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  1. Acquisitions dent Techtronic's profit

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toolmaker sees margins squeezed by finance costs but remains optimistic despite further hits from rising rates Acquisition costs hurt Techtronic Industries' net profit margin last year, and rising interest rates are expected to squeeze the power tool ...

  2. Beijing warns it may take shoe duties issue to WTO

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... China has threatened to take the European Union before the World Trade Organisation if Beijing is dissatisfied with the final EU anti-dumping duties on Chinese leather shoes expected in September. If China wins the case, the WTO can declare the duties inv ...

  3. WTO talks a close shave, says minister

    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... China steadied rocking boat during gruelling hours of negotiation, says chairman Secretary for Commerce John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday admitted the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference last month had come close to failure, but intensive preparat ...

  4. Shanghai defies forecast of economic slowdown

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Mayor Han Zheng forecast GDP growth of at least 10 per cent this year, a target widely heralded as a slowdown amid a central government push to improve the quality of growth. Mr Han gave ...

  5. Shanghai's mayor confirms the city is aiming for a Disney park

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Dikky Sinn Shanghai mayor Han Zheng says he hopes for a breakthrough this year in his city's plans to build a Disney theme park, with State Council approval awaited. Mr Han gave the first official confirmation yesterday that the city was making preliminary preparations for the development of a Disneyland. His comments came after a panel ...

  6. Shandong crowned CSL champions

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shandong are 20 points ahead of Changchun. China international Han Peng grabbed Shandong's winner just three minutes into the match, slotting home a Zheng Zhi free-kick. Shandong, whose only ...

  7. Hot & old

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the geography is derived from knowledge gathered by the Chinese admiral Zheng He on his many expeditions on behalf of the Ming emperors between 1405 and 1435. Liu's map has rekindled a fierce debate sparked by a similar notion set out in amateur historian Gavin Menzies' book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, which argues that Zheng circumnavigated the world ...

  8. Zheng He Vs Columbus

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Weblinks www.time.com/time/asia/features/journey2001/intro.html- provides background information about Zheng He www.mce.k12tn.net/explorers/explorers.htm- features information about about European explorers www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Explorers.html- weblinks for you to learn more about explorers Discussion Did Zheng He reach America before Christopher Columbus? Enquiry What ...

  9. The Zheng Music of Zhejiang and Mongolia in March

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Zheng Music of Zhejiang and Mongolia in March The closing concert of the Chinese Regional Zheng Music Series with recitalists including Fan Shang'e, Luo Xiaoci, Narengerile (above) and Yaru playing works from Zhejiang and Mongolia such as The Butterfly Lovers and The Eight Sounds. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $90, $150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 ...

  10. Have you heard of Zheng He and his map?

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... Interviews by Nina Li and Celia Yu Miriam Yeung Age 17 Top tunes: Kelly Chen's songs I've only heard of Zheng He in a television programme, but I don't know what he did. I don't know anything about a map. I am a science student so I'm not very interested in Chinese history. Jaycee Age 17 Top tunes: Linkin Park's music Yes, I know about Zheng He. My ...




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