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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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- ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Winners reflect on benefits of contest

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... provided Ms Man with an opportunity to learn from students from different mainland universities. 'Each finalist has a different working style,' Ms Man said. 'We had to get to know each other and come up with the best answer to our case in just two hours. It is important to have the ability to work with others on the one hand, and be expressive and outstanding ...

  8. News - China

    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Organisation updated its detection methods, [we] updated the standard for tap water, but not for bottled water," an unnamed expert with the Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product ... behind," Wang Xiuyan, an adviser on mineral water for the Beijing Mining Industry Association, told the paper. "We should follow international standards." The bottled water market ...

  9. Life made easier with overseas standards

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... at Ernst & Young, said it was crucial for enterprises to be familiar with the new accounting standards as early as possible. Accountancy firms should work with their clients to ensure smooth ... Chris Davis LIFE FOR ACCOUNTANTS operating in the mainland is set to become much more straightforward as China prepares to adopt international financial reporting standards (IFRS). The new ...

  10. China moves towards HK accounting standards

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... standards,' Ms Tsui said. 'To solve the problem, China should relax the industry entry requirement to allow more Hong Kong professionals familiar with international rules to work for Chinese ... Enoch Yiu China-listed firms moved one step closer to international accounting standards yesterday after signing an agreement to converge Chinese practices with those in Hong Kong. ...




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