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  1. Port draws on Chinatown heritage

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Efforts to attract Chinese investors are central to the make-over of Incheon The free economic zone (FEZ) that the South Korean government hopes will transform the fortunes of Incheon- a gritty port city on the Yellow Sea serving Seoul- has historical echoes. In the 1880s, Incheon, Pusan and Wonsan (today on the east coast of North Korea) were designated free ...

  2. Hermit state open for business

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... for the adventurous. Take North Korea. Since 2002 the Stalinist state has been quietly building a market economy- but with the world focused on its nuclear arms and human rights, the handful of foreign ... French and Italian firms outsource work to North Korea, and segments of The Lion King were made in Pyongyang. Most foreign business is small-scale Chinese trading, plus Asian and European ...

  3. Blue Star makes bid for Korea's Ssangyong

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Army (PLA) says it is bidding to acquire a majority stake in Ssangyong Motor, South Korea's fourth-biggest carmaker. If it succeeds, China Blue Star Group will be the first Chinese company ... to South Korea last month to propose an acquisition plan to Ssangyong and that detailed negotiations began this month. Blue Star is using one of its subsidiaries, China Auto Repair Group (CARG), ...

  4. Troubled waters

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and depths beneath the seabed. Canada's Husky Energy says it will move a deep-sea drilling rig built recently in South Korea into the South China Sea next month. In September, the rig ... East Asia's rising energy demands point to renewed tensions in the oil-rich South China Sea, writes Michael Richardson East Asia's thirst for oil and natural gas to fuel economic ...

  5. Seoul guardians

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... counter-terrorist unit.' South Korea, having faced the North Korean threat for half a century, offers a large pool of trained former military personnel for NKTS to draw from- but joining the company ... The perilous but lucrative protection market in the Middle East has a new Asian face. South Korean outfits like NKTS are making a killing, writes Andrew Salmon The brutal killing of South ...

  6. Focus on region's security urged amid Thai strife

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will stabilise, the economy will develop and the people will be able to live and work in peace,' Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said yesterday. Seventeen civilians and four soldiers were ... That episode illustrated the stand taken by world politics researcher Chen Xiangyang of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations in an opinion piece he wrote for the Xinhua-owned ...

  7. China in race to secure overseas uranium supply

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... started production in Canada, the project owners could choose to sell the output to countries other than China, such as Japan, South Korea, France and India, the official said. Another factor ... not yielded results that give us a relatively high level of confidence about the resources,' the CNNC official said. 'We are not willing to enter due to the high risk.' In the eastern ...

  8. Mainland firms fill office space left by foreigners

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

    ... 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 ... a growing number of foreign newcomers were looking for fitted-out office space surrendered by other firms in Hong Kong, he added. 'They are more cautious about spending money as a result ...

  9. Smartphone car service starts up

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez SK Telecom, the largest wireless network carrier in South Korea, yesterday introduced what it claims is the world's first commercial 'mobile telematics' service in China. The so-called E-MIV service, which was first reported by the South China Morning Post last year, enables customers to use their internet-linked smartphones to remotely secure, track ...

  10. Weak market forces Yingliu to postpone offering

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their listing plans in January and three delayed theirs in March. Last month, four companies, including E-Land Fashion China Holdings, a spin-off of South Korea's largest fashion retailer, ...




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