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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Premier's vision for Shanghai to lead the next round of economic reform in the country appears to have fallen foul of power politics Have trade zones ... to have 12 free-trade zones in China, then how can you make Shanghai special and attractive when the whole thing is still on trial?" asked a foreign business consultant, who declined ...

  2. 'Political' flight for launch of superjumbo

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China Southern Airlines the seventh carrier in the world to operate the 500-seat superjumbo, which debuted in 2007, and the first to use it on a domestic flight. Why the state-owned company flew the world's biggest plane, designed for international flights, on such a short route left many people in the industry puzzled, with politics being the most popular explanation. More than 90 per cent ...

  3. Shenzhen chief rules out political reforms

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of ideas' to restore the province's 'prestigious' status as an icon of mainland reform. He used the term 'liberate thoughts', highly symbolic in China's political ... Ting Shi Shenzhen, that pioneered the mainland's reform project 30 years ago, will not seek to experiment with political change as it did in the economic area, according to Wang Yang, ...

  4. Bridge committee faces political balancing act

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The spending of large sums of public money on public infrastructure projects is inherently political. When construction spans a border it is even more so. The politics and financing ... yuan is to be financed, at the lowest rate Beijing allows, by a private consortium led by the Bank of China, instead of by private sector investment as first envisaged. The new arrangements ...

  5. Politics for the people

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... misgivings about party politics because they view it through the prism of the bitter struggle between the communist party and the Kuomintang that plunged China into a civil war. ... 'politicised' is vague but I suspect what Li really means is that the cosy old days of politics being confined to a small elite are over and that politics today is starting to involve a much wider ...

  6. Happiness campaign is more about politics than smiles, analysts say

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, said he believed the campaigns in Chongqing and Guangdong were initiated in Beijing, and Bo and Wang were merely implementing them. ... the party ladder in two years, according to mainland and Hong Kong political scholars and analysts. Wang, 55, raised the idea of creating a 'Happy Guangdong' by upgrading its industrial ...

  7. Top Shantou political official under investigation over party offences

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... high-ranking official- the vice-chairman of the top political consultation agency in Shantou, state media reported yesterday. Fang Haishun, vice-chairman of Shantou City People's Political Consultative Conference, was under investigation for 'serious breach of party discipline', according to China News Service, citing unnamed officials in the city's top anti-graft agency. ...

  8. Bridge politics all about perpetuating Shenzhen's highway robbery

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp YOU MAY RECALL an imaginative argument put up by a senior Guangdong government official a year or two ago for not building a bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. It was that a bridge would have to be built on pylons in the Pe ...

  9. The political experiment that unleashed the market

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of the Hong Kong-based China Merchants Group, Mr Yuan presided over an experiment in economic and political liberalisation in the Shekou Industrial Zone, the mainland's first zone open ... to thousands of expatriates. Mr Yuan retired in 1992, several months after Deng's inspection tour of southern China, and has seen most of the political reforms he had presided over undone. ...

  10. 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

    ... Alibaba is based. "China sets no limits on FTZ numbers and no timetables on building them, as long as they meet the requirements of an FTZ," Xinhua cited its source as saying. Caesar Wong, a partner with the China Tax & Business Advisory at Deloitte, said growth-challenged Hong Kong should grab the opportunity of Guangdong's free-trade zone status by integrating ...




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