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  1. Foreign hunt auction off after outcry

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lillian Yang But advocates of scheme argue shooting would motivate people to protect animals A controversial auction that would have allowed foreign hunters to bag wild animals, including some protected species, has been indefinitely postponed after a public outcry, state media said yesterday. The auction, originally scheduled for tomorrow, would have allowed four mainland ...

  2. CLP to enter bid in Powerdirect auction

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... was awarded the firm after bidding A$1.2 billion. The winner of the auction for Powerdirect could be named as early as next month. A CLP spokesman confirmed the group's interest in Powerdirect ...

  3. National pilot project revives rural areas

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... exchange is in the form of 'land tickets' for auction. The abandoned land will first be reclaimed and then examined by the land management and agricultural departments, before a 'land ticket' is issued to the owner. The 'land ticket' is then scheduled for auction at the exchange. A developer who has successfully bid for the 'land ticket' must ...

  4. Local governments warned on speculation rules

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Ministry of Land and Resources has urged local governments to implement strictly measures to curb property speculation. When land parcels are sold for 50 per cent more than the starting price or plots are auctioned for new highs in total price or per gross floor area, local governments must report to provincial land authorities and the ministry within two ...

  5. Imperial seal set to sell for a royal price

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sotheby's director for China and Southeast Asia Nicholas Chow holds an imperial seal that belonged to emperor Qianlong from the Qing dynasty. The soapstone seal, bearing a carving of the mythical imperial lion, encapsulated the emperor's authority. It was used on a number of calligraphy pieces belonging to the emperor. The seal will be auctioned on April 25 at the Island ...

  6. Orient targets shale gas resources

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to state oil and gas producers. 'We have signed up for the auction and are gathering information on the process,' Zhang said on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political ... government in June completed the nation's first auction of shale gas exploration rights in four areas, which were awarded to China Petrochemical (Sinopec Group) and a coal bed methane firm. ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Changing faces: Liu Changsheng. Beijing pigeon raiser

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... (HK$143,680). It's impossible for others to get such a cheap price for that breed. Most people have to attend auctions and bid for the good ones. In the 1980s, I took my birds to a number ... are very rich but have little knowledge about pigeons. They are willing to pay surprisingly high prices for an ordinary pigeon at auction. They have boosted pigeon prices in Beijing and the best ...

  8. Red chip wary on power assets sale

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Resources Power Holdings will approach the coming auction of power generation assets by the State Grid Corp of China with caution, as only about 33 per cent of the plants ... per cent to avoid dilution of the firm's existing assets. 'We do not think very highly of many of the plants to be auctioned, although some we may consider,' he said. 'A ...

  9. Honghua to target shale gas projects

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in oversupply, depressed gas prices, and dirtier coal-burning being replaced by gas. The Ministry of Land and Resources is likely to auction shale gas exploration rights in 20 areas, the China Securities ... the risk and return uncertainties involved in exploration, since the ministry had yet to auction projects with good exploration potential. 'They are only offering small pieces here ...

  10. BYD soars by 26pc after policy lift for electric cars

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and auctions, as well as a host of other purchase restrictions. Yesterday's share surge was the latest sign of investor optimism that BYD may have touched bottom after a year of sputtering sales ... Commission, but only made public at the weekend. In addition to exempting battery-powered cars from licence plate auctions and lotteries, they also urge the pilot cities to consider exempting them ...




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