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  1. Millionaire running rural bank is charged with illegally raising funds

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The case raises doubts over support for private businesses A millionaire farmer in Hubei who reportedly refused to pay bribes to local officials has been charged with illegally raising money. The case of Sun Dawu, 49, has raised questions about the govern ...

  2. Mainland joins race for hybrid car dominance

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... that runs on petrol and electricity. The fact that the world's most efficient manufacturer chose to produce the car in China is both a sign of the importance it attaches to the mainland market ... will need 138 million tonnes of oil by 2010 and 256 million tonnes by 2020. The policy response is not to restrain car production but develop cars that run on other fuels. Beijing has designated ...

  3. Heady plans for pristine island

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is not a family place. Hengqin could offer other forms of tourism, like theme parks and hiking. Macau has run out of space. Zhuhai feels that it can become a tourist destination of choice ... than 10 million visitors a year. The island will have two major transport arteries- one is an extension of a light rail from Guangzhou to Zhuhai that will run across the island and on to Zhuhai ...

  4. Little-known developer buys the Shanghai Hilton

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

    ... market. In 1988, the two invited Hilton to run the hotel and persuaded it to take a 5 per cent share. Hilton later withdrew its capital, leaving Xin Yi as the sole owner. Industry sources say ... in his 30s and his company has been involved in engineering projects and property development in the city. In 2000, a man named Yu Guoxiang paid HK$1.7 million in gambling debts in Macau run up ...

  5. Pricey maglev rides may not float

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... that floats on air and will not start commercial operations until next year, more than 12 months after its trial run. It may sound like the makings of an investment scam, but this is one ... of the city. It was opened with great fanfare for a trial run last December with two very important passengers on board - then Chinese premier Zhu Rongji and German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. ...

  6. Hopes fading for unproven maglev

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... China's State Council is considering at least four bids for the high-speed train, with the Japanese in the running When Zhu Rongji joined German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder last New ... supporter of the maglev in the central government, left office in March and the 20km route between Shanghai International Airport and an underground rail station in Pudong is not running because ...

  7. Four-way tussle emerges over 7-Eleven franchise

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Operators are keen to run the stores in Shanghai but the move may be risky Four companies are battling for the right to operate the 7-Eleven franchise in Shanghai but it may turn out to be a poisoned chalice. The CP Group of Thailand, the Uni-President Group of Taiwan, Dairy Farm International Holdings of Hong Kong and Japanese retail giant Ito-Yokaido all want the right to run ...

  8. Mass migration

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Then, one day, he met a Hong Kong entrepreneur planning to open a French bakery in Shanghai. He asked Mr Blanc to design it, hire a baker and run it- and the young man jumped at the chance. 'I would never have such an opportunity at home,' said Mr Blanc. 'I have never run a business before and have a lot to learn, but how could I refuse?' It is the hope of getting ...

  9. Born capitalists

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... run on modern management lines. This was not easy in the circumstances of the time,' he said. 'We take university students to the museum to learn from their spirit- learn foreign ... the first Chinese-owned railway and cement plant, before he died in October 1892. Working with Tang on many of these projects was Xu Run, another of the 'Zhongshan five'. Born in 1835, he ...

  10. Fading hope of home

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... right leg, one of three fired at him by a People's Liberation Army officer from 10 metres away as he tried to negotiate with him on the morning of June 4, 1989. He lived on the run ... home occupies a large part of my emotions, like a prospect in front of my eyes every day. I think of my family and friends, especially of my elderly father and the tears running down his ...




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