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  1. Shanghai bid for tax-free tourist zone

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai hopes to set up a tax-free shopping zone for tourists beside its Disney theme park- still under construction- or around Pudong International Airport, mainland media reported yesterday. Municipal Tourism Administration director Dao Shuming was quoted as saying the city was 'researching' the possibility of applying to the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965484/shanghai-bid-tax-free-tourist-zone
  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Pro-democrats must experience problems in mainland metropolis if they are to come back and ask if that is what awaits us in the future HK lawmakers need ... plans for the city. How can you control population growth in a mainland city when it grows too fast and fights erupt between locals and non-locals for limited public resources while debates over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1461151/hong-kong-lawmakers-need-shanghai-trip-face-social-issues
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Confusion over trial property tax The mainland has started drafting a property tax law, but analysts are not sure whether it means a pilot programme ... the country's biggest developer by revenue, has said. Beijing has no plan to levy the property tax this year, vice-mayor Li Shixiang said last week. There is a growing consensus that the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446030/china-drafts-property-tax-law-fate-pilot-programme-air
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shanghai allows city-owned firm to buy bad loans from local banks

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... state media reported yesterday. It is the latest local government on the mainland bracing for an expected rise in bad debt. Shanghai's launch of a dedicated "bad-loan bank" follows similar moves by Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Analysts expect a rise in bad loans in the coming years as the mainland's economic growth slows, with loans to local governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1442573/shanghai-allows-city-owned-firm-buy-bad-loans-local-banks
  5. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Despite mainland crackdown, a property developer is planning a mall in Shanghai devoted to luxury brands, in a bid to redefine the market Upbeat mood on prospects for mainland luxury sector Luxury retail is not the most obvious target sector for mainland shopping centre developers in the wake of the Communist Party's crackdown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1436141/shanghai-outlet-centre-promote-affordable-italian-luxury
  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... that has already had a big impact on daily life on the mainland. Last week, Shanghai's municipal government issued an order forbidding taxi drivers from accepting reservations through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1438813/greedy-shanghai-taxi-drivers-show-evil-side-new-technology
  7. News - China

    Outrage at photo of Danish tourists urinating on Shanghai highway

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 01:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese internet users expressed their anger after six Danish tourists were witnessed urinating in the middle of a busy overpass in Shanghai. Their behaviour ... officers later reviewed surveillance video and traced it back to the bus according to its licence plate number. The bus driver told police the passengers were Danish tourists who had just completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1200132/outrage-photo-danish-tourists-urinating-shanghai-highway
  8. Mainlanders walk off flight in row over seats

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... seating arrangements, mainland media reported. The argument erupted when an English-speaking Cebu Pacific flight attendant asked some mainland tourists sitting near an emergency exit to swap seats with some non-Chinese travellers to make communication easier in an emergency, Hangzhou's Dushi Express said. All but seven or eight passengers on the flight were mainland tourists returning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626100/mainlanders-walk-flight-row-over-seats
  9. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... house to win special permission from the central government to launch its wholly owned subsidiary on the mainland last April. In September, it held an auction in Shanghai, the first to be run independently by a foreign firm on the mainland. Last year Christie's tapped into cyberspace to reach out to mainland customers. The Shanghai auction alone received 30,000 visits online, with new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1411102/chinese-art-buyers-help-christies-record-sales-year
  10. Fast trains, integrated hubs point to future of transport in HK, mainland

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of business and tourists between mainland cities will expand. It also seemed to me that what was on view in Shanghai was a foretaste of what we might expect when Hong Kong's high-speed railway ... in the mainland and, ultimately, Hong Kong. Three days after the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed train service started service on October 26, I took the train from Shanghai to Hangzhou and back again. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730559/fast-trains-integrated-hubs-point-future-transport-hk-mainland

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