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  1. Cultural 'pillar' in peril, warn artists, patrons

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... singer Eason Chan Yik-shun and the late heart-throb Teresa Teng Li-chun to works by classical composers such as Johannes Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninoff. A 'made-in-Hong Kong' label works well across the border, not only for merchandise but music, the violinist said. 'Mainland audiences are lovely. They spent more than an hour queuing up for my signature after my last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695457/cultural-pillar-peril-warn-artists-patrons
  2. Threats, drama all in day's work for liquidator

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and negotiating tactics, and liquidating distressed factories is getting more complicated partly because of the new labour law.' Since he began working on such assignments 15 years ago, Fok has ... spent hours to persuade a worker to come down from the roof,' Fok said of a saga that unfolded at a plant in Dongguan. 'Many workers no longer swallow what management offers and often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693151/threats-drama-all-days-work-liquidator
  3. MTR chief guides rail firm on global track

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... may not necessarily reflect the historical value,' he said, seeming to suggest that they would have to be sold at a discount to their book value for a merger deal to work. KCRC is going ... is experienced in making big companies work better. And it is this experience that is pushing MTR offshore. As he puts it, 'there is no global rail company yet'. Following up with a concise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497057/mtr-chief-guides-rail-firm-global-track
  4. Tougher safety rules see fewer US toy recalls

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... visit to Hong Kong. She said fewer rounds of product recalls signalled Chinese toy makers were meeting the new standards. 'The US and China have mutual economic interest in toy safety. We are working closely with our Chinese counterpart [the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine],' she said. 'We hope to have a positive relationship.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688466/tougher-safety-rules-see-fewer-us-toy-recalls
  5. Beijing draws up incentives to encourage greater toy safety

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Beijing is hammering out incentives for toy producers to meet safety standards, hoping to avoid another rash of international product recalls and further damage ... at the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, said on the sidelines of the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair yesterday. Lifting safety standards would inevitably increase costs but would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666192/beijing-draws-incentives-encourage-greater-toy-safety
  6. Guangdong backs smaller pay rise, but struggling firms seek wage cuts

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... factories cut labour costs by shortening work hours, encouraging workers to take unpaid leave and lowering staff numbers through natural attrition. He added that some factories outsourced part or all of the production process. About 9.8 million migrant workers work in about 55,200 processing trade factories owned by Hong Kong investors in Guangdong, according to a Federation of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688940/guangdong-backs-smaller-pay-rise-struggling-firms-seek-wage-cuts
  7. From street stall to shop chain, baker's life sweet

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... It appears toiling long hours is the most important ingredient in his recipe of success. Leong, who works 18 hours a day 365 days a year, told this reporter not to ring him before noon as he does ... 'My father did not think my business idea would work and deemed me a failure before I started,' said Leong, who fell out with his dad as a result of the business venture. 'Neither ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698523/street-stall-shop-chain-bakers-life-sweet
  8. China biggest victim of trade protectionism, summit told

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... delegation to Pittsburgh, had voiced his strong opposition to protectionism and his support for a reconciliatory attitude towards Sino-US trade frictions. Hu vowed to work for 'an early, comprehensive and balanced outcome of World Trade Organisation talks on lower trade barriers'. However, just hours after Yu spoke yesterday, the EU imposed anti-dumping duties of up to 30 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693666/china-biggest-victim-trade-protectionism-summit-told
  9. HK-born veteran returns to take top job at MTRC

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... The head of Brambles set to return home after 17 years working overseas Sir Chung-kong Chow has been appointed chief executive and a director of MTR Corp (MTRC), succeeding Jack So ... the South China Morning Post yesterday he had been working in Britain, the United States, Australia and Japan over the past 17 years. 'I am looking forward very much to working with MTRC, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429115/hk-born-veteran-returns-take-top-job-mtrc
  10. Protectionism a big risk to trade growth

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... checking the premises and inspecting workers' living and working conditions to see if they meet proper standards; whether they employ child labour and if fire extinguishers are too dusty ... If this is not protectionism, what is it?' To counter any risk, the company's strategy is to maintain the factories at the highest standards round-the-clock. Few would dispute that protectionism has ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669101/protectionism-big-risk-trade-growth

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