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  1. Internet booking spares Macau the push and shove

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau residents seem to be in a different league from Hongkongers when it comes to queuing for commemorative Olympic banknotes. Between 100 and 200 people lined up overnight at Bank of China branches in the city before they opened yesterday - a far cry from the thousands who queued through a massive thunderstorm in Hong Kong on Monday night. Queues in Macau were ...

  2. Macau issues notes online to avoid rush

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau could be spared the pushing and shoving seen in Hong Kong's queues for commemorative Olympic banknotes - thanks to the internet. From today, holders of Macau identity cards can apply for the notes on the website of the Bank of China. Each resident can make one application per day for one of more than 1.4 million notes. Non internet-users can apply ...

  3. Hongkongers look across border to cash in on yuan

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Martin Wong Inquiries about how to open a yuan account have become common at Shenzhen banks near the Lo Wu checkpoint, especially since the latest rate cut in Hong Kong brought near-zero interest rates last week. A Bank of China branch outside the checkpoint - the closest mainland banking outlet to Hong Kong - fielded such a query from cross-border visitors every ...

  4. China Satcom top job for Wen's son boosts unit's stock

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a senior management role at Bank of China International. Her brother Li Huidi is a China Mobile vice-president. Hu Haifeng, the son of President Hu Jintao, is a former president of Nuctech, ...

  5. Beijing to foster HK-Shenzhen ties

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... include a test zone for the yuan's free convertibility in Qianhai. The moves come as part of a show of support to mark the 15th anniversary of the handover. President Hu Jintao arrives today ...

  6. Boost for HK as yuan trading hub

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu, Lulu Chen and Jane Cai in Beijing To further boost the city's role as an offshore yuan trading centre, Beijing is set to announce new initiatives to coincide with the visit of President Hu Jintao to mark the 15th anniversary of the handover on July 1. Potential new measures are likely to include increasing the daily cap of 20,000 yuan (HK$24,500) that individuals can ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang in Beijing for meetings Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen arrived in Beijing yesterday for a three-day visit. He met Cultural Minister Sun Jiazhen to discuss co-operation between Hong Kong and the mainland on the West Kowloon Cultural District. Mr Tsang will meet President Hu Jintao today, China Securities Regulatory Commission chairman Shang Fulin and People's ...

  8. Fears Capital is fleeing mainland

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the country's trade surplus might account for less than 1.6 per cent of gross domestic product this year. President Hu Jintao told US President Barack Obama at a November 12 meeting that a large ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Hu Jintao (below) has yet to confirm whether he will visit the city but five other leaders are confirmed participants. Accompanied by China's first astronaut, Yang Liwei, they are father ... on the Peak next Thursday. The wax President Hu is already there. Better by a country smile If President Hu arrives, the first thing he may want to know is whether Hong Kong is a better place to do ...

  10. Fight against corruption needs to be transparent

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao has repeatedly warned of the threat of corruption to the nation and the Communist Party's authority. The succession of arrests and sentences imposed on senior officials proves authorities mean business. As necessary and welcome as the measures may be, though, the manner in which the crackdown is proceeding leaves much to be desired. Justice is - we assume ...




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