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  1. Social networking sites take language learning out of classroom

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Many would suggest the best way to learn a foreign language is to be surrounded with native speakers. If travelling abroad is not an option, a broadband-connected personal ... to be a large domestic market for such services. Every year millions of Chinese students take English-language proficiency examinations to study or work aboard. The country's largest private ...

  2. HK Electric sees further boost from foreign units

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Britain, Canada and New Zealand doubled earnings to HK$2.05 billion last year from HK$1.02 billion previously, driven by strong economic recovery in Guangdong in the second half of the year. ...

  3. Expats settle for less to stay competitive

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... out of four respondents believed cultural sensitivity was the most important attribute in an overseas worker and nearly two in five highlighted foreign-language skills. Hu said demand for jobs ... process has not yet concluded, without providing further details. The advertisement, published in the English-language China Daily, referred to top-level openings at state-owned companies ...

  4. HSBC aims to be among first foreign listings in Shanghai

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings could be among the first foreign firms to list on the Shanghai stock exchange within two to three years as the mainland's richest city ramps up its ambitions to become a global financial centre. HSBC hoped to be among the first batch of foreign companies to float in Shanghai, but no definite time frame had been set, said Peter Wong Tung-shun, ...

  5. CLP defends tie-up bid with second China utility

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... for new projects. A strategic relationship with Shenhua Group would also help secure coal supply amid shortages and rising prices. The firm is the largest foreign investor in the mainland's ...

  6. Mainland firms fill office space left by foreigners

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... public offering would be completed in the second half of next year. 'The transactions do not mean that mainland tenants have necessarily become more aggressive in leasing office properties,' a property agent said. 'The situation is rather that non-mainland tenants, particularly foreign financial institutions, have held up their leasing plans.' But with foreign ...

  7. One country, two streams

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... In the national stream, western teachers co-teach English language lessons. Mr Higginbottom, now vice-principal in charge of the international stream, said he believed that international schools should ... In the second part of a feature looking at education on the mainland, Liz Heron examines the growing links between local and international curricula in China plus the benefits of bilingual ...

  8. Foreign TV firms enter China's price wars

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

    ... Unusually, outsiders find themselves battling locals in the high-end market Foreign manufacturers are slashing their prices in a bid to restore their dominance in China's high-end ... as 8,000 yuan compared with between 9,000 and 10,000 yuan previously. The discounting has narrowed the price gap between foreign and domestic brands and put pressure on war-weary local ...

  9. Foreign players face reality of cashing in

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With all the hype of China's underdeveloped fund market being a goldmine for global players, large net redemptions of one of the earliest portfolios managed by a foreign-invested fund house were a natural headline catcher. However, fickle investors, an unsophisticated securities market and limited distribution channels mean mass redemptions could afflict foreign players ...

  10. Wuhan rides foreign investment wave

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... is so strong that the authorities are considering turning the city into the business hub of central China. The city is seeing a second wave of overseas investment 13 years after New World ... again is attracting foreign investors looking for long-term returns,' said Victor Lai Kin-fai, a director of CentaPro International, a subsidiary of Centaline Holdings. Last year saw ...




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