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  1. Business - China Business

    Tour of smuggling and gambling in Dongxing

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Tour of smuggling and gambling in Dongxing Xiao Chong leads a double life in Dongxing, the southern part of Guangxi that shares a border with Vietnam. He is a travel agent by day and a smuggler after midnight. Xiao Chong escorts tourists in the daytime to the other side of the Beilun River, which runs between Dongxing and Mong Cai. The river, less than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1299335/tour-smuggling-and-gambling-dongxing
  2. Business - Economy

    Tax rise to spur gold smuggling in India, says trade group

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Mumbai Industry raises concern after central bank curbs force banks and traders to halt imports of metal Tax to fuel gold smuggling in India The third increase this year in import taxes on gold by India, the world's biggest user, was set to boost smuggling ahead of the festival and wedding seasons as official imports halt on central bank curbs, a trade group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1296740/tax-rise-spur-gold-smuggling-india-says-trade-group
  3. Business - China Business

    China joint venture to make PlayStations

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... and by Sony's China arm. But the mainland, where games consoles were banned for more than a decade, is likely to be a difficult market. Piracy and smuggling of consoles is rife, and the mainland gaming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1519813/china-joint-venture-make-playstations
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong foots the bill as Beijing tops up its tax take

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland. SCMP, March 30   Why? It's ... smuggled, which, according to our story on the Customs and Excise Department's new anti-smuggling squad, "include precious metals, animal furs, seafood, computer hard disks and frozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1205093/hong-kong-foots-bill-beijing-tops-its-tax-take
  5. Business - Money - INVESTIGATIONS

    Staff of Marubeni's Chinese grain unit held

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:45am by Reuters

    ... sessions. The customs authority in Qingdao said the three employees were being detained on suspicion of smuggling. Mainland customs sometimes uses smuggling as a broader term for tax evasion. ... with a local crusher were involved in evading taxes for soya bean shipments, the sources said. "The customs received a tip-off that the company was suspected of evading taxes and smuggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1496307/staff-marubenis-chinese-grain-unit-held
  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Tightly controlled scheme may see more than just a slow start

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:43am by Shirley Yam

    ... the cost, how can anyone provide any hedging? The fundamental question is why bother if you can open a stock account in Hong Kong while shopping for a Gucci handbag over a weekend, smuggle big bucks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1508676/tightly-controlled-scheme-may-see-more-just-slow-start
  7. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Prices of rare earths to fall on rising supply and possible Chinese undercutting

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:52am by Reuters

    ... under threat, leading it to undercut competitors on price," Castilloux said. China has been struggling to control illegal mining and smuggling in its rare earth industry even though it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1458351/prices-rare-earths-fall-rising-supply-and-possible-chinese
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sex Drugs and GDP

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... per cent of GDP. Greece was able to boost its GDP by €60 billion, which included estimates for the value of prostitution, cigarette and alcohol smuggling, and money laundering. Once the global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426233/sex-drugs-and-gdp
  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Subsidy war likely as iPhone finally comes to China Mobile

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... for iPhones, where users can buy handsets typically smuggled from Hong Kong and then sign up for a China Mobile contract. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1408000/subsidy-war-likely-iphone-finally-comes-china-mobile
  10. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Apple facing uphill battle in China despite China Mobile deal

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... to a flourishing market for smuggled iPhones, eroding official sales in the country. As a result, many China Mobile subscribers have already procured iPhones and use them on its network, though some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1406177/apple-facing-uphill-battle-china-despite-china-mobile-deal

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