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  1. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The pair, partners at the 11-year-old Beijing Huayi Law Firm, are part of the mainland's small but growing number of public interest lawyers, prepared to take on cases for no fee which they consider of public significance. They, and the expanding non-governmental organisation sector, are part of the new building blocks of civil society. These lawyers are different to the exiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691802/mainland-public-defenders-who-want-reform-system
  2. The gloves are off on bird flu

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the farmers to maintain the bloated local bureaucracy and other local services. Public finances at counties and townships have been tight for years with many local governments virtually bankrupt. ... for rural conflict- the Ministry of Public Security said that there were 74,000 mass protests nationwide last year, up from 50,000 in 2002. On a macro level, the flu is expected to create limited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525815
  3. Rockefeller prepares to begin work on Bund site

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and cultural facilities, serviced apartments, office space and public squares. 'Throughout the whole development process, the Rockefeller Group will direct branding and management ... leisure facilities and public space. It ordered government departments, including part of the Family Planning Bureau, to leave the former consulate and demolished an array of buildings around it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/527227/rockefeller-prepares-begin-work-bund-site
  4. China appeases workers with plan to raise tax threshold

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... tax structure] in 1997 and 1998 but could not because it could not reach agreement on how to do it,' said Sun Gang, research director at the tax bureau. 'Public demand for reform has ... a year against only 170 billion in income tax. The purpose of this reform is to adjust incomes.' The public is angry because it sees the tax system as unjust. Those on fixed salaries pay 65 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514930/china-appeases-workers-plan-raise-tax-threshold
  5. Chinese luxury shoppers to top Japanese

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is easy to lose money. The most efficient communications strategy is through fashion magazines, customer relations activities and local public relations events. Chinese women are very demanding in service and the efficiency of the product. It is very competitive.' Sales were also bubbling in the luxury wine sector, Moet Hennessy Diageo business group manager Christophe Chauvet said. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/522276
  6. London calling for Chinese investments

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of China started to offer mortgages to the public at rates below those offered by the main British lenders, working through four large dealers. It aims to become a household name, as familiar ... here are vocal and well-organised but their issues do not spread to the public as a whole.' Frank Chen, an investment adviser in Hong Kong, said: 'Chinese firms see Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689244/london-calling-chinese-investments
  7. Scratching a niche in Shanghai

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... clients, 95 per cent are Chinese, private and public companies. Their retainers pay for 65 per cent of my monthly expenses. I have never had a bad debt from a Chinese company. The key ... the Shanghai lady who later became his wife. His job was to build up the client network, market the services of the company, advise clients and recruit and train staff. In 1994, the city government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420171/scratching-niche-shanghai
  8. Death of a superspy

    Posted Nov 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... on China's Modernisation, which has held annual seminars on the mainland and is the guardian of his legacy. It held a memorial service for him in Taipei on Saturday. Wang's last public ... When those in the media did not obey him, he and his staff threatened them in telephone calls and, in severe cases, closed their publications. Secondary students had to learn by heart the lines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571387
  9. Morgan Stanley readies US$3b spree

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in China, including publicly traded or privately held real estate companies and direct real estate assets and developments. Mr Morrison said the opening of the branch was another step towards Morgan Stanley's vision of becoming the leading international financial services firm in China, covering investment banking, capital markets, private equity, private wealth management and real estate. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544815/morgan-stanley-readies-us3b-spree
  10. Wish you were here

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to the public, a great many of whom are deeply suspicious of the mainland. Several factors explain the slow uptake. The two governments have administrative procedures to complete before a mainlander can obtain a visa. Mainlanders know little of what Taiwan has to offer, and the TTB has done little publicity on the other side of the strait. For a mainlander, a holiday in Taiwan costs more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663966/wish-you-were-here

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