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  1. Steep fall in US exports as quotas end

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Hong Kong apparel shipments drop 35pc while mainland emerges as dominant garment manufacturer The end of global textile quotas, which came on January 1, is turning out ... and shipped from the mainland, explained Henry Tan, chief executive of Luen Thai Holdings, the largest locally listed garment maker. Under the now-defunct World Trade Organisation quota system, many ...

  2. Racial quota angers Chinese retailers

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Business owners may be forced to sell 30pc to native Malays Chinese business leaders are angry at the revival of plans to force business owners to restructure, sell 30 per cent of companies to native Malays and bring in m ...

  3. Importance of heritage top lesson of trip

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... these photos while being surrounded by them. With this exhibition we want to raise people's awareness of the importance of preserving architectural heritage. It's very common in China ...

  4. Bligh highlights city's importance to Queensland

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong to endorse our commitment to the bilateral relationship between the two regions, and to acknowledge Hong Kong as an important gateway to southern China and the rest of Asia,' Bligh ... imported goods worth almost A$376 million (HK$3.08 billion). Bligh credited Lee for promoting Queensland in the Pearl River Delta region, which she called 'one of the world's main hubs ...

  5. Tax cut paves way for distribution hub if import duty is removed

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe Hong Kong could become the 'wine hub' of Asia, distributing imports across the region from a central spoke if import duty is eliminated altogether, according to wine ... could use bonded warehouses for re-exports. Wine would not be subject to 40 per cent import duty, making the 'distribution hub' business more viable. But Mr Tam and Hong Kong's ...

  6. import ban on island stamps

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung Pyongyang has criticised Seoul for banning imports of North Korean stamps that feature a set of disputed islands claimed by South Korea and Japan. In a report carried by North Korean media, the country's 'Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland' condemned Seoul's decision, saying it created artificial barriers ...

  7. Material loss

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Theresa Davidovitz

    ... in the system.' China agreed to new caps on certain garment exports to the EU in June, following a surge in imports after the global textile quota agreement expired at the end of last year. But the new ... came as a shock to some. The US was the first to introduce fresh limits on imports, imposing temporary quotas in May capping growth on seven categories of clothing. But Mr Chen said he ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... a code of conduct for all claimants to disputed islands. She said the US saw it as important for Asean and China to have something to show for their efforts by the time of a November summit of East Asian leaders that US President Barack Obama plans to attend in Cambodia. Natalegawa agreed on the importance of the code of conduct and the need to set it up quickly. "We must try ...

  9. Foreign formula pours in

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Soaring demand from middle-class mainland parents hoping to pay less for imported infant formula is boosting cross-border milk-powder shipping from Hong Kong into the Pearl River Delta. At the same time, supermarkets are struggling to replace infant food made by blacklisted dairy firms. Couriers buying low-duty imported milk powder from Hong Kong and reselling ...


    Activist says 'thief' China's attitude only strengthens Japanese resolve

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Islands in the East China Sea- known as the Senkakus in Japan- accused China yesterday of being "a thief". He warned that its "insolent and arrogant attitude" will only serve ... claim to the islands. At a press conference in Tokyo, Kosaka said he hoped his actions would be seen as "a strong statement to the world that this is Japanese territory that was defended ...




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