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  1. 'Baby delivery' agencies receive a rush of calls

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The quota plan has also angered some mainland women, who said they should be treated as VIPs because they pay top prices at local hospitals. A staff member at Shenzhen agency Gang Baobao- which in Chinese means 'Hong Kong Baby'- said they were busy with callers wanting to book hospital places in Hong Kong. She would not discuss details of how the agency could secure places in Hong ...

  2. Agencies attempt to restore ruined image

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li The nation's embattled real estate agencies face an uphill battle to recover reputations left in tatters after the theft by some unscrupulous agents of millions of dollars ... of the headline-grabbing case of Zhong Tian Property Agency president and co-founder Jiang Fei, who disappeared leaving a gaping 170 million yuan hole in the agency's customer accounts, according to some ...

  3. Under surveillance

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shenzhen is planning to install 200,000 surveillance cameras along major roads, at intersections and on the subway to fight rising crime. Is this a reasonable measure or does it smack of Big Brother? Write to us ...

  4. Signing launches HK's enlarged role in nation

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... discussed for years, if not decades. Although many of the measures are not new, securing Beijing's blessing will help ensure they are realised and pave the way for Hong Kong and Guangdong ... the agreement puts Hong Kong's agenda at the national level for the first time. The central government named Hong Kong the leader in financial services, for example, and ordered Shenzhen ...

  5. Tour agency's closure hits 1,000 travellers

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Holiday to repay them [the 400 people] as much as possible,' Tung said. 'The agency promised us it would contact those involved by Friday.' The company, which opened in November, ... Amy Nip and Ada Lee Dreams of taking a break on the mainland turned into a nightmare when a tour agency's closure left 1,000 people out of pocket. Ideal Holiday, which had branches ...

  6. 100 firms apply to list on Shenzhen's second board

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan More than 100 companies submitted applications yesterday to float shares on the long-awaited Nasdaq-style second board in Shenzhen. The China Securities Regulatory Commission ... the chief of Guosen Securities' investment banking department, said 11 companies under his firm's sponsorship were among the first to sign up. 'Enthusiasm from cash-strapped small ...

  7. Limits on foreigners' property purchases go mainland-wide

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The central government plans to set limits on foreigners buying mainland property to curb speculation and stem an inflow of hot money, the Securities Times newspaper reported. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development is reportedly working with the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on the measures, which will apply nationally. Previously, only Beijing, ...


    It's a battle of wills over national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani How much longer will it take before the administration of Leung Chun-ying realises that national education is belly-up - at least in its current form? We're now seeing ... are seeing in an extreme form in the Middle East nation of Syria. Ours is a peaceful revolution, but it's still the people vs the government. Is Leung blind to the fact that an undemocratically ...

  9. HK agencies see potential in mainland amid gloom

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... half of the year. 'Many property agencies will be eliminated in the market. But for us that is the best of times to expand,' he said. In the wake of the cooling measures, many ... Yvonne Liu It was the worst of times and the best of times for Hong Kong property agencies after the mainland government introduced measures aimed at cooling the overheated property ...

  10. Watchdog calls for greater IPO access

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is looking to let smaller stock exchanges shoulder more listing responsibilities so more companies can get a foot on the listing ladder, as the watchdog struggles to tackle bottlenecks in the system. Qi Bin, director general of the CSRC research and strategy centre, said yesterday the agency was looking to promote ...




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