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  1. Wedded bliss

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A wedding may be the bride's big day but that doesn't mean the bridesmaids should not also shine. With this in mind, Vera Wang, the designer of choice for celebrity bridal wear, ... is the violet silk chiffon bias-cut gown with a plunging neckline, lavender waistband and wispy hem (right; HK$2,400). Vera Wang's Maids collection is available at White, 14/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, ...

  2. Beijing should legalise and regulate booming underground banks

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The mainland leadership's embarrassing decision to impose cash withdrawal limits at banks in Shenzhen at the beginning of this month only to lift them days later, has focused media attention on the illegal outflow of mainland funds into Hong Kong's stock market through the booming underground banking operations. While there is no way of knowing the exact ...

  3. All that glitters is bad news for Wen watchers

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Nothing is more politically sensitive and riskier on the mainland than publicly speculating about the personal lives and family members of top government and Communist Party leaders. The official media is banned from carrying anything except for officially sanctioned bits of information and offenders risk the peril of heavy official retribution. But fewer things arouse ...

  4. B-grade way to offer A-list shares

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... When PetroChina launched its initial public offering on the mainland in late October, it was a darling for which mainland investors had waited so long. About 3.3 trillion yuan of orders were placed for its 66.8 billion yuan share offering, the world' ...

  5. Mainland airlines still have a long way to go

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Those who often fly on mainland airlines have probably accumulated as many nightmarish stories of delays or cancellations as they have frequent flyer miles. Mainland airlines have certainly come a long way since the old days when CAAC, the acronym for the civil aviation regulator and operator, was jokingly said to mean 'Chinese airlines always cancel'. ...

  6. Hu secures his legacy but lineup shows power sharing in party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing President's vision enshrined in charter amid signs of resistance to his theories When more than 2,200 delegates to the Communist Party's 17th National ... the so-called fifth-generation leaders, with Li Keqiang and Mr Xi at the top. Other core fifth-generation leaders are most likely to include the new Politburo members, including Wang Qishan , Wang Yang ...

  7. The limits of Hu's influence are laid bare

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With the eight other members of the revamped Politburo Standing Committee standing behind him, President Hu Jintao yesterday declared the Communist Party's 17th National Congress 'a resounding success' and, in a live television broadcast, promised to open up 'a broader vista' for the party and the country. But judging from the new leadership ...

  8. Hu must tread lightly to maintain balance of power

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Is Vice-President Zeng Qinghong going to remain on the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee? The intense speculation about the mainland's new leadership lineup took a dramatic twist yesterday after Mr Zeng was elected as the secretary general of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress, which opens today. As the secretary general's ...

  9. Change at top won't alter policies on HK

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The retirement of Zeng Qinghong has sparked intense speculation over who will be the next mainland leader with ultimate responsibility for Hong Kong affairs. Over the past few weeks, pro-Beijing politicians had invariably tipped either Jia Qinglin, the ch ...

  10. Shanghai will be all ears during Hu's visit to gauge city's standing

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei As the 2007 Special Olympics is scheduled to begin in Shanghai tomorrow, the mainland's largest metropolis is in a festive mood. But the palpable excitement is not just about that. The gleeful murmurs are because President Hu Jintao is expected to officiate at the opening ceremony. As is customary, Mr Hu will use the opportunity to tour the city, meeting ...




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