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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Calm head pays dividends for auctioneer

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... is priceless when bids flow at auction Ji Tao was one of the first registered auctioneers on the mainland, and he has seen the auction industry develop since the government passed a law in 1997 standardising auction practices and protecting those involved. Today, with his own company in Beijing, Ji looks back on his 15 years as an auctioneer. When did you get the idea to become an auctioneer ...

  2. News - China - LITERATURE

    Auction of Chinese literary couple's letters sparks privacy row

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Privacy row as literary pair's letters auctioned Around 100 letters and manuscripts by one of China's top literary couples are to be auctioned ... "Correspondence is a private matter. Why should it be made public?" it quoted Yang as saying. An executive of Sungari International Auction confirmed the sale, but refused to disclose the identity ...

  3. News - World

    Andy Warhol painting is sold at NYC auction for $105M, setting sales record for artist

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 11:04am by AP

    ... NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol painting is sold at NYC auction for $105M, setting sales record for artist. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Personalised number plate sales raise HK$245m

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Selling personalised number plates to highest bidder has made a fortune for the government, with an auction yesterday continuing the trend Government has hit on a licence to print money Auctions of personalised car number plates have earned the government nearly a quarter of a billion dollars since they began in 2006. More than 16,000 plates were sold ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China's biggest art auctioneer resists official efforts to reform the market

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:49pm by NYT

    ... GRAHAM BOWLEY and DAVID BARBOZA China's biggest art auctioneer is resisting government efforts to reform the market to restore the confidence of buyers, writeGraham Bowley andDavid ... division, Beijing Poly International Auction, soon joined the others in Poly's imposing modernist office tower in the capital, where visitors can shop for a painting on the third floor, ...

  6. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    China suspends weekly state soy sales

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:23pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing The National Grain and Oil Trade Centre in China's Auhui province has halted weekly auctions until further notice China, the world’s top soybean buyer, will suspend its weekly state soy auctions from next week as the government prepares to stockpile the domestic harvest. An official at the National Grain and Oil Trade Centre in Auhui, where the weekly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Auction dishes up HK$25,000 hotpot dinner for charity

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 05:15am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bidding was fierce at Rothschild's Christmas party as staff vied for activities ranging from a meal with the boss to a martial arts class Auction dishes up ... in a charity auction. Going under the hammer were activities such as a barbecue at an employee's farm on the outskirts of Beijing, a five-course dinner with fine wine at the home of one ...

  8. Business - Companies - AUCTIONS

    Christie's to hold its first art auction in India

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:55am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Christie's to hold its first art auction in India Christie's International will hold its inaugural auction in India this week with the offering of US$8 million ... in India and China, where Christie's and Sotheby's both held inaugural auctions this year, is creating a growing base of collectors that international auction houses are keen to tap. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee 'Game of Death' jumpsuit fetches HK$780,000 at auction

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 09:40pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee's iconic yellow and black jumpsuit fetches HK$780,000 – more than double the auction house estimate Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee is still kicking up a storm 40 years after his death – his iconic yellow and black jumpsuit fetched HK$780,000 in an auction on Thursday, more than double the amount estimated by the auction house. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    Bruce Lee 'Game of Death' jumpsuit up for auction

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 06:28pm by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com But some fans say, like the costume, enthusiasm for the star's possessions is wearing thin Bruce Lee 'Game of Death' jumpsuit up for auction Bruce Lee fans will have another chance to get their hands on the martial arts legend's property at a Hong Kong auction later this week- but aficionados hinted that their appetite for all ...




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