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  1. Beauty-product import business looking good

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... WILSON IP CHEN-HENG was a pioneer in introducing parallel imports of cosmetic goods to Hong Kong in the mid-1990s. Enjoying attractive profit margins, the business model gave Mr Ip a good start in his career. His company, Bonjour Holdings, has 17 Hong Kong retail outlets selling brand-name cosmetics as well as parallel imports. It also diversified into the beauty-salon business, ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should more companies in Hong Kong sell 'fair-trade' products? Your June 23 report is slightly misleading in that you assume that fair-trade (FT) coffee is easily available to all coffee wholesalers and retailers. This is simply not the case. Each country requires a national initiative (NI) that will monitor and govern the use of fair-trade products and collect ...


    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... 'The China that you think you have come to grips with may not be the same five years on. 'So I wrote about a distant China, a China of a hundred years ago, which has parallels ... globalism has got to be tempered slightly into a Chinese way of doing things.' The Boxer Rebellion is less distant and the parallels stronger when you belong to the Williams clan. ...

  4. Parallel lines

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A country invades another country. Having successfully defeated the vastly inferior armed forces of the enemy, it installs a puppet government, declares the conflict over and labels anyone who fights against it a terrorist. Vichy France? Iraq? The answer ...

  5. Vietnam War parallel in Iraq

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The war on Iraq is pointless. Americans are getting killed because Iraqis do not want them there. It seems all too similar to the Vietnam War, where so many Americans got involved and then, as the conflict progressed, people jeered at them. At this time, ...

  6. Fake drinks seized from warehouses

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and Tuen Mun during a 12-hour operation that ended at 3am yesterday. Keith Wong Wing-fai, the head of the department's Trade Descriptions Investigation Division, said: 'Up to this stage ... or proprietors of the five wholesale companies - were also caught during the raids. They reportedly told investigators that they were told the goods were parallel-import products - legal imports ...

  7. Wise words

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Properties chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. Mr Chan, of course, has some close-up experience of simulations from the frontiers of business due to his role in the demise of a certain US energy trading ... with the 'black Thursday' crash of six years ago. Was history repeating itself? Regular Lai See readers may recall the parallels tea leaf gazers recently attached to a mainland antenna maker's ...

  8. Piracy and Sars delay PlayStation launch

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the software will be developed by Chinese partners. The source said the consoles would debut in trade shows in key cities early next year. 'We want to create a boom with the launch, that's ... a vice-president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Southeast Asian promotion department. 'Competition comes mainly from piracy, fake products and parallel imports.' Since PlayStation2 ...

  9. Japan races ahead in consumer electronics

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China is still a long way from overtaking Japan as the world leader in the consumer electronics industry despite its fast growth, according to a study by trade facilitator Global Sources. ... 'To draw a parallel between China and Japan will be rather far-fetched at this point, although I won't discount the Chinese industry's ability to innovate at lower costs,' study ...

  10. Trade-off needed to resolve trade war

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in what will be a long campaign. With a presidential election little more than a year away, we can expect hostilities in America's trade war with China to intensify. In time, this is likely ... to terms with the new reality. It is natural in such circumstances to look for a scapegoat. And China, with its booming economic growth, surging exports and rising trade surplus with the US, ...




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