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  1. Taiwanese firms gain legal umbrella

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the cross-strait investment-protection pact would provide a legal umbrella for Taiwanese businesses and their operations on the mainland. The pact will be applied retroactively to ongoing trade disputes ... as the two sides had different legal systems and views. The talks on the pact started shortly after the ECFA was signed in 2010. According to mainland negotiators, Taiwan's repeated demands ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's services push a challenge for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... including legal services, conventions and exhibitions, as well as banking and accounting. Under the pact, the Qianhai Development Plan has designated Qianhai- located within the Shenzhen special ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam says we must learn to work with, and beat, emerging cities China's push to develop services a challenge for HK China's aggressive push to develop modern ...

  3. Business - Money

    Investor risk lurks in legal structure of China IPOs: lawyers

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:09pm by Reuters

    ... and access to profits, but not actual corporate ownership. In practice, if things go wrong, foreign investors in a VIE may have few legal rights, a risk underscored by a ruling in October by China’s highest court that has triggered fresh concerns among legal experts. “These are extremely high-risk structures. ... Your lay investor has no idea that this is what they’re invested in,” said Jason ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ...   George Chen is the Post 's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in print and online. Follow @george_chen on Twitter or visit facebook.com/mrshangkong ...

  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Beijing and Taipei set to agree on service trade pact

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and the mainland are expected to sign a service trade pact during a new round of talks later this month, which could help spur mainland investment on the island. "Senior negotiators from the two sides ... week of June. "The focus this time will be on the signing of the service trade agreement, which the two sides have been negotiating through more than 10 meetings since February 2011," ...

  6. News - China - SPACE

    China launches first 'routine service mission' into space

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 04:09pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... service missions, authorities say First 'routine' mission set to go The "first routine service flight in China's manned space programme" has entered its final countdown, ... to the International Space Station (ISS), Wu said. The end of experimental phase and the start of service flights meant China had acquired nearly all the essential technology and equipment to start ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila, China inked rail loan payment deal amid row over contract's legality

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that it was a deal between the governments of both countries and was therefore not subject to competitive public bidding. Following Sinomach's legal setback, Northrail said last year ...

  8. Foreign industry players face a new wave of competition from yuan-denominated funds in mainland

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... convertible, making it difficult to repatriate profits. The legal structure is only now developing and the approval process is complex and opaque. Exit vehicles- initial public offerings, trade sales, ... The benefit Mr Schoeter and fellow managing director Xiaoyang Yu see in this structure is legal certainty. 'And,' he said, 'it gives you a huge time advantage over Cayman Island funds. ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... required.   George Chen is the Post 's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in print and online. Follow @george_chen on Twitter or visit facebook.com/mrshangkong ...

  10. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... personal support from local governments.   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in print and online. Follow @george_chen on Twitter or visit  ...




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