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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make ivory the new shark's fin Hong Kong's being a bridge between mainland China and the rest of the world is not just about cross-border trade. The seizure ... in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized as a source of wisdom, sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POACHING

    How Hong Kong's seized ivory could help US biologist stop poachers

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com But biologist mapping hot spots in Africa says delivery of DNA samples has stalled HK's ivory stockpile may stop poachers Hong Kong's massive stockpile of seized ivory could help in the hunt for poachers who are killing tens of thousands of elephants across Africa, a leading US biologist says. But the scientist, who tracks the poachers by analysing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Ivory haul from Kenya hidden among stones

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... But officials yesterday denied that Hong Kong is becoming a regional hub for the illegal trade, saying that statistically there has been no obvious increase in ivory seizures over the past few years. ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Nearly 800 tusk pieces worth HK$10.6m wedged between stones, as smugglers get more creative Ivory haul hidden by building rocks Ivory smugglers are finding new ...

  4. 186 pieces of ivory tusk seized

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Customs seized 186 pieces of ivory tusk, worth HK$2 million, during an examination at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The consignment was declared as 285 pieces of white wood and shipped in from Nigeria via Malaysia to Hong Kong on December 18. Customs is investigating. Anyone found guilty of trading endangered species faces a HK$5 million fine and two years' jail. ...

  5. tricks of the trade

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... and the trade remains a mainstay of the local tourist industry. While the majority of objects on offer are recently made, many shops, especially along and around Hollywood Road, specialise in genuine ... popular, along with Swatow (modern Shantou) embroideries, Mandarin coats and delicate scroll paintings. Despite the decimation of African elephant populations in recent years, ivory remains ...

  6. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... George Chen, Denise Tsang and Daniel Ren 12 new free-trade zones approved The central government has agreed in principle to approve 12 new free-trade zones (FTZs), three months after ... Wong, a partner with the China Tax & Business Advisory at Deloitte, said growth-challenged Hong Kong should grab the opportunity of Guangdong's free-trade zone status by integrating ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... Jeanny Yu and George Chen Lured by the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai, overseas lenders are left with little to do pending more details of government reforms Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma- what can they really do in the ambitious ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Shanghai free-trade zone may be extended to cover Pudong

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Free-trade zone may take in all of Pudong The central government may eventually expand its proposed Hong Kong-like free-trade zone in Shanghai to cover the entire Pudong district, government sources ... free-trade zone would take in all of Pudong. "Officials and scholars discussed the possibility of making the entire Pudong New Area a new free-trade zone," said one of the sources, ...

  9. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shanghai vice mayor Ai Baojun to head up free-trade zone later this month

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen in Shanghai george.chen@scmp.com Former Baosteel boss Ai Baojun tapped to oversee development of Shanghai project Free-trade zone will launch later this month Shanghai is scheduled to officially launch its free-trade zone, the first on the mainland, this month with a city vice-mayor heading up the project. Government sources familiar with the plan told the South ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a few clarifications. But first, we would like to express our utmost appreciation for Just Java's commitment to sell fair-trade coffee in Hong Kong. Their efforts will certainly help spread the message of fair trade and at the same time help many poor farmers in developing countries. It is true that various procedures are needed to ensure products are produced and sold under fair-trade ...




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