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  1. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to transport their wares, has been at the centre of the protests. Leung said yesterday that parallel trading had severely affected the daily lives of people in North District and disturbed social order. Relevant departments had been instructed to investigate every detail of how parallel trading was conducted in the city and the government would enforce the law vigorously. "I ...

  2. Parallel universe

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung Swiss architects Caroline Wuthrich and Geraldine Borio set up Hong Kong-based Parallel Lab- an architectural office and laboratory for urban research in Asia- in 2010. As part ... billboards. As part of the biennale, Parallel Lab is hosting a series of events, such as an architects' discussion on urban space, and casual gatherings- including a film showing on February 26 ...

  3. Beauty-product import business looking good

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... WILSON IP CHEN-HENG was a pioneer in introducing parallel imports of cosmetic goods to Hong Kong in the mid-1990s. Enjoying attractive profit margins, the business model gave Mr Ip a good start in his career. His company, Bonjour Holdings, has 17 Hong Kong retail outlets selling brand-name cosmetics as well as parallel imports. It also diversified into the beauty-salon business, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Talks to discuss influx of visitors to Hong Kong from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, He Huifeng

    ... the government should determine the city's maximum capacity for visitors and step up prosecution of those engaged in the parallel import trade. Parallel import traders buy goods in Hong Kong ... shopping malls near the border to cater for tourists, a planning tactic that is common in Canada and the United States. Amid worries that visitors could join in parallel import trading, Sheung Shui ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... Amy Nip, Fiona Tam and Jolie Ho ‘Bursting of a dream’ for retailers as multi-entry permits for migrants in Shenzhen delayed, but ordinary Hongkongers welcome the move Trades count losses ... Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, predicted lower growth in the sector. "We had expected the increase in the number of tourists to bring ...

  6. Apple fans give new iPad a cool reception

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The new iPad hype may be exceeding reality in Hong Kong, with the public unenthusiastic about the latest Apple product, if weak parallel import orders are to be judged. Lau Chi-kong, manager of G-World Mobile in Mong Kok, said he would import 100 new iPads and had begun to take orders. But so far he had only received 20 orders. Parallel ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Worst over as delta plants see orders rebound

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... its trade growth forecast this year to 5 per cent from an original 7.5 per cent, Lau expected Hong Kong manufacturers in the delta to see a mild double-digit growth in exports as orders had ... A number of provinces lowered their forecast for trade growth this year to between 5 and 8 per cent from 8 to 10 per cent. Critics said the revision signalled the shifting of the provinces' ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... Jason Wordie Weaving a reputation for quality, China's centuries-old silk trade has run virtually unbroken, writes Jason Wordie Smooth operators Along with tea and porcelain, silk was one of the main luxury exports from fabled Cathay to the West. Extensive trading links between Europe and China have existed since Roman times, along the Silk Road through Central Asia, ...

  9. Travellers targeted in smuggling war

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of so-called 'ant smugglers' have been plying their trade between Hong Kong and Shenzhen or Macau and Zhuhai every day, carrying huge quantities of popular items such as baby formula ... to the border in areas such as Sheung Shui, may see trade drop by 20 per cent as a result of the policy. 'It will be quite a blow to pharmacies in those places if the rule is to be strictly ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rush into Africa. A million Chinese moved there during the past 10 years as China overtook the United States and Europe to become the continent's largest trading partner. During the decade the annual growth in trade between China and Africa was more than 30 per cent a year, reaching US$166 billion last year. "I first went to Togo in 1988 with a group of friends, and for the next ...




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