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  1. Migrants failed by cities' efforts to mitigate unfairness of hukou system

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... He applied instead for a Shanghai residence permit, a 'green card' he thought would eventually give professionals who had worked in the city for years the same status ... a department manager at a Shanghai company, who arrived in the city from Heilongjiang in 2002. 'If I needed to sell my blood to pay for it, I would definitely do it.' A legacy of the planned ...

  2. Beijing imposes stiff rule to fight rising property prices

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Beijing will require non-local residents to prove they have paid taxes in the city for five years before they can buy a home there- the strongest measure it has taken so far ... transactions,' said Kenneth Pak Kei-yuen, a senior general manager in the Beijing office of Hong Kong estate agency Midland Realty. Other cities require homebuyers who are not local residents to produce ...

  3. Pushing their duck

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... a much more contemporary style. The whole feel of the city is becoming more international.' That growing cosmopolitan awareness inspired advertising executives Patrick So and Ellis So (no ... of effort into it.' Duck de Chine is among several outlets that Elite runs in a converted machinery factory compound, now known as 1949- The Hidden City. Diners enter the 60,000 sq ft complex ...

  4. Pay packets boosted by IPO resurgence

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So A resurgence in initial public offerings and acquisitions is boosting the earnings of finance professionals in Hong Kong, according to a survey of job placement advertisements by recruitment portal eFinancialCareers. The Web-based jobs market ...

  5. Asia's office rents rise 2.1pc in second quarter

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with both multinational and domestic corporations quite active in taking up space in major cities,' said Andrew Ness, executive director of CBRE's Asia research division. 'The total net absorption of prime office space in Hong Kong and first-tier Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, collectively accounted for three-quarters of the regional aggregate ...

  6. Speculation rife as Beijing's elite puzzle over loss of their clubs

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to raid and close the city's top-notch nightclubs for six months. Many a dinner-table conversation is lamenting the sudden loss of venues where the upper crust could wallow in the most ... remained open despite the city's annual campaigns to combat the booming sex industry. State media have hailed the latest crackdown and in particular heaped praise on Fu Zhenghua, ...

  7. 'Ants' left facing the blues as property prices keep soaring

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... After pouring 10 years of savings into a two-bedroom apartment, he and his wife enjoy feeling like natives of the city. Even so, they say they can't dismiss the idea that they too may have to leave some day. For years, the mainland's first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have been a magnet to university graduates and experienced professionals from ...

  8. Coastal district in Tianjin may well become Pudong's equal, says mayor

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... transformed the sooty, industrial city into the mainland's second financial city after Shanghai, and Huang has been busy formulating new development strategies. A 55-year-old Zhejiang native, Huang told the South China Morning Post he was placing his bet on the Binhai New District becoming the city's main economic driver. The district, which has been undergoing development since ...

  9. Great minds behind two global brands

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Businessmen Clement Kwok King-man and Keith Griffiths have barely crossed paths on their way to bringing their companies on to the global stage, but they have one thing in common- an ability to build their brands. Mr Griffiths is the Asia and ...

  10. Fears financial crisis may put US off attending World Expo in 2010

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Top mainland leaders are concerned that the United States still has not committed itself to the 2010 World Expo, Shanghai organisers said yesterday. Wan Jifei, director of the event's executive committee, said the US had not given ...




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