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Shanghai

Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US Shanghai Communiqué was signed there in 1972, marking a new chapter in ties for the two big nations.

Monday, 31 March, 2014, 8:13am 1 comment

As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

The mainland has started drafting a property tax law, but analysts are not sure whether it means a pilot programme already in place for three years will be suspended.

A trial tax was imposed in 2011 on owners of spacious, expensive and multiple homes in Shanghai and Chongqing.

12 Mar 2014 - 2:40am

Shanghai allows city-owned firm to buy bad loans from local banks

The Shanghai government has given approval to a city-owned investment company to buy non-performing loans from local banks, state media reported yesterday.

8 Mar 2014 - 4:26am

Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

Google once had an informal corporate motto - "Don't be evil" - a sentiment often shared by many other technology firms around the world. Technology itself can't be evil if we see it purely from a scientific perspective, but how we make use of it can be a very different story.

3 Mar 2014 - 12:07pm 9 comments

Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

Luxury retail is not the most obvious target sector for mainland shopping centre developers in the wake of the Communist Party's crackdown on conspicuous consumption and corruption.

28 Feb 2014 - 12:25am

Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

Chinese buyers drove up Christie's sales by 14 per cent to US$7.13 billion last year, a record high not just for the British auction house but for any company ever in the art market.

23 Jan 2014 - 4:30pm

Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

Did the Heritage Foundation ever send its experts into the streets of Hong Kong to meet ordinary people and ask them how free the city's economy has become in recent years?

20 Jan 2014 - 9:17am 3 comments

Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma - what can they really do in the ambitious zone?

15 Jan 2014 - 5:39am 1 comment

Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

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With politics seemingly crowding out business in Hong Kong these days, Asia's largest toy fair has come to town and is a welcome distraction.

6 Jan 2014 - 8:29am

Pollution heads south to Shanghai as steel mills driven from Beijing's environs

Chinese steel production is moving from its heartland in Hebei province in the wake of government efforts to tackle pollution near Beijing, but Shanghai could be paying the price as steel mills around the commercial capital ramp up output.

4 Jan 2014 - 2:03am

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