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  1. Port draws on Chinatown heritage

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... ports, as old Korea reluctantly opened up to the world. Incheon, the port serving China, became Korea's main Chinatown, with a thriving population of Shantung traders. That was then. ...

  2. Trees face the axe at historic colonial site

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... further public consultation. Flying Snow said the site would become a heritage tourism site recreating a sense of 'colonial splendour'. One of the trees that will be preserved is a giant ... in size, otherwise they should be kept,' Professor Jim said. 'But it is a pity to see the granite retaining wall go as it is part of the heritage site that should be protected.' Man ...

  3. Groupon bargain site launched on mainland

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... launched group-buying portal, GaoPeng.com. It marked the US-based Groupon's most ambitious expansion in the Asia-Pacific, with the mainland now the world's second-largest economy and home ... to be in China, collaborating with a leading internet company and respected business leaders,' said Andrew Mason, the founder and boss of Groupon. Start-up capital for GaoPeng.com was provided ...

  4. Chinese-language site under constant strain

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of the world's most important and dynamic for decades to come.' The move did not automatically get the site onto mainland authorities' good side, though: it took until July the next year before ... community. Launching its mainland site Google.cn in January 2006, the firm acknowledged it had 'clearly compromise[d]' its mission when it 'agreed to remove certain sensitive ...

  5. Bidders count on waterfront site being carved up

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the 40-hectare waterfront site, possibly splitting major residential development from the arts facilities, industry sources said. They said the bidders expect the government to create a co-ordinating ... have a slice of the prime site. Land revenue will then be used by the co-ordinating agency to fund the operation of the arts hub. The government wants to turn the waterfront site ...

  6. New World core profit surges 72pc to HK$6.08b

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... more residential sites to cool down the overheated property market, New World Development managing director Henry Cheng Kar-shun believes that property prices will continue to rise in the next ... mainland property arm, New World China, posted a 94 per cent jump in net profit to HK$2.64 billion for the year to June. Profit from property sales surged 145 per cent to HK$1.45 billion. ...

  7. Error nets HK$1.5b bonus for developer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... possession of the historic site in 2003, paying HK$352.8 million for a 50-year land grant to turn the 11,700-square-metre location into a commercial complex with a heritage hotel, high-end shops, ... in the second world war, when it was used by the Japanese navy. The site was declared a monument in 1994. Two years later, they moved to new headquarters in Sai Wan Ho. Spatial awareness New development ...

  8. Demand for worldly talent

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Sheryl Sze

    ... of Euro430 million (HK$4.12 billion), with TCL holding a 67 per cent stake and Thomson 33 per cent. It has five R&D centres, 10 manufacturing sites, 20,000 sales outlets and 29,000 employees ... RCA and TCL- to be sold in Europe, North America and China. 'We are looking for people who are devoted, trustworthy, team-spirited and innovative. Familiarity with the international ...

  9. China scours world for supplies

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... oil, 27 per cent of world steel output, 31 per cent of the world's coal, and 40 per cent of global cement production. To feed this giant maw, China's mining and commodity companies ... source of scrap metal in the world, bankers said. Already, China is the leading buyer of car and other scrap metal from the US, taking about 30 per cent of the country's scrap exports, ...

  10. Hu's opportunity to strengthen his leadership

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ancient Korean sites Koreans regard Koguryo as a source of their distinct heritage. The ancient kingdom covered parts of northeast China and much of the Korean Peninsula. North and South Korea tried to have Koguryo sites in the peninsula listed on Unesco's World Heritage List, but due to Chinese objection they were unsuccessful. When Unesco announced in Suzhou last July ...




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