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  1. A streetsmart guide to China

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... according to figures from the mainland's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation. This year's figures are expected to be even better, with the Chinese government projecting ... is to treat China as one market.' The next question to ask is who was involved on the Chinese side. Older people - those most likely to be in more senior positions - will have a different mindset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430086/streetsmart-guide-china
  2. Private eye steers the gullible around the cons that blind new investors

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Bruce McLaughlin says the biggest problem faced by foreign investors entering the mainland is that they do not do enough market research. It is an oversight, says the founder of private investigation and research firm Sinogie Consulting, often fuelled by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427976/private-eye-steers-gullible-around-cons-blind-new-investors
  3. Reintegrating into society

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... John - now being treated for social anxiety disorder - used to struggle to get out of his apartment to eat. He eased his fears by eating lunch at the same fast food restaurant, terrified of making mistakes if he tried to order food in other stores. John was among about 10 patients recently diagnosed with the disorder at the Chinese University's mood disorders centre. In his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430651/reintegrating-society
  4. The secret culinary society

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mirjana Jovetic

    ... always been so good for the 62-year-old. While Macau is known for its long co-existing Portuguese and Chinese heritages, Lee is a part of a less promoted community which has added to its cultural ... of migrants, a much-needed population of workers in a time of the Asian textile boom. These new arrivals, mostly Chinese in ethnicity, fled persecution in countries such as the former Burma, Indonesia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423477/secret-culinary-society
  5. Cliffhanger society

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry What is it about Hong Kong that makes life here a series of cliffhangers? Social scientists describe it as a 'contester' society, where attention spans are counted ... movements into the country. In the early 1990s, the scrip was abandoned as settlements and clearing capacity of Chinese banks strengthened. Now we have another step in the move towards yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435497/cliffhanger-society
  6. Superstition and its role in our society

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not particularly religious, but when it comes to superstitious practices (Chinese or western) she, like many local youngsters, remains open-minded. The sixth former, for instance, reads the horoscopes only ... with, superstition and the supernatural. According to Professor Joseph Bosco, an anthropologist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, superstition helps make sense of everyday life. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430454/superstition-and-its-role-our-society
  7. Helping hands fly flag for funds

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... communication skills in Chinese and English. You have to be an active kind of person,' she said. Professor Ho Lok-sang, director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, ... Mather, media director of Animals Asia Foundation, a group devoted to protecting endangered species in Asia, most famously Chinese bears. 'It is basic administration in our head office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422921/helping-hands-fly-flag-funds
  8. Banned Chinese herb used in HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... of it is in their products A Chinese herb just banned from over-the-counter sales in New York state after it was linked to scores of deaths is readily available in Hong Kong and poses a 'potential danger' to consumers, according to a local expert. Ephedra, or ma huang, is a Chinese herbal plant native to southern China. It is used in products for losing weight, to fight off colds and boost athletic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434053/banned-chinese-herb-used-hk
  9. New graduates, eager to do their bit for the people, opt to go west

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government's go-west call unless given financial incentives. The presence of Han Chinese people also deters ethnic separatist activities. But over the past decade, as urban incomes increase, younger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421295/new-graduates-eager-do-their-bit-people-opt-go-west
  10. Chinese assets

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... new crisis will only make things worse. As a non-Chinese expatriate living in Hong Kong for just a few years, I do not feel that I have any magic answers. However, in a week that saw ... of the Christian nativity. One cannot imagine an image less foreign to the Chinese drama, and yet here in Hong Kong, Santa Claus and other paraphernalia associated with Christmas are embraced, and not just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438769/chinese-assets

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