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  1. Pacts offer businesses better prospects, but financial woes may slow cross-strait trade

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... looked forward to this day for a long time,' said Yang Guanghua, general manager of Xiamen Airlines. The mainland first publicly floated the idea of the 'three links'- mail, air ... flights, shipping and postal links. But the full potential unleashed by the deals may not be realised quickly because of the global financial crisis, company officials said. Some in Taiwan fear ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks link with mainland takes Hong Kong market to three-year high

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 02:10am by JEANNY YU AND RAY CHAN

    ... Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan Funds flow into Hong Kong, driven by stocks link-up with mainland and optimistic outlook Mainland link takes stocks to three-year high Hong Kong stocks rallied to finish at a three-year peak yesterday and are on course to test record highs. The market was driven by a strong flow of funds into the city ahead of the Hong Kong-mainland stock connect scheme ...

  3. Xiamen Airlines increases direct flights, cuts fares

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... not need to walk half an hour from one terminal to another to catch the transiting flights as in the three busiest mainland airports.' Flight times between Fujian and Taiwan could be halved ...

  4. News - Asia - CRIME

    Philippines thwarts attack on Chinese embassy, arresting three plotters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:53am by AFP

    ... The Philippines said yesterday it might file terrorism charges against three anti-China activists who planned to set off small bombs and strafe the Chinese embassy with gunfire to protest ... planned to place three other bombs in the toilets of the nearby Mall of Asia. According to the NBI's Anti-Organised Transnational Crime Division the men had four improvised devices, each ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Three areas where rail-link delay investigators need to do some digging

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse hopes to understand how initial decisions were taken Three areas where rail link panel must do some digging The appointment of Mr Justice Michael Hartmann to head the independent expert panel reviewing the delay in the express rail link project raises its status a peg or two. Putting one of our top judges on the job- a non-permanent member of the Court of Final ...

  6. News - World

    Scientists identify DNA glaucoma link

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Genetic breakthrough in identifying glaucoma risk Scientists say they have identified six genetic variants linked to glaucoma, a discovery that should help earlier diagnosis and better treatment for the often-debilitating eye disease. Three studies published on Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics by separate groups of researchers found variants on genes ...

  7. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Wanda links with Tencent and Baidu in 5b yuan e-commerce venture

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Reuters

    ... to be announced this week, the people said. The venture will unite three of China's most powerful non-state companies. For Wanda, the tie-up with Tencent and Baidu opens the door to new opportunities ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... in the Village and now they have to leave-- that’s a very difficult task.” The decision, which affects three athletes whose names and nationalities were not identified, was made “to ensure the safety ... events were only expected to affect three athletes. The 12-day Youth Olympics are expected to attract more than 3,000 athletes aged 15 to 18 from around the world. The WHO acknowledged on its ...

  9. Taiwan to let mainlanders visit island via mini-links

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... exchanges. 'If everything goes smoothly, Taiwan will be ready for mainlanders to visit through the mini-link channel as soon as the beginning of next month,' Mainland Affairs Council chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan said. The measure is part of a programme by Ma Ying-jeou's government to expand the so-called three mini-links of limited direct trade, transport and communications ...

  10. Tax cuts on cross-strait shipping should not hurt HK, experts say

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to the Taiwan-China shipping trade, he estimated. After a freeze that started in 1949, cross-strait shipping revived in January 2001, when the Taiwan government authorised limited direct shipping links with the mainland. Since then, restrictions have been loosened and shipping volumes have grown. 'The global trade slowdown has a bigger impact than direct cross-strait links now. With the poor figures ...




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