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  1. An English tutor with star quality- just don't call him Scarface

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo He has a moody look and a blown-out hairstyle. As a 'tutorial heavenly king' he has a celebrity status more elevated than most celebrities. He is none other than Joseph Li (pictured), who promises to help you pass public English exams, if not necessarily learn the language. Perhaps well aware of his star quality, his latest promotional poster even looks ...

  2. Beijing in 45b yuan global media drive

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... aggressively expanding its team of overseas reporters and recruiting foreign-language professionals. CCTV already has four international channels- which broadcast in Chinese, English, French ... Meanwhile, the Global Times, a daily tabloid owned by the People's Daily and known for its nationalistic tone, has decided to launch an English edition in May, becoming the second national ...

  3. Business - China Business - TAKEOVERS

    Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Buyout activity in China is expected to rise this year, fuelled by overseas acquisitions, says PwC Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China ... cent to US$199.5 billion. Leon Qian, PwC's China transaction service partner, said domestic M&A deals and acquisitions by foreign strategic buyers hit a five-year low due ...

  4. Beijing can't hide its ink-stained fingerprints

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... its power beyond its borders came with the launch of the English-language edition of the Global Times. While newspapers around the rest of the world are closing, or slashing budgets, Beijing is stepping up its efforts to counter what it regards as the often negative image of China abroad. It plans to do so by boosting the English-language sector of the mainland media. A US edition ...

  5. Xinhua starts news wire services

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Xinhua yesterday launched financial information services in Shanghai that resemble foreign newswires in a move to tap growing demand as the country's finance industry develops. The government-controlled news agency will also unveil English-language services as an alternative to Bloomberg and Reuters, the two most popular foreign financial news ...

  6. Foreign investor deals down from last year

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Data compiled by the Centre for Asia Private Equity Research shows there have been 127 private equity deals done by foreign investors on the mainland in the first half ... for the whole of last year. Last year's most favoured target of foreign equity investors, the services sector, fell out of the top-three rankings in the first half, with technology and telecoms ...

  7. Times umoved by foreign suitors

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Mainland hypermarket operator Times said it had rejected takeover offers and would not consider selling to foreign retail giants as it planned to expand by organic growth and by acquiring mismanaged stores. 'Several foreign giants have approached me, [to see if I am willing to sell],' said founder and chairman Kenneth Fang Hung. 'But I refused because ...


    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... that will be a brunch at the Asia Art Archive.' Perhaps with lunch in mind, Chang moves the interview to the China Club across the street. It could be said this is Chang's unofficial second gallery, ...

  9. Foreign supermarket giants record surging sales in China

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... posted sales growth of more than 20 per cent in the mainland last year as its retail market swung open to foreign competition. French hypermarket giant Carrefour, the mainland's largest foreign retailer and the second-largest in the world, rang up 16.24 billion yuan in sales, up 20.9 per cent from 2003. The number of Carrefour stores rose more than 50 per cent from 2003, from 41 ...

  10. Foreign assets

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets. The Italian makers of luxurious leatherwear opened its first 800 sq ft store in the heart of Moscow in December. A second outlet in the Russian capital was launched swiftly after that, ...




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