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  1. One country, two online models

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... model. 'There is no difference between people in China and those in the US,' he said. Eachnet also expected mainland shoppers to warm to conveniences such as PayPal, an eBay-owned ... by eBay, the world's biggest online auction house, believes that what works elsewhere in the world will also work on the mainland. It charges a fee for listings and takes a cut on the final ...

  2. Maureen Fung mixes shopping with business

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... are already fast asleep. The number of shoppers at apm has doubled to eight million per month since opening in 2005. During Christmas Eve and the World Cup, it recorded a peak of 460,000 visitors each ... that we adopted,' she said. 'Apm's success has prompted us to use this same formula on the mainland even as we adjust to market conditions which are different from that in Hong ...

  3. Manufacturers nervous ahead of US yuan report

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Mainland-based Hong Kong manufacturers are anxiously awaiting the fallout of an April 15 report from the United States Treasury Department which may label China ... of the trade surplus with the US. Caught in the middle of the war of words are mainland-based Hong Kong manufacturers making products destined for the US market. They now worry that the currency war ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... frenzy I am sure many people would have been shocked by the scenes at supermarkets last week when shoppers stripped the shelves of bags of table salt ('Rumours trigger panic buying of salt across mainland, HK', March 18). The salt frenzy in Hong Kong was actually caused by rumours that iodine in the salt was a defence against any radiation exposure that might be coming from ...

  5. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... attract mainland tourists who wanted to buy imported goods. A cap would be placed, however- 5,000 yuan (HK$5,925) of duty-free goods per shopping trip- and each person would be limited to two ... Mainlanders made up 96 per cent of the island's tourists. Tourism revenue surged 20.7 per cent year-on-year to 22.9 billion yuan.There were no plans to raise the cap on the amount tourists could ...

  6. Prison threat for bosses who fail to pay mainland workers

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Mainland factory owners face up to three years' imprisonment if they fail to pay their employees in what is another shot in the battle to beef up protection for migrant ... particularly, will hit factories' management hard.' The deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Stanley Lau Chin-ho, said the mainland's labour regime was getting ...

  7. Hawkish mainlanders back Wen's claims of Diaoyus sovereignty

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tens of thousands of mainland internet users reacted to the meeting between Premier Wen Jiabao and his Japanese counterpart, Naoto Kan, with hawkish comments on the need to safeguard the Diaoyu Islands. While nearly all evening newspapers carried the same article - issued by Xinhua - referring to the informal talk between Wen and Kan, mainland internet users were also keen to get ...

  8. FDI on mainland jumps the most in five months

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment in China climbed the most in five months in November, signalling that the country remains a favoured investment destination and reflecting confidence in the world's fastest-growing major economy. Inboun ...

  9. Mainlanders were not warned off HK, official says

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao A June 4 warning by the mainland's top tourism regulator did not ask mainlanders not to go to Hong Kong but only alerted them to watch out for cheap tours and to reject ... the confidence of mainland tourists, he said. The CNTA would communicate with its Hong Kong counterparts when they visited Beijing in the near future. 'I believe these one or two incidents ...

  10. Mainland treads softly on tragedy

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Fiona Tam The mainland has exercised caution in dealing with two bus accidents on Taiwan's northeast coast in which 20 mainland people went missing as Typhoon Megi struck the island last Thursday. Mainland regional media outlets have been asked to avoid sending reporters to Taiwan to cover the accidents or writing any independent commentaries ...




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