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  1. Space success raises foreign-aid dilemma

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to justify the same levels of development assistance in light of China's successful and costly space programme. But they say the governments are unlikely to cut the aid. Editorials in western ... Millions of people in these countries are living in poverty, but their governments have forgotten about them. 'Look how much India and Pakistan are spending on developing their military ...

  2. Aid body plays a crucial part in reaching out to developing world

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Developing countries must be given a greater say in how the world is run, says Germany's Minister for Economic Co-operation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul. She made her comments while praising the work of the government's aid organisation the German Development Service (DED), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The minister called for political ...

  3. Democratic development

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What impact should the record high turnout in the district elections have on the pace of political development in Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Developers to raise Yuen Long home prices

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Henderson Land Development and New World Development plan to increase the prices for their Yuen Long residential developments by up to 10 per cent next year in the expectation that flat-hunting activities will surge in the northwest New Territories because of the new West Rail line. The increased prices will cover about 1,800 units from the two developers in Tuen Mun, one ...

  5. MTRC keeps on track by developing managers

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Wendy Ng The MTR Corp's commitment to staff development has long been recognised in Hong Kong. The company believes that people are its most valuable assets. Over the years, the corporation has dedicated significant resources to staff development, and its accelerated development programme is further evidence of the firm's commitment to investing in people. The programme, ...

  6. Beijing developer advises investors to be cautious

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Soho China chief says the government is cracking down on illegal land use One of Beijing's leading developers has warned those thinking of investing in property in the city to be prepared for a volatile few months. Soho China chairman Pan Shiyi said a number of developers could run into trouble with the central government, which is determined to crack down hard ...

  7. WTO chief turns to China to rally developing nations

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Global trade talks stalled at Cancun in September after developed nations baulked at the requests of the Group of 20 developing nations led by China, India and Brazil. The G20 asked rich nations to cut their export and agricultural subsidies. But most developed nations refused to do so, instead calling on developing economies to increase their transparency and corporate governance. ...

  8. Developers face probe on unfair competition

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan The government will investigate claims that some large property developers violate the principles of fair competition by pushing their retail and telecommunications businesses while managing their properties. It also has vowed to step up efforts to revise the laws to protect fair competition. Speaking at Legco yesterday, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour ...

  9. 2,400 development zones closed

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The central government has shut more than 2,400 industrial development zones in its national crackdown on the rampant malpractice of converting farm land for industrial ... investigated more than 6,015 development zones and parks with a combined area of 3.54 square kilometres. Of the total, it has shut 2,426 and merged 294 zones, China News Service reported yesterday. Mr ...

  10. Developers eye luxury sites

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Focus is expected to shift to the high-end market when land sales resume next year Developers are expected to go after top-end residential sites in prestige urban districts when the government resumes land sales, probably at the beginning of next year, according to property consultants. They said developers remained cautious and would be highly selective when it came ...




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