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  1. Economic crime plagues 26pc of HK companies

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu One out of four Hong Kong companies and 33 per cent of companies investing in the mainland suffered losses from fraud or other economic crimes in the past two years, according ... said they had been victims of commercial crime over the past two years, up from 22 per cent in 2005. On average, each of those Hong Kong firms lost US$618,000 from the crimes and had to pay ...

  2. Crime fighter is humbled after fall from power

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a new challenge and a learning opportunity'. Wang became a well-known anti-triad hero in the 1990s due to his heavy-handed anti-crime activities in Tieling and Jinzhou of Liaoning province- Bo's power base. Wang's anecdotes were turned into documentaries by many print media and television outlets in Liaoning and other provinces, using them as anti-corruption and anti-crime ...

  3. Taiwan's military warns closer ties may not prevent war

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's military has warned that warming cross-strait relations are no guarantee the two sides will not go to war in the future. It also stressed that it was not in a hurry to discuss confidence-building measures with the ma ...

  4. Getting back to basics will prevent falling windows

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... High-rise living has its advantages, as anyone who has owned or rented a house knows. There are no lawns to mow, gutters to clean of leaves or any of the myriad other maintenance tasks that must be carried out regularly. In short, most Hong Kong residents ...

  5. Mainland crime

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Killings and kidnappings dominated last week's headlines about China. Is crime really getting much worse in the mainland or is it just that we hear more about it nowadays? Write to us. ...

  6. Fugitives find crime still pays

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The vast majority of senior officials who escape abroad with ill-gotten gains remain safely in exile and enjoy the fruits of their crimes, beyond the law's reach. They have obtained immunity ... facilitate extradition, China should abolish the death penalty for some offences, such as financial crimes, and provide assurances that those accused of such crimes will not be executed,' said ...

  7. Crack down on thieves

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas. A former resident of Hong Kong, I have noticed a stronger police presence in Central and other districts to prevent thefts by smartly dressed 'Colombians', who arrive at least a month before the shows. The crimes are well organised. In most cases gangs observe their victims for a time, particularly their walks to their offices and the banks. This is no news to police; ...

  8. Imitation, the highest form of flattery, but was it coincidence or plagiarism?

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Has the venerable British weekly The Economist come out with a Chinese edition? It certainly looks that way with this week's Eastweek (pictured). Both news magazines ran their cover stories on the worldwide financial meltdown, with the s ...

  9. Valuable vote

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching The Hong Kong administration is going to great lengths to prevent a repeat of what happened last year, when five legislators resigned in an attempt to hold a 'de facto ... pulled strings from behind the scenes to prevent a real contest. But, in fact, if there had been one, the pan-democrats might have lost two or three of their five seats. This would have been ...

  10. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stringent punishment for any failure by companies to prevent bribery by employees, agents and clients. Penalties include jail sentences of up to 10 years, unlimited fines, confiscation of property ... the act as it helps prevent corruption.' Although it may feel like an additional burden for companies, it was good for them in the long run as it created a proper business environment, ...




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