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  1. Tragic tale of a family breakdown - and a mother's capacity to forgive

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Packing a child off to study overseas has become a key goal of aspirational mainland couples, seen as a sure-fire way to give the beloved offspring a head-start in an increasingly ... In one case, a student returning home from Japan stabbed his mother multiple times while still in the arrivals hall of Pudong International Airport, putting her in a coma for almost week. ...

  2. A fraught state of affairs for all

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Hospital Authority expects well over 1,000 mainland mothers to turn up in public emergency rooms this year to deliver babies. Most businesses would be delighted with so many walk-in ... for local mothers. Like the HK$48,000 fee for confinements without bookings and the immigration screening at the border, the cap has failed to discourage mainland women determined that their child ...

  3. The learning curve: a working mother who chose the entrepreneurial path and succeeded

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison Being a working mother can be difficult, but being a working mother who's also running a business can be even harder. Hong Kong resident Traci-Anne Webber says, however, that running her own business is the way to go. Although the 37-year-old mother of one also works full-time for another company, she's only doing so until her husband- who can't ...

  4. Remembering China from Taiwan

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Nanjing and visit the elderly mother he had not seen for 40 years. En route, at Guangzhou airport, police removed everything from his suitcase, even his dental floss. But they had not reached his wallet with US$10,000 in cash inside when he was allowed to board the plane after saying he was going to see his mother. He bought four television sets, three video players and four video cameras ...

  5. Mainland home prices fall for ninth straight month

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Mainland home prices fell for the ninth straight month as property curbs continued to bite, with major cities posting the biggest falls, a property survey shows. ... by 15 to 25 per cent to boost sales. In Shanghai alone, more than 10 million square metres of residential space were available for sale, according to Soufun, the mainland's biggest property ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SURVEY

    Hongkongers more pessimistic about the city's future, HKU survey shows

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of "mainland phobia". Of 1,036 respondents polled between last Tuesday and Friday, 49.7 per cent expressed confidence in Hong Kong's future, compared with 37.7 per cent who said otherwise. ... chief executive election. Chinese University associate political professor Ma Ngok attributed the low trust level toward Beijing to a feeling of "mainland phobia". Ma said Hongkongers ...

  7. Chinatrust eyes small firms on mainland

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of more than 20 per cent. 'Taiwan banks can play an active role in financing the mainland's small and medium-sized enterprises,' said Charles Lo, the chief executive of Chinatrust ... to receive approvals from both sides of the strait to set up small-loan companies on the mainland. Lo said Chinatrust was keen to expand microcredit businesses on the mainland, believing ...

  8. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Danny Mok The mainland's ties with Taiwan received a significant boost yesterday as Beijing announced individual tourists and more direct flights would be allowed to the island. Residents of Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen are to get their first chance to travel to Taiwan on individual visas before the end of the month, the mainland's top ...

  9. Riddle of HK$16m racer that's going nowhere fast

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the damaged car, posted on a mainland microblog site. It is thought to be owned by a mainlander, and has a list price in the UK of GBP1.4 million (HK$16.7 million). Only 77 of the One-77 model have ... of the Hong Kong Automobile Association, agreed that the car was most likely mainland-owned. Judging by the picture, he said, the damage was repairable but the car would have to be shipped back ...

  10. Taiwanese firms eye HK gateway to mainland

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Most Taiwanese firms plan to expand into the mainland in the near future, and would use Hong Kong as a support base, a survey has found. Despite looming global financial uncertainties, 56 per cent of the firms in Taiwan who responded said they would develop a larger presence on the mainland within three years, mostly in the import and export ...




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