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  1. 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

    ... to be named. When Li Keqiang announced the landmark plan to launch the Shanghai zone, the premier told the world that he wanted it to become something that "can be copied" in the rest ... the small Zhoushan island in Zhejiang province, near Shanghai, floated an idea to the cabinet for a free-trade zone with a focus on eventually making Zhoushan a free port. Initially, Li had sought ...

  2. 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 giving the special status to Shanghai. The 12 would include Guangdong, w ...

  3. News - China

    Wang Yang, the party chief who transformed Guangdong

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The first of a two-part series on Guangdong party chief Wang Yang looks at how he turned the province into a base for high-end manufacturing Cadre who broke ... for economic restructuring, has won endorsement from many leading mainland economists. Li Yining , one of the pioneers of market reform, praised Guangdong's focus on industrial innovation ...

  4. A lift for HK banks from Li's measures

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com At least four measures announced by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to Hong Kong last month should help banks accelerate their business, bankers said. The key measures include: allowing yuan-denominated foreign direct investment (FDI) from Hong Kong; permitting non-financial institutions from the mainland to raise yuandenominated bonds ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Yuanchao's trip a show of support for President Xi Jinping, say analysts

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Li Yuanchao's three-day trip in Guangdong shows his support of Xi Jinping, say analysts Vice-president's low-key tour 'a show of allegiance' Vice-President Li Yuanchao wrapped up a low-profile trip to Guangdong at the weekend, a visit analysts described as a gesture of loyalty to President Xi Jinping. The Guangdong-based ...

  6. Censors cut Guangzhou newspaper

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the page; Li Keqiang, tipped to be the next premier, in the left-hand column; and Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, party organisation department chief Li Yuanchao and Chongqing party boss Zhang Dejiang sharing the right side of the page. The last three are likely to join Xi and Li in the new Politburo Standing Committee line-up at the 18th party congress. The page had been deleted from ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Hu Chunhua: Heading to the top via Guangdong?

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... many have learned in the past in Chinese politics, being the heir apparent too soon is never good," Brown said. "People talked in 2000 of Li Keqiang being Hu Jintao's replacement ... Zhu said. And even Li Changchun , the conservative propaganda tsar who recently stepped down, had not targeted the Southern Weekly during his time as Guangdong party boss from 1998 to 2002, ...

  8. St Paul's students have Li largesse to thank for new residence hall with great view of Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to pay only HK$5,000 a month for one of the 81 available places. In August 2008, construction began on the hall and the adjacent Li Chong Yuet Ming Building- the site of the original campus of St Paul's primary school- after the school moved to a new campus in Wong Chuk Hang. The construction cost more than HK$200 million, with most of the funds donated by the Li Ka-shing Foundation ...

  9. Work on delta bridge finally gets under way

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, begins in 2012, it may finish at the same time, or even ahead of the bridge's scheduled completion in 2016. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told Vice-Premier Li Keqiang ...

  10. Li & Fung bullish on the Delta despite pay rises

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Li & Fung sees no threat to China's status as the world's manufacturing powerhouse. Bruce Rockowitz, who is also its chief executive, predicts manufacturing costs ... imports, which will help improve its trade balance. Li & Fung would be passing the higher costs on to retailers, said Rockowitz. The wage increases, he said, would mark 'a huge ...




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