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  1. Uprisings to be ignored by regional grouping

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... to energy co-operation. The goal is to establish a free-trade zone in 20 years. In answer to criticism that the grouping was long on talk and short on action, Mr Zhang said the first four years were ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Summit will focus on curbing terrorism and promoting economic co-operation After weathering political turbulence in two member states, the Shanghai ...

  2. Nepalis demand answers over ban

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and discriminatory universal ban, we will have to shut down. Last time I checked, Hong Kong was a free port, a free-trade zone and anybody could come and go. We have civil liberties and the most competitive ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... building economic and trade ties, Xinhua reported. Mr Hu also met the president of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, and urged the island to agree to a free-trade agreement. Geared up to go More ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing resolves to do more for underprivileged classes Shanghai yesterday played host to the start of the Special Olympics with President Hu Jintao presiding ...

  5. Seeing the benefits of globalisation

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world vow to do all they can to derail the meeting. What is perhaps causing them concern is that a growing number of local groups in this bastion of free trade has joined the anti-globalisation ... the next few months, the alliance will organise public rallies to raise awareness among non-governmental organisations about the essence of 'so-called free trade' and the 'unjust ...

  6. EU businesses complain of discrimination

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to foreign companies' lingering complaints about China's violation of its free-trade pledges. Chamber president Davide Cucino appealed to regulators to 'remove all obstacles' ...

  7. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

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

    ... of northwestern China, mountainous areas of southeastern Tibet, the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, and the Loess Plateau area will become buffer zones, temporarily taking in migrants from the restricted areas, ... the government ought to anticipate and encourage massive migration to coastal cities, agricultural centres and industrial zones, where more than half of the mainland's population ...

  8. Farmers in rowdy protest over plan to lift beef ban

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... insisting that ractopamine was a safe feed additive. But it also said that if Taiwan had continued to maintain the ban, it would have led the US to question the island's commitment to free trade. Taiwan's Economics Minister, Shih Yen-hsiang, has warned that failing to lift the ban could hamper the resumption of long-stalled trade talks between Taiwan and the US. 6 The number ...

  9. HK activists speak out on China

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Free-trade agreements lead to an increase in migrant workers, who often fall outside the protection of legal rights,' Ms Wu said. 'Women often suffer the most in poverty.' ...

  10. Trade pacts threaten generic drugs

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... drugs. These include a recent US free-trade pact signed with six countries in Central America and the Caribbean. A leaked document from the US-Thailand trade talks contains several demands ...




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