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Beijing promotes joint HK-mainland offshore investment drive

Beijing's plans to foster Hong Kong-mainland offshore investment are explored at the China Overseas Investment Summit. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing's top planning agency is drafting a raft of measures to encourage mainland firms to use Hong Kong as a springboard for offshore investment.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 2:13am

Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

Many Hongkongers went to Lagos in Nigeria to run manufacturing companies and restaurants, or traded in textiles. Photo: AP

Jimmy Chan Chi-ming was among the thousands of enterprising Hongkongers who were ahead of China's rush into Africa. A million Chinese moved there during the past 10 years as China overtook the United States and Europe to become the continent's largest trading partner.

23 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Ask The Foodie: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright at Nico's Spuntino Bar and Restaurant.Photo: Dickson Lee

Over the past two decades Stephen Wright has honed his skills as a consultant to many of the most recognisable names in the global F&B industry.

He spent two years in Hong Kong from 2004 and was lured back earlier this year to help develop the latest venture for Staunton's Group, Nico's Spuntino Bar and Restaurant.

How did you start in the industry?

29 Aug 2012 - 3:45pm

Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

Shanghai banks won't approve mortgage applications where monthly repayments exceed 50 per cent of monthly income. Photo: EPA

Despite the introduction over the past two years of measures to cool house prices on the mainland and in Hong Kong only minor price corrections have been witnessed in many cities.

In Hong Kong, prices have continued to rise and have now surpassed their previous peak level.

27 Sep 2013 - 4:20pm

Two into one does go

A multiplicity of William Lims is reflected inIllegal Entry, one of his installations on display at the "Space Journey" exhibition in Taikoo Place.Photo: Edward Wong

William Lim is a Hong Kong architect who's also an artist. Or maybe he's a Hong Kong artist who's also an architect. Twenty years ago, he co-founded CL3 Architects, and the following year he became its managing director.

19 Aug 2012 - 11:35am

Bare witness

Ou Zhihang does his thing across the street from the Baptist University's Shaw Tower. Photo: Ou Zhihang

Guangdong TV presenter Ou Zhihang is a man on a mission, highlighting issues in Hong Kong and the mainland one naked press-up at a time. Hannah Xu reports.

31 Aug 2012 - 5:17pm

Critical reflection needed on national education

Critical reflection needed on national education

The "brainwashing" tag and the almost sinister overtone that has been attached to national education show just how badly Hong Kong needs a healthy dose of it.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:54pm

On the Move

Rosalind Su Director of human resources, Rosewood Beijing

Su was director of people development at The Opposite House by Swire and human resources manager, North China, for Ascott International, both in Beijing. Her experience includes designing service training and leadership programmes.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

Western Europe is expected to draw its biggest share of foreign direct investment (FDI) from Hong Kong, the mainland and Southeast Asian countries in the next three years, according to a survey.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Free flow of money but not for crime

Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from remote from our shores. Three times last month this city received prominent mentions in major drug busts.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Shipshape

Does Hong Kong's container port have a future? The short answer is, it needs a total clean-up first. In the past, Hong Kong held the top position in terms of throughput because it was the trans-shipment hub to the mainland and elsewhere in Asia. Hong Kong was ahead of the curve in starting to build container-handling infrastructure in the 1970s. It is now in fourth position.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Hong Kong quartet aim to stay ahead of Asian rivals

They arrived as the fastest team from Asia and want to return home the same way. Hong Kong's 4x100 metres relay quartet - Tsui Chi-ho, Lai Chun-ho, Tang Yik-chun and Ng Ka-fung - are the first team from the city to appear at a Games since the international federation imposed qualification for the event after Sydney 2000.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Give mainland five-star help

With the mainland having gone out of its way to develop its hotel industry in recent years, there has been a huge demand for administrators to help run high-end hotels. As this goes on, the Hong Kong hotel industry will continue to enjoy an advantage in terms of providing expertise, management talent and training for the mainland.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Letters

Leaders must stay on top of pellets issue

Environmental groups have expressed concern over the 150 tonnes of polypropylene plastic pellets spilled off Hong Kong during Severe Typhoon Vicente and which swiftly scattered over a number of beaches.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

United front in war on rhino trade

The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city.

A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm