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Person Relation

HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

Hong Kong is seeking a comprehensive double taxation treaty with the mainland that will reduce the tax burden for many companies with cross-border operations, but could also open the way for both governments to share tax data.

Friday, 15 July, 2005, 12:00am

HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

Talks planned with mainland to end double payments

Hong Kong is seeking a comprehensive double taxation treaty with the mainland that will reduce the tax burden for many companies with cross-border operations, but could also open the way for both governments to share tax data.

15 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Ma Ying-jeou

The Hong Kong-born mayor of Taipei is an international law expert with a doctorate from Harvard. Known for his image as 'Mr Clean' and movie-star looks, he served as an English interpreter for late president Chiang Ching-kuo between 1981 and 1988, and deputy secretary-general of the KMT between 1984 and 1988.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Wang Jin-pyng

The 64-year-old Kaohsiung-born speaker of the island's legislature graduated from the mathematics department of Taiwan Normal University. He has been a member of the legislature since 1976 and was first elected speaker in 1999. He was re-elected to the post for a third term this year.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Poor demonstrators seethe with outrage

The crowd that overthrew president Joseph Estrada four years ago was called the 'perfumed mob'. Yesterday, the multitude that wanted to bring down President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo exuded something that smelled like outrage.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

CNOOC tries for a friendly game as the us decides to play hardball

How to sell a Chinese state-owned enterprise's proposed takeover of a United States oil company?

Try America's pastime.

Appealing for cooler heads to prevail in its bid for Unocal, CNOOC has taken out baseball-inspired print advertisements in major US newspapers.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Defence challenges expert's bloodstain data

The basis on which a witness made his bloodstain pattern analysis in the master bedroom of Nancy Kissel's Parkview flat was 'fundamentally flawed' because he had failed to locate a number of possible bloodstains and signs of wiped-off blood, defence counsel Alexander King SC told jurors yesterday.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Tsang's sense of humour to face taste test

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa dismissed it as 'bad taste', while elderly Beijing adviser Xu Simin described it as 'weird'.

So, with the latest series of Headliner, RTHK's political satire programme starting this week, what can viewers expect?

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Man who could be king plays his cards close to his chest

Vice-President Noli de Castro has a problem. Many Filipinos want his boss, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to resign.

But the former news anchor seems reluctant to step into the hot seat. As calls mounted for Mrs Arroyo to step down, Mr de Castro said: 'In truth, I don't really think about [the presidency].'

12 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Taboo of Aids in India is producing some unlikely unions

Navin Thakker has been struggling to raise his two young children on his own in Mumbai after his wife died of Aids two years ago. He too is HIV-positive. Until recently, most Indians in his position were resigned to spending the rest of their life alone.

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Gospel for a long life according to 108-year-old priest

Don't smoke, eat less and exercise more are common tips for a long life, but when the advice comes from a 108-year-old priest, it should be taken as gospel.

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Digital China and IBM push into Hong Kong

Partners to use experience gained in the mainland to tap into small businesses

Digital China Holdings, China's largest information technology product distributor, is to expand into Hong Kong's IT services industry in partnership with IBM.

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Tsang's friends turn to God to celebrate chief's new role

Most people would be happy to celebrate a great event with a feast; Donald Tsang Yam-kuen went one better yesterday by enjoying a Mass arranged just for him by friends to mark his rise to chief executive.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Son fooled herbalist into giving up shares, writ says

A famous Chinese medicinal oil inventor claims his son tricked him into giving up a majority stake in the company, a High Court writ claims.

Wong To-yick, a Chinese herbalist and a bone-setting specialist since 1967, filed the writ seeking damages from his son, Tinly Wong Tin-chee.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Parks champion sets new goal

It's 8am on a July Sunday in a sprawling city in central China's industrial heartland. Across the city, working families wake up in tiny flats to the din of heavy traffic and a permanent smog that dims and distorts the brilliance of the brightest summer morning.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am