they are antiques. Even the pebbles that form part of a decorative traditional Japanese ... school response. "But surely," we persist, " most customers don't appreciate the significance of the décor, and the antiques." Wang replies, "It doesn't matter ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Getting Asia-Pacific trade bloc on track

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:56am by PATRICK LOW

    ... embodied in the World Trade Organisation. This would be a remarkable demonstration of political leadership and vision- commodities that many today are inclined to assign antique value. What, then, ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Luxury brands and high rents threaten old Hong Kong's character

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The arrival of a Ralph Lauren store on Hollywood Road, renowned for its antique and art shops, is just one example of the changing face of the city Luxury brands and high rents threaten old HK's character I live on Hollywood Road, which has been known as "antique street" for many years, thanks to all the antique and artwork shops ...

  6. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Chairwoman Sabrina Chao steers Wah Kwong Maritime past rocky shoals

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:48am by Charlotte So

    ... in the year, sold two very large crude vessels in November. "You have to have guts when the market is low," Chao said in her 27th-floor office in Wan Chai decorated with Chinese antiques ...

  7. Business - Economy - SURVEYS

    Public trust in government and business falling, says survey

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:57am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... a modern society where leadership is acting in an antiquated fashion … that's true in Hong Kong and that's true in Japan," he said.   ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Greens burn up over 'dinosaur technology'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... for some years and has an abiding interest in Vietnamese antiquities. Last year he started collecting old maps. He has 150 old Chinese maps, some of which go back to the 17th century, and three ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To think clearly, our officials should stand on their heads

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Like the trams, financial chief John Tsang and his advisers' thought processes run along same old lines; they should apply inverse thinking To think clearly, our officials should stand on their heads Hong Kong's government officials and their advisers have problems with thinking. Like the antiquated trams that trundle through the streets of Hong Kong island, ...

  10. Business - China Business - MEDIA

    China tycoon wants New York Times

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... stating that the Diaoyu islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan had belonged to China since antiquity. "After that, I realised that the Times ' influence all over the world ...




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