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  1. Beijing eyes HK-mainland overseas business tie-ups

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of large mainland investment firms and the participation of Hong Kong firms in them. 'The 12th five-year plan will accelerate the international expansion of Chinese firms. The Commerce Ministry will encourage mergers and acquisitions between Chinese and foreign firms,' Chen said. However, China's overseas investments remain small, accounting for only 5.2 per cent ...

  2. Poorer business English may hit competitiveness

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at a BEI skill level of 7-8. As Hong Kong and China grow as global hubs and Chinese companies expand outward, the pressure on English skills will increase. The lack of business English proficiency ... Daleena Samara Hong Kong's employees are getting by with only a basic command of Business English, the Global Business English Index (BEI) has found. They can understand business ...

  3. It's business as usual

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The composition of the Hong Kong delegation to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is by no means a microcosm of Hong Kong society. The disproportionately high number of delegates from the business sector underlines the central government's 'united front' effort directed towards Hong Kong's business ...

  4. Risky business

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ethnic Chinese journalists risk official threats and arrest working on the mainland. How can the Hong Kong authorities help and protect local journalists working on the other side of the border? Share your views: write to us ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... on local art and activities in the hope that it would reach a mass audience. "Although English is commonly used in the government and by the legal, professional and business sectors, Chinese ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Council's language policy attacked after English entries excluded from HK$50,000 award Art critics prize is restricted to Chinese entries Aspiring ...

  6. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a surge of Chinese tourists has helped to fill hotel beds and cash registers from South Africa to Italy. The luxury stores of Paris are staffed with Putonghua speakers and hotels in London offer ... more varied. Jiang Yiyi, a researcher at the Chinese Tourism Academy, says Chinese are increasingly keen to take beach or activity holidays rather than simply traipsing round tourist sites. ...

  7. Little red business packets threaten to cause red faces

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they are reluctant to accept red packets. Li Datong, an editor at China Youth Daily, says it is not the companies that are to blame. 'The culprit is the Chinese system, which makes journalists do ...

  8. Tailoring a family firm to changing business times

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com After inheriting a sewing-needle business from his late father four decades ago, Paul Yin Tek-shing looks set to break with tradition: he's brought ... years ago. Branching out from Dah Chung's core business, Yin founded a trading unit in the 1970s selling screws and fasteners to electronics makers and car manufacturers. The company also ...

  9. HK buyers ease up on Chinese real estate

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com The prospect of buying real estate on the mainland is becoming less attractive to Hongkongers, as Beijing's efforts to rein in the property boom start to bite. Hong Kong investors spent 8 billion yuan (HK$9.6 billion), down ...

  10. Government combs business world for new political talent

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung The government is looking to the world of business for new political talent. A government source said the administration had written to Hong Kong's chambers of business ... surveys have found satisfaction above 50 per cent. The source said the government had stepped up efforts to recruit talented individuals from business and professional groups and political parties ...




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