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Guangdong is positioned to lead the next phase of China's quality growth

With China's new leadership now in place, Guangdong appears poised for change. Zhang Gaoli and Wang Yang, the two recently appointed vice-premiers who spent part of their careers in Guangdong, have both advocated sweeping changes.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 3:29am 1 comment

'No truth to the rumour'

While some might say England's 'sweet chariot' was a runaway shopping trolley in the Rugby World Cup last year, one player emerged with his reputation intact. Yesterday, Steve Thompson told 700 heavyweight corporates at the Helmsec Valley 7s Long Lunch: 'I know what it's like to be retired, and it seems there's a few of them in the room.'

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce event: 'Personal productivity basics: How to beat overload and get more done'. Compass offices, Infinitus Plaza, Central.

Monday, September 19: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'EDC - Canadian direct investment in Asia'. Club Lusitano.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Productivity still a concept for the Productivity Council

With a HK$10 million grant from the Innovation and Technology Fund, the Productivity Council wants to turn the city into a major producer of airplane seats. Council researchers have just reverse-engineered an economy class seat for the Airbus A340, based on local airlines' discards.

SCMP, December 6

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rising wages should propel the next wave in productivity gains

Here's yet another reason why we don't need to worry about factories on the mainland losing their competitive edge.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Tackling absenteeism

Baat Gwaa was initially slightly puzzled by a few friends who were discussing how they would deal with the World Cup this month.

In fact, these friends, who are in personnel management, were trying to tackle the expected spike in absenteeism as employees skip work to watch the tournament.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Food deputy division head

A retail professional is sought to head up the food division of a lifestyle specialty store.

This key role is responsible for all sales, gross profit (GP), GP percentages, inventory, expense control and overall profit and loss.

Planning, developing and executing buying strategies - including selecting the range of products - is part of the role.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Key industries playing catch up with west

The mainland's manufacturing, energy and metals industries are only about a third as competitive as their international counterparts, according to research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think-tank.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Taking the leap from making to serving

When Guangdong officials gathered for a closed-door meeting last month, a provincial think-tank told them they needed to cut red tape and overhaul the province's industrial structure if they were to take the next step to development and survive the economic crisis.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Winning strategy

Research and development give Hong Kong companies the edge in a highly competitive international market

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am