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  1. Free-trade zone may be built on prime site

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Officials are considering how to best use the border plot, says finance chief A border site between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is being considered for the proposed free-trade zone ... with Shenzhen when developing it. We're considering allowing Shenzhen residents to enter the zone without a visa, Hong Kong people can also enter and leave the zone freely,' Mr Tang said. ...

  2. Ruling on quotas a victory for free trade

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is the first big victory for the pro-free-trade forces. The ruling shows that lifting the quotas creates winners and losers within nations as well as among them. Those who will gain most from opening ... intends to give some of them preferential treatment when imposing tariffs. The US is also seeking to soften the blow on countries that are seriously affected. But the removal of the comfort zone ...

  3. Free-trade pact keeps in mind Taiwan's interests

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao told Taiwan's small businesses and farmers they have nothing to fear about a cross-strait free trade deal currently being discussed ... Agreement (ECFA) to Taipei. He said the free trade pact would not result in cheap mainland imports flooding Taiwan's market. 'I believe that in negotiating this agreement, we need ...

  4. Opposition to free-trade agreement mounts

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... if a proposed free-trade agreement goes ahead with Washington, opposition politicians and unionists have warned. The warning came as Australian and US trade negotiators began a week of crucial ... on Monday, claiming the free-trade deal would cost Australia jobs and flood the country with American-made films and television programmes. Andrew Bartlett, the leader of the Democrats, told ...

  5. Shanghai may bring in beggar-free zones

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai is weighing up a novel way to control a flood of beggars in the city, by declaring certain parts 'begging-free zones'. Rampant begging is one of the city's latest woes, brought by rapid development and recent changes to laws governing migrant workers. A Shanghai government spokeswoman yesterday said authorities were considering ways to tackle ...

  6. Black and white and bloody

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... player on the world stage. Confirmation came at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meeting in Cambodia, where a timetable for a free trade zone was put in place. India also signed ... as a catastrophe. The ideal of global free trade has seemingly been abandoned in favour of bilateral and regional agreements. Rich nations were accused of putting greed before improving the lives of those ...

  7. Cross-strait ties are flourishing

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Such developments reflect Taiwan's economic importance and its desire to become further integrated into the global economy. It continues to negotiate with the US for a Free Trade Agreement and, in June ... from Guangzhou to Taipei, while a simultaneous China Airlines flight completed the air bridge to Shanghai. Since then, regular flights have brought Taiwan and the mainland closer together, ...

  8. Free traders can probably rest easy with Democrat

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's statements on free trade are getting close scrutiny amid his solid lead in the polls over Republican John McCain, a veteran senator with strong free-trade credentials. Less is known about the trade views of Senator Obama, who at 47 is one of the fastest-rising stars ever to emerge on the presidential stage. Some free traders and foreign ...

  9. Propaganda chiefs ban reporters from outside quake zone

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Communist Party's publicity department banned the media from provinces other than Qinghai from covering the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Tibetan-populated Yushu prefecture because of political and religious sensitivities. People close to one newspaper in Nanjing, Jiangsu, and three Shanghai-based media outlets said a notice from the publicity department had ...

  10. Beijing raps US for 'shock' to global markets

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... policies and said the G20 meeting would send a positive signal to global markets. Yi Xiaozhun, vice-minister of commerce, said the leaders would work to promote free trade and investment at the summits, with the goal of achieving strong recovery from the current crisis, and sustainable and balanced growth in future. Yi said the Apec summit would focus on promoting free trade of goods, ...




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