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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... the fuss Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is probably the most frequently heard greeting these days in offices or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different. In big mainland cities like Shanghai and Beijing, almost every shop has been trying to make the best use ...

  2. Bully in a China shop

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Graeme Maxton They're so helpful, aren't they? Willing to take in blind dissidents or runaway policemen, without a thought for themselves. Keen to offer endless advice on economic management, even though most of it doesn't work. And always ...

  3. Online shopping 'will triple to HK$2.8 trillion'

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Online retail sales in China will triple to more than US$360 billion (HK$2.8 trillion) by 2015, with nearly a quarter of the population shopping ... will switch its business focus from street shops to its shopping portal this year, extending the online product categories from home appliances to books, clothing, jewellery and groceries. 'To go ...

  4. Zhang's chic shop changes rural women's lives

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nu shop in a hip Beijing hutong sells products made by rural women and other social enterprises across China. What was your life like before you founded Brand Nu? I graduated from a technical ... Brand Nu do exactly? Brand Nu started off as a shop for second-hand clothing, with proceeds going to rural women (nu means women in Chinese). However, that only lasted a year as the Chinese ...

  5. News - China

    Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong

    ... to Global Blue, which processes duty-free shopping tax refunds, refunds for shoppers with Chinese passports rose 63 per cent year on year in the first nine months, on the back of a 60 per cent rise ...

  6. Love? At this Beijing shop you can bank on it

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gong Yelong spoke to Yu Aitong Gong Yelong, a 29-year-old Beijinger, opened a small shop close to South Luogu Lane (Nanluoguxiang) last month. The shop, named The Dinosaur's Love ... in their relationships and cherish love. What's behind your shop's name? The dinosaur is my nickname. One friend of mine, who is an artist, says every person is a transformation of one type of animal. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... shopping strip but Putonghua was yet to become a required language for salespeople in luxury stores. Now, it is a different story, as American and Chinese travellers can tell you. This brings ...

  8. Tripling of rent forces closure of popular 'Snake Home' coffee shop

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam The beloved coffee shop in Central known to its regulars as 'Snake Home' served its last pineapple bun yesterday, as it closed after more than 60 years because of sky-rocketing rent. Fans thronged the Lok Heung Yuen Coffee Shop throughout the day, with many patiently waiting in long lines to enjoy a last taste of its famed Hong Kong-style pastries, drinks ...

  9. Great malls of China lead the market

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Half the shopping space being built in the world is in China, according to a new research report by an international property consultant. Some 29.6 million square metres of shopping centres are now under construction globally- equivalent to the total existing mall space in France, Britain and Germany, according to CBRE's Global ViewPoint ...

  10. Net payment systems thrive as China shops online

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Visa's 'VeriSign' approval to seek the co-operation of popular banks. Chen Xiaoyu, 23, a Beijing public relations professional, shops online because the payment platform works with her ...




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