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  1. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com One prominent feature of the market economy with Chinese characteristics is the common claim by companies to be designated 'special suppliers' ... Business News says the label also comes at a high price, with an endorsement from the Great Hall costing a supplier up to 5 million yuan (HK$6.1 million) a year. Nonetheless, it can be a more ...

  2. Chinese economist lands key IMF secretary post

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has named Chinese economist Jianhai Lin as the fund's secretary. The IMF announced the appointment on Wednesday, set to take effect on March 22, with Lin becoming the first Chinese to head the secretary's department in the Washington-based global body. He ...

  3. Tokyu reaches out to Chinese investors via seminar

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... people were checking out overseas property markets after Beijing introduced limits on home buying. Mainland Chinese used to invest in the US and Australia, but the flying distance to Japan was shorter compared with those countries, she said. The seminar will brief Chinese attendees on Japan's market performance and investment tips. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Global CEO Clubs targets Chinese members

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... objective of the seminars is 'to attract more Chinese CEOs and create mutual benefits for Chinese and US companies,' he said. 'When making a business deal in China, we may have ... executive Li Jingping. 'We hope a mix of American and Chinese CEOs at a round table can change the situation.' Founded by Mr Mancuso, a writer and lecturer of business topics, as the CEO ...

  6. Visa clampdown a blow for business travellers

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Chinese passport. Beijing is playing an ever-more important role internationally. But to do that it needs to clearly show that it accepts the world community on equal terms. The Olympics ... system. In the case of the former, no reason has been given, nor an indication if the move is temporary or permanent. For the latter, technical hitches were cited, and until October, business ...

  7. Huge gas blast rips through busy Beijing restaurant

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... serious ethnic unrest in Xinjiang recently between the Uygur minority and Han Chinese majority. A Xinhua report said three restaurant workers and some passers-by were injured in the blast, which ...

  8. Beijing widens HK yuan business

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Maria Chan Latest initiatives expected to include the trading of bonds denominated in the mainland currency Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference chairman Jia Qinglin is expected to give Hong Kong a handover anniversary gift today by announcing plans to make it easier to conduct yuan-denominated business in the city. Mr Jia, ...

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    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... is booming. Xinhua A Ministry of Defence spokesman tries to quell speculation that a Chinese port project in Tanzania has military ties.   Politics China National Radio* Central Party School President ... unapproved trips abroad. China Daily* Chongqing's Cultural Revolution cemetery remains closed to the public for Tomb Sweeping Day.   Environment 21st Century Business Herald* The Ministry ...

  10. Glass-bead hobby turns into big business

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who wanted to live out the rest of their lives in their birthplace. How did you get into the beads business? About 15 years ago when I was travelling in Italy I fell in love with glass beads ... It also relaxed me. I was running my own insurance business back then and it was very stressful. In 2004, I moved back to Beijing with my parents. My husband was very supportive and we bought ...




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