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  1. Outrage over gift of school buses

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to set aside funding to revamp student transport amid an outcry over China's ill-timed school bus donation to Macedonia following the death of 19 children in a crash. The promise came a ...

  2. Post offices offer festive gift sets

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jacqueline Leung Hongkong Post and China Post are offering a special gift-delivery service to 2,000 mainland cities for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. Customers can order gift sets of mooncakes, bouquets, cakes and flower baskets online at www.shopthrupost.hk or by completing an order form at any post office, or by fax or post. The gift sets cost HK$160 to HK$768, which includes ...

  3. China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Home Products

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When April 20-23 Where AsiaWorld-Expo Admission Free. Trade only. Visitors under 18 not allowed Organisers Global Sources What to see Gifts, premiums and toys, kitchen and household items, home decor, glassware, ceramics, arts and crafts, baby and children's products, garden and outdoor items, basketware ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... and calendars and send them to your working contacts as gifts really a big thing? To the anti-graft agency in Shanghai, it seems that it is, and that's why printing such cards and calendars to distribute as gifts is strictly banned this year. From an environmental perspective, it seems the Communist Party this year could save a lot of trees. Good job, Mr President Xi Jinping! But while Xi ...

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    Beijing's corruption crackdown knocks growth prospects at jeweller

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun celine.sun@scmp.com Beijing crackdown knocks prospects at jeweller Beijing's crackdown on gift giving is making Emperor Watch & Jewellery more cautious about opening ... crackdown on corruption and gift giving may affect the sales of high-end watches and jewelleries, she said. Beijing has shown a tough line on tackling corruption since the country's new ...

  6. Business - Money - RETAILING

    Jewellers lose out in Beijing's anti-graft drive

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Watch retailers also suffer as mainland vows to combat gift giving in lead-up to Lunar New Year Jewellers lose out in Beijing's anti-graft ... Year, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ordered domestic television stations and radios to stop airing advertisements suggesting "gift giving", Xinhua reported ...

  7. News - China

    China tries to get serious on price limits for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 03:33pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... cigarettes are often given as gifts, which can conveniently be passed on or swapped for cash at pawn shops. One in six people in Beijing have received cigarettes as a gift, a health researcher ...

  8. Lovely feeling

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Love is about feeling, not about fancy gifts. On Valentine's Day last year, I wasn't in town and my boyfriend tried to send me flowers, but few carriers were on duty because it was also Lunar New Year. I really don't care whether or not I get flowers, as long as I know my boyfriend loves me. Canto-pop star Ella Koon Yan-na discussing her ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Liu Yunshan admonishes his students: You don't have special privileges. Beijing Times* The State Council releases new work guidelines echoing Xi's austerity speech: no gifts ...

  10. Asian grapevine

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With gifting being such an important aspect of the wine business, there are two types of consumers: those who buy the wine, and those who consume it. Yang says: 'Expensive wines above 1,000 yuan (HK$1,230) a bottle are often purchased by those who are giving it as a gift and the brands, wine names, must be recognisable.' No one knows the percentage of wine destined for gifts, but all ...




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