Pearl River Delta

Mainland view pays dividends

PhD in Finance Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Gearing up for China's golden decade

Fifteen years have passed since the handover, during which time Hong Kong accountants have taken an increasingly large part in China's rapid growth - especially in the capital market. ShineWing (HK) CPA, a Beijing-based accounting firm, is setting itself up to grasp even more opportunities that China will offer in the coming 'golden decade'.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Mainland editorial stokes anger over national education

A newspaper closely aligned with a Communist Party mouthpiece has forcefully defended the subject of national education in Hong Kong schools as a 'model for China' - fuelling activists' suspicions it will be a 'brainwashing' tool.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:15pm

China firms in quest for PR-savvy staff

Mainland firms, including financial institutions and technology businesses, are seeking to recruit more professional communications staff to handle public relations as they expand into new markets, according to a specialist recruitment consultancy.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Sany puts HK share sale on ice again

Sany Heavy Industry, China's biggest construction machinery maker, has shelved its Hong Kong IPO yet again.

At the company's headquarters in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, Sany senior vice-president Zhao Xiangzhang said now was not a good time for Sany to list in Hong Kong, given the capital market volatility and the European debt crisis.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

Lee will provide a 'first-class challenge'

Being a medal contender has its perks. Just ask female rider Lee Wai-sze, who was upgraded to first class on her flight to London from Guangzhou.

Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang revealed that Lee, a medal hope in the women's cycling track events and Hong Kong flag-bearer in the opening ceremony on Saturday, was bumped up to first class after the airline found out who she was.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

National lessons 'pose difficulties for ethnic groups'

Ethnic minority and special-needs groups joined yesterday's march against the proposed national education curriculum.

There are roughly 14,000 ethnic minority students in the city who could be made to attend lessons designed to engender national pride in China, not counting those in international schools, which are exempt.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Leung must solve housing problems

As a keen supporter of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, I agree with those commentators who have asked him to be given the chance to do his job.

Whether it was a superficial gesture or he genuinely cares, Mr Leung has tried to reach out to the people of Hong Kong.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Maritime forum plans to meet C.Y. over hub status

An umbrella group for Hong Kong's maritime sector is planning to meet Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the September legislative elections to discuss ways to improve the territory's competitiveness as an international shipping hub.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A wake-up call for Macau to diversify

Macau needs law and order in its gaming industry, and not just because a recent outbreak of murderous violence has made it jittery, as we report today.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

National education is no big deal

With all this talk on national education and the fear of brainwashing, columnist Alex Lo comes up with some very incisive, much-needed views ('We must stop feeding mainland cringe', July 23). He said that under 'the guise of democratic struggle, our media, public rallies and pan-democratic politicians have gone against all things mainland'.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Getting to grips

It's been two years since Louis Yu Kwok-lit took up office as the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority's executive director for performing arts, but the 46-year-old arts administrator says the real work has barely begun.

Much of the project is about breaking away from 'the government way of doing things', he says, which takes time - and lateral thinking.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Starting a different chapter

You'll often hear people in Hong Kong, especially those who can't read Chinese, complain about the supposed lack of interesting bookshops in the city. In reality, there's quite a selection of rare, antiquarian, specialist and second-hand booksellers around town - you just have to know where to look.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New business drives up AIA earnings 10pc

AIA Group has posted a higher-than-expected 10 per cent increase in first-half profit, powered by strong new business growth across Asia except South Korea.

The locally listed life insurer, the largest in Hong Kong and third-largest in Asia in terms of market capitalisation, reported net profit for the six months to May 31 of US$1.44 billion.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the Move

Herbert Hui Managing director Fuji Xerox Hong Kong

Hui began working at the company in 1989 as deputy leasing manager, a role he held until his promotion to China finance manager in 1995. After a short spell with another company, Hui re-joined as controller of finance operations and went on to become vice-president of Fuji Xerox China.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am