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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Unlucky in love … or just left out of the market?

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... are largely derided on the mainland, attitudes are different here, according to a recent study. The Chinese government defines sheng nu- leftover women- as unmarried females over the age of 27. ... "It's common to see these women trying to marry Westerners, because they think men from countries such as Canada and Australia are less traditional than local Chinese men." To's study ...

  2. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:57pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Ageing society boosts appeal of Fu Shou Yuan for HK pitch, bankers say 'Death care' IPO shows plenty of life Before Santa Claus visits Hong Kong ... their shares after the listing is that China is becoming a fast ageing society – a story the company and its bankers are emphasising to potential investors. No country is ageing as quickly as China. ...

  3. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Auction house takes in US$7.1b for 2013, cites landmark Shanghai auction as a highlight Chinese help Christie's frame record sales year Chinese buyers drove up Christie's sales by 14 per cent to US$7.13 billion last year, a record high not just for the British auction house but for any company ever in the art market. In 2013, Chinese ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ... both locals and non-local- in Shanghai feel increasingly unhappy and this is reflected in society. Sound familiar? This is what I mean when I say our pro-democrat lawmakers should go ...

  5. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Reins on Shanghai set to be loosened

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... to deepen reform to "gnawing at a hard bone". His remarks contrasted starkly with Hu's previous emphasis on building a "harmonious society". Over the past decade, with Hu ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Taxi-booking apps offering bonuses to drivers illustrate how technology can have a detrimental impact on society, especially the elderly Shanghai cabbies ... the city's government did the right thing in limiting the usage of taxi-booking apps. We will all get old someday and nobody wants to be left behind by society just because of new technology. Any ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... toys also prompted recollections of one of my favourite mainland Chinese films, Spicy Love Soup. The 1997 film was directed by Zhang Yang and starred a number of leading old and new actors ... work and society.   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit facebook.com/mrshangkong ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Key Chinese cities and provinces set to receive stimulus- on the quiet

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Agbank agreement to provide HK$314b loan to Shanghai is sign of 'unofficial' financial boost Mainland cities to get stimulus- on the quiet The mainland government is quietly offering financial stimulus to key cit ...

  9. A Chinese feeling next to the skin

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... I have developed since studying abroad a decade ago- reflects an underlying desire to express and reinforce my Chinese identity. But I am not alone. Since actress Maggie Cheung wore her stunning ... booming, and CCTV made a programme about it, citing a revival of national culture. Yet, it's hardly legitimate to call the qipao a product of Chinese culture. It was adapted from a dress worn ...

  10. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... W's experiences in raising her child. The tough choices she has faced are not uncommon. The first is shared by many Chinese parents- where to get good and safe baby formula? A lot of them ... in rural towns and provinces where more traditional parents still believe in "the more, the better" conventional wisdom of Chinese culture that suggests "more children means more ...




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