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  1. Business - China Business - CIVIL UNREST

    Anti-Japanese protests hurting businesses

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 03:25am by Celine Sun, Bloomberg

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Bloomberg Japanese-related companies have either shut down or suspended production in wake of the wave of violent protests across China Escalating anti-Japanese protests in China are hurting Japanese-related companies, forcing them to either shut down operations or suspend production on the mainland in order to protect their employees and property. ...

  2. China protests at US bank sanctions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang and Jane Cai in Beijing Beijing yesterday reacted furiously to new Washington sanctions imposed on a Chinese bank owned and run by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) over transactions with Iran. The Foreign Ministry said it would lodge an official protest and warned that America's move would damage Sino-US relations. It also urged the White House ...

  3. Protester shouts down zoellick

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com A man disrupted a press conference by World Bank president Robert Zoellick in Beijing yesterday to protest against recommendations that the government reduce its intervention in the economy and encourage private participation. Du Jianguo, who writes commentaries for mainland publications and calls himself an independent scholar, handed leaflets ...

  4. Pledge on mainland cars fails to impress protesters

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but her assurances failed to pacify hundreds who gathered to protest against the scheme. 'This [cross-boundary private cars quota] scheme will be experimental... before it becomes a permanent ... said. 'Careful consideration will be placed on safety, road volume, the environment and so on.' But more than 200 protesters who had responded to an online appeal for support gathered ...

  5. Online sellers stage charges protest

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez and Sophie Yu A group of disgruntled mainland online merchants aim to bring their plight to Hong Kong's attention with a series of protests against Taobao Mall and Taobao Marketplace, the retail e-commerce divisions of the privately held Alibaba Group. Around 20 protesters handed a petition yesterday to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Sai ...

  6. Brokers hard-pressed to repeat protest success

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong's small brokers abide by the adage that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. They like to protest and their past efforts have shown that to be a successful strategy. ... to delay the change for a year until April 2003. Learning from experience, the small brokers this year used similar tricks to protest against longer trading hours and shorter lunch breaks. After ...

  7. Wall Street protests deserve support

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Call it the American Spring. The mainstream US press has been slow to report on the Occupy Wall Street protests, and the business media have all but denigrated the protesters as leftists ... financial crisis have created the greatest transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the richest people in human history. The world should support the anti-Wall Street protesters ...

  8. Overstretched brokers to protest at longer trading hours- again

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It looks like a tempest in a rice bowl, but behind the vitriolic protests by the city's small brokers over their shortened lunch break is a bigger fight for a way of life. Thousands of staff of small brokers plan to protest today in front of the stock exchange trading hall at Exchange Square to prepare to hand in a 3,000-signature petition opposing ...

  9. Factory bosses protest at pay rise

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong factory owners in Guangdong are protesting about a proposed rise in the minimum wage, which they say is poorly timed and threatens the survival of the manufacturing industry. Guangdong announced last week it intended to raise the minimum wage by up to 20 per cent on January 1, the second increase in 10 months. Caught off guard by the short notice ...

  10. Wall Street protests are railing against crony capitalism and bought government

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ('Wall Street protests echo voice of few', October 11). Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, not the protesters, echo the voice- and enforce the interests- of a very few. The protesters ... the libertarian values within the movement rather than finding fault. It is naive to marginalise these people as 'ultra-left loons'. There is a bona fide reason for the protests on Wall Street. ...




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