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  1. Microblogs the right recipe for Beijing cake shop's success

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing The reach and impact of 'word of mouth' self-promotion posted as microblogs on the internet has transformed a start-up cake shop in Beijing ... business. Daily posts by Chow and her boyfriend and partner, feature news and pictures of their creatively designed cakes, and by this month the shop had captured the attention of more than 3,000 ...

  2. Print, copy shops told not to deal with any documents in Tibetan

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Authorities in Tibet have ordered a crackdown on printing and photocopying shops in the regional capital Lhasa in the government's latest bid to tighten control ... security bureau confirmed the report yesterday. 'We've carried out a city-wide survey of all printing and copying shops and will kick-start the new measure in due time,' he said. He ...

  3. From street stall to shop chain, baker's life sweet

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... shop front, initiated gang fights, blocked his shop with a truck, or did whatever they could to trample the newcomer in the Chinese bakery and snack market. 'A gangster happened to be my ... of the 74-year-old Choi Heong Yuen Bakery as the chief producer of Macau's souvenir candies. Leong now runs a chain of nine shops and recently expanded to Hong Kong by opening an outlet in Causeway Bay. ...

  4. Gourmet shops to spread the Easter spirit

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Some of the city's gourmet food retailers- Great Food Hall, Taste and Gourmet- are tapping into their Easter spirit and donating money to the Post's Homes for Hope project. With a total of 11 supermarkets across the city, they will do ...

  5. Talking shop

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and old furniture drew plenty of curious glances when she moved into the ground-floor shop of an old Sheung Wan building four years ago. Now her textile studio-gallery, Cloth Haven, has become ... especially in private developments. The elderly still gather at parks and in their local tea shops, but many younger people seem to believe good fences make good neighbours. 'I wouldn't say ...

  6. Official gift shops running hot with sales of Olympic souvenirs

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Angel Yip Lai-lai, manager of the main Olympic gift shop at the Bank of China Tower in Central, said stock almost ran out on the first day it opened on April 29. 'We had to set up one more ... of the shop, said business this month had been almost double that of January, when it opened. 'The Games are definitely the talk of the town and everybody wants to be part of it,' said Ms ...

  7. Airport shops stuck with buckets for leaks

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... billion Terminal 2 until next week, when the weather clears up. The embarrassing leaks, which emergency repairs failed to halt, forced shops at the one-year-old terminal to drape unsightly sheets ... a photo finishing and printing shop. The terminal houses more than 130 shops as well as major entertainment centres. Passengers generally agreed the leaks hurt the image of Hong Kong and its ...

  8. Pair held after relief goods found at shop

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a military jeep appeared and reloaded the items left outside the boutique. The shop's occupants shut the door fearing the angry residents. The jeep left the scene under the escort of a deputy director of the county police, Yan Chongping. The police then forced open the boutique's door and took away the shop owner. 'The moment the door was opened, everyone there just clapped ...

  9. Dubai shopping festival

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and shopping. Not content with three major reclamation resorts (two shaped like palm trees and a third like a world map), Dubai is building towering hotels and malls to accommodate the flood of visitors- a flood that becomes a tsunami during its annual shopping festival (www.mydsf.com), also known as the winter sales. From now until February 15, myriad shops offer prices even lower than ...

  10. Pet Shop Boys pass screen test with flying colours

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... by Shostakovich, but tonight the live music played beneath the giant screen was composed by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, Britain's intellectual pop duo better known as the Pet Shop Boys. This mass ... stars', and the Pet Shop Boys dutifully took their places as the first image flickered to life and the Dresdener Symphoniker struck up. The film's early action was accompanied by a techno ...




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