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  1. Taipei home easing may not lift market

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... such as China Southern Airlines set up office in Taipei in the fourth quarter of last year. However, limited new demand would not be sufficient to boost office rents due to an oversupply problem, Ms Chu ...

  2. Beijing can't hide its ink-stained fingerprints

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... is stepping up its efforts to counter what it regards as the often negative image of China abroad. It plans to do so by boosting the English-language sector of the mainland media. A US edition of China Daily, the bland broadsheet that is the official English mouthpiece of the government, was launched earlier this year. Meanwhile, Xinhua is setting up an English-language TV station ...

  3. Logistics sector sees setback in cross-strait ties

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Russell Barling

    ... Progressive Party's (DPP) antagonism towards China could shelve decades-long negotiations on direct trade and mainland authorities would not grant Mr Chen's government direct links, according to an executive of China Airlines. 'Do you think the Communist Party will give a candy to a naughty boy? I don't think so. The good stuff will be saved for the good kids,' ...

  4. The job drain brings political pain

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing White-collar jobs disappearing from the US and Britain are popping up in China Rising trade and political tensions between China and the US will only intensify ... manufacturing but also back-office functions to low-wage markets like China and India. 'For many companies, it's a balance issue,' said David Hunter, regional chief executive of New ...

  5. Beijing nod for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to the schedule. 'Having said that, Beijing is China's political centre and it is symbolically significant to be able to conduct yuan business there.' Another bank analyst ... at their Beijing branches. The banks yesterday confirmed they had become the first foreign lenders to receive China Banking Regulatory Commission permission to offer yuan banking services for domestic ...

  6. China Southern, Air China in dogfight for Shenzhen carrier

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So In what is becoming a potent mix of business and regional politics, Air China and China Southern Airlines are jostling for the controlling stake in Shenzhen Airlines, following the arrest of its largest shareholder last month for 'economic crimes'. The cost of failure for China Southern- whose main hub is in Guangzhou- will be high. It can lose its ...

  7. Calls to rein in street inspectors over booklet on beatings

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of supervision for the urban-management units. He said if the matter was left unattended, it could cause riots. He Bing, a professor at China University of Political Sciences and Law, said he believed ...

  8. Political factors far outweigh financial gains in yuan bonds

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Hopewell Holdings, the first non-financial foreign firm to issue a yuan bond, has no problem paying in yuan, because it operates several toll roads in southern China. And McDonald's sells ... the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Yes, it's true that the People's Bank of China has said institutions are free to do yuan business outside the mainland, and the issue of yuan ...

  9. Venture funds discover outsourcing

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and China. China's outsourcing upgrade, however, could prompt a backlash, especially in the US, where highly paid service employees wield considerable political clout. India already faces ... to be low-end and unskilled- the kinds of jobs that have been moving overseas for decades, primarily affecting workers with little political influence. Should the migration to China begin to include ...

  10. London calling for Chinese investments

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... This policy has been particularly important in China, where politics and economics are inseparable and many of the largest companies are state-owned. 'British governments have taken a consistent ... that plans to change that is Geely Automobile Holdings, one of China's most aggressive car exporters, mainly to Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. A spokeswoman for Geely's overseas ...




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