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  1. Group-buying websites going out of business

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... website navigation, said more than 300 closed in August, while statistics from another group-buying aggregator, lingtuan.com, showed another 419 went out of business last month. It said 5,700 ... it said. The sector's woes go some way towards fulfilling a gloomy prediction made by an information technology veteran a year ago, when many mainland copycats of the US online shopping ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Security Financial Times The US seeks a crackdown on cyber-espionage. Beijing Times* China announces a two-month anti-drug campaign in the Mekong region as opium production ... unapproved trips abroad. China Daily* Chongqing's Cultural Revolution cemetery remains closed to the public for Tomb Sweeping Day.   Environment 21st Century Business Herald* The Ministry ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... home" project along the southeastern part of the capital's fifth ring road- about half an hour's drive to the nearest central business district. What worries applicants ... come to live with us, or we want to have a baby?" he said. The long queue and strong demand from families like Zheng's are lending support to expectations that home prices in big ...

  4. Braving the beast to do business on the mainland

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... market that no serious corporate dare ignore. Both are about clothing brands that most women have heard of and women like me cannot afford. It's not hard to imagine the headaches businesses ... and consultants to ensure a smooth launch of its first mainland store. Gaining a business licence is essential and one of the main items in the application is the business description which, for those ...

  5. News - China

    US envoy Gary Locke urges Beijing to rethink Tibet policies

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ambassador Gary Locke presses Beijing to rethink policies to stop self-immolations US envoy raises Tibet issue after Aba visit The US ambassador to China ... to a question as part of a "China Town Hall" with citizens in 60 cities across the US, said he visited Aba prefecture after a trip to the major cities in Sichuan, where he promoted US ...

  6. Glass-bead hobby turns into big business

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who wanted to live out the rest of their lives in their birthplace. How did you get into the beads business? About 15 years ago when I was travelling in Italy I fell in love with glass beads ... It also relaxed me. I was running my own insurance business back then and it was very stressful. In 2004, I moved back to Beijing with my parents. My husband was very supportive and we bought ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... Some people may say it really doesn't matter. Business is business. Who will care whether the story about the origin of St Valentine's Day is real or not? Let's just fall in love and De Beers will be waiting for us to buy the ring. Sounds like the same logic at work in the business perspective on Christmas. Talking of big spending, according to my government sources ...

  8. Socialite Wan Bao-bao has new priorities now that she's in business

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. We're not sure if she's trying to fool herself or us when socialite Wan Bao-bao (right) says she prefers 6to be in the background and out of the spotlight. At most fashion events, the Beijing-native is dressed to kill, ready to teach a model or two about being camera fierce. But now that she's starting her own ...

  9. Beijing widens HK yuan business

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Conference chairman Jia Qinglin is expected to give Hong Kong a handover anniversary gift today by announcing plans to make it easier to conduct yuan-denominated business in the city. Mr Jia, ... and to permit local trading firms to settle accounts in yuan as well as in Hong Kong and US dollars. Premier Wen Jiabao this week said the central government was considering such moves, long sought ...

  10. Downturn will not hurt us, says top car dealer

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Roll, which was previously in the animation business, ventured into the luxury-goods industry in June 2008 when it acquired two high-end car dealership companies in Beijing. It then went on to expand its luxury business into top-end watches, jewellery and wine. Sparkle Roll is now the mainland distributor for timepiece brands like Richard Mille, DeWitt and Parmigiani, jewellery brands ...




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