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  1. Free-trade status for delta zone approved

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com A sleepy island in the Zhuhai special economic zone is poised to become a free-trade zone modelled on Hong Kong after Beijing approved pilot co-operation ... at the 15 other free-trade zones set up in the mainland since the early 1990s. 'However, unlike previous free-trade zones that were set up only for manufacturing, Hengqin island will also ...

  2. Taiwan ports crank up plans for free trade

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... The island's harbour authorities hope the zones will revive its competitive edge Ports in Taiwan are gearing up to regain competitiveness by planning to set up free-trade zones after ... for re-export and one-stop administrative processes, to help it regain competitiveness. The Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau has established a committee to draw up plans for a free-trade zone while the Taichung ...

  3. China Merchants wins nod for Qingdao port

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng in Qingdao 4.5b yuan state-approved facility will include free-trade zone, logistics centre The central government has given China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI) the green light to operate a 4.5 billion yuan port with a free-trade zone and logistics centre in Qingdao, Shandong province, as part of a state pilot scheme. Hu Zheng, executive director ...

  4. Concerted chaos

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... of free trade while remaining commitment-free. We now see Beijing pursuing its own version of trade show business through free-trade agreements with regional trading partners and the Closer ... China is taking its cue from the US, which has used free-trade agreements in the post-September 11 environment to reward allies and punish those indifferent to its war on terrorism. Washington ...

  5. Shanghai halts plans for new subway line

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... is designed to connect the domestic Hongqiao Airport to the Waigaoqiao Free-Trade Zone in the northeast part of the city. The local government has not revealed how much the project will cost. Shanghai ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shelving is part of government bid to cool the economy Shanghai has delayed starting construction of a new subway line under orders from the central government ...

  6. Mixed signals on free trade

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Beijing officials and business- people from China and Australia could be forgiven for feeling more than a little confused at this moment over the proposed free-trade deal between the two ... MacFarlane's concession to the automotive and clothing industry - for Mr Vaile and Prime Minister John Howard, both of whom are strongly committed to as comprehensive a free-trade deal as possible ...

  7. Free trade, rule of law vital attractions

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong With its institutional advantages such as the rule of law and free trade, Hong Kong could cement its position as an international trading hub simply by making itself 'inviting' for people, businesses and goods from the mainland and overseas, according to a panellist on the 11th five-year plan summit. 'We still have the rule of law and free trade, so if we ...

  8. Free-trade talks with Asean reach crucial stage

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... years as talks on a China-Asean free-trade area (FTA) enter a crucial stage. A Chinese trade official said the free-trade talks between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had ... 'We will definitely complete the construction of a China-Asean free trade area by the year 2010,' Mr Gao said yesterday. After making progress on goods trading, the talks had moved ...

  9. Steps taken to free trading

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The nation's top currency regulators have taken the first big steps in nearly a decade to liberalise the renminbi exchange system. The newly announced measures include lifting the restriction on currency traders buying and selling a given foreign cur ...

  10. Tax rates cut to woo talent to island

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and revenue were very similar to those at 15 other free-trade zones set up on the mainland since the early 1990s, Hengqin was aiming higher. 'The major difference is that Hengqin includes high-class residential communities, shopping malls and theme parks,' Zhou said. While the previous free-trade zones were set up only for manufacturing, the island aimed to attract tourism, ...




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