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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. 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, ...

  4. 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- ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. New standards to lift investor confidence

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if conditions change. But China has no intention of allowing this. It will be interesting to see the extent to which other differences with IFRS emerge as details of the new standards are worked ... Jimmy Chung ON FEBRUARY 15 the Chinese Ministry of Finance announced that it would bring its accounting and auditing standards in line with international rules. The move, which follows ...

  10. Exposing the false promise of easy riches

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... belong only to the daring,' Mr Li was told, and the organisation did not have the shortcomings of ordinary jobs like poor pay, bad bosses, rigid working hours and limited prospects. Soon his ... of good fortune and impressed upon his ever-more-excited crowd that hard work in 'direct sales' was guaranteed to find quick success. His words were frequently greeted with applause, ...




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