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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPENDING SCANDAL

    Timothy Tong’s ‘unduly close’ links with mainland ‘may have harmed ICAC’

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:03pm by Stuart Lau

    ... 'too close to mainland officials' Former anti-corruption chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming "tarnished the reputation" of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by wining and dining mainland officials and handing over expensive gifts, a Legislative Council report said yesterday. The 126-page document- which comes just months after a strongly worded public accounts ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - LEASING

    Sportswear retailer sells online but still needs his shop in Mong Kok

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Yet businesses insist they need to keep some physical retail presence for customers Online shoppers help ease retailers' rising rent pain Small sportswear ... to offer his sportswear on Taobao, the mainland's biggest online shopping website, Wong decided to expand to online shopping. Meanwhile, he moved to a 1,200 sq ft shop on the upper floor ...

  3. News - Asia - CRIME

    Philippines arrests 42 Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects in alleged online bank scam

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila 42 Taiwanese, two mainland Chinese suspects arrested in raids in central Iloilo province Philippine police crack regional blackmail gang Forty-two Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said yesterday. The arrests were the latest ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The shopper: J. Crew

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:27pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela More than a year after it first launched at Lane Crawford, American retailer J. Crew has opened not one, but two boutiques in the city. Interestingly, both stores showcase completely different merchandise to Lane Crawford (which will still ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Several dead and many more injured as Typhoon Neoguri strikes the Japanese mainland with torrential rain and heavy winds causing deadly floods and mudslides Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland on Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were ...

  6. Yata sales lure mainland shoppers

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com The strengthening yuan continues to make Hong Kong a shoppers' haven for rich mainlanders. But it is not all good news for the retailers, who have ... said he spent HK$588 for a set of German-made pots and pans. That was at a discount of 87 per cent and was 'too cheap to resist'. Chong estimated each mainland shopper would spend ...

  7. Mainland shoppers' luxury letdown

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... billion) last year from 87 billion yuan in 2010. Thanks to the mainland's growing affluence, new customers are expected to underpin continued strong sales growth of 30 per cent this year. Ouyang does not expect economic jitters about the global outlook to dampen the mainland appetite for top-tier goods. 'Chinese people's habit of saving money will help when the outside ...

  8. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba steps up logistics initiative amid international expansion

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:34am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... an audacious investment spree that extended into movie production, mobile messaging and even a mainland football club, a rush of new deals by Alibaba shows it remains focused on strengthening its flagship e-commerce operation. Hangzhou-based Alibaba, the leading online retail services provider on the mainland, yesterday unveiled a strategic cooperation pact with China Post to jointly ...

  9. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Tencent's WeChat platform to benefit from 58.com partnership

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... the development of a unified online, mobile and offline retail sales environment for merchants and shoppers across the mainland. ... retail network on the mainland, following its US$736 million investment in 58.com. That deal announced last Friday will provide Tencent, Asia's largest listed internet company, with a 19.9 ...

  10. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Mainland media regulator bans journalists from sharing information

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Li Jing, Andrea Chen

    ... Li Jing and Andrea Chen Mainland media regulator bans reporters from sharing unpublished material, including 'state secrets', on the internet or with overseas media Information gag on journalists The mainland's media regulator has issued a directive banning local journalists from privately revealing any information they obtain during the course of their work. ...




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