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  1. News - China - DEFENCE: ANALYSIS

    PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore China's delegates at regional security forum show a new sense of openness, urging co-operation and discussion PLA officers turn on the charm Senior Chinese ... "pivot" towards Asia or other prickly issues at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. But the charm offensive by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers, less than a week before ...

  2. Merrick demands more as HK edge Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Coach Ernie Merrick made it two wins out of two after Hong Kong defeated Singapore 1-0 in a hard-fought victory that left the Australian feeling his charges ... those changes, the team lost their cohesion and that's what happened tonight,' he said. 'They [Singapore] chased us all over the ground and made us work hard for the win.' ...

  3. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on those who make believe we are Asia's World City. All that posturing and self-aggrandisement doesn't fool anyone. Asia's World City is, in fact, Singapore. The Lion City has dropped from second in 2010 to sixth in the latest rankings released a fortnight ago. Two years ago Singapore hosted the Youth Olympic Games, but despite the absence of a multi-sports ...

  4. This is one match Hong Kong is happy to lose to Singapore

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland 'Singapore 1: Hong Kong 0', proclaimed the headlines this week after reports that the owners of British football club Manchester United had ditched rumoured plans to float the club on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in favour of a listing in Singapore. 'A publicity coup for the Singapore exchange', crowed The Straits Times, while its sister paper, ...

  5. Singapore, Hong Kong most competitive

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Singapore and Hong Kong have been ranked first and second in a growth-competitiveness index, as the United States slipped to third. The annual World Competitiveness Yearbook report, conducted by the International Institute for Management Development, said the results for the top three were extremely close. Hong Kong retained its ranking from last year, as Singapore ...

  6. HK offers more than Singapore

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Baat Gwaa

    ... in Singapore,' she explained. In recent years, Singapore has been competing for foreign investment and overseas talent with regional rivals including Hong Kong. Many detractors say we are losing our competitive edge to Singapore because of our high costs of living. The island state is trying to corner the market on global talent by introducing policies to encourage the hiring of foreigners. ...

  7. HK make short work of Singapore

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Perth by storming to a 3-0 win over Singapore yesterday. Zhang (pictured) and Yang didn't drop a set against their opponents winning both their individual singles matches as well ... year.' Yang defeated Celina Cassandra Goetti of Singapore 6-2, 6-1 in the opening singles and this was followed by Zhang's 6-0, 6-1 victory over Tan Li Yun. The Hong Kong duo then combined ...

  8. Shanghai, Singapore worth emulating, says heritage study

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Hong Kong could copy the approach Shanghai and Singapore take to preserving their architectural heritage, where the important aspects of a district are strenuously protected, ... of density control, rather than preserving the character of an area. Singapore's planning vision allowed for dividing conservation areas into four types, which were assigned differing degrees ...

  9. Singapore narrows office rent gap with HK

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The gap between office rents in Hong Kong and Singapore is narrowing, as rents in the city state continue to swing upwards while rental growth in the SAR slows. Data going back to 2003 comparing average prime office rents in Hong Kong and Singapore shows rental rates in Hong Kong were typically at a 40 per cent premium to those in Singapore over the period, according ...

  10. HK 'losing its edge to Singapore'

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Hong Kong is increasingly losing its edge to Singapore as air pollution and the rising cost of doing business are leading financial institutions and senior executives ... to Singapore, he said. Despite Hong Kong's career opportunities and low taxes, senior executives are looking to relocate. 'Singapore is becoming expensive,' Mr Day said 'The push ...




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