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  1. China is a mere understudy to US in war-torn Africa

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent from 2000 to 2003. The US has launched major joint military initiatives with states in north-central Africa and East Africa. Again, many of these countries are repressive and prone ... In his article 'The trouble with putting energy first' (June 16), Michael Richardson presents an argument all too common in western discourse on China in Africa. He states that, ...

  2. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... news for Hong Kong? The Hong Kong stock exchange may welcome the move as more IPOs from the north could strengthen the city's position as a global capital-raising centre- ... domestically so mainland investors can first share in their business success, and perhaps enjoy fat dividends as well. Then what about Hong Kong? By welcoming these smaller firms from the north, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Oiling the wheels of China-Africa trade

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu and Lilly Zhang joanna.chiu@scmp.com Hong Kong will be a crucial cog in China-Africa ties- but it has to work on bridging the culture gap trade With China and Africa forging ... extensive infrastructure projects in Africa, including a transit route for mining built in 1975 and even the African Union's US$200 million headquarters, which opened in the Ethiopian capital ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rush into Africa. A million Chinese moved there during the past 10 years as China overtook the United States and Europe to become the continent's largest trading partner. During the decade the annual growth in trade between China and Africa was more than 30 per cent a year, reaching US$166 billion last year. "I first went to Togo in 1988 with a group of friends, and for the next ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... the regional headquarters of many Fortune 500 firms, but the growth trend looks weak. Pressure and competition for Hong Kong is coming not just from the north. The Heritage Foundation noted the growing ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong coach urges team to dig deep for victory against North Korea

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... challenged his players to produce another quality performance as they take on North Korea on the final day of the 2013 East Asian Cup qualifiers. Having collected two wins coupled with one close defeat by Australia in the week-long tournament, the hosts still have a slim chance of advancing to next year's final. They need to beat North Korea at Hong Kong Stadium today ...

  7. New Territories child mortality 'rivals Africa'

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hong Kong may be a first-world economy but some areas of the New Territories have a higher child mortality rate than Johannesburg's. According to UN and Census and Statistics Department data, between 17 ...

  8. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe also tends to be more open and welcoming of mainland investors,' Chow said. Mainland investors ranked the Middle East and North Africa as their second most favourable destinations, followed by North America. Mergers and acquisitions in developed nations are a preferred option for investors seeking to acquire technology or brands, while in less developed countries, greenfield ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No matter the trials of living in Hong Kong, dream big and do it

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by George Chen

    ... competition from the north, and very few of them even want to try. I was at the Hong Kong Business Award 2013 ceremony on Friday evening. One of the winners, who was definitely not a second-generation ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean agents used Hong Kong's twilight world

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... world News that North Korean agents bought nationalities as directors of Hong Kong companies shows the downside to being one of the world's freest commercial centres. Hong Kong has long ... Kong-registered private firm New East International as they set about changing their North Korean passports to ones issued in the island states of Kiribati and then the Seychelles - despite international ...




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