Mainland, Orkney

Most mainland firms want graft tackled

Eighty per cent of mainland companies want greater regulatory supervision to tackle fraud and corruption compared to only 69 per cent globally, a survey by accounting firm Ernst & Young has found.

Monday, 11 June, 2012, 12:00am


New peak for Peak

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The dilemma faced by the mainland

China has become one of the leading countries in the world, but it faces fundamental problems that need to be solved immediately.

17 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

University's mainland graduates paid most

Mainland graduates from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found jobs paying far more than local graduates, the university's latest survey shows.

The mainland graduates are earning a mean monthly salary of HK$19,629, outstripping local graduates by an average of HK$6,025.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Gucci moves faster as mainland sales growth exceeds 65pc

Italian luxury retailer Gucci is speeding up its expansion on the mainland and expects sales in the country to surpass those in Japan within two decades to account for the lion's share of the group's Asian revenues.

Sales from the mainland saw growth of more than 65 per cent last year, chief executive Mark Lee said in an interview.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

New benefits from January


Mainland-qualified HK lawyers can represent HK residents in mainland divorce and probate cases

(Under China's WTO accession commitments, foreign law firms can only operate by setting up representative offices)

HK barristers can represent HK clients in mainland civil court cases

(WTO commitment: none)

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Life in the Hutongs

Ink paintings by mainland artist Bian Guoqiang, depicting traditional life in the alleys and courtyards of Beijing. 10am-5pm, Yan Gallery, 77 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2139 2345. Ends today

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Vitasoy ponders mainland licence to tap zero tariffs

Soyabean milk maker Vitasoy International Holdings is considering applying for a licence to export to the mainland at zero tariffs under the closer economic partnership arrangement.

Executive chairman Winston Lo Yau-lai said his company had set a target of raising mainland sales to 20 per cent of turnover from 6 per cent in three to five years.

10 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Easy money-makers brought down to earth

Across some of the more isolated islands in the South Pacific shrines of rusting consumer appliances have been erected to an unusual deity known as 'John Cargo'.

16 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Prime Success sets sights on mainland expansion

Footwear and beverage business Prime Success International plans to expand its mainland operations and is considering setting up a production facility in Shanghai, managing director Chen Hsien-min said.

In addition, Mr Chen said six coffee shops would be built in Shanghai in August, one of which would be 'the largest coffee shop in the world'.

12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Airport expenditure to slow

The mainland will trim its expenditure on building and upgrading airports this year. While investment in aviation infrastructure will fall 1.6 per cent, spending will remain huge, with the mainland investing 17.9 billion yuan (about HK$16.62 billion).

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Computer firms eye postal-service contract

The mainland plans to invest US$540 million to computerise its entire postal services in the next three years, triggering fierce bidding among mainland and foreign computer firms, mainland officials say.

Five Chinese and foreign computer-makers have beaten 10 other competitors to enter the second-round bidding, with the winner to be selected in March.

14 Jan 1998 - 12:00am