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  1. Candidates avoid human rights issues as election looms

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello In the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Indonesia, the debate about human rights has been conspicuous only by its absence. Pramono Tanthowi, an analyst with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Civilisation, said the reason lay in the background of the candidates. 'Who is going to want to answer questions on human rights? All of the candidates ...

  2. Thousands back in queues for right to a slice of Games history

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Tens of thousands of people were back queuing outside six Bank of China (Hong Kong) branches yesterday to get their hands on commemorative Olympic banknotes - and tickets ... for sale for HK$7,000, but got few responses. Sets of 35 uncut notes, which cost HK$1,388, were being offered for up to HK$16,000. At one point, the queue outside the Bank of China Tower in Central ...

  3. Parisian fashionista goes downtown to preview her latest designs

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Ho-ying (left) and stylist-designer Dorothy Hui (right). Acknowledging the hype surrounding recent collaborations between high-fashion and fast-fashion chains, Sitbon was open to options. ... the mainland. 'There's a lot of energy happening in Shanghai and Beijing. My biggest frustration is that I'm so close to China but I don't have time to go.' ...

  4. China's voice is about to get louder all around the world

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... in Tibet and other human-rights issues. The Olympics was supposed to be China's moment to shine, but Beijing felt its side of the story was drowned out. 'The torch was resisted from ... initiative is part of a broader move by China to use so-called soft power to extend its influence around the world, while giving itself an image makeover, or at least a touch-up. And China is putting ...

  5. Homeowner on a mission to do what's right

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Yang spoke to Alice Yan Not content to sit idly by while his rights are trampled on in his own backyard, claims assessor Yu Yang has filed a lawsuit against the former owners' committee of his residential estate and a former subsidiary of property giant China Vanke. Yu knew his experience at a state-owned property and casualty insurance company would help residents ...

  6. Everbright IPO will fly if price is right

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing China Everbright Bank is likely to attract sufficient interest from investors despite the current market downturn if its planned initial public offering is priced ... the Agricultural Bank of China's offering. The Beijing-based lender, controlled by Central Huijin, the investment arm of the nation's sovereign wealth fund, will be the last major state-owned ...

  7. New Smart shares rise 18pc after HK$2.5b exploration rights deal

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Piped-gas distributor New Smart Energy Group's shares surged 18.3 per cent after it agreed to pay HK$2.5 billion to two mainland businessmen for exploration rights to natural ... to 80.36 per cent of New Smart. Merit First has acquired exploration rights in 356.8 square kilometres of land in Sunan in Anhui. The area contains an estimated 3.49 billion cubic metres ...

  8. Making all the right moves

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani China's banking has come a long way since 1949 by carefully proceeding with deliberate, well-thought-out measures, according to veteran Hong Kong banker David Li ... of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. 'Each move that China has taken has been well calibrated to ensure that the progress of banking reform- introduction ...

  9. Time right to acquire mining assets

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Now is the right time for mainland firms to buy overseas mining assets, and more merger and acquisition deals are likely in the mining industry this year, said Derek Lai Kar-yan, head of Southern China at financial adviser Deloitte China. 'It is a good time to buy, especially with the United States in the grip of a credit crunch... Mainland government policy ...

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    China Petrochemical targets Maurel & Prom

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Bloomberg eric.mpng@scmp.com China Petrochemical reportedly in informal talks to buy Paris-listed energy company China oil giant 'eyes France's Maurel' China ... Prom as a potential acquisition target. Bloomberg quoted sources as saying that China Petrochemical, parent of listed China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), had held informal talks ...




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