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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... and instil fear among end-users. The Chinese government wants, using this technical improvisation, to guide the overheated property market to a soft landing. The US and China are the two biggest ... rise quickly when the asset market is bubbly. China will have a tougher job controlling its property market for two reasons. First, government officials probably own millions of empty flats. ...

  2. Property leads as Katrina may tame rates

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the investor attention was on the property sector. The sector index has risen 4.03 per cent this week alone. Apart from PetroChina, which continued to benefit from short covering following its massive ... Anette Jonsson Expectations that the hurricane disaster in the United States and inflated oil prices will result in a pause in the rate-rise cycle pushed property stocks higher ...

  3. Property stocks drag on market after US rate rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... property plays. The Fed lifted its benchmark funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent- its 15th rise in as many meetings- on Tuesday and said 'further policy firming may be needed' ... to dampen homebuyer interest and hit the property market, triggering a sell-off in property counters yesterday. Cheung Kong dipped 1.49 per cent to $82.15, Henderson Land fell 1.48 per cent to $43, ...

  4. US struggling to build case against intellectual property violators

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The United States is still gathering evidence for a possible World Trade Organisation complaint against China over violations of intellectual property rights ... for International Trade Franklin Lavin told a news conference in Shanghai. 'Our attorneys are increasingly convinced that China is in violation, but we've got to have an evidentiary basis ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... brings back memories, but let's move on My first trip to the United States in early 2008- with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away- gave me a street-level glimpse of China ... of hilarious stories at the time as well as a few bad jokes about the Beijing Games. But just six years on, China is the most talked about topic for global business, and for politics, too. Here are two ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... China, Japan and South Korea next month, the White House said on Monday, as it seeks to ease doubts about its commitment to Asia. On the trip in the first week of December, Biden will be the highest-ranking US official to visit China since Beijing’s leadership transition. President Barack Obama has pledged a larger US focus on Asia, seeing the fast-changing continent as vital to US interests. ...

  7. China's boom a saviour for American architects

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com Call it reverse outsourcing. In a trend that has been accelerating for the past few years, US architects and interior designers are finding that most of their work is now in China as they cater to the nationwide building boom; although analysts have been predicting the softening of the market for several months now, American architects say that, ...

  8. Domestic market needs to drive IPR protection

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Although China has received international praise for the first time for its efforts in cracking down on intellectual property rights (IPR) violations, it will be domestic market requirements and not overseas pressure that result in a long-term protection mechanism being established, mainland experts say. The United States gave a rare acknowledgment yesterday of China ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... summits, Indonesia and Brunei. Even US allies quietly voiced concern over Obama’s no-show, which offered an outsized role to China’s President Xi Jinping at the meetings. Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, pledged in his first term to “pivot” US foreign policy toward Asia, where the regional order is being transformed by the rapid growth of China’s economy ...

  10. There's a price to be paid for US politicians' China-bashing

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... politicians of all stripes have foundbelieve they can win popular approval is to blame America's economic problems on China. In his economic plan published earlier this month, Republican hopeful Mitt Romney emerged as an especially enthusiastic critic of China.?I will not stand by while China pursues an economic development policy that relies on the unfair treatment of US companies ...




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