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  1. Beijing to investigate price gouging after rumours spark panic buying

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... not tolerate any unreasonable price rises. It would not tolerate any price collusion among companies or any acts aimed at pushing up prices, China Radio reported on its website, citing an unnamed ... China's central bank has raised the bank reserve-requirement ratio nine times and increased interest rates three times since the beginning of last year to soak up liquidity and to check inflation. ...

  2. Case struck a chord for expat tai-tais

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Patsy Moy

    ... the Chinese term for well-off married women who do not need to work- said they became fascinated by the case through newspaper accounts. They had also read the book about the case by Joe McGinniss entitled Never Enough, which was published after Kissel's conviction in her first trial in 2005. One of the women, Nikki, told the South China Morning Post she identified with some ...

  3. Lai case can prove China is changing

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into China with the protection of corrupt officials. A number have been arrested and jailed; a handful have been executed. In Beijing's eyes, his continued freedom sends the worst of messages ... sentences. The trend was confirmed as policy by the Supreme People's Court in May. Given the high profile of the case and the judicial reforms under way, there is no reason to believe Beijing ...

  4. Argued with emotion

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... are strong with their use of words, have good voices, gestures and eye contact.' The adjudicators encouraged Cheng Wing Gee's debaters to give more detailed examples to back up ... a better job defining the motion. When giving definitions of key terms in the motion, it is always more convincing to quote from a dictionary.' The affirmative side built their case by saying ...

  5. Tam Pak Yu's day

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a chance for the affirmative to attack their case. The first negative speaker, Kelly Chui, said Hong Kong is doing enough to tackle poverty, and hopes it can break out of the current situation. ... delivery,' said Wassermann. Reeve suggested the negative side could have provided more numbers to support their case. 'Kelly Chui said Hong Kong is a progressive city with no poverty. More ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... it for a Noah's ark in case God unleashes another flood. We're getting hungrier as the fridge gets fuller If you've got a fridge full of food and are really hungry, would you eat some or save it all for when you're even hungrier while adding yet more food to your stockpile? It's a question Public Eye would like to put to Hong Kong Monetary Authority boss Norman Chan Tak-lam. ...

  7. Ex-official takes rape case claim to capital

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vice-mayor Tian Wanchang said he had no choice because local police had turned a blind eye to his daughter's case. Tian, who for years was responsible for maintaining social stability ... not borne much fruit, either. 'I thought that once I petitioned, the problem would be solved immediately,' she told Phoenix Weekly. Attempts by the South China Morning Post to reach ...

  8. Case studies for youngsters

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung and Elaine Yau While a visit to Germany over the summer seems like a fun excursion, it proved to be a serious eye-opener for Alex Choi Shing-yan and his schoolmates from St ... to China, Europe, Australia, America and Southeast Asia. Four years ago, we sent off about 40 groups over the summer holidays. But that later dwindled to just a handful. By contrast, our school ...

  9. Greed may win out over fear as investors eye cheap stocks

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... off, investors have woken up to the stresses in China's economy and concluded that the country may be heading for a hard landing. In response, investors have bailed out of equities. ... But that was before yesterday's data release showing China's economy grew at a brisk 9.5 per cent rate in the second quarter, with industrial production climbing 15.1 per cent, a significant ...

  10. Cheung Kong eyes more mainland mega projects

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... how much Cheung Kong has slated for new land acquisitions on the mainland, Chiu said the company had no clear-cut budget and would decide on a case-by-case basis. The company's low ... Savills China, said: 'All signs show that the government won't ease the curbs. The tightening will last at least for one or two years, although calls for a loosening ...




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