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  1. Plot against consumers has been the real crime in video mess

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and actresses, including marches with banners and much screaming of injustice. The upshot was that we got a particularly pernicious set of laws against what is called parallel imports. These rules say ... which use them to restrict supply of music and film to the Hong Kong market and keep prices higher than they would otherwise be. In effect, what we have done with this ban on parallel imports ...

  2. Diaoyus and the Falklands parallel

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Correspondent Thomas Choy, in his letter headlined 'Diaoyus: send a warship' (March 27), seems to make a confusion when he advocates the despatching of Chinese warships to the disputed island chain. He claims that the handling of the Falklands i ...

  3. Parallel review on reforms ruled out

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... in the Basic Law. Democrats leader Yeung Sum urged Mr Tung to launch a public consultation in parallel with the Beijing consultation. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, one of the organisers ...

  4. Whizz-kids turn super idea into reality

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A supercomputer has been built by students at Kowloon Technical School, Cheung Sha Wan, using recycled components. While the idea came from the school's board of directors, it was the whizz-kids who turned it into reality. The supercompute ...

  5. City's supercomputer ranking slips

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hong Kong has slipped down the ranks of markets running the industry's fastest supercomputers, according to the latest survey of the top 500 systems worldwide. An IBM supercomputer installed last November at the University of Hong Kong (HK ...

  6. Love and brands

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has added depth and scope to the seminar series of Hong Kong Fashion Week. Included as a late addition is a presentation by Hong Kong Polytechnic ... in a relationship with a brand', given by Martin Lehec of Carlin International, will draw parallels between love and brands, and suggest that brands should seek to 'seduce' both the primary ...

  7. cab chat

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... but he always goes too far in a lot of things he does. I have always been a supporter of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and the Federation of Trade Unions, because ... the estate is rebuilt. I think it's better to ban all parallel-import goods. These people selling parallel goods in the [Lowu] East Rail station are ruthless. The passage was originally ...

  8. China sets trade fair pace

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The mainland is the fastest-growing trade-fair market in the world, eclipsing Hong Kong and rapidly catching up with Europe, where the largest exhibitions are held. Last year, ... square metres from December 2000, a faster growth rate than any other region, according to the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA). Europe still has by far the most exhibition ...

  9. Food firm swallowed in trade reforms

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai One of China's oldest state trading firms will be taken over by grain giant Cofco as part of reforms of the foreign trade regime. China Cereals, Oils ... The latter, founded in 1949, would continue to operate under its own name, traders said. Cofco is the mainland's biggest grain trading firm, with assets of 46 billion yuan. Its new subsidiary has ...

  10. Experts advise firms on finance and risk

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... was created by statute in 1966, and is wholly owned by the Hong Kong government. It encourages and supports Hong Kong's export trade by providing exporters with insurance protection against non-payment risks arising from commercial and political events. Mr Lee said participation in Hong Kong trade fairs and exhibitions was one of the corporation's key activities to promote knowledge ...




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