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  1. Independents included on city ballot 'for show'

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Critics see flaws in the selection process for Beijing district election candidates The inclusion of a small number of independent candidates on the official ballot for election ... district and county congresses was finalised yesterday. At least eight independent candidates- three Tsinghua University students, two campaigners for the rights of residents in property disputes, ...

  2. Winnie Feng

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Winnie Feng Huiyan, 72, is a resident of Shanghai, but has lived in Hong Kong on and off since the late 1930s. As a child, she visited her grandfather, a former Chinese minister who was later caught and placed under house arrest by the Japa ...

  3. Shanghai mayor to push better trade links

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... with Hong Kong during a forthcoming visit to the city, a Shanghai government spokeswoman said yesterday. Mr Han would visit Hong Kong for three days starting on Sunday, his first official trip to the city since assuming his post in February, spokeswoman Jiao Yang said. Ms Jiao said Mr Han's visit would yield a concrete document that would build on the framework of the Closer Economic ...

  4. Point taken

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deputy Beijing Mayor Lu Hao answers a question at a news conference in Hong Kong about the 7th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Co-operation Symposium. The symposium, to be held in Beijing on October 23 and 24, will be attended by top officials and business executives from the two cities. Mr Lu said the Beijing city government would simplify travel procedures to encourage more ...

  5. Treasures of city's Jesuit legacy are put on display

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... If Matteo Ricci returned to Shanghai today he would be a happy man. For the first time since 1949, the city government has put on display some of the treasures of the Jesuit legacy ... The treasures are on display at the Zangshulou, part of the Shanghai Library in Xujiahui, one of the city's busiest commercial districts. The building is part of a four-storey apartment building ...

  6. Speculate outside the HK box

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Start thinking of investing in fast-growing cities on the mainland, the experts advise Location, location, location- that, we all know, is the golden rule in property ... The experts are reassuring Hong Kong investors that the city they live in will see a pick-up in property prices next year after a six-year slump, thanks to a strengthening economy. Opportunities ...

  7. New take on cross-border flats trade: Beijing homes lure HK buyers

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for investment, but in Dongguan and Shenzhen, it tends to be for their own use. But the Beijing government has not promoted its city in Hong Kong much,' Mr Lam said. One woman who was ready to pay ...

  8. Fostering the voice of independence

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a city where many listed companies are still closely associated with the families that founded them, and where boards and management appointments are often from connected interests, independent directors play a crucial role in corporate governance. As a report yesterday from the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries highlights, independent directors are becoming even more ...

  9. Expo aims to put accent on capital

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... serve as a forum to promote business communication between the two cities. One of the highlights of the expo will be a 'Beijing theme' that focuses, among other things, on capital ... city for the 2008 Olympic Games are expected to drive the capital's property market. JTT Advertising media manager Danial Wong says a high volume of capital has been invested ...

  10. Airports lead way in forging links

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a letter of intent spearheading the forging of stronger economic links as the two cities agree to co-operate under the Cepa overplan. Both cities have agreed to co-operate in eight services sectors under the framework of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Authorities in both cities hope that the economic co-operation will bring mutual benefits. Parts of the agreement ...




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