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  1. Graphite export decision a boost for US business

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... of the US business community most concerned about these proposed expanded control regulations is that products proposed for prohibition under US regulations would be available from other international suppliers in the end-user country targeted by US controls,' he said. 'It [Mr Bush's decision] may be somewhat heartening to the business community.' He said ...

  2. Rolling out the red carpet

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a military honour guard and 21-gun salute Meetings with Chinese and US business executives Joint press conference in the White House East Room Lunch at the US State Department hosted by US ... with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, including heads of key committees Lunch address to the US-China Business Council Leaves Washington for Chicago Dinner hosted by Chicago Mayor Richard ...

  3. China-bashing due to 'oversight'

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Organisation in 2001, the annual hearing to grant Most Favoured Nation status (MFN) motivated the US business community to lobby Congress for free trade with China. 'The US business community had ... law firms, after he left the Office of the US Trade Representative in September. He said the business community now brought complaints about the impact of piracy and regulatory problems ...

  4. Flexibility urged over duty on iPhones, iPads

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... to review the policy. 'Such devices are necessities for us to do business,' he said. ... Tanna Chong Pro-business parties have acted to protect the sector from taxes being imposed on iPhones and iPads at the border. The group Economic Synergy contacted Guangdong and mainland ...

  5. Beijing pledges to fight Washington's WTO piracy complaint to the very end

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... property rights, Vice-Premier Wu Yi said. 'I hereby express that China, according to the rules of the WTO, will aggressively challenge this case to the very end,' she told US business ... move by the Bush administration to placate growing protectionist sentiment in the US Congress. Ms Wu said the complaints would have a 'serious impact' on the co-operative framework ...

  6. Breather for US software firms seeking government contracts

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... bidding for contracts in the giant government procurement market and would be 'very damaging to US businesses', according to US Trade Representative Rob Portman, who also attended ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing The central government agreed yesterday during high-level talks in Beijing to delay regulations that would shut US software firms out of the mainland's US ...

  7. A fair call?

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislation proposed to clamp down on spam sent by e-mail, phone and fax will not stop salespeople making cold calls, on the grounds this would undermine small business. Is this reasonable? Write and tell us what you think ...

  8. Turmoil seen taking a toll on the economy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... doubtful the Taiwanese were about their economy. 'It's very sad the human capital of Taiwan is wanting to move,' he said. 'After the 2000 election in the US, business went ... foreign reserve estimate for the wealth held by Taiwanese people is US$400 billion. But I doubt very much that money will be floating back to Taiwan [in the near future],' Mr Lie said. ...

  9. Business and elections

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun may seek direct election to the Legislative Council in September. Pro-democracy politicians say that if he does run, it would eliminate the business sector's worries about direct elections. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  10. Business: what voice?

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should business, which pays a major part of Hong Kong's taxes, be ensured a say in a democratic system? Should functional constituencies be retained as the voice of the sector, or would the interests of business be properly represented by parties in a democracy? Share your views: write to us. ...




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