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  1. How not to brand an island

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... than three times the city's population. The 'Singapore girl' brand has turned out to be a very powerful icon for that city, even though some women's groups may consider ...

  2. Cross-strait air deal critical for the DPP

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and therefore beneficial to the city. On the purely commercial side, Hong Kong stands to lose out from the eventual restoration of the 'three links' between Taiwan and the mainland, which look ... transport and postal links with the mainland. Although cross-strait flows of goods, people and mail have become smoother in recent years, they still have to be routed through a third jurisdiction. ...

  3. Air China net slides 23pc on dearer fuel

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... integration with an acquired airline, said Elisa Liu Hongge, an aviation analyst with credit rating agency Fitch. 'Air China's unit cost is the lowest among the Big Three since it has ...

  4. Cargo jet connects Taiwan to mainland in a first

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The first direct cargo flight between Taiwan and the mainland since 1949 has been hailed as a small but significant step in moving towards direct transport links ... and Taiwan already allow chartered passenger flights. Since 2003, airlines have offered the flights three times ahead of the Lunar New Year to take Taiwanese people living on the mainland home ...

  5. Beijing, Taipei approve direct flights

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Lawrence Chung

    ... State Council said resolving the problem of direct transport links across the Taiwan Strait was a 'pressing issue' and that Beijing was committed to pushing for their early ... [to realise regular direct air transport links].' In Taiwan, Joseph Wu Jau-shieh, chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, said: 'After communicating with each other, ...

  6. Power of flight

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has declared its support for expanded cross-strait flights between Taiwan and the mainland at Lunar New Year. Does this boost prospects for direct flights at other times of the year? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Overseas operators see hub role growing even stronger

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kong's established role as a conduit for mainland travellers will combine to drive passenger traffic. A spokesman for Kenya Airways said the airline operated three flights a week between Hong ... cargo flights. The airline operates three cargo flights a week, carrying mainly consumer goods, garments, watches, electronics and telecommunications products as well as other daily necessities ...

  8. Shipping lines rush to use cross-strait routes

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu The mainland's quiet expansion of links with Taiwan brings the number of open ports to five while the island has three Shipping lines are taking advantage of the mainland's quiet extension of links with Taiwan to three more ports, including the mainland's two largest, in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The liberalisation, which was quietly implemented before ...

  9. Striking the right balance to keep terrorists at bay

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France and Britain. Most prominently, British Airways' Flight 223 from London to Washington has been cancelled for three days running. The Americans are likely to get co-operation ... and as many other countries also live with threats of terrorism from al-Qaeda and groups linked with it, there is sure to be some sympathy for the country's need to err on the side of caution. ...

  10. 'Three links' move would cost the city HK$3b

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Hong Kong will lose more than HK$3 billion a year in travel-related revenue when the 'three links' are established between the mainland and Taiwan, city tourism ... they would also mark Hong Kong as one of their travel points.' Timothy Wong Ka-ying of Chinese University's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies said the 'three links' would not have ...




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