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  1. Politics first

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a man who is either ignorant or thinks people in Hong Kong are ignorant ('Concentrate on the economy, not politics, says Gao,' July 16). As anyone who has ever worked in an organisation knows, business is politics - the day-to-day interaction with your boss or colleagues is about relationships and they are political because they (god forbid) involve thoughts and opinions. ...

  2. China Mobile holds firm amid news of probe

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Shares of China Mobile were left unscathed yesterday by news of Beijing's probe of an influential senior executive who is also a former telecommunications industry regulator. Analysts said the investigation was not expected to negatively affect China Mobile's market performance or operations. Zhang Chunjiang, an executive director and vice-chairman ...

  3. Tricky business for China and Australia

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... the midnight oil on a joint Australia-China study on a proposed free-trade agreement. The study is due to go to Australia's Trade Minister Mark Vaile and his Chinese counterpart Bo Xilai ... economy are secured quickly. But while the recently signed Australia-US free-trade agreement did not create any major political headaches for the Howard government, the proposed Chinese deal could ...

  4. China Eastern shares soar 18pc on talk of merger with Shanghai Air

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Shares of China Eastern Airlines Corp surged as much as 18 per cent yesterday on speculation that the struggling carrier will merge with Shanghai Airlines, strengthening its grip on the aviation market in the mainland's richest city. The proposed consolidation had been approved by the Shanghai city government in principle, China Business News reported. Shares ...

  5. Liaison offices face closure in anti-graft drive

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... but part of the broader problem facing the political system. 'If changes in the centralised power structure in the country are not made, the problems with the liaison offices won't ... a government project goes and how much expenditure it will receive, even with some lobbying, but in China it often comes down to networking and even some shady ways to court higher authorities,' ...

  6. Crisis veteran tackles the China syndrome

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a hate figure for Argentina's political establishment after claiming senators had sought to bribe foreign banks to stop legislation forcing them to pay into a social-security programme ... has a banker's straight-forwardness, typified by his opinions (or apparent lack of them) on 'political society's' demands for universal suffrage in HSBC's home market. ...

  7. Is it next stop Beijing for Bo aboard the Chongqing express?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The crackdown in the unruly southwestern municipality has won him public praise and political capital ahead of a gathering of top officials this month. The high-profile operation, which began in June, ... umbrella within the municipal government is still under way, with more heads expected to roll. Chongqing, the biggest city in China and home to 30 million people, has been a cradle for senior party ...

  8. Graft-fighters turn spotlight on dodgy property deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... mainland cities conducted last week said corruption was the worst blot on China's international image for the third year running. At the end of last year, President Hu Jintao vowed to escalate ... government in state corporations, which dominate huge swathes of the economy. Last week, Zhang Chunjiang, a senior executive of China Mobile, was stripped of all his positions on charges ...

  9. Shipping firms hit by lack of tax deals

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... or reciprocal tax exemption agreements. The lack of tax pacts is believed to have been a reason why the John Swire & Sons shipping company, China Navigation, did not centralise all its operations in Hong Kong. China Navigation, which had its domicile in London, had been based in Hong Kong for 138 years before it moved to Singapore in December as part of a restructuring of its operations ...

  10. Reporting of search giant's tilt at censors is muzzled

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Google's announcement constituted a 'violation of China's independent political rights'. However, when the poll reached the broader internet community, huge numbers of people cast ... in the country... Their ulterior political attempts to influence China's political situation and social reform are doomed to fail.' ...




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