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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Shopping is good but ensure it does not become paradise lost

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... there were lower than in Hong Kong. Taiwan, though, still has tight controls on visitors from the mainland. Should alarm bells be ringing in Hong Kong, particularly since some mainland cities have ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Mainlanders still love to spend in Hong Kong but competition in price and service is growing from Taiwan and the duty-free zones at home Shopping is good ...

  2. No-kill policy good news for visitors

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland, I've never been afraid of mainland police either. Just as with insane mainland drivers, I work under this principle: They never kill foreigners. Sure, I've had my fair share of run-ins with the law on the mainland. In 1997 I was working for Norway's TV 2 channel and we set up a camera on a Shanghai pavement to interview people about the Hong Kong handover. The two ...

  3. New Bund wins good reviews from visitors

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... but yesterday it was mobbed by nostalgic locals and wide-eyed tourists. 'It's awesome. This is an awesome city,' one visitor from the US state of Nebraska said. 'We're here ... behaviour. Along the widened riverfront walkway, visitors numbered in their tens of thousands. Officials claimed last week the new park would accommodate more than one million visitors per day, ...

  4. Shanghai agencies see drop in visitors to HK

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... Tours said they had fewer than 400 orders for a trip to Hong Kong, well below the 1,000 they had originally budgeted for. A recent CCTV report about mainland tourists being sold fake goods ... by HK$300 per person for low-cost shopping-theme tour groups from the mainland,' said Mr Zhang. 'We are in a very awkward and difficult situation.' He said his company could not ask ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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