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  1. Begging on busy streets of Shanghai is serious business

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A change in the law is seeing crippled children swelling the ranks of wealthy cities' destitute, writes Mark O'Neill BEGGARS ARE no strangers to the busy streets of Shanghai. In the past few months, their numbers have swelled thanks to a new group who pursue their work with grit and determination- the lame. Walk along Nanjing Road, Huai Hai Road and other busy ...

  2. TPV plans bigger LCD business on mainland demand

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez TPV Technology, the world's biggest contract manufacturer of computer monitors, is gearing up to expand its television business this year as the mainland becomes the industry's largest market for liquid-crystal display (LCD) televisions. Chairman and chief executive Jason Hsuan said yesterday that he expected minimal impact, 'at least for the first half ...

  3. Busy session ends on happy note

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference closed its annual session in Beijing yesterday after endorsing the 12th five-year plan. The nation's top advisory body holds its annual session every year alongside that ...

  4. Check in to study hotel business

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans A new boutique hotel due to open in Tsim Sha Tsui early next year boasts harbour views, a rooftop restaurant, a spa and an executive club. Hotel Icon is the first of its kind in the world- but not due to any of these features, which are vi ...

  5. Summer film harvest keeps Zhang busy

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Mainland actress Zhang Jingchu won't have much time to relax this summer, with three movies coming out over the next couple of months. Besides starring in Lee Lik-chi's comedy Flirting Scholar 2, she also features in Aftershock, out ...

  6. Munich Re seeks to expand mainland insurance business

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... populous but under- insured country. Chief executive Nikolaus von Bomhard told a briefing yesterday the company is seeking to expand mainland business where the insurance penetration rate remains ... investor can own up to 50 per cent of a joint-venture life insurer while the investment cap for a non-life insurer is set at 25 per cent. Munich Re's current business on the mainland focuses ...

  7. HK business schools acquire global standing

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Enrolling in a Master of Business Administration programme at an Asian university used to be like eating at an authentic Chinese restaurant, says T.J. Wong of the Chinese ... the region has fixed a spotlight on local business schools. The full-time MBA class size at CUHK has increased from 50 students last year to 76 after the number of applicants doubled. 'We want ...

  8. Huge gas blast rips through busy Beijing restaurant

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A tense Beijing was shaken by a gas explosion at a Xinjiang restaurant in the early hours yesterday. It is unclear how many people were injured. The explosion was the latest in a string of serious incidents that have rattled Beijing as the c ...

  9. Red-flag stores past their 'sell-by' date In a cutthroat business environment, old-style emporiums struggle to survive

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... when that advantage disappeared with the opening of the mainland economy in the 1980s. Many have gone out of business in the past two decades. Even Yue Hwa Chinese Products, which once operated ... that patriotic sentiment. It was established by 108 Tsuen Wan residents- a mix of farmers, labourers, hawkers and village elders- who put up varying amounts of capital as shares in the business. At its ...

  10. Unfinished business

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... rise, it is still seen as unfinished business. China's leaders would be foolish not to understand that the very issues now preoccupying them have actually created a window for the country to turn the page on Tiananmen. Prickly business is easier to handle when there is a feel-good factor. China is now bathed in this, with a high sense of patriotism not only within the country ...




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