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  1. Travel agents may reject credit cards

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Travel agents may resort to rejecting credit cards should banks continue to take months to settle customers' card transactions, the Travel Industry Council has said. ... inconvenience to inbound visitors who are used to paying for travel services by credit cards.' Mr Tung and council chairman Ronnie Ho Pak-ting relayed their concerns and requests to Commissioner ...

  2. Report card credits 'stable outlook'

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic and financial policies. 'A successful effort by the political establishment and government to broaden the revenue base would strengthen the territory's current credit ...

  3. $10 billion budget surplus is on the cards

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A budget surplus of at least $10 billion for this financial year is expected to be reported by the government, comfortably putting paid to the financial secretary's original prediction of a $42.6 billion deficit. Higher-than-expected land and investment income of around $4 billion has yet to be credited to the administration's coffers while tax receipts ...

  4. Washington's trump card for Pyongyang

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The United States is playing the terrorist card in the hope of getting North Korea to agree to a realistic plan for verifying whatever it has done, or is doing, to get rid ... can take credit for the new waiting-game strategy to see if North Korea agrees to some semblance of a protocol for verification. All it has to do is sign off on an agreement, and President ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... House of Cards. Additional reporting by Angela Meng   ...

  6. Expansion on cards for central asia bloc

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) is set to approve its first comprehensive strategic plan at its summit in Beijing next month, which could pave the way to upgrade the regional security group to an economic and geo ...

  7. Student credit data handover rejected

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The privacy commissioner has rejected a government proposal to hand over credit histories of students who fail to repay government loans to a credit reference agency. Allan Chiang Yam-wang warned this action could prompt other government units and private companies to press for similar rights to check people's credit histories. 'I fear ...

  8. Youthful rising star keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hunan Communist Party secretary Zhou Qiang keeps a low profile and rarely exhibits individual traits, yet is arguably a rising political star who will become one of the country's top leaders in the next decade. When he addressed about 100 journalists ...

  9. Historians on mainland give credit to KMT

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing has published its full version of the history of the Republic of China, recognising the role of Chiang Kai-shek in fighting the Japanese in the second world war. Analysts on the mainland and Taiwan said the book wo ...

  10. Let's put to rest our fear of card-carrying communists

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The only candidate running for president of Lingnan University Student Union's executive committee, Liao Weiyi, was recently found to be a member of the Chinese Communist Party. The discovery sent shock waves across the campus, and promp ...




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