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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    More land bought by Chinese Estates to be voided in Macau graft probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... more plots of Macau land bought by property developer Chinese Estates for its planned luxurious residential project La Scala will be declared void by the Macau government, it was revealed ... while Lau and Lo face trial later this month. In March last year, Chinese Estates' subsidiary Moon Ocean paid 642 million patacas to exchange nine small pieces of land it owned for eight ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

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

    ... 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 arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers- but only if they can write in Chinese. The first ADC Critics Prize, organised by the Arts ...

  3. Blueprint targets harmful rivalry among key cities

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau was in Beijing attending the annual parliamentary sessions and speaking on the sidelines. Two years ago, the State Council endorsed Shanghai's plan to build itself into a global ... for particular development items relating to Hong Kong.' Lau's fellow delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, a former chairman ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... century and- despite minor bumps along the way- it has never really stopped. External factors, as ever, played a significant role in demand for Chinese products. Rising prosperity in the West ... of the Chinese silk sold overseas came from the central mainland, as it still does, and was produced in massive quantities in the famed silk-producing areas in the lower Yangtze delta. Soochow ...

  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to be the complete opposite of his reformist, media-savvy predecessor, Wang Yang. On the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Hu answered just one question from more than 200 journalists representing some 140 media organisations at an open session for Guangdong delegates. In response to a soft question from a reporter representing Xinhua, ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... meeting ahead of its annual plenary session next week. Besides the NPC's own housekeeping agenda, the committee will discuss the elections for Macau's legislature and chief executive in 2013 and 2014 respectively, as well as reviewing the draft legislation form promoting clean manufacturing and evaluating assets. Israeli finance minister visits Beijing Israeli Finance Minister ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    HK$60m of contraband electronics seized from ship on Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 18th 2013, 07:26pm by JOLIE HO

    ... electronics and endangeredspecies products used in traditional Chinese medicine on which the smugglers were seeking to evade more than HK$14 million in duties. Acting on intelligence, officers ... and hard disks to endangered-species parts that are used mainly in Chinese medicine," said Lam Yau-tak, divisional commander for special investigations of the Customs and Excise ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's prosperity is tied to rejuvenation of Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Zhang Dejiang recently said Hong Kong's competitive edge is weakening and may fade away. Its strongest competitors may be other Chinese cities; a recent McKinsey projection indicated that 40 per cent of the 75 most dynamic cities by 2025 will be Chinese. Mainland cities occupy six of the top 10 positions, with Shanghai and Beijing first and second. Hong Kong is 30th. Yet, Hong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... foreign yacht-owners] should do [if they want to enter Chinese waters]," Fok, chief executive of the Fok Ying Tung Group and former chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, said. ...




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