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  1. Kindle hot property as it leaps Great Firewall

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Why? Because it easily circumvents the mainland's internet censoring system, dubbed the Great Firewall of China. Owners are extolling the ability of its internet browsing function ... China. Kindles are a rare sight on the mainland because, as the Seattle-based e-commerce giant says on its website, it is currently unable to ship the devices or offer content there. But some ...

  2. Mutual respect needed in Sino-Australian ties

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia is walking a diplomatic tightrope with China. The nation's economic well-being is heavily dependent on Chinese trade, but its political and social values and security ... will not be fair. Diplomatic tensions have been added to with the visit to Australia of exiled Uygur leader Rebiya Kadeer, accused by Beijing of instigating ethnic unrest in Xinjiang last month. China ...

  3. Business - Companies - CARS

    Industry shake-up may see GM acquire ailing plants in China

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... is interested in acquiring ailing carmakers, according to four people familiar with the companies' thinking. GM, already the top foreign carmaker in China, aims to increase sales by about 75 per ... decades. Expanding in China is not as simple as going out and buying another plant. Foreign companies face restrictions on the number of partners they can have or how much of a factory they can ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    ICAC raids China Mining Resources office over failed deal

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com ICAC raids China Mining office over failed deal The Independent Commission Against Corruption searched the head office of China Mining Resources in Hong ... 77.8 per cent of Win Power Investment, a mainland seafood company, for HK$700 million, in January 2010 but China Mining later called it off because it was not satisfied with the due diligence ...

  5. Challenges come thick and fast for chief of Ogilvy PR

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... market, citing government censorship and hacking. Stern Hu, China operation head of Rio Tinto, the Australian iron ore supplier, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for taking bribes from Chinese steel plant officials and for commercial espionage. And Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, China's biggest private carmaker, cut a deal to acquire the Volvo brand from Ford Motor for US$1.8 ...

  6. Business - China Business

    China Taiping Insurance may buy asset from parent firm

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com China Taiping mulls taking 25 per cent stake in life insurance unit in group shake-up Insurer may buy parent's asset China Taiping Insurance may consider acquiring a stake in a life insurance unit from its parent firm, China Taiping Insurance Group, a move analysts said would help prepare the group for a stock exchange listing. ...

  7. Business - China Business

    Machinery makers eye German takeovers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... by machinery makers in China have grown by some 29 per cent a year between 2006 and 2011, Naumann said. "China's machinery industry has posted tremendous growth in recent years, while German ... below its level of €242 billion in 2008, when the global financial crisis struck, according to AlixPartners. China's machinery revenue is projected to have risen 12 per cent to 631 billion ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China Gas to buy Fortune Oil's gas assets

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com City-gas distributor to pay US$400 million for gas resources of London-listed Fortune Oil, as consolidation in the sector continues China Gas to buy Fortune Oil's gas assets China Gas Holdings, one of the nation's largest city-gas distributors, has agreed to pay US$400 million for the gas assets of London-listed petroleum and gas distributor ...

  9. Business - Commodities - STOCKS

    Liu's return sees China Gas soar

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... sees China Gas soar Liu Minghui has not disappointed the market since he was reinstated as managing director of China Gas in August. But after soaring 35 per cent in the past month, ... with former hostile takeover bidder China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) on potential joint ventures in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) retailing and vehicle and vessel liquefied natural gas ...

  10. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    China's deals in US to hit record

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Research firm says investment in America set to soar in first quarter of next year China's deals in US to hit record Chinese investments ... that the new [Chinese] leadership has been ushered in," said Ben Scent, Mergermarket's China/Hong Kong editor. "The new leadership is more reform-minded and will push state-owned ...




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