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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... become apparent that parts, if not all, of "Likonomics" don't really work. As a result, the government has gone back to its old trick of boosting the economy, which- if you ask me- ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Most cities expected to fail to meet stricter new air pollution standards

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Stricter air quality measurements on mainland are seen as step forward in government transparency, but only five of 120 cities hit standard New readings reveal extent of pollution Only five of 120 mainland cities logged "blue-sky days" on New Year's Day as the first up-to-the-hour air quality readings were reported ...

  3. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... special zone was officially announced in July last year. They went to work on decision-makers, including those in the Commerce Ministry and the State Council, in an effort to get something similar ...

  4. Work to start on Asean rail links

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters Construction of high-speed railways linking southwestern China and Asean countries is set to commence tomorrow, to make possible a 10-hour, 3,900-kilometre trip between ... He added that complex terrain may restrict the speed in some parts to below the 200 km/h standard. However, the Herald quoted officials at Laos' embassy in Beijing as saying ...

  5. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... and De Beers will be waiting for us to buy the ring. Sounds like the same logic at work in the business perspective on Christmas. Talking of big spending, according to my government sources ... and calendars and send them to your working contacts as gifts really a big thing? To the anti-graft agency in Shanghai, it seems that it is, and that's why printing such cards and calendars ...

  6. Parents have crucial role to play in raising society's moral standards

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... work is considered useless. Often, the acceptance of social injustices is considered a political norm. The accidental fall of a teenage girl climbing down a high rise flat after quarrelling ... that abandon high moral standards will destroy themselves. To combat this negative social force requires long-term, concerted efforts by all concerned. Parents should practise piety and courtesy, ...

  7. Cultural understanding

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business deal.' Chinese people's sense of time, for example, is different to that of Westerners, Zhang says. While Westerners tend to work on precise timetables and have their five-day ... executives. Beginner-level packages run for 40 hours and cost HK$350 to HK$400 per hour. Topics include personal etiquette, Chinese meals and celebrations, such as table manners, gift giving ...

  8. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New data standard signals change ahead

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Scott Thiel

    ... Scott Thiel Scott Thiel, a partner at DLA Piper Hong Kong, discusses data privacy changes on the mainland New data standard signals change ahead China is one of the few major countries ... by China's recent issuance of a standard named "Information Security Technology- Guidelines for Personal Information Protection Within Public and Commercial Services Information Systems". ...

  9. Business - Companies

    US Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 10:41am by Reuters

    ... a history of not following through on requests for assistance. The SEC has been struggling for years to obtain audit work in China and many of the companies in question have seen their auditors ... to a close on Thursday. “China’s securities regulator announced that it will begin providing certain requested audit work papers to our market regulators, an important step towards resolving ...

  10. News - China

    Japan seeks co-operation with China on smog problem

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 06:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... dispute might interfere with that plan. Many Japanese cities suffered from severe smog in earlier decades, during the country’s industrial boom. But enforcement of fuel and clean air standards ... the spring dust storm season, when clouds of yellow silt from the Gobi desert have affected both Japan and South Korea. Japan has long worked with China on reducing acid rain resulting from pollution ...




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