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Brand-Name Products

China Mobile returns to the present

After months of maintaining a relatively low profile, China Mobile's recently named President Li Yue is finally making a splash in the headlines with some interesting strategic announcements.

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 12:02pm

Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

China’s consumers are still spending, but some brands are losing their lustre. While slowing growth is partly due to market saturation, competition and shifting tastes also play a role.

30 Nov 2012 - 6:44pm

letters

Girls need true love guidance, not money

Teenage girls who get involved in compensated dating are naive. They have no self-respect.

It seems teenagers' moral values are declining. Maybe parents, teachers or even schools don't give them enough advice. Without anyone to guide them, they do silly things.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

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Little compensation for paid dating

If you want money, how do you get it? By taking a part-time job? Asking relatives or friends for help? Or do you take a short cut?

Teenagers can earn quick money from compensated dating, as some men are willing to pay them to be their girlfriends for a couple of hours.

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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Success is about not giving up

Too many people think life is unfair. But do they really think about why they do not do well?

I think success comes to people who don't give up, whatever the problems are.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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Ecotourism in HK

Many Hong Kong people prefer shopping in malls to exploring the beauty of nature, but globally ecotourism is becoming more popular.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pocket money

Language points

1. blow money

waste or spend money on unnecessary items

Eg. You can blow a lot of money on brand-name products.

2. spend like there's no tomorrow

spend a lot without thinking about the future

Eg. When Mary goes on vacation, she spends like there's no tomorrow.

3. expensive hobbies

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Steps towards a 'well off' society

Main policy goals of the 11th Five-Year Programme (2006-2010):

Achieve a doubling of per capita economic output between 2000 and 2010 by improving the economic mix, raising efficiency and reducing consumption

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Love means more than money

There is a trend for students to chase after brand-name goods. And many parents encourage their children to do so by giving them a lot of pocket money.

But students do not really need designer goods as they are still studying and are not earning enough money to support this lifestyle.

11 Jan 2000 - 12:00am