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  1. A little something from Beijing

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Beijing's so-called gift stimulus measures offered to Hong Kong on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the handover are not considered by everyone to be a panacea to the city's economic ills. In fact, while the measur ...

  2. Dream island bridges the strait

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pingtan since Beijing vowed in November to invest more than 250 billion yuan (HK$306 billion) by 2015 to transform it into a 'Little Taiwan'. The irony is rich. Before 1996, Beijing used ... Planned infrastructure includes building a second bridge connecting the island with nearby Fuqing city, this one combining an expressway and high-speed rail to connect the remote island ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:39pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, ... in a new city, and often I discover quaint little shops or cafes along the way (that I return to at a more leisurely pace later during the trip). Presently in Beijing for work, I haven't let ...

  4. Are real reasons for bridge rush buried under concrete?

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Five thousand extra construction workers will be hired to speed up the building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, so that the long-delayed project meets its original deadline. SCMP, November 25 But why meet the original 2016 deadline? If there has been a delay in building this bridge, why not push the completion date out and do ...

  5. Locals have little faith in Beijing

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheng and Joyee Chan Hongkongers are losing their confidence in the central government. A survey has found that their mistrust is at its highest point since May 1997. The poll was conducted this month by the University of Hong Kong's public op ...

  6. Expect a lot of tinkering, but little real reform

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the service sector. But measures like these will amount to little more than tinkering. Meanwhile, Beijing is going to avoid making big reforms like interest-rate liberalisation. For years ...

  7. 'Little Taiwan' move to lure island workers

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Beijing has vowed to transform Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island into a 'Little Taiwan' by inviting Taiwanese to join its management team, as well as allowing the circulation of Taiwanese currency and income tax reductions for those working there. However, a Taiwanese analyst has described the plan as wishful thinking because ...

  8. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different. In big mainland cities like Shanghai and Beijing, almost every shop has been trying to make the best use ...

  9. Mainland violence may be brewing

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... result in a stronger public backlash. One of the ways to mitigate these tensions is to ensure there is as little disparity between rich and poor as possible. However, we can see that Beijing is not doing enough to bridge the wealth gap. Susan, editor ...

  10. An opportunity to build bridges to Beijing

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A visit is being brokered by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to take some lawmakers to the earthquake zone in Sichuan. The aim, ostensibly, is to familiarise lawmakers with the situation in the devastated province. However, Mr Tsang is no doubt also ...




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