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  1. Respect is earned

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The opening ceremony of the long-awaited Olympic Games will be unveiled in Beijing on Friday and all signs are that it will be spectacular, complete with dazzling fireworks ... but in the coming years, as well. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  2. Countryside in sharp focus

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... being. Meanwhile, the illegal confiscation of farmland by local officials - followed by violent protests by farmers - appears likely to continue. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer ...

  3. Common touch

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching The Hong Kong government, in its eagerness to please Beijing by providing over-the-top security for Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, has shot itself in the foot and, in the process, ... systems' in practice. And Chinese leaders may even score some points with their own people as a result. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com. Follow him ...

  4. Mainland dip

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland property prices were under pressure in the first quarter, according to Knight Frank. The average price for Shanghai's luxury homes fell to 48,660 yuan (HK$60,000) per square metre, but the average monthly rent rose 3.5 per, cent quarter on quarter, to 171 yuan per square metre. Guangzhou's rents rose 2 per cent, though prices weakened. However, prices and rents ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's Olympic stakes go beyond its medal count

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says despite China's success in the Olympic medal standings, wider acceptance as an equal won't come overnight Long haul Inevitably, the London Olympics, ... equality between China and other countries. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FrankChing1 ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China's cities narrow gap with West in global survey

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... with West Cities in China are catching up with their Western counterparts. In Knight Frank's 2013 Global Cities Survey, Shanghai and Beijing power up the rankings, pushing Geneva and Paris down ... "cool" and other intangible factors is impossible, so Knight Frank has based its findings on elements that can be measured. These cover a wide range of issues, including measures of personal ...

  7. Beyond doubt

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching This is a critical year for Hong Kong, with a new chief executive due to be elected in March then Legislative Council polls later in the year. All eyes are on the chief ... to allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FrankChing1 ...

  8. If it's broken, fix it

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Hong Kong's legal community is planning another silent march today. Wearing dark suits, lawyers will solemnly walk from the High Court in Pacific Place to the Court ... of the Basic Law whenever a problem emerges that shows the wording to be unclear. This would certainly be much more acceptable to Hong Kong's legal community. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based ...

  9. Digest

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the individual owners of flats in Arts Mansion, 31 Conduit Road, Mid-Levels, and a property investment fund, according to property consultant Knight Frank, which arranged the sale. The fund bought 90 per cent of the 144 flats for HK$1.85 billion. Knight Frank said it was largest collective sale of private property in Hong Kong. Peggy Sito Guangzhou flat sale expected to net 75m yuan ...

  10. Landlords call shots in Beijing office squeeze

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent,' said Mark Sullivan, a director at property consultancy Knight Frank and the head of its Beijing office. But demand came back last year as the economy was bolstered by Beijing's ... This year, the net take-up is estimated at 600,000 square metres, but supply will amount to slightly above 300,000 square metres, according to Knight Frank. The mismatch between demand and new supply ...




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