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  1. Academic calls for full-time delegates

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... in the quality of submissions. Ge Jianxiong, a history professor at Shanghai's Fudan University and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said part-time ... of professional interest, making it impossible for them to have a comprehensive overview of society. 'I think it is the right time for our National People's Congress and the CPPCC to have ...

  2. Door only half-open

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Juanito Concepcion

    ... by China's negative reaction to the Dalai Lama's recent visit to Taiwan,' says Belle Liang, head of research at Core Pacific-Yamaichi Securities (HK). Chen Shu-rong, a spokeswoman for Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT), says China has cancelled or postponed at least two planned visits to the island by mainland groups. The visits were meant to boost rapidly improving relations ...

  3. Hang Lung plans big complex for Dalian

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... expects the project, to be named Dalian Hang Lung Plaza, to provide an annual rental return of 5 to 8 per cent. As the city government needed about 18 months to deliver the site, he said it would ... no competitor at all, as domestic developers lack expertise in building shopping malls to international standards,' said Raymond Ngai of JP Morgan Securities. 'The local government prefers ...

  4. Developers in land-buying mode

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Developers are back in the market to rebuild mainland land banks run down during a two-year freeze imposed on new investments in response to government austerity measures ... the nation, the National Statistics Bureau said. Nationwide, local governments that generated up to 30 per cent of their revenue from land sales had been quick to respond to the new sentiment ...

  5. Mainland leads slowdown in M&A activity

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... and the government's financial support helped companies stay afloat and fend off being taken over. Merger and acquisition volume in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, fell 12.69 per cent to US$227.8 billion from ... high-profile names involved in tie-up talks. China Eastern Airlines Corp is in advanced talks with Shanghai Airlines. And at the end of last month, China Petrochemical Corp agreed to buy Addax ...

  6. Key sectors limiting economic growth potential

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... from the government and get in private sector money and management skills,' Mr Komesaroff said. China's rail and electricity sectors must also open further to private capital, ... Tom Holland A report says China should step up investment reform to attract private capital China desperately needs to open up to private infrastructure investment or risk limiting its ...

  7. Mainland steps up consolidation campaign in select industries

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... in key sectors and permit company mergers across provincial borders. For several years the central government has with little success been urging companies in the vehicle, cement, steel, ... about size. The State Council will also encourage cross-provincial mergers and acquisitions. Such combinations were difficult in the past because local governments disagreed on which companies ...

  8. Mainland flat buyers rush to beat tax

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Sandy Li

    ... the market due to the time-lag factor, said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential property for DTZ. 'Figures to be released in coming months will better tell if the government ... that local governments set price controls. However, developers' appetite for land remained intact. The Shanghai municipal government generated 5.42 billion yuan from the sale of 11 development ...

  9. Stanley Ho eyes HK with Macau urn business

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 2,200-square-metre site originally hosted a factory that made concrete items for the construction trade. In 2007, a company called Tin Wai applied to the government to change the land use and paid a HK$3.2 ... are reasonably priced and well located,' he said. Leung's columbarium is one of a number involved in land lease disputes with the government over whether the usage rights allow for storing ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Democracy rules - well, in debate at least There was a spirited debate on democracy on Wednesday evening. It didn't occur in government circles of course - where they are all heartily ... as an example of a functioning democracy, and China, in which there is a distinct lack of it. Deutsche Bank, as the main sponsor of the event, had invited various luminaries from the finance industry, ...




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