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  1. Open media briefings central to accountability

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments around the world have long used the media as a way of getting their message to the people. An informed citizenry is a critical part of any modern society, and there are few alternatives so far to the media when it comes to disseminating inform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722353/open-media-briefings-central-accountability
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong celebrates all things green at popular flower show

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse It is  notorious for its cramped living conditions, traffic-clogged streets and polluted air, but once a year Hong Kong celebrates all things green at the city’s flower show. Though most residents have no outdoor space for gardening, thousands flock to the annual 10-day event, which started on Friday and covers six football pitches in the central Victoria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1192371/hong-kong-celebrates-all-things-green-popular-flower-show
  3. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba. As the central government steps up its efforts to crack down on the red-hot online finance sector- led by Alibaba and its ... comment was related to the central bank's crackdown on internet finance. Beijing is increasingly concerned over the supervision of the new online financial services, which may change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1452331/paper-cuts-sharpest-says-alibabas-jack-ma
  4. H.K. still active as spy hub of the east

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... region's ongoing role as an intelligence hub long after the handover. Hong Kong was once seen as a Casablanca of the East in terms of espionage due to its free-wheeling entrepot status under ... that they were co-operating with Chinese counterparts. Certainly agents from Britain's external security intelligence service, MI6, appeared keen to get Saadi out of the mainland as a first step. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978735/hk-still-active-spy-hub-east
  5. Academic calls for a central agency to boost educational hub concept

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... decreased in Hong Kong since 2007. The gains by Singapore during such a short period are impressive.' Professor Cheng blamed the lack of a centralised agency dedicated to promoting local higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682619/academic-calls-central-agency-boost-educational-hub-concept
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... the big gap in interest rates between Hong Kong, which has a market-based banking system, and the mainland, where the central bank tightly controls loan and deposit rates, it’s no surprise ... said instead of using the loan to pay his tax bill, he transferred the cash – after converting it into yuan – to the mainland through underground money agencies in Sheung Wan. Once the cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435473/mainlanders-use-free-money-hong-kong-banks-earn-higher
  7. Nameless briefings are bad news, critics say

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... affecting the smoking ban, covert surveillance, central slaughtering and the Tamar site development. Political analyst Ivan Choy Chi-keung from the Chinese University observed that many ... of conspiracy when it opted for unattributable briefings on the Tamar project and the central slaughtering proposals. These two briefings, the official said, served to provide the media with more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546069/nameless-briefings-are-bad-news-critics-say
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... attract those clients. Early last month, the People's Bank of China announced a so-called reform guidance to support the free-trade zone. The central bank proposed to run some pilot steps ... this is relatively unlikely to happen," Orr said. On Monday, Shanghai vice-mayor Tu Guangshao said at the Asian Financial Forum that the central bank would issue more detailed policies in the coming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1405201/regulation-delay-puts-foreign-banks-spot-shanghai-free
  9. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... George Chen, Denise Tsang and Daniel Ren 12 new free-trade zones approved The central government has agreed in principle to approve 12 new free-trade zones (FTZs), three months after giving the special status to Shanghai. The 12 would include Guangdong, which has been lobbying the central government by highlighting its economic ties with Hong Kong, and Tianjin, Xinhua cited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1411417/12-new-free-trade-zones-follow-shanghais-footsteps
  10. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... house to win special permission from the central government to launch its wholly owned subsidiary on the mainland last April. In September, it held an auction in Shanghai, the first to be run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1411102/chinese-art-buyers-help-christies-record-sales-year

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