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Mainland China

Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

Mainland Chinese working in Hong Kong have found a way to use “free money” from local banks to invest in profitable financial products across the border.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 12:42am 8 comments

Beijing cuts through with action on financial reforms

The State Council meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday outlined the specifics of Beijing's goals by laying down that clear timetables have to be set for reforms, in a move that analysts say should bode well for investors in the long run.

8 May 2013 - 5:58am

China tightens rules for local government debt sales

The financing companies, set up by local governments to fund projects, would undergo extra scrutiny if their debt-asset ratio exceeded 65 per cent and the debt to be issued was rated below AA-plus, sources said, citing a notice from the National Development and Reform Commission earlier this month.

8 May 2013 - 5:41am

SMEs power new wave of European investment in China

"We are looking for losers." So went the slogan for a campaign launched by Dutchman Oscar Venhuis and his French partner to promote their new online marketing firm Weblaa late last year.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:54pm 1 comment

Strict checks fail to deter IPOs

An attempt by China's securities regulator to slow the so-called quake lake of listing applications on the mainland may turn out to have been a botched strategy, with fewer than expected companies voluntarily withdrawing their listing plans during the enforced re-examination campaign.

2 Apr 2013 - 4:11am

Mainland China medical firms to check pulse of market appetite

Two mainland medical firms are seeking to list on the Hong Kong stock market, as the nation embarks on a reform of its troubled public health-care system.

18 Mar 2013 - 7:42am

Jockey Club targets growth of mainland China elite membership

The 128-year-old club, which has 23,000 members in Hong Kong, has traditionally been regarded as an elite club for business heavyweights in the city, who use the clubhouse facilities in Happy Valley, Sha Tin, and Beas River, for watching horse racing as well as for dining, and meeting with business friends or arranging corporate entertainment activities.

4 Mar 2013 - 4:40am

Taiwan elite see red over growing popularity of 'inland' term

The growing use among Taiwanese of the term "inland", or neidi, to refer to the mainland has irritated the island's authorities, who say it suggests a diminished standing for Taiwan.

9 Jan 2013 - 6:10am 1 comment

Will James Bond bow to Beijing's censorship?

Will James Bond decide that discretion is the better part of valour and kowtow to the Chinese government to avoid endangering Skyfall’s potentially huge box office in the Communist nation?

12 Nov 2012 - 11:14pm 6 comments

Frank Hsieh of Taiwan's opposition DPP announces mainland China visit

Taiwan's former premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting yesterday announced a planned trip that would make him the most senior politician from the island's Beijing-sceptic opposition party to visit the mainland.

2 Oct 2012 - 5:13am