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  1. A path untrodden

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea and Taiwan, the most commonly cited models. One reason is that China's huge rural population means its low labour-cost advantage will last far longer than in those smaller ... the shackles of state planning, and are doing the experiments needed to find out where their special competitive strengths lie. They do not know the answer yet - so neither can we. Research ...

  2. Mainland's emergence challenges neighbours

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Integration with China's growing economy will be the key issue for its neighbours, a report released this week by Deutsche Bank says. 'South Korea's and Taiwan ... far, the report said, Taiwan seemed to be doing better than South Korea in building a 'knowledge-based economy'. 'Taiwan and Korea are graduating from being 'pure' ...

  3. Taiwan sends officials to Malawi amid reports of switch in ties

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan is racing against time to save its four-decade-old relationship with Malawi, which is reportedly considering switching diplomatic recognition to the mainland. Although the Malawian ambassador to Taipei, Thengo Maloya, maintained yesterday there would be no change in bilateral ties, Taiwan has been on high alert and has sent two senior officials ...

  4. Weapons depot explodes on Taiwan-held island

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... up a special investigation team to look into the cause of the explosion,' he said. The blast occurred just before 9pm and was heard all over the small island, local television reports ... Jacky Hsu An ammunition depot on Taiwan's defensive outpost of Matsu exploded last night, leaving two officers missing Taiwanese media and defence officials said. About 70 servicemen ...

  5. Taiwan using internet to recruit spies, says report

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainlanders have been caught in Taiwan's espionage trap in recent years. The People's Daily group's Global Times newspaper carried a report yesterday saying the island's ... as an intelligence agent when he accepted a request for a stranger to be included on his MSN friends list. Zheng's Taiwanese contact posed as a magazine reporter in South Korea and asked Zheng to send ...

  6. YesAsia expands regional reach

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Business-to-consumer services provider YesAsia.com will expand its online bookstore to Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China in four to eight months' time. Founder and chief executive ... idea when my orders will arrive.' After the success in Hong Kong and Korea, Mr Lau said the company would expand in Taiwan, Singapore and mainland China at the end of the year or beginning ...

  7. Tibet unlikely to reopen on May 1

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the peak travel seasons on the mainland. But some travel agents have reportedly said they have received official orders to stop arranging tours to the autonomous region to ensure the Olympic torch's safe passage to Mount Everest next month. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the 'temporary measure was made under the current special circumstances'. 'The ...

  8. iPod maker drops 30m yuan claim against reporters

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than the newspaper. The case is reminiscent of a controversial lawsuit that Foxconn brought against a reporter at a newspaper under the China Times group in Taiwan in 2004. Many mainland ... But it insists stories of harsh work conditions were defamatory A Taiwanese firm that makes iPods for Apple has reduced its defamation claim against two mainland reporters from 30 million ...

  9. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder. In the distilled liquor trade, business news website Hexun.com reports, 95 per cent of producers possess some sort of special supplier title, whether ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com One prominent feature of the market economy with Chinese characteristics is the common claim by companies to be designated 'special suppliers' ...

  10. Shanghai considers visa plan

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai is considering granting Taiwanese people visas on arrival. If approved, the relaxation would make life in Shanghai more convenient for the tens of thousands of Taiwanese who, with their families, have flocked to the city for business in recent years. Many manufacturers have moved factories from Taiwan to the city. About 300,000 Taiwanese live in and around Shanghai. At present, ...




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