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  1. 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

    ... development of Hong Kong? On April 12-13 senior officials from Beijing in charge of Hong Kong affairs have invited some of the city's key officials to discuss 2017 electoral reform issues. ...

  2. What, exactly, is left for the Trade Development Council to develop?

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Jake van der Kamp This week sees the confluence of three important fairs as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council capitalises on its reputation for hosting some of the world's ... merchandise exports. We also subsidise the Trade Development Council with a special tax, the trade declaration charge, because, even with the Convention and Exhibition Centre at its disposal, ...

  3. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... better with nearby economies including Hengqin in Zhuhai; Qianhai in Shenzhen; Nansha in Guangzhou and Macau. Guangdong and Shanghai were the leaders in free-trade zones on the back of developed ... of development, because of different stages of economic and infrastructure development," Wong said. "Competition will be very strong." A Shanghai-based researcher said the approval of more ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... rather than the public or market demand. In the property business, the interests of developers, buyers and sellers have been significantly affected by the government's new tax policies. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let road congestion choke Hong Kong's development

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... Richard Vuylsteke Richard Vuylsteke says HK needs a better integrated transport policy Congestion, roadside pollution are choking development The quality and efficiency of Hong Kong's MTR receive rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. It's a world-class system for Asia's "world city". Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the city's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sparks fly in developers' meeting with officials over anti-speculation taxes

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito, Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Private developers, angry over government's stamp duty to curb speculation, slam officials for being 'ignorant' about the sector Sparks fly in talks on new taxes Private developers are threatening to stop redevelopment projects, claiming the government's new anti-property speculation taxes will render property ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong housing developers hope for better 2013

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Paggie Leung

    ... Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Leading players are expecting potential purchasers to return after the Lunar New Year when sentiment is likely to swing upwards Developers betting on buyer comeback Developers are betting on buyer comeback Property stamp duties announced at the end of October are leaving deep scars in Hong Kong's housing market, with sales ...

  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Nansha development zone in Guangzhou eyes Hong Kong tax rate

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... in arbitration cases, now the Nansha development zone in Guangzhou wants to set its income tax at the same lower level. Raymond Sun Lei, deputy chief of Nansha's district government, was speaking ... at a rate of up to 45 per cent. Sun said this could change as Nansha strives to develop into a "new Guangzhou and new Hong Kong", learning from the experience of both cities. "We ...

  9. 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

    ... come to town and is a welcome distraction. The Trade Development Council is hosting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair this week at the convention centre in Wan Chai. I began thinking about ... convinced me that any story should be more focused on adults, reflecting a trend in recent years spurred by the development of smartphone devices and tablets such as Apple's iPhone and iPad. He ...


    Kwu Tung: villagers vow to fight new town development plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... into yet another satellite town. "We will be evicted, our houses bulldozed, the whole place reconstructed," said Lee, now the chairman of a concern group overseeing the development ... complexes. The Kwu Tung development is expected to house some 65,000 people in 20 years' time. The Development Bureau says 22,000 flats will be provided by 2030. Unlike new towns such as Tseung ...




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