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  1. Business - Money - FUNDS

    China approves study of Hong Kong’s mutual product recognition study

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... into Cepa was significant because it showed the plan had gained Beijing's support. The proposal, together with tax law and corporate law reforms related to the funds industry proposed ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Bar set too high for Hong Kong firms wanting mainland China access

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Local businesses say Beijing makes it devilishly difficult to get approval under the Cepa deal Bar set too high for HK firms wanting mainland access The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) has been a bit of a disappointment to city businesses seeking access to potentially lucrative mainland markets. To bring any real benefit to Hong Kong, ...

  3. Business - Economy - CEPA

    Cepa not a big success story for many Guangdong enterprises

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Victoria Ruan

    ... He Huifeng and Victoria Ruan For many Guangdong enterprises, Cepa has failed to bring the expected economic benefits It just hasn't worked out as planned Guangdong was expected ... of the nation's economic reform. Ten years on, industry insiders say things have not quite worked out as planned. Little data is available on the impact of Cepa in the province, but Guangdong's ...

  4. Business - Economy - CEPA

    Cepa doesn't add up to much for accountants

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Hong Kong's accountants no longer have to spend quite so long with their heads in books to qualify to work on the mainland. But Cepa has yet to help them get senior roles. None of the 35,000 members of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants has yet become a partner of a mainland firm, a prerequisite for opening their own practice. "Cepa did help Hong Kong ...

  5. Business - Economy - CEPA

    We're second-class citizens in mainland China, says Hong Kong lawyer Thomas Ho

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... as they are allowed to under Cepa. But he has seen "indirect gains" from Cepa in his work in Hong Kong. So finds that clients involved in cross-border disputes have more confidence in lawyers like ... Kong office, to seek legal advice, instead of knocking on my door in our Beijing office," So says. "The Cepa arrangement has also provided more opportunities for the mainland lawyers ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Making the best of Hong Kong's free-trade deal

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... integration is so essential that it is difficult to imagine the city alienated from the mainland. All these would not have been possible without the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa ... boasted HK$61.6 billion in earnings for companies from business facilitated by Cepa between 2004 and 2009. This is no small achievement. But professionals and firms who made inroads into the new ...

  7. Business - Economy - CEPA

    Hong Kong architects of mainland China projects don't have total control

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Kwok-hing, who has spent half his time working on the mainland since Hong Kong qualifications were recognised across the border. There is little doubt that the industry has benefited from Cepa. About ... of the KK100 Tower in Shenzhen, which it designed, to make sure the curve of the curtain wall was precise. Architects still want one more thing from Cepa: the right to set up their own practices ...

  8. Business - Economy - CEPA

    Pioneering doctor answers the call to head to mainland China

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... It has been a challenging exercise, but Shenzhen clinic is finally starting to pay dividends Despite complicated procedures and high start-up costs, Dr Hubert Wong Chi-ho has no regrets about opening his pioneering clinic in Shenzhen. The application proc ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Beijing fails to win hearts and minds of Hongkongers with Cepa trade pact

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... After 10 years, the political benefits of Cepa - a pact to foster economic ties between Hong Kong and the mainland - appear to have faded away From the very beginning, the Closer Economic ... companies from mainland-related business facilitated by Cepa reached HK$61.6 billion between 2004 and 2009, according to government figures. The individual traveller scheme, which allows mainlanders ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Beijing will maintain sweeteners in Cepa pact with Hong Kong, say analysts

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Victoria Ruan

    ... Analysts say Beijing has no choice but to extend favourable measures under the Cepa pact While questions are raised about the diminishing effectiveness of the Closer Economic Partnership ... over sensitive but controversial political issues such as universal suffrage, it has virtually no alternative other than extend existing favourable measures through Cepa." Li Shunde ...




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