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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482926/plot-against-consumers-has-been-real-crime-video-mess
  2. Online music firm sued for HK$638m by record companies

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... are asking for the enforcement of a settlement agreement with Music Trading Online (HK), which runs an online mail-order music business called CD-Wow. Music Trading lists a Kwun Tong address as its ... against Music Trading by Indepeniente, XL Recordings, Wildstar Records, Mercury Records, EMI Records and Sony Music Entertainment and its United Kingdom subsidiary. In all, 15 firms took issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594511/online-music-firm-sued-hk638m-record-companies
  3. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in the United States and by securing a virtual monopoly on the tobacco trade. The parallels to corrupt officials in peripheral mainland cities making their fortunes through agricultural land grabs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734477/political-satire-has-movie-fans-buzzing-about-inferences
  4. Customs raids HMV, seizes suspect DVDs

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung HMV was assisting a customs investigation into its alleged illegal sale of parallel-imported movie DVDs, a spokeswoman for the retail chain confirmed yesterday. ... followed complaints by the local distributors of the two films. HMV was suspected of selling the parallel imports inside 15 months of their release. Parallel imports are copies of copyright works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670693/customs-raids-hmv-seizes-suspect-dvds
  5. Henry Tang wants film industry to be equal of Hollywood, Cannes

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... at the Marche du Film, the film market that runs parallel to the festival. There is also the annual reception the Trade Development Council organises each year, with this year's event held ... in the history of the festival. Travelling with him are Jack So Chak-kwong, chairman of the new Film Development Council, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council executive director Fred Lam Tin-fuk. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593420/henry-tang-wants-film-industry-be-equal-hollywood-cannes
  6. HK's film industry can still be a leading player

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after the ending of the annual trade show for film buyers and others. Running parallel to these is the international film festival, aimed at the viewing public as well as industry insiders. ... of the industry's best and brightest just might lead to something good. Then there is the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) between Hong Kong and the mainland. This trade deal has loosened many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494509/hks-film-industry-can-still-be-leading-player
  7. HK movie magic not showing at Cannes

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... trading their wares- from finished films to tentative projects- to international buyers at Marche de Cannes, the film market that runs parallel to the festival. Albert Lee Nga-bok, Emperor Motion ... premiere of their latest film. Gone also was 'Hong Kong Night', the Trade Development Council's long-standing institution on the Croisette- Cannes' beachfront boulevard- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637545/hk-movie-magic-not-showing-cannes
  8. HK movie magic not showing at Cannes

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... trading their wares- from finished films to tentative projects- to international buyers at Marche de Cannes, the film market that runs parallel to the festival. Albert Lee Nga-bok, Emperor Motion ... premiere of their latest film. Gone also was 'Hong Kong Night', the Trade Development Council's long-standing institution on the Croisette- Cannes' beachfront boulevard- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637552/hk-movie-magic-not-showing-cannes
  9. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'inclusive' republic in 27BC but survived another 400-odd imperial years in the West and, arguably, until 1453 in Constantinople. And if Venice became less democratic, it also faced new trade rivals, ... wasn't universal until 1928. A Hong Kong reader might also see parallel home truths in a Mexican oligarch's realisation that business proved tougher beyond home-turf protection, and how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000208/why-nations-fail-origins-power-prosperity-and-poverty
  10. History guides the search for profits

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... a time that mirrors many of the same environmental and energy problems China has today. They look at the US' massive investments in infrastructure and draw parallels and issue warnings. ... exchange traded funds and other alternatives to place your capital in China. This section provides an excellent primer on the advantages and disadvantages of certain types of investments. Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622891/history-guides-search-profits

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