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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... his children he would break their legs if they went into business, according to a mainland news report. Li’s daughter, Li Xiaolin, said her father was a strict parent who wanted his children ... of their connections to further their careers. “I’ll break your legs if any of you want to do business,” Li once told his children over the dinner table, the report said. Li Xiaolin said apart from business ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ...

  3. Business - Economy

    France unveils 20bn euro business tax break

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 07:17pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France on Tuesday unveiled a 20 billion-euro tax break for companies in a bid to address flagging competitiveness. The move was approved by the government a day after a report called on the Socialist administration to slash payroll taxes by 30 billion euros (HK$295 billion) within two years. The government signalled that easing a business tax ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says ineffective, divisive politics is bad for business From East to West, leaders are failing to revitalise economies We are in the midst of a protracted global slowdown and there is no sign of improvement," worries one Asian business executive. "The world economy is on the brink," frets another. These quotes sound like ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I could have better stated business interest, Albert Ho says

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... the admission after the media criticised him for the second time in recent weeks for his failure to declare his business interest. But Ho noted that Katsu Investment had been dormant since early 1997 with "no business, no activity and no annual return". It was founded in 1986 and liquidated in 2008. Ho declared his stake when he was first elected as a lawmaker in 1995, but not in 1998 ...

  6. 'Business as usual' for C.Y. if plan fails

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Peter So and Ng Kang-chung It will be business as usual if chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's proposed government shake-up fails to be passed by July 1, academics say, while warning that new policies could face delays. The remarks came as they saw a 'slim chance' for Leung's restructuring plan to be passed before the transition of power, ...

  7. Leung and Li enjoy a business lunch as usual

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Kong business empire confirmed that Li and his eldest son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, had lunch with Leung on Tuesday. Leung would not confirm the timing of the meeting, which came on the same ...

  8. New IT chief goes straight into busy work schedule

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Jeremy Godfrey, the government's former chief information officer, caused a stir when he left his post last year. But his successor, Daniel Lai, appears not to be troubled and is already busily working with data centres and c ...

  9. A sharp business move by HK's 'democracy tycoon'

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The so-called scandal over media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's donations to support the pan-democrats and Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun caused a stir across the media landscape last week. The hoo-ha has finally died down, except for a handf ...

  10. Business alliance a sensible move

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The setting up of a new alliance among groups supporting the business sector in the Legislative Council will not bring about a dramatic change in our political environment. But it is a sensible step which will, hopefully, make Legco a little less fragmented and offer voters clearer choices. Three pro-business groups have joined forces in a bid to consolidate their political ...




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