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  1. Ex-labourer's bid for a better life lands him auction job

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now the chief auctioneer at a state-owned group, the 60-year- How did you land the job, given that you had no experience as an auctioneer? I was party secretary of a company affiliated to the Beijing Commodities Bureau, which set up the Zhong Du International Auction Company in 1996. With that link and five years of teaching experience, I was chosen as the new company's first ...

  2. Mainland land prices fall as Beijing sets limits

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... through government auctions declined 21 per cent to 4,372 in the 120 cities. 'Developers have become cautious in their land acquisitions as home sales declined after the central ... site from auction due to a lacklustre response from potential buyers. The site was offered for auction at an opening bid of 650 million yuan or 24,000 yuan per square metre. It attracted nine ...

  3. Auction offers bidders a chance to own permanent Games reminder

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Hundreds of pieces of Olympic history were auctioned in Beijing yesterday, raising more than 130,000 yuan (HK$148,600) for this year's Games organisers. Three batches ... of transport from Beijing to Zhejiang, I had to give up in the end.' But Mr Yin said he planned to take part in future auctions of Olympic items, adding that he was particularly keen on the 2,008 ...

  4. Developers cautious at first site auction

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

    ... Andrew K. Collier The Beijing municipal government's first public auction of land in the prime central business district attracted tepid interest, amid tight credit policies and other central government measures designed to cool an overheated property sector. The auction reflects a national policy initiated two years ago to curb irregular deals and protect residents from ...

  5. Record sale in capital boosts prices

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The transaction prices of homes near the site have gone up by about five per cent since the land auction because owners raised their asking prices after the site was sold,' said Dickson ... of the auction, paying 2.63 billion yuan (HK$3.21 billion), or 33,831 yuan per square metre. That made it the most expensive site in the capital in terms of floor area, despite the curbs in place to try ...

  6. Doubts over HK$270m jade chair, stool

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for hundreds of millions of yuan at auction on the mainland last year. The jade furniture fetched 220 million yuan (HK$271 million) in January 2011. And when mainland media this month reported ... the Han dynasty, academics say. The set was sold by Beijing Zhongjia International Auctions, whose website describes the 138kg dressing table and 35kg stool as being from the Han dynasty ...

  7. Games lift CCTV ad sales by 12pc

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... auction, the 14th in a row, is not entirely comparable from year to year because of slight variations in packages for each year, but the much-hyped sales of advertising slots on China Central ... joined the fray. However, financial institutions are most prominent in this year's auction for highly sought-after slots from the 7pm news to the end of TV dramas at 10pm on CCTV 1 and 8. ...

  8. Twisted tale of kings and markets

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Guangzhou wanted to be the Land King of Pazhou. In March of last year, the city government announced an auction for a prime piece of land adjoining the city's new convention centre on Pazhou Island. The government took the bold step of setting the opening bid at a whopping 854 million yuan, an unheard of sum for a single plot as far as local auctions were concerned. Undeterred, ...

  9. Record price paid for site in Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reaffirmed that cooling measures would continue. Sinobo Group, a private local developer, won the Haidian site in a land auction with the 46th bid of 2.63 billion yuan (HK$3.21 billion), or 33,831 ... per square metre, making it the most expensive residential site in the country. 'The premier's speech had limited impact on the auction or the property market, as the government did ...

  10. Sotheby's wins trademark battle

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove A Beijing court has ruled in favour of international auction house Sotheby's in a trademark-infringement case after a mainland auction company used the same name ... the Chinese version of Sotheby's mark the only well-known trademark in the Chinese auction field and one of the rare unregistered well-known trademarks in China,' it said. Foreign ...




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