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  1. Caribbean tax haven adds heat to China's hot money

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick in Road Town, Tortola naomi.rovnick@scmp.com Wealthy mainlanders are increasingly sending their offshore income home via the British Virgin Islands to avoid paying tax ... the British overseas territory is also known, allows mainlanders to send funds from export sales or company listings in Hong Kong or overseas back home disguised as foreign investment, which ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong and China lift investment in Taiwan

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with the authorities in Hong Kong and Taiwan since last year. By setting up Hong Kong-based companies or British Virgin Islands companies out of Hong Kong, Taiwanese firms could get around mainland ... investment target, with US$111 billion flowing in from 1991 to 2011. The Sino-Japanese tensions over the Diaoyu islands and historical baggage between Beijing and Taipei should not have a negative ...

  4. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... the small Zhoushan island in Zhejiang province, near Shanghai, floated an idea to the cabinet for a free-trade zone with a focus on eventually making Zhoushan a free port. Initially, Li had sought ...

  5. News - China

    Sulphuric acid leak kills at least 3 in China

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 06:21pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A massive sulphuric acid leak at a warehouse in northeast China has killed at least three people. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday that the leak spread into areas surrounding Fangshen village in Liaoning province, preventing rescuers from approaching the area. It wasn’t exactly clear when the leak occurred, and Xinhua said authorities ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wind of change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:49am by Philip Cunningham

    ... hold Wind of change The United States should urge Japan and China to “avoid any steps that might escalate tensions in and around the disputed islands”, says Sheila Smith of the US Council ... of the Senkaku/Diaoyu isles, along with Okinawa, and other far-flung islands of Hirohito’s imperial empire, claims later ratified by the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1952. Chiang Kai-shek, as representative ...

  7. News - China

    Japan will not prosecute Chinese diplomat

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 08:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... investigation in late May to look into allegations that classified documents had been leaked to the diplomat, Kyodo said. In late June, the ministry released a report stating four sets of classified documents were found to have been leaked, it added. Ties between China and Japan have nosedived in recent months over disputed islands in the East China Sea, which lie in rich fishing grounds ...

  8. News - China

    Abe says Japan won’t 'tolerate' China's island challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Saturday that he would not “tolerate” any challenge to control over contested islands- after China’s growing ... in reference to recent tensions over the Diaoyu Islands, which are known as the Senkakus in Japan. Japan's recently elected prime minister made the comments at the Center for Strategic ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    British government divided on how to deal with China, report says

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A split has emerged in the British government on managing its cooling relations with China, The Sunday Times newspaper said, citing sources. Prime Minister ... million into the struggling economy. But Britain’s share of the coveted Chinese market is poor compared to competitors in mainland Europe, with the complex British visa system frequently blamed. ...

  10. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila stores to pull Chinese-made globes showing claims to islands

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila tells bookshops that globes depicting the nine-dash line convey 'misinformation' over territorial claims to disputed islands Beijing'sline has ... over waters and islands that are also claimed by other Asian nations, including the Philippines. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Raul Hernandez said yesterday: "The DFA has ...




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