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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sydney's Opera House shows how Hong Kong can hit the high notes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by George Chen

    ... very own ultra-expensive West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project is going through. In 1957, Danish architect Jorn Utzon won the bid to design an opera house in Sydney. But in 1966, amid ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Corruption the watchword as annual national summits near

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... for the five years to 2008, staying at the landmark Beijing Hotel. There were several gift shops at the hotel and my colleagues and I often noticed that many expensive watches were out of stock as soon ... for their important connections in Beijing when they attended the annual gatherings. If local officials bought expensive gifts for central government officials in the hope they could gain promotions faster, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong banks and bankers seek cheaper rents

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Banks and bankers are on the hunt for cheaper digs Banks and bankers are on the move in Hong Kong, searching for less expensive corporate and personal digs as the city's rents head ever higher. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) recently moved more of its people from the Cheung Kong Center in Central- a towering symbol of power in the city- and dispersed them to cheaper rental premises ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... such a product but these advanced electronic toys are definitely more expensive than the Barbie dolls so loved by little girls or action figures for little boys. I do see more people my age playing ...

  5. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... in Shanghai widely reported that to raise a child from birth to adulthood would cost parents several million yuan in living expenses, education, clothing, health care and so on. Many young people joke ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Well-trained managers the SAFE way to manage assets

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by George Chen

    ... choose to study abroad in their 30s, pursuing higher degrees at their own expense, but their chances of landing a key position in a government agency on their return are slim. Sources familiar ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Qianhai and Hong Kong: like Canary Wharf and the City of London?

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... rentals is much lower than in Hong Kong. Ideally, he argues, the more yuan-related activities you have in Qianhai, the more people and resources you will also get in Hong Kong, where foreign banks ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's prospects bright even with competition from Shanghai

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... spot for Hong Kong and that they want to see positive change in China too. The success of Shanghai and the whole of China doesn't need to come at the expense of Hong Kong. After all, ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... rooms within just a few hours. They can even avoid going to restaurants so as to avoid being reported for participating in expensive banquets. How can they do that? Well, in Shanghai, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Amex can make a difference if it takes complaints seriously

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... industry watchers think Amex's move was a cost-saving measure since it is certainly expensive to run a 24-hour call centre for this kind of customer service. I asked if Amex could provide ... cards, were more expensive than comparable products," Vines said in the article in October . Vines finally managed to cancel his insurance policies after a week of phone calls to Amex's ...




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