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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCMP SURVEY

    Few trade and pro-Beijing Legco candidates answer survey

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So, Colleen Lee

    ... Peter So and Colleen Lee Few would-be Legco members for functional seats can be bothered to respond to survey Trade candidates lukewarm on 'outside' issues Functional ... a questionnaire covering wide-ranging contentious topics on political and social problems. However, only 12 of the 53 candidates running for traditional trade-based seats responded. A member of a watchdog ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat candidates vying for trade-based seats up for election battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Pro-democracy aspirants hope to profit from their election tussles with establishment candidates Democrats contesting trade seats ready for poll scuffle Pan-democrat candidates vying for two trade-based seats in the Legislative Council election next month hope to benefit from the tussle, where the pro-government incumbents are being challenged by new ...

  3. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung The battle for the five Legco 'super seats' in September's election is heating up, with a heavyweight of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ...

  4. US trade-pact plan must not isolate China, Asean told

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Boao cary.huang@scmp.com A senior trade official warned yesterday that a US-initiated multilateral free-trade agreement should not be aimed at isolating China, ... the free-trade agreement. However, in its present form, the agreement is considered unacceptable by China. Despite some Chinese officials saying that Beijing was studying the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

  5. Wen, Erdogan focus on trade, N-plants

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing Teddy.ng@scmp.com China and Turkey pledged yesterday to deepen co-operation in trade and nuclear energy development, as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Beijing for talks to boost business and political ties. Erdogan's visit- the first to China in 27 years by a Turkish leader, following a February trip to Turkey by Vice-President ...

  6. Beijing backing for HK as yuan trading centre

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong in Beijing, Colleen Lee Beijing supports Hong Kong's drive to develop into an offshore yuan trading centre, Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated yesterday. ... In August, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang announced more than 30 measures to boost Hong Kong's economy by encouraging investment and trade with the mainland and strengthening the city's role ...

  7. Unions predict crisis in spat with civil service minister

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Deteriorating relations between civil service unions and the minister in charge of public servants are nearing crisis point, union bosses have warned. The caution came after Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping reportedly sl ...

  8. EU trade chief hails Wen pledge of more help

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com The European Union's trade chief has welcomed Beijing's decision to take a greater role in resolving the euro-zone debt crisis, saying it 'will make a difference'. After attending the 14th China-EU summit in Beijing this week, EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said yesterday that the EU economy had had its difficulties, ...

  9. Leung remains silent on trade seats

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on that.' Functional constituencies are chosen by a narrow electorate but Leung proposes increasing the number of voters for the 30 trade-based seats for the legislature in 2016. The next chief ...

  10. Seoul vows on peace and free-trade deal

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the negotiation of a free-trade deal. The pledges came at the start of his three-day trip to Beijing- the first high-level summit between the countries since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ... China's top lawmaker, Wu Bangguo. 'We have made achievements not only in the economic and trade arenas, but in all other spheres, too.' In a separate meeting, President Hu Jintao told ...




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