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  1. Iceland warms to Chinese tycoon's Arctic hotel plan

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A Chinese tycoon appears closer to realising his dream of building a luxury resort near the Arctic after coming to terms with Iceland's government ... our offer to buy the land last year the Icelandic government has been approaching us non-stop with alternative options such as leasing. In fact, e-mails have been exchanged every week,' ...

  2. Unlike our tycoons, Douglas Young knows the difference between price and value

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Our self-serving elite say Hong Kong people have become anti-rich. Actually, we are just tired of having the wool pulled over our eyes by the tycoons, their cronies ... very success has contributed to society instead of ripping us off. So I was most pleasantly surprised by this personal communication from Young (pictured). He was responding to my account last ...

  3. Gordon Wu apologises to the majority of civil servants

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Tycoon Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung last night apologised to civil servants for allegations he made of possible collusion between business and the government. The Hopewell Holdings ... a container port in the next few years as examples of Hong Kong no longer enjoying a level business playing field. In a statement last night, the tycoon said: 'The significant impact caused ...

  4. Junior tycoons' talent for opening doors at banks starts to fade

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It is becoming tougher for the sons and daughters of tycoons in Hong Kong, with daddy's name no longer opening as many doors in the financial world as before. A well-worn ... where he is now president. But with the mainland's explosive growth creating more tycoons and investment banking becoming more demanding, it is no longer so easy. Banks are now actually ...

  5. Why tycoons should trust the people

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tycoons have been voicing their fears about self-government in Hong Kong, despite the Basic Law's assurances of a high degree of autonomy. They claim that we are not ready to plan our political future. They try to frighten us by warning of 'unrest', 'decreased investments', 'a welfare state' and similar bugbears. Don't these tycoons realise ...

  6. Why tycoons must change their ways

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent visit of tycoons to Beijing highlights a major obstacle to setting Hong Kong right. For three decades, Hong Kong prospered by favouring producer interests. People accepted ... the balance of power towards consumer interests, so that our tycoons work within the incentives of a modern economy - with competition as pervasive in the domestic as in the international arena. ...

  7. Facts don't support tycoon's warnings on business with mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'While democracy seems to have worked well in a great number of western countries, it has also hit snags- resulting in colossal social upheavals- in some eastern European countries, Central Asia and, more recently, among some neighb ...

  8. Group takes out ad to warn the copycats

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... to warn of unauthorised uses of its name. The move is seen as a warning to The Hundred Limited, a Hong Kong version of the Committee of 100 formed by sons and daughters of local tycoons. Critics say the local group serves as a forum for tycoons to pass on their influence in society and business to the next generation. The central government liaison office has reportedly played ...

  9. What was your last good deed?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there are too many or too few. Hopefully it is the former, but I'm doubtful. Arusha Khan, 17 This is a difficult question. I guess the last thing that qualifies as a 'good deed' ...

  10. Family tried to save garden years ago

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... They told officials in 1998 tycoon's eden should be preserved Family members planning to sell the private garden of late tycoon Lee Iu-cheung to a developer told the government eight ... described Dragon Garden as 'one of the last remaining treasures' and said that to alter it would 'destroy a part of Chinese culture and heritage'. The arguments, put forward ...




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