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  1. Free-trade zone, twin cities ideas floated

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong's party boss, Wang Yang , has floated the idea of a free-trade zone between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. A feasibility study would soon begin on setting up a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau special co-operation zone aimed at lower customs barriers and smooth cargo and capital flow between the three regions, said Liang Guiquan, head of the Guangdong Academy ...

  2. Free-trade talks with Australia set to resume

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. In their latest round of free-trade talks, China and Australia discussed agricultural products affected by tariff rate quotas (cotton, wheat, rice, sugar, ... Bien Perez Negotiations between China and Australia for a free-trade agreement are expected to resume next month with a focus on agriculture, according to New South Wales Premier Morris ...

  3. Common market

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A government think-tank wants Hong Kong to join a prospective free-trade zone covering the mainland and Southeast Asian countries. Do you agree and, if so, what contribution could we make? Write to us. ...

  4. City urged to seek role in trade zone

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong should find a way to take part in a prospective free-trade zone covering the mainland and Southeast Asian countries, a government think-tank says. Speaking after ... Asean and the People's Republic of China signed in 2002, a free-trade zone encompassing the mainland and the 10 Asean nations will be set up by 2010. Only sovereign states are eligible ...

  5. Free-trade deal benefits professionals

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Dennis Eng

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Dennis Eng Hong Kong and Guangdong sign 11 supplementary agreements on Cepa Town planners, architects, surveyors, social workers, language teachers, headhunters and doctors are major beneficiaries of the 11 supplementary agreements signed between Hong Kong and Guangdong yesterday on how to implement the latest phase of the Cepa free-trade pact. In order ...

  6. Mainland offers free-trade pact if new Taiwan leader commits to one-China policy

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Commerce Minister Chen Deming says the mainland is preparing to negotiate a free-trade pact with Taiwan if the island's next leader commits to the 'one-China' policy. Mr Chen made the remark yesterday, 10 days before Taiwan's presidential election, at a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress meeting. Voters ...

  7. Haven pegs prosperity on balance between growth and environment

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... fourth bonded port there, which will provide tax-free trade and warehousing facilities, and the opening of a deep-water port capable of accommodating 300,000 tonne oil tankers. The twin aims ... of the entire island as a special economic zone exactly 20 years ago. Unlike Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou and Xiamen- coastal cities that were able to use their special economic zone status to help ...

  8. HK, Macau, Guangdong should form megalopolis: party boss

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'special co-operation zone' would assemble a free-trade area with its own tariffs, and administrative limitations under 'one country, two systems' would be lifted to enhance the free ... said. 'For example, are there any possible contraventions with the World Trade Organisation's regulations if 'free-trade arrangements' are introduced? What is the central ...

  9. City warned of economic challenges posed by thaw in cross-strait ties

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung has suggested the idea of a free-trade zone comprising the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, but Mr Leung said ... as it did for those from Shanghai and Beijing. With Taiwan considering waiving visa requirements for Hong Kong visitors, Mr Leung urged the Hong Kong government to reciprocate. 'Hong Kong ...

  10. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Date January 14-17 Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Admission Free, trade only. No visitors under 18 Organiser Hong Kong Trade Development Council Major exhibit categories ... Special product zones Body & Intimate Wear; Bridal & Evening Wear; Infant & Children's Wear; Spice Arena (product zone for handbags, footwear, hats and scarves) Edition 39th ...




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