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  1. Shanghai no threat to HK, yet: mayor

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland's premier foreign investment destination has big plans, he says, but it will need our help to realise them Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng likens his city to a child trying to catch up with a 'mature and sophisticated' Hong Kong. Shanghai is decades behind Hong Kong, Mr Han says, playing down suggestions the two cities are competing for top status in China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427773/shanghai-no-threat-hk-yet-mayor
  2. Old enemy is back... but now as a friend

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Communist Party, since 1949. The eight-day trip will take the 70-strong KMT delegation to four cities including Beijing, where Mr Lien is scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao on Friday. Touching down in Nanjing, the capital of the former Nationalist government and the city where the party's founder, Sun Yat-sen, is buried, Mr Lien expressed hopes for better ties between Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498364/old-enemy-back-now-friend
  3. Reforms to improve rural life announced

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and small cities so that rural residents who have steady jobs in cities can become urban residents in an orderly manner', it said. Andy Xie, an independent economist, said the key to rural ... farmland and the transfer of land-use rights, allowing farmers to sub-contract, lease or exchange their rights, Xinhua said. One such market has already been set up in the southwest city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656959/reforms-improve-rural-life-announced
  4. Shanghai to revamp economic bodies

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... they said. A third new body will organise the World Expo, to be held in Shanghai in 2010. The sweeping restructuring envisioned merging the city's economic commission and commercial bureau ... relations and trade commission would also join the new body, but some trade officials want to remain independent. In a plan backed by the Shanghai government, the trade commission would remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422489/shanghai-revamp-economic-bodies
  5. Living history

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove, Nanjing Reminders of Nanjing's historical past are never far from view: there are the remains of the city wall dating from the Ming dynasty and ancient structures painted scarlet red. People keep their feelings about the city's history close to the surface, too, overcoming their reserve as proud residents of the former capital to voice strong opinions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496275/living-history
  6. Sun Yat-sen tomb visit draws 10,000

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Henan province, said she supported Mr Lien's message. 'I feel reunification is best. We don't want an independent Taiwan,' she said. The mainland has threatened to use military force against Taiwan should the island move towards independence, codifying the vow in the Anti-Secession Law approved by legislators last month. Mr Lien played the tourist for much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498490/sun-yat-sen-tomb-visit-draws-10000
  7. Former Beijing leader jailed

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in a case that raised questions about corruption involving Olympic projects. The Hengshui city Intermediate People's Court in Hebei province, which borders Beijing, handed down the verdict ... secure loans and seek benefits on behalf of others in return for bribes, Caijing magazine said. He took nearly 7 million yuan (HK$7.94 million). He did this independently or in co-operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656968/former-beijing-leader-jailed
  8. KMT leader in historic return to mainland

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Communist Party, since 1949. The eight-day trip will take the 70-strong KMT delegation to four cities including Beijing, where Mr Lien is scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao on Friday. Touching down in Nanjing, the capital of the former Nationalist government and the city where the party's founder, Sun Yat-sen, is buried, Mr Lien expressed hopes for better ties between Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498363/kmt-leader-historic-return-mainland
  9. Corruption- the ugly side of the economic reform boom

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai For years, Shanghai could do no wrong, racing along with double-digit growth and offering a blueprint for a modern China. So when the city's highest leader, ... as Mexico- in a survey this year by the independent group Transparency International. China scored 3.6 on a scale of 10, in which 1 is the most corrupt. Another survey showed 148 companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663906/corruption-ugly-side-economic-reform-boom
  10. Luxury goods market feels pinch amid crisis

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... austerity. Independent economist Andy Xie jokingly calls China's market for luxury goods 'girlfriend economics'. His theory is that men buy luxury items for their girlfriends ... growing by double digits- 10.1 per cent for the first nine months of this year, higher than the national level of 9.9 per cent. The city's retail sales surged more than 17 per cent during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658720/luxury-goods-market-feels-pinch-amid-crisis

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