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China market

George Soros tempers praise for Beijing with warning on risks

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has fallen foul of governments as far afield as Malaysia and Britain during a 60-year career, has praised China's system of financial regulation. But he warned that Beijing faces "exceptional difficulties" in its economic transition in the near term.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 9:30am 3 comments

Nissan says China sales to recover in three months despite island dispute

Nissan Motor, the Japanese carmaker that sells the most cars in China, expects sales in the world's largest car market to rebound within three months, as demand for Japanese-branded vehicles recovers.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

Boutique owner Gary Wong is tailor-made for tough fashion market

Hong Kong fashion buyer Gary Wong opened his first boutique, Shine, in Beijing eight years ago, selling high-end foreign designer brands like Y's, Undercover, Comme des Garcons and Neil Barrett. The 35-year-old has since expanded to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenyang and Guangzhou as mainland consumers' thirst for fashion grows. 

31 Mar 2013 - 7:12am

Hong Kong university students more keen on getting jobs on mainland

A biennial survey shows slightly more university students would like to work in China - although the numbers of those who do remains low due to greater competition from other expats.

Hong Kong Human Resources Exchange Centre interviewed 500 university students over the past two months on the telephone.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:38am 1 comment

Brilliance Auto expects sales to soar

Brilliance Auto, BMW's partner in China, expects sales to jump 24.34 per cent this year to 200,000 units despite health concerns over its cars. Allegations about the use of cancer-causing car components have plagued BMW and its German rivals, including Audi and Mercedes-Benz, since they were raised by a media report earlier this month.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Retailer to expand circle on mainland China

Convenience Retail Asia, operator of Circle K convenience stores and Saint Honore cake shops, is looking to double the number of Saint Honore outlets in Guangzhou and other surrounding cities to approximately 80 this year.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Technology firm Halma cleans up in Beijing's war on air pollution

The London-listed technology firm Halma plans to make inroads into the market for air pollution monitors on the mainland as advanced technology is increasingly adopted to protect the environment and ensure food safety.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

China's new securities regulator must continue on path of market reform

Guo Shuqing's departure after 17 months in office at the China Securities Regulatory Commission is not good news for a securities market in need of overhaul. The various schemes he launched were aimed at long-term market reform, and their effects can only be felt after a few years of implementation.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Standard Chartered keen to grow branch numbers on mainland China

Peter Sands, the chief executive of the British bank, said the mainland would be one of the drivers for the group in the coming years.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Marc Jacobs aims to make China its biggest foreign market

The American luxury fashion label Marc Jacobs plans to triple its marketing budget on the mainland and add more stores, in order to make China its biggest foreign market.

14 Mar 2013 - 4:35pm

Mainland China allows residents from Hong Kong and Taiwan to trade A shares

The rule, which takes effect on April 1, will allow them to open accounts for yuan-denominated stocks, or A shares, according to a statement on the website of China Securities Depository and Clearing Corp.

10 Mar 2013 - 8:55am

Breaking up the railways ministry would send the right signals

Finally, it seems the railways ministry may soon be restructured as part of a wider exercise by the Chinese government to streamline its ministries. Putting railway reform on the agenda of this year's meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will be highly significant.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am

BlackBerry seeks past prowess, woos China

BlackBerry, once lauded as a boardroom status symbol, is banking on its new operating system and two new smartphones to woo back users who have switched to trendier competitors.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Toyota Motor recalls 22,869 Lexus cars in China as law broadens liability

The company recalled the imported Lexus IS cars, which were made from January 2006 to September 2011, according to a statement on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

China 'will be H&M's top market', says CEO Persson

China's economy is "growing rapidly", Persson said, though he declined to give a time frame for when the country will be the Swedish company's top market. Persson also said H&M would consider opening outlets in India, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina, as European demand struggles to recover.


1 Feb 2013 - 5:22am