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  1. When corruption is the norm

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to corruption, extortion and vice. Such shenanigans, once par for the course among officials approving projects in the capital, have now spread into every aspect of citizen life. This makes it difficult ... the complications that locals create, and accept, as normal business practice. Even some restaurant waiters are hired from abroad, though this has less to do with corruption than a reluctance to learn ...

  2. Q&A

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and upright sense of anti-corruption. What is Hong Kong missing to compete effectively against Shanghai? Partridge: There isn't a specific thing that Hong Kong lacks. Hong Kong should stay ...

  3. Tale of two hubs

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... was the brainchild of deposed former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu, who was jailed on municipal pension fund corruption charges. However, according to observers, he was 'framed', because he ... as legitimate businesses. To contain the rape of national coffers, Li Rongrong, chairman of the State Assets Management Commission, warned heads of these enterprises to prepare for a two-year austerity ...

  4. Mainland developers face income pressure as slump seen continuing

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... rose on average across 70 cities by just 0.1 per cent last month from June, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). But the national average masked sharp falls ... the period, against 11,507 units a year earlier. In its latest research report on the mainland property market, Goldman Sachs said deteriorating sentiment may be further dampened by price discounting ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... EOC report focuses on men's tough times The Equal Opportunities Commission, presided over by Lam Woon-kwong (left), releases the findings of a survey it commissioned into 'gender stereotyping and its impact on the male gender'. The survey was conducted by Chinese University's Gender ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... precautions, but an organiser of the protest in Manila said it would be peaceful. Campaigner brings fight against sex slavery to HK Laila Mickelwait, an American who works with Exodus Cry, an organisation that fights human trafficking, briefs the media on its campaign against sex slavery. Exodus Cry has also produced an award-winning documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, which ...

  7. Around the nation

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... awarded payout from counterfeiter ZHEJIANG- The maker of Zippo lighters has won a lawsuit against a factory manufacturing counterfeit versions of the company's products. Xinhua reports ... Boss lighters from the workshop in Wenzhou two years ago. City charges 436 people for involvement in corruption SHANGHAI- In the first 11 months of this year, city prosecutors charged 436 ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the Chosun dynasty's execution of French Catholic missionaries. Blagojevich case goes to the jury Jurors in Chicago will be weighing corruption charges against former Illinois governor Rod ...

  9. Hong Kong risks missing the business boom

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legal protection against discrimination on the grounds of race, age and sexual orientation. In fact, to rebuild the image of the Equal Opportunities Commission, it should have the power ... of Beijing leaders', 'corruption is widespread' and 'public security is in disarray'- are typical negative comments from armchair experts who say that anything up north ...

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

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

    ... which offers sex, corruption and political intrigue surrounding young people's attempts to buy houses as prices soar. One character becomes the mistress of a party official to help her buy ...




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