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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jury rules development chief Paul Chan and wife lose defamation case

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:03pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Development secretary and wife are ordered to pay HK$230,000 compensation after falsely accusing teenage twins of cheating in exam Paul Chan and wife lose defamation case Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife Frieda Hui Po-ming were yesterday found liable for defaming twins and their father over allegations of cheating at school. The High ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China developers resist pressure to cut prices, leading to market standoff

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 02:11am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Developers hold firm on prices in hope of policy support, but mainland buyers opt to wait it out Market standoff deflates peak season On booming Jinshazhou island between Guangzhou and Foshan, developers touting new projects face sluggish sales due to their unwillingness to slash prices, boding ill for the mainland economy that has showed ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENTS

    Statutory body planned to oversee new harbourfront developments

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com New authority would be overseeing 12 sites within 10 years, says consultation paper ‘One-stop shop’ to develop waterfront A statutory Harbourfront Authority will directly develop and manage 12 sites with a total size of 37 hectares in the next 10 years, according to a consultation document to be released today. The sites to be managed by the future ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    I'm retiring gradually, Henderson Land Development boss Lee Shau-kee says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Joyce Ng and Kwong Man-ki

    ... Joyce Ng and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Henderson Land Development's Lee Shau-kee is planning to focus more on charity projects I’m tired and will retire gradually, says Lee Shau-kee Henderson Land Development patriarch Lee Shau-kee says he is "gradually retiring" as he presses ahead with more charitable projects, including a youth hostel in Hong Kong. "I am over ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui admits misleading the public over secret payments from property developers

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 01:31pm by Stuart Lau and Enoch Yiu

    ... Stuart Lau and Enoch Yiu Hui admits misleading HK people over cash Rafael Hui Si-yan admitted at his graft trial yesterday that he had "misled the people of Hong Kong" and said he was hesitant to accept the offer to be chief secretary in 2005 be ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping tells PLA chiefs to develop 'new types' of command

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by Keith Zhai and Andrea Chen

    ... Keith Zhai and Andrea Chen Xi tells PLA to develop 'new types' of command President Xi Jinping told the military's top brass yesterday that the People's Liberation Army had to develop "new types" of military commands. Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, met the PLA chiefs of staff yesterday following their conference ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Country Garden’s new CFO aims to halve developer’s funding cost

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:24am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland developer in talks with Malaysian government to develop 15 million sq metre site Country Garden seeks to halve funding costs Country Garden's new chief financial officer Wu Jianbin plans to halve the mainland developer's funding cost in the next two years and begin strategic changes to make it more diversified ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers speed up flat launches as mainlanders return to Hong Kong's housing market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Mainlanders return to city's housing market following slump due to increased stamp duties Developers speed up flat launches to lure home buyers Developers are speeding up new launches in Hong Kong, with more than 3,000 flats to hit the market over the coming months. The new releases will intensify a battle to lure home-seekers who have lost ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism means that tens of millions of people who have never been beyond Ch ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's VAT reform to impact developers in cooling market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Langi Chiang

    ... to impact developers in cooling market The mainland's plan to replace the current business tax with value added tax on property and construction firms next year will not only increase the burden for developers in a cooling market but also change how they do business. VAT reform started with a trial run in Shanghai two years ago, which was then broadened across the mainland ...




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