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  1. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    End of the line for China's low cost manufacturing model?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... labour; then plough export earnings into further industrialisation projects, raising productivity and thus wealth. Eventually capital moves elsewhere, in search of the next low-cost manufacturing ... it can do so on a mindboggling scale So far, however, there is no obvious successor to China. And some futurists argue that the game is up- that low-end manufacturing can be done by machine ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    New car park at Stanley would be waste of money

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... New car park at Stanley would be waste of money It seems that the government is embarking on reviving a car-park project in Stanley, in order to accommodate more visitors to Stanley Market shops and beaches. If it is true that over weekends and on public holidays, parking one's car in Stanley can be problematic, it is also true that five days a week, the Stanley Plaza car ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle ... vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars are covered by Beijing's call to all ministries and agencies. Requirements for the country's 54 biggest cities will be higher than ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the mainland went from being a kingdom for bicycles to the world's largest market for cars. Vehicle sales far exceeded those in developed countries, though they were not as impressive as the 58.7 ... contributing to serious environmental stress and a potential future energy problem. As residents of car and smog-choked cities well know, a rush to modernity can have unintended lifestyle consequences. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tycoon bids for a piece of Central Police Station project

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... about this by the police. We also drew attention to speculation that the police had been encouraged not to enforce the law so as to help create a groundswell of opinion for a multi-storey car ... to "urge government to listen to our concerns and needs"." Rainbow is no doubt looking out for the best interest of his constituents. Nevertheless, while it is true that the car parking ...

  6. Business - Companies - The Biz View from Peking U

    Why Tesla should be worried about Chinese Wanxiang

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:58am by Jeffrey Towson

    ... car industry today, we might be seeing a similar situation. Electric cars are a massive new market and two billionaire iconoclasts – Elon Musk of Tesla and Lu Guanqiu of Chinese Wanxiang ... included electric cars, rocket ships, PayPal and even a “hyper loop” that can transport people 10 times faster than the fastest trains. In electric cars, his company Tesla Motors is arguably ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Benefits of pork

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:54am by Howard Winn

    ... of the fire in the Centrium last week. The fire itself did not amount to much- a car caught fire on the fifth floor car park. But residents were annoyed by the response of the building management, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must upgrade growth strategy to avoid economic stagnation

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:54pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... including finance, insurance, wholesale and retail trade, and logistics- in the hope that the economy can continue to depend on manufacturing. Given how difficult it can be to gain support for such efforts, especially compared to policies aimed at boosting manufacturing, liberalisation and expansion of the services sector will require a strong commitment from China's government. Here, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's curbs on use of government vehicles raises hope for change

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:29pm by Hu Shuli

    ... of government vehicles give rise for hope According to media reports this month, the government has unveiled new directives restricting the use of cars by central government officials. Little has been ... unexpected situations are bound to arise once the reform process is under way and must be dealt with quickly and effectively. For example, event and conference organisers normally arrange cars ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Huawei's loss, Smartisan's headaches

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:17am by Doug Young

    ... shortages due to lack of manufacturing capacity and other supply chain bottlenecks. Of course, a more seasoned manufacturing professional probably would have done more market research and drafted a back-up plan to allow for this kind of unexpectedly strong demand. On his microblog, Luo says that his company's manufacturing capacity has run into a "serious problem" ...




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