China (Qingdao) International Textile Machinery Fair

Still the height of fashion

Asia's most respected sourcing destination for niche apparel fabrics and accessories turns 25 in Hong Kong this year, and a host of exciting events have been arranged to celebrate the milestone.

Monday, 12 March, 2012, 12:00am

Coast clear for tourism

Qingdao has everything that makes a world-class tourist destination: beautiful coastal scenery, temperate weather, historical architecture and a relaxed lifestyle. It's also where people come for water sports and where drinking beer has developed into a unique culture.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

What's in store


21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Monday, February 25: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast with David Miliband, Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Island Shangri-La.

Wednesday, February 27: American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Coping with a different recession'. Conrad Hong Kong.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'China's new pressure to unionise and how companies should prepare and respond'. Ritz-Carlton.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'GST and tax reform'. Club Lusitano.

Lighthouse Club seminar on mediation. Cheung Kong Center.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

What's On

August 11-13

2006 Hong Kong High-end Audio-Visual Show (Far Eastern Music & Audio Enterprises). HKCEC.

Tel: 2881 1252; e-mail:

August 17-18

The 14th Annual EDA and Test-Taiwan Conference and Exhibition/The 6th Annual Embedded Systems Conference, Taiwan (Global Sources).

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

New exhibitors add extra flair

MORE THAN 50 new exhibitors - from Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, South Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan - will be showing their wares at APLF Fashion Access for the first time this year. More than 400 exhibitors will take part in the fair.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Machine orders rise as quota fears abate

Mainland garment makers are back in the market for textile machinery after scaling back investment in new capacity on fears of damaging quota restrictions, according to Jingwei Textile Machinery.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Textile quota worries hit Fong's

The possible imposition of quotas on Chinese textiles cut last year's net profit at Fong's Industries, the world's biggest maker of textile dyeing machines, by 15 per cent to $235.11 million.

Sales of textile machines, which made up 55 per cent of the Hong Kong-listed firm's business, fell 10 per cent last year, executive director Bill Fong Kwok-chung said.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

US softens stand on garments

Tit-for-tat restrictions dropped in favour of calls for opening of China markets

The United States will continue to urge China to open its markets rather than actively seek to restrict mainland exports to America, US Undersecretary of Commerce Grant Aldonas said yesterday.

11 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

whats on


'Hot tips to make your financial services sales team even more effective,' organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, demonstrates how to improve results in the financial services industry.

Inquiries: 2824 2211

Speaker: Nick Henderson, managing director, Scott Woodall Asia.

13 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Textile quotas cloud future growth dreams

Hong Kong-listed manufacturers and airlines are the immediate losers in the smouldering textile dispute between China and the United States, while energy, consumer plays and expressways are to escape the ruckus, according to a Merrill Lynch report on the impact of new textile import quotas announced by Washington last week.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

China faces clothing export war with US

American textile manufacturers petition the Bush administration for quotas

United States textile manufacturers are poised to file a submission to the Commerce Department that could restrict Chinese clothing exports, including those produced by Hong Kong-owned factories on the mainland, within as little as 90 days.

13 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Textile shares soar on solid growth view

Stock prices of Hong Kong textile exporters rose yesterday as focus on strong earnings growth coupled with prospects of increased international market share ahead of the planned scrapping of export quota restrictions boosted their investor appeal.

17 May 2003 - 12:00am

Rag trade 'openings' may mean closures

On reading Simon Pritchard's article headlined 'Opening in the rag trade' (South China Morning Post, August 1), it is conceivable that China would emerge as a textile- and garment-production powerhouse in Asia after the removal of remaining export quotas as required by World Trade Organisation rules.

6 Aug 2001 - 12:00am