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  1. Society wants curb on excessive banquet spending

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo Mandy.zuo@scmp.com The Jiu San Society, one of the mainland's eight non-communist parties, will submit a proposal at this year's annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference calling for curbs on government spending on banquets, cars and travel. A proposal by the party's central committee says government administrative ...

  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 ...

  3. The inflation threat to Hu's harmonious society

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... but housing is underweighted. Moreover, some consumer goods are still subject to price controls. Yi Xianrong, an economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is correct to argue that 'a ... to create the harmonious society and all-round development that China's leaders want. James Dorn is a China specialist at the Cato Institute and vice-president for academic affairs ...

  4. High-society tenants head out

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... director of Ricacorp Properties' Sha Tin and Tai Po districts, said that apart from industrialists, potential tenants included jockeys and lecturers at Chinese University. 'One potential ...

  5. A matter of trust at Withers

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on wealth planning. It has also made significant additions to its Putonghua-speaking team. Managing partner Marcus Dearle explains that this is essential as many mainland Chinese clients wish only ... for example, examining if a will is properly drawn up and attested, to avoid hugely expensive and acrimonious scenarios. How do the mainland Chinese regard wealth preservation? An increasing proportion ...

  6. Chinese factories must give workers a voice in decisions

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... factories to lower their labour costs in order to stay in business, there is a more important reason for this unrest- the authoritative management style of most Chinese factories. This unrest has ... is a more important cause of worker unhappiness than the changes by themselves. As a result, workers have apparently decided that if factory management will not respect their rights under Chinese ...

  7. Rapid rise of Chinese billionaires

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in society. 'The rich are getting richer at a pace much faster than the overall growth of the economy, which means the poor are becoming poorer,' said Hu Xingdou, a commentator and professor ...

  8. Investment tips for the good of Hong Kong society

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia as pilot cities. The project showcased the use of public policy to promote impact investing at the highest level. Britain's Big Society Capital, ...

  9. Apple's obligation is to its shareholders, not society

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It used to be said that what was good for General Motors was good for the America. The implication was clear: the health of the United States economy as a whole depended on the success of the country's biggest corporations. Over recent ye ...

  10. When banks see profit in serving the real economy, society benefits, too

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng This week saw my first visit to Bangkok since the floods late last year. The city seems to have recovered and the economy is on the mend. After a 0.1per cent growth in gross domestic product in 2011, Thailand is forecast by the Institute of I ...




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