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  1. English fluency will improve Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Pulcheria Chung

    ... English should be our second language, to build our competitiveness internationally. And the only effective way to make it our second, but not foreign, language is providing an English ... PULCHERIA CHUNG PU-ZI Why are our top government officials and wealthy businessmen so keen on Cantonese as the medium of instruction? Most of them studied in English-taught secondary ...

  2. Mailbag

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... learned English as a second or foreign language. In the local context, people from China, Korea, Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are likely to communicate with each other through English. English has become a truly Asian language. There are now far more multilingual users of English than there are native speakers. It has been estimated that some 300 million people ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... Singapore's second-biggest bank, is paying for Wing Hang Bank is too steep. OCBC chief executive Samuel Tsien says it is not, given the opportunities emerging from the economic integration between ...

  4. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, about 35 years ago as the first new type of state-owned enterprises to help the mainland attract foreign capital and expand investments abroad- any big decision ...

  5. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... the government, the regulators tighten the rules. Many foreign investors have complained about regulatory uncertainty as one of the biggest challenges they face when doing business in the world's second-largest economy. A PwC survey of foreign banks found regulatory uncertainty to have been a factor undermining foreign investors' confidence in China in recent years. As it turns out, Ma once ...

  6. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Possible end to policy requiring mainland firms seeking funds in city to seek approval may result in a flood of listings by second-rate firms HK should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs "As long as you can meet the listing requirements of the Hong Kong stock exchange, you should definitely go there." That was the clear message from one ...

  7. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... independently by a foreign firm on the mainland. Last year Christie's tapped into cyberspace to reach out to mainland customers. The Shanghai auction alone received 30,000 visits online, with new buyers accounting for half the total, the firm said. It also launched a Chinese-language website. Asked if Christie's is worried about Beijing's anti-corruption crackdown that has ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... delay puts foreign banks in a spot Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma- what can they really do in the ambitious zone? Last week, Bank of East Asia and DBS became the first two foreign banks to be officially approved to open their branches in the zone for business. Both banks were among the first batch ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Fluency in Chinglish doesn't count as World City yardstick

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by George Chen

    ... centre Fluency in Chinglish doesn't count as World City yardstick Before I start to tell you two stories, let me ask you a question: In general, do you feel English-language skills of Hong ... is "Asia's World City", indicating how global Hong Kong can be. And one of the global elements is certainly how easy it is for foreigners, mostly English-speaking residents or visitors, ...

  10. 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

    ... of Social Sciences researcher, who asked not to be identified. The central bank's financial reform guidelines for Shanghai were widely considered by lawyers and foreign banks as "too vague ...




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