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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Local NPC delegates take stock after first year

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Local NPC delegates take stock after first year A year after being elected to the National People's Congress, local deputy Brave Chan Yung has a short ... Because of the monopoly, the company was allowed to raise the wholesale price of fresh beef six times in 2012. Local legislators want Beijing to open the market. "There's some progress. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central to hit Hongkong Land, Wharf Holdings hardest, UBS says

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:48pm by Jeffie Lam and Peggy Sito

    ... incident could cause stock market volatility and warned that it might take a long time for the city to regain the confidence of foreign investors and travellers.   ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Asia's Cauldron, the South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... importance: 60,000 vessels a year pass through the Straits of Malacca, including tankers holding 13 billion barrels of petroleum. The South China Sea's fish stocks may account for as much as 10 ...

  4. Business - Money - POLITICS

    China stocks fall after party issues vague communiqué following plenum

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 04:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com China stocks fall after vague plenum document Chinese stocks yesterday saw their steepest decline in nearly two months after a key Communist Party ... or observers, even though it mandated a "decisive role" for the market. While few expected many details from the plenum's closing message, observers said they had expected the leadership ...

  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘thinking’ about 2016 White House run

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... on the mind of everyone who follows US politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was “thinking” about running for president in 2016. Appearing at a marketing conference in San Francisco, Clinton, ... actually here trying to get some marketing advice,” Clinton quipped, before adding: “I am obviously flattered and deeply honoured to have people ask me and people encourage me. “I am obviously ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping's drive for reform depends on strong party, says former senior policymaker Shi Zhihong

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Keith Zhai

    ... is Xi's 'main priority on path to reform' President Xi Jinping is committed to reforms, including further opening up the economy to the free market, but will do nothing to subvert ... morals and values. Shi also said the assertion in the party plenum document that the free market would play a decisive role in the economy reflected only part of the new thinking. "The ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Albert Ho apologises over model photos

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in parliament. In 2003, Hong Kong’s then education minister Arthur Li was spotted playing a video game in parliament while last year lawmaker Eddie Ng was seen checking stock market updates on his phone ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji 'in good health'

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:53pm by Zhang Hong

    ... a planned economy to a more market-oriented model. His daughter said she flies to Beijing at least once a month to visit her parents. "My father has been retired for 11 eleven years. [I] ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Meeting the Challenges- Speeches by Wen Jiabao at the World Economic Forum Events

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Cary Huang

    ... in the United States to the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, the overwhelming hope in the global market was that China- the world's second largest economy- could help pull the global economy out ... region, the disastrous Sichuan earthquake, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the consequent slump in global financial markets. Wen promised participants at the second Annual Meeting of the New ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco stamp-duty vote to go ahead as lawmakers reject motion to delay poll

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:10pm by Tanna Chong

    ... the red-hot property market. Accounting sector legislator Kenneth Leung said debate on the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill should be adjourned to give lawmakers more time to discuss how the 15 per cent ... total of HK$4.3 billion [in stamp duty] involving 3,000 transactions is in lawyers' custody already," Cheung said. "We do not want to send any wrong signal to the market, leading ...




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