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  1. Forbes will stick with its rich list, despite problems

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... China's businessmen are wary as many of those ranked have faced tax probes US business magazine Forbes will press ahead with compiling a list of the mainland's 100 richest people ... years. I think the basic thrust is the same. We do try to improve it, as we've done in the US for 20 years,' president and chief executive Steve Forbes said during a visit to Shanghai. ...

  2. Netease chief tops Forbes rich list

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Most of the wealth still sits with property and industrial firms Netease founder William Ding Lei heads the Forbes list of the nation's richest people ... the China richest list primarily tracked the land rush and the early entrepreneurs in China in the coastal provinces,' said Tim Ferguson, editor of Forbes Global. 'With this list, we ...

  3. Entrepreneur flees the mainland as Forbes takes off

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... As the 400 delegates to the Forbes CEO Global Forum dined on shark's fin and Peking duck, and sipped Chardonnay, the news broke that a private entrepreneur with a promising future had ... company to be listed on the stock market, had more to do with the reality of private enterprise in China that Forbes champions with missionary zeal. Mr Liu, 40, has a dramatic past similar ...

  4. Forbes defends 'kiss of death' richest 100 list

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The publisher of Forbes has defended the magazine's list of the mainland's richest 100 people - despite it being superstitiously regarded as the 'kiss of death' after several listed tycoons met a violent end or were jailed. The Forbes mainland list, first published in 2000, has been used as a reference by businessmen, scholars and journalists. But in the past ...

  5. 40 new names on the rich list

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... on Thursday, two weeks ahead of the widely distributed rival list produced by Forbes magazine, which first ran the rankings in 1999. Rupert Hoogewerf, the chartered accountant who drew up the list for Forbes for four years, parted company with the firm in June and teamed up with the London-based Euromoney. Forbes is using its own staff to prepare its list, to be published on October 30. Mr ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rich pickings Steve Forbes, the quixotic US presidential candidate and heir to his family's eponymous magazine, was in Shanghai yesterday, where he defended Forbes' list ... of mainland police. Given the amount of publicity and sales the list has generated for Forbes, you might think that the magazine's publisher would feel just a little guilty about - or at least ...

  7. Flight of fancy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... At the Forbes Global Chief Executives' conference last week, Wang Xiu, one of the more than 100 reporters covering the event, said: 'We Chinese lack self-confidence. We still need foreigners to praise us. It was big publicity for Shanghai and Forbes. That is all it means for me.' The event attracted about 400 chief executives, mostly from abroad, ...

  8. China tax figures don't add up

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... If the top businessmen are as rich as Forbes magazine claims they are, their firms are not paying their dues. Only four of its top 100 are on the list of the 50 biggest taxpayers Companies ... included in Forbes Magazine's 100 wealthiest list showed up in the State Administration of Taxation's 2002 report of the 50 biggest private business taxpayers. None of the companies run ...

  9. Shanghai shrugs off Chau scandal

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... yesterday, claiming that the scandal involving developer Chau Ching-ngai would not affect it. Speaking ahead of the Forbes global CEO conference, which starts today, Jiang Sixian said: 'I am ... providing for those people evicted to make way for development. A hospitable business climate is the face Shanghai aims to present as it hosts the two-day Forbes conference - the city's first ...

  10. Sohu chief calls for wealth to be properly recognised

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the Forbes Global CEO forum. 'Private businesses provide jobs and create wealth. Private businessmen should receive their proper status and recognition,' he said. 'If not, ... if they do, they are finished, because many of the rich on the Forbes list have gone bankrupt. 'Our view is clear - we have nothing against wealth, but you cannot evade tax. Of the richest 50 ...




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