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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US, China in ‘productive’ talks on North Korea after nuclear test threat

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:33am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Chinese and US diplomats meet in New York over North Korea's warning it may conduct a new type of nuclear test The United States and China have held “productive ... of nuclear test it has threatened to carry out. Pyongyang made the test threat after the United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea’s firing of two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... and the Development Research Centre of the State Council said. Beijing could afford the costs brought by its urbanisation plan for the next two decades if it could make the necessary policy adjustments ... billion population live in urban areas by 2020 from the current 53.7 per cent as part of efforts to boost consumption and productivity. But in-depth discussions and debates continue as Beijing ...

  3. Productivity still a concept for the Productivity Council

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp With a HK$10 million grant from the Innovation and Technology Fund, the Productivity Council wants to turn the city into a major producer of airplane seats. Council ... the Productivity Council, a government dinosaur so old and decrepit that any zoo would consign it straight to the mortuary, is that it does not even know what productivity is. From its website- ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Food safety fears contribute to rapid growth in organic products

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Mainland approvals for healthier products has more than doubled over past four years Safety fears drive sales of organic foodstuffs Shanghai housewife Yang Huaixin ... contamination. The State Council announced a plan last month to enhance food quality and prioritise development of organic and pollutant-free agriculture over the next six years. Though the definition ...

  5. RYCO innovates to deliver product, service superiority

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:32pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Christina Liedke and David Bell

    ... connectors in 1946, the company has grown to become a global leader and innovator in fluid-connection products and solutions. Its innovations include the J-SEAL, a leak-free Joint Industry Council ... as flexible as conventional products, the ultralight, superstrong, high-pressure hoses help OEMs build more compact machines, thereby reducing production costs. The easy-to-install product line ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Two-thirds of nutrition labels don't meet government guidelines, says Consumer Council

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:48pm by LO WEI

    ... proves hard to digest Almost two-thirds of nutrition labels on food packaging assessed by the Consumer Council failed to meet legibility standards advised by the government. Of 100 samples of packaged food purchased in August and September last year, 51 featured writing smaller than the standard set out in the Centre for Food Safety's guidelines. The council, which conducted ...

  7. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Beijing to tighten regulation of internet finance products

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki and Victoria Ruan

    ... Jane Cai, Kwong Man-ki and Victoria Ruan in Beijing Beijing to tighten grip over online finance products People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan says new rules will be issued to tighten  the online savings market as internet finance booms. The mainland would “definitely not” ban internet finance products such as Yu E Bao,  but regulatory control would be improved, Zhou ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    More Consumer Council complaints as scams target mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 01:27pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Shifty retailers are now zeroing in on cross-border visitors, leading to increase in complaints to the Consumer Council Scams target mainland marks Unscrupulous ... The number of mainland visitors rose 45 per cent from 2011 to last year, from 28 million to 40.8 million. Meanwhile, their complaints to the Consumer Council rose 35.8 per cent to 2,306, many ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    Revealed: turnout figures for Executive Council meetings

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung 'Breakthrough' as attendance figures for the Executive Council are released for the first time; one member has a 100 per cent record Revealed: turnout figures for Exco Disclosure of attendance rates at Executive Council meetings for the first time has been hailed as a breakthrough by a lawmaker whose question extracted the information. ...

  10. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    State-owned China Film Group invest millions in Hollywood productions Seventh Son and Warcraft

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com China Film Group is hoping to buy some cinematic magic with an 'eight figure' investment in two Tinseltown productions State film group pours millions into Hollywood State-owned China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) has made an "eight-figure" equity investment in upcoming Hollywood productions- the first time the entertainment ...




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