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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... HK's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh Did the Heritage Foundation ever send its experts into the streets of Hong Kong to meet ordinary people and ask them how free the city's economy has become in recent years? The right-wing US think tank ranked Hong Kong the world's freest economy for the 20th consecutive year last week, but many expatriates and locals ...

  2. Shanghai forum hears of nuclear power plans

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not a cultural centre,' said Zhang Shengman , managing director of the World Bank. Mr Zhang said Shanghai still had some way to go before becoming a true world metropolis. The two-day forum was held ... In a case of duelling forums, Shanghai played host yesterday to a high-level conference on the challenges facing the mainland and the rest of Asia. At the Shanghai Forum, a top development ...

  3. News - China

    Qianhai economic zone chief says it won't compete with Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... States, Zhang said he would not worry too much about foreign interests in Qianhai. "China's economy is still growing and it is hopeful of becoming the world's largest economic body ... George Chen in Qianhai, Shenzhen george.chen@scmp.com The chief of the new economic zone says it won't compete with neighbour Hong Kong in playing an experimental role for a freer ...

  4. Challenges ahead for Shanghai expo

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Seminar hears of tight schedules, delayed returns Shanghai faces challenging preparations for the 2010 World Expo, a Hong Kong seminar was told yesterday. The project would involve huge investment, tight schedules and delayed economic return, said Bai Wenhua, deputy director-general of the Shanghai World Expo Co-ordination Bureau. The expo, expected to attract 70 ...

  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shanghai booster Fang Xinghai lands Beijing financial advisory role

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... to develop the city into the world's leading financial centre by 2020 has been promoted to an elite economic team that may help the city speed up its market reforms as it prepares to take ... at the Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, sources close to the leadership said. The team worked for the central committee of the Communist Party and was in charge ...

  6. Cracks in economic miracle becoming harder to ignore

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the worker bees who keep the world's factory ticking. A pattern of strikes that began in the south of the country appears to have spread to the mainland's other industrial heartland. ... tools there is a drop in the ocean in a nation of 1.3 billion people. But with the mainland's economic indicators taking an unexpected plunge at the close of the year (the drop was expected ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Hong Kong if today's Shanghai is really what it wants Hong Kong to be tomorrow. Shanghai's problems won't stop the government making the city a world-class financial centre, ...

  8. Expo advice

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... with a considerable economic impetus for their location,' said Mr Brandt. But he added: 'World Expos don't function as a flywheel to give a permanent push to the development of cities ... Bill Savadove, SHANGHAI Beware the Hanover hangover. That is the advice from the German city famous for its beer gardens as Shanghai prepares to host China's first-ever World Expo ...

  9. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... designs and creativity," Ding said. Chinese shoppers, including those from Hong Kong and Macau, were the world's largest buyers of luxury products last year, spending a total of 350 ... cheaper in offshore markets, owing partly to higher mainland import taxes. China, despite its increasing economic might, has not developed a single established luxury brand, with mainland ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China Development Bank loans point to stealthy economic stimulus

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, JANE CAI

    ... George Chen and Jane Cai in Beijing CDB loans will go towards investment in Hebei, Jiangsu and Qinghai in a further indication of the stealthy economic stimulus on mainland Bank provides ... between CDB and Hebei was signed on August 9, but the source declined to give any specific information, such as the possible size of the loan. The softest patch of economic growth in more than ...




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