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  1. Gome Electronics plays the pirate game

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Gome Electronics is hoping to increase mainland sales by entering the music and movie retail business as early as next month, despite rampant piracy within the industry. The mainland's largest home appliance chain said it would tackle the piracy issue by selling CDs and DVDs at similar prices to black market vendors. 'Our strategy is low pricing,' president ...

  2. Chinachem raises curtain on cinema chain

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with digital projectors, allowing them to take part in the worldwide premieres Hollywood is pushing to stamp out piracy. The current system of celluloid distribution means films are released earlier ... year. China's cinema market was far from saturated, said Zhang Xiaobing, an operations manager at Huaxing Movie City, a high-end cinema complex in Beijing. 'But, the piracy problem ...

  3. Tom in discussions over Huayi stake to tap mainland film market

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to now, foreign players have been wary of investing in the lucrative market because of rampant piracy in films, software and music. Huayi president Wang Zhongjun was quoted by mainland media ...

  4. Online music comes into play in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Shane Abrahams

    ... and by offering music at the low cost of 99 US cents per song. Unfortunately, the industry's restrictive anti-piracy policies have made it difficult for online music services to distribute music ... countries since last year in order to comply with RIAA requirements. The RIAA has taken a hard stance on the issue of music piracy and has filed more than 800 lawsuits against people it accused ...

  5. Old economics put the 'bust' in Blockbuster

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... it is still facing serious piracy issues. If Blockbuster's ultimate prize was the mainland, what benefits did it expect from operating in Hong Kong? Costing an industry average of only HK$2 ... switch from rental to purchase, Blockbuster's top line will grow quickly but its bottom line will be a different story. High shop leases in Hong Kong and piracy in China are common excuses ...

  6. China malls call out to HK business

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... salespeople and logistical solutions. Because piracy was a prime concern on the mainland, the mall was offering tenants trademark application services for an extra management fee of $35 per square ...

  7. Clock ticking for 'Swiss made' component makers

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once adopted, the law should do more to help protect Swissness as a brand internationally, including in China, where piracy of the 'Swiss made' label is rampant. The two countries ... Worldwide, the federation assisted in about 2,000 anti-piracy raids last year alone. 'We have to do this in order to protect our brands,' says Pasche, whose group represents more than 500 ...

  8. Blockbuster quits HK as high rents take toll

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 2001, China sold US$160 million in pirated DVDs and VCDs and $47.3 million in pirated CDs and cassettes. The mainland government had been fighting to stamp out piracy for years with pressure ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'China and other Asia-Pacific regions are expanding markets with a strong need for Aladdin's anti-piracy, software licensing and internet security solutions.' NCR signs US$36M deal ...

  10. HSBC pulls PR coup with Geoghegan's move

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick To most educated observers, HSBC is Hong Kong. The bank was intricately involved with the founding of the territory, right back to its opium trading roots in the 19th century. HSBC and the city sloughed off their associations with smuggling and piracy a very long time ago. But 'the bank', as residents call it, has never lost its dominance of finance ...




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