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  1. Closer links will pay off within three years, analyst says

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Hong Kong will be able to see economic benefits in two or three years brought by closer cross-strait ties, a government analyst says. Ruby Zhu Dan said high value-adding sectors would benefit from the so-called three direct links between the mainland and Taiwan. Ms Zhu, a senior research analyst at the Financial Secretary's Office, was speaking as weekend ...

  2. Armed robber in fatal bank shooting linked to four other murders

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam An unidentified armed robber who shot dead a customer coming out of a bank in Changsha, Hunan province, has been linked to four previous murders. Changsha police launched ... Police say he is a serial killer who also shot dead a 56-year-old farmer at a Changsha park on October 14, and killed three people in two shootings in Chongqing- about 1,000 kilometres away- ...

  3. Cross-strait fast-rail link on agenda, official says

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representatives in Taiwan, was to settle on an optimal route between Fujian and Taiwan. 'There are three routes on the table- the northern, central and southern routes. The southern route links ... the Ministry of Railways and coastal Fujian province, which faces Taiwan, to build a high-speed network linking Fujian with other parts of the mainland. But few took notice of the idea ...

  4. Cross-strait air links to hit HK hard, study says

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Two-thirds of passenger flights between Hong Kong and Taiwan would be replaced by direct cross-strait flights following full implementation of the 'three direct links' between the mainland and Taiwan, a study by a policy think-tank has concluded. The study by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre also estimated that full implementation of the links ...

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    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider says sectarian violence is delaying a gas pipeline important to Beijing Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan The recent surge in sectarian violence ... As part of its energy security plan, China has the option to join the pipeline, which links Iran's South Pars gas field through Baluchistan, to western China, in tandem with the Karakoram ...

  6. Three new picks in tainted pageant

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com The organising committee of the Miss International China beauty pageant has decided to select three more women to represent the municipality of Chongqing after widespread criticism of the three winners for not being pretty enough, it announced on its microblog yesterday. 'Since the top three winners from the 52nd Miss International have ...

  7. Links bring parties closer

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Peters Despite being separated by time, distance, language and culture, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) share a great deal, with the principal focus falling on economic and social ties. Both have a population of around 7 million, although ...

  8. Building better links to Taiwan

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Fujian province plans to spend 13.5 billion yuan (HK$16.6 billion) on infrastructure, logistics and trade over the next four years as part of the central government's effort to expand ties with Taiwan. The projects w ...

  9. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite last week's terrorist attack on Mumbai, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has voiced confidence in the potential of the Indian financial capital as a source of business travellers to Hong Kong. The board last week launched Meetings and Exhibitions ...

  10. UAE port targets Chinese investors

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a visit by Premier Wen Jiabao to the Gulf state in January. During Wen's three-day trip, the two sides agreed to develop bilateral trade and economic links that included a long-term strategic ... and Malaysia, to promote the tariff-free area to potential investors. Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. There is already a strong Chinese link to the industrial zone ...




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