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  1. Shenzhen University in global search for top talent

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a global shopping spree for top-tier research talent to boost the city's competitive edge. Shenzhen University, owned by the municipal government, has embarked on a five-year headhunting drive ... mainland cities in competitiveness studies. The 2010 Blue Book on Urban Competitiveness ranks Shenzhen second, after Hong Kong, in overall competitiveness of Chinese cities; at the same time, some ...

  2. Global Battle of the Bands

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie Tomorrow, 10pm, Miusik Last year Chris B was ready to give up. The long-time musician, organiser and head of Global Battle of the Bands for the China region had endured jibes about band competitions and spent many gruelling years supporting the indie scene. But then something unexpected happened. Three guys from Beijing took their theatrical, big-haired guitar ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hard times come to gadget Mecca of Huaqiangbei

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Sagging consumer demand and counterfeiters' failure to keep up has driven many dealers out of business in Shenzhen's famous tech district Hard times come to gadget ... among the digital product traders and manufacturers who made the place globally famous. Poor market demand, on the mainland as well as overseas, was mainly to blame for its plight, industry ...

  4. Firms to gain help for global ambitions

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are often about a timely opportunity,' Mr Lou said. 'Presently, telecommunications and IT companies need to go through a lot of departments and procedures to get approval before they can conduct any deals. But by the time they go through all levels of approval, the opportunity might be gone.' However, Mr Lou, speaking at the fifth annual China Hi-Tech Forum in Shenzhen, ...

  5. Outdated rules threaten HK's coveted role as global air cargo hub

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... the regulations are confusing and licences take two to five days to obtain, a non-starter in an industry where a premium is paid for transit times measured in hours. The result, the report says, is that high-value goods such as medical supplies and pharmaceuticals are routinely diverted to hubs such as Singapore where modern regulations recognise the time constraints of today's supply chain. ...

  6. Global network has humble beginnings

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presence in the US from seven offices to 15 within an unspecified time frame. In Europe, it will also look to have coverage in France, Italy and Spain. But for now, the priority is to consolidate ... Shipping Logistics. judge's comment 'BALtrans Holdings' success is a unique example of how a Hong Kong company becomes a leading global player in the world arena. ...

  7. City set for boom times

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Timing wasn't exactly great as a top brand name opened a hotel with the recession still reverberating- but now the mood is geared towards drumming up some tidy business. The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan opened in January this year after what was a slow few months for the Mice sector, as corporate meetings and travel were curtailed due to the global financial ...

  8. Time honours the 'Chinese worker'

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in factories to create a leading global manufacturing power base. US President Barack Obama, last year's winner, and Apple chief executive Steve Jobs were also on a shortlist revealed by Time ... Staff Reporter An American banker took the top prize, but just as eye-catching was the runner-up in Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' award- a faceless 'Chinese ...

  9. Tough times ahead as container volume tumbles

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Container throughput in Hong Kong and Shenzhen slumped last month, with industry experts predicting tougher times ahead amid shrinking global demand. Hong Kong port's container throughput fell 23.2 per cent last month from a year ago to 1.622 million 20-foot equivalent units (teu), according to estimates by the Hong Kong Port Development Council. Shenzhen ...

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    Time to fix the problems of a porous border

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the number of times Shenzhen residents can cross the border in a day as part of the efforts to crack down on parallel imports. Hong Kong immigration officials have also pledged to turn away ...




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