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  1. Business - China Business - industry

    Pollution heads south to Shanghai as steel mills driven from Beijing's environs

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Clean air campaign sees steel mills move closer to commercial capital Chinese steel production is moving from its heartland in Hebei province in the wake of government efforts to tackle pollution near Beijing, but Shanghai could be paying the price as steel mills around the commercial capital ramp up output. Stricter environmental checks in Hebei have also ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... development of Hong Kong? On April 12-13 senior officials from Beijing in charge of Hong Kong affairs have invited some of the city's key officials to discuss 2017 electoral reform issues. ... in Beijing can make any decisions regarding them. Usually, senior officials in Beijing may be too busy with bigger issues so they just sleep on matters concerning Shanghai. Little by little, people- ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shanghai booster Fang Xinghai lands Beijing financial advisory role

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Fang Xinghai, who once put down Hong Kong's importance as a finance hub, named a senior financial advisory official in Beijing The key man behind Shanghai's ambitious plan ... of all vital financial and macroeconomic matters, the sources said. Premier Li Keqiang directly oversees this low-profile, Beijing-based group, whose main responsibilities include making ...

  4. 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

    ... 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 ...

  5. Owners of toppled flats angry over rules for second buyers

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on borrowing Beijing announced this week. 'It's really farcical,' one owner told the Xinmin Evening News. 'That house is gone. How can rebuying be counted under the second home ... examining the circular and had begun discussions with Beijing about ways the regulations could be adapted to meet Shanghai's 'specific situation'. An official report said the collapse ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... to 0.6 per cent in Shanghai and 1.2 per cent in Chongqing. Widespread speculation arose that the government would experiment with the tax in more cities- such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou ... the country's biggest developer by revenue, has said. Beijing has no plan to levy the property tax this year, vice-mayor Li Shixiang said last week. There is a growing consensus that the mainland's ...

  7. News - China

    Shanghai announces anti-pollution measures tougher than Beijing's

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Although behind Beijing, the measures to tackle dirty air are considerably tougher Shanghai releases plan for pollution A contingency plan to deal with hazardous air pollution was released by the Shanghai municipal government yesterday. Though it came nearly six months after a similar plan in Beijing, Shanghai's plan features measures ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Pressure on Beijing amid claims of Kim Jong-un's stashed millions

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Accounts contained "hundreds of millions of [US] dollars" Report on N Korea puts heat on Beijing Beijing has come under fresh pressure ... to Pyongyang's third nuclear test, conducted last month. A foreign ministry spokesman said Beijing was unaware of the report, but added China had already expressed its position concerning sanctions ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG ECONOMY

    Google's Eric Schmidt to Hong Kong: You need more engineers to start companies like mine

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:00pm by George Chen

    ... generation of technical people who want to do the Asia solutions. They don’t want to live in Beijing because they can’t breathe the air. They don’t want to live in Shanghai because it’s too big.”   ...

  10. Foreign minister denies tensions despite police presence and arrests

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of police, plain-clothes agents and security guards to patrol crowded city centres in Beijing, Shanghai and dozens of other cities on the past three Sundays- even though there were no obvious ... and Beijing have been detained over the past two Sundays. One journalist was kicked and punched by unidentified men in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping area on February 27, and several were ...




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