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  1. Guangzhou's glittering financial centre turns into a 'Lost City'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... also called the International Financial Centre, has been topped off at 110 storeys. The towers are the centrepiece of the city's most significant new development- Zhujiang New Town. ... as an answer to Shanghai's Pudong, a financial centre for the south to compete with Beijing and Shanghai in attracting multinational corporations and financial institutions. The eastern side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694321/guangzhous-glittering-financial-centre-turns-lost-city
  2. Shanghai raises its global ambitions to another level

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. At 474 metres above ground, the observatory on the 100th floor of the centre provides an unparalleled view of downtown Shanghai, the Huangpu River and the Bund. Three floors- the 94th, 97th and 100th- on the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre will offer observatory facilities with transparent glass floors and top-to-bottom glass windows. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650699/shanghai-raises-its-global-ambitions-another-level
  3. Delta team to promote financial co-operation

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... financial co-operation would give Hong Kong a big hinterland and eventually consolidate its status as an international financial centre. They also said the future of Hong Kong and Guangdong were ... in the long run, financial resources will be able to move freely in the Pearl River Delta.' A total of 21 taskforces, ranging from environment to transport, have been formed under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667785/delta-team-promote-financial-co-operation
  4. Foshan takes aim at yuan business

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... fully support measures that consolidated Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre. Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau officials are to meet in Hong Kong on Thursday. ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Hong Kong's aim of becoming a yuan-clearing business centre is facing competition after Foshan's mayor, Chen Yunxian, declared yesterday that his city had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670148/foshan-takes-aim-yuan-business
  5. World's highest viewing deck opens in Shanghai

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... an eight-hour wait, Mr Xu, 46, proudly stepped inside the Shanghai World Financial Centre when it opened to about 600 visitors who had lined up for a chance to see the city's skyline. 'I feel ... with such facilities. The centre is the world's third-tallest building after Burj Dubai, which is still under construction, and Taipei 101. It is owned by Japanese developer Mori Building, which built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650868/worlds-highest-viewing-deck-opens-shanghai
  6. No one city can dominate delta's development, says think-tank

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... done the right thing.' For example, he said Shenzhen would not compete with Hong Kong as an international financial centre, but could be the back office for financial institutions in Hong ... said yesterday. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, said the region's development relied on a multi-nucleus model, in which Hong Kong and Shenzhen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659164/no-one-city-can-dominate-deltas-development-says-think-tank
  7. Beijing still sees HK as global finance hub

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for sure. 'One is the country will fully support Hong Kong as an international transport and financial centre; the other is that it will support Macau as an international leisure centre ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The global financial crisis has not shaken Beijing's determination to maintain Hong Kong's status as an international financial hub. A leading academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657326/beijing-still-sees-hk-global-finance-hub
  8. Cities dangle incentives to lure elite Chinese back from overseas

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to ease the financial burden of overseas professionals, to reinforce the city's status as the country's financial centre. It sent a government delegation to London, Chicago and New York ... on the mainland, organisers said. In order to attract those in the financial sector, the city government organised a special section for banks and brokerages to hire people. Yu Wei, of Guanzhou's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664973/cities-dangle-incentives-lure-elite-chinese-back-overseas
  9. Guangzhou plans reform to boost income of rural residents

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the face of strong competition from other cities. To attract skilled professionals from other parts of the country to the mainland's financial centre, the city government said it planned ... to the cities because the welfare benefits were different and the city infrastructure could not cope with a large influx of people. Professor Liu also praised the financial aspect of the plan, saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666878/guangzhou-plans-reform-boost-income-rural-residents
  10. State Council guidelines for delta stress cross-border co-operation

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... delta cities must support Hong Kong as an international financial centre, and co-ordinate with the city when developing airports, ports, logistics businesses, trade, convention, tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664419/state-council-guidelines-delta-stress-cross-border-co-operation

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