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  1. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Mobile e-commerce battle heats up in China

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Rivalry between Tencent and Alibaba intensifies after they roll out new products on the same day to tap the mainland's US$395 billion market Mobile e-commerce battle heats up The battle between the mainland's internet giants Tencent and Alibaba for dominance in the country's rapidly expanding mobile e-commerce market ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Travel agencies fined for forcing tourists to buy 'Tibetan home meals'

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Members of Yunnan tour group faced threats and abandonment if they refused to pay up Agencies fined for forcing tourists to buy 'home meals' Two ... media said many other tourists had been subjected to similar treatment. Ma Kun, leader of a tourism law enforcement team in Yunnan, told China News Service that a crackdown on aggressive ...

  3. News - China - FREE SPEECH

    China Vanke chairman Wang Shi defends right to speak out on politics

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Tycoon defends right to speak out on politics Property tycoon Wang Shi yesterday defended the rights of businessmen like himself to speak up on political ... and Alibaba's Jack Ma, that they should "stay out of politics and talk only business". To illustrate his point, Wang recalled how Bo once invited him to a meeting and asked him to hold a news ...

  4. Buses blamed for 'bad or awful' air quality

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 40 per cent of newsvendors on Nathan Road suffer from bronchitis or nasal allergies, and most blame exhaust fumes from the buses that ply the busy thoroughfare. ... or awful' and a similar number pointed the finger of blame at exhaust fumes from buses, especially those with air conditioning. A vendor who has been running his news-stand for 15 years in Yau Ma ...

  5. Supermarkets taken to task over pesticides

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and peaches from ParknShop branches in Ma On Shan and Guangzhou, and Vanguard branches in Wan Chai and Guangzhou. Among the residues found, the most dangerous were the pesticides chlorpyrifos ... Adrian Wan Pesticide residues that could cause cancer and disrupt the human endocrine system have been found in some fruit for sale in supermarkets, Greenpeace said yesterday. It called ...

  6. Priest wrong to single out Li as a devil, leader admits

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... to talk to each other.' Contrary to some reports, Yeung said Li, Hong Kong's richest man, did not complain to the diocese's leadership. He said concerns were expressed by Gerald Ma ...

  7. ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The English Schools Foundation plans to almost double the number of kindergarten places in the next few years, to meet growing demand from parents who want to send ... ceremony yesterday for an ESF kindergarten in Wu Kai Sha, near Ma On Shan, ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said: 'Our schools are very highly subscribed and it's great to see ...

  8. Big firms laughing after record turnout at comics and games fair

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The five-day comics and games fair ended last night reporting a record attendance, but the big companies fared better than the small ones. As the fair closed at 8pm, turnout hit ... with their families apart from shopping. Each dart game cost HK$20. Ronnie Ma Shuk-chu, director of local comic giant Jonesky Publishing, was happy with the long queues at her booth. Each customer had spent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Discovery Bay ferry row: Lesson to be learned from Park Island, Ma Wan

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Bernice Chan

    ... of Discovery Bay. Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), the developer of the private housing estate on Ma Wan, an island in Tsuen Wan, followed the Discovery Bay model and established a ferry link ... "Ma Wan is different from Discovery Bay in that it must provide reasonable ferry services to Central only, not Tsuen Wan. But to have a better chance at selling the property, SHKP offered ...

  10. A fare to remember

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Ma

    ... Amy Ma What do Hong Kong's expats do when they crave food from back home? It seems they make it themselves or they make do. Far from their native countries, what do they pine for, ... arrive'.' For Filipino expats without frequent visitors, she suggests speciality markets Quezon Pinoy in Wan Chai and Victory in Worldwide House in Central, or to dine at restaurants such as Cinta ...




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