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Salesman

The human cost of high house prices

Thanks to 'unattainable' home prices and a 'toothless government', Ronny Ching Wing-lok, a 28-year-old salesman who wishes to marry his girlfriend, says he does not have much hope of moving out of his subdivided home and affording a bigger, warmer home any time soon.

Saturday, 8 October, 2011, 12:00am

The human cost of high house prices

Thanks to 'unattainable' home prices and a 'toothless government', Ronny Ching Wing-lok, a 28-year-old salesman who wishes to marry his girlfriend, says he does not have much hope of moving out of his subdivided home and affording a bigger, warmer home any time soon.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New runway? We'll worry about the money later

The public has been given three months to decide if they want a third runway by 2030. Funding details will not be available until after that.

SCMP, June 4

I ask you to imagine yourself buying a new car on this basis. You walk into the showroom (in this case you are pushed into it) and, after making you his friend, the salesman goes into his pitch:

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Undercover visitor reveals slimming centre excesses

If Shylock was merciless in asking Antonio for a pound of flesh, what is a local slimming centre salesman who asked a slightly overweight man to shed 30 kilograms?

Unprofessional, according to the Consumer Council.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Entrepreneur puts the welfare of rural people before profits

When Chen Baoshan , 23, came to Beijing from rural Hebei six years ago, he was penniless, and all he wanted was to have a better life for himself. But after landing a job by chance at Fair Field, a company that works with impoverished rural women to make and sell high-end embroidered handicrafts, he cannot imagine starting his own business without giving something back to society.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Three admit blackmail and false imprisonment

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

A tale of muddled-up proportions and growing up

Cosmic

By Frank Cottrell Boyce

Published by Macmillan

ISBN 978 1 4050 5464 5

Liam is a cool 12-year-old with a big problem. His hormones have been working overtime, making him grow very tall very quickly and giving him a beard and moustache.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

letters

English is still important

Many students feel that they don't need to speak good English. But I disagree.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Luxuries of life

Hey? Did you see Joey's dad's new car?

No, what kind is it?

He bought himself a brand-new beemer!

He can afford it. He has a really cushy job!

Yeah, I know he does, the car is pretty glitzy!

Mmmm ... some people think a brand-new car makes them happy.

Well, if that makes him happy. Who cares?

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Passers-by come to the rescue in $2m robbery

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Phone bosses force salesmen to be gung-ho, says union

Bosses are pressuring telecom salesmen to perform amid the residential phone line war, forcing them to mislead or deceive customers, unionists say.

They say the salesmen are often given veiled or even explicit messages that they have to get clients, regardless of what it takes.

31 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

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