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  1. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Since the handover, it has been state policy to keep the presence of the People's Liberation Army discreetly away from Hong Kong's general populace. So it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town ...

  2. Beijing 'needs to monitor' stock scheme

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... administrative committee, said. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange announced last August that mainlanders would be able to open special accounts in the Bank of China's branch in the new ...

  3. Far from plain sailing

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... The biggest obstacle to integrating south China's trade transport network will be convincing the authorities to set aside personal agendas for the good of the region, say cross-border trade experts. For all the 'join hands' rhetoric emanating from every municipality in south China, the comparative economic wealth that has become its trademark has spawned an attitude ...

  4. HK runners grab podium finish in North Face race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... training ground for endurance running. It is the fourth year that the North Face series has taken in China. The 100 kilometre event is limited to 200 qualified runners. Other participants may run ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Two Hong Kong residents yesterday claimed top awards in the 100-kilometre Beijing leg of the gruelling The North Face 100 endurance challenge. Kami ...

  5. HK exporters travel north to lobby for friendlier, more stable policies

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Representatives of Hong Kong's battered exporters will embark on a three-day trip to Beijing in escalated efforts to lobby for a more investor-friendly and stable policy regime. The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, one of the city ...

  6. View from the north to reveal big picture

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... status within China,' Mr Kong said. 'I needed to find out what direction the city and the nation was going in. I wanted to know more about diplomacy and understand China ... can Hong Kong position itself within China, Asia, and the world? There are voices calling for the expansion of the Hong Kong border to include Shenzhen. There must be a vision. There needs ...

  7. Lee looks to hit North Koreans on the break

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong have a daunting challenge when they take on North Korea in the East Asian Championship qualifying final in Macau today. Having lost to the North Koreans at the same ... The Koreans wrapped up two easy victories against Mongolia and hosts Macau, while Hong Kong only made it to the final after edging out unfancied Taiwan on goal difference. 'You must respect North ...

  8. Enjoying Euro with North Point's fools for footy

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... TIM NOONAN North Point is rife with local flair. Wet markets abound, cheap clothing stalls too. You can't even find French mustard or fresh coffee beans at one of the areas so-called ... that stretches from Central to Wan Chai. Here, Kings Road heaves with humanity as it cuts through the heart of North Point. Sweaty labourers caked in grime walk the sweltering street with their shirts ...

  9. Look north for lessons in governance

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... Anthony Lawrance I have always been a strong defender of the civil service in Hong Kong to those who berate it. Try the mainland, I usually say in response, and see what it's like there. But I'm starting to change my mind. It really hit me when ...

  10. Go north for property posts

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... is the time to buy a large-scale map of China and start practising your Putonghua. A trend has seen locally based companies increasing their investments in key projects across the border and recruiting or transferring executives from Hong Kong to fill senior posts. Industry insiders predict that China's booming property market will create a growing demand for experienced ...




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