Treaty of Nanking

City scope: hostility or hospitality?

Shanghai has more in common with Hong Kong than you might think. Photo: Xinhua

While Hong Kong grumbles about floods of mainland visitors - muttering about denuded shop shelves and their "uncouth" cousins slurping noodles on the MTR, ...

Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 11:50pm

Letters to the Editor, September 02, 2012

Hong Kong's team at the Games' opening. Photo: Xinhua

Collusion with tycoons keeps prices high

There is a great deal of public concern over high property prices and soaring rents in Hong Kong.

The government, in collusion with the property tycoons, has made these prices possible and has no interest in seeing a downward correction.

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

Big deal

An 1846 engraving of the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. Seated at the table are Chinese negotiator Keying (second left) and Sir Henry Pottinger, Hong Kong’s first governor. Picture: Brown University Library

The Treaty of Nanking was signed 170 years ago and, although its anniversary won't be marked by many, its legacy remains highly charged in the post-colonial era. Stuart Heaver reports.

27 Aug 2012 - 12:09am

Crackdown on newspaper sends a chilling signal

The recent leadership changes at a major Shanghai newspaper sends a signal to the city's media that it must be more careful with its reporting ahead of the Communist Party's 18th national congress, when a new leadership will be unveiled.

Lu Yan was dismissed as publisher of the Oriental Morning Post, and Sun Jian was suspended as deputy editor-in-chief, on July 18.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Officials crack down on outspoken Shanghai daily

Two senior executives of a major Shanghai newspaper were removed or suspended yesterday, sources said, a day after a newspaper in Guangdong saw its editor-in-chief removed and a considerable amount of coverage cut.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Boom time for skilled workers in Shanghai

Shanghai's job market remains buoyant despite slowing economic growth at home and continuing concerns over the impact of the euro debt crisis on global economies.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Newer world

I am back in the US for the summer, for the first time in almost a year, and feeling Chinese. First there was the marathon flight from Hong Kong via Shanghai to New York. It had been nearly two years since I'd seen Shanghai and I was fortunate enough to again see at first hand the ever-changing city.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Land sales dip 38pc in first half

Mainland land sales were mixed in the first half of the year depending on the type of market: tier-one locations reported declines in revenues during the period, while second-tier cities saw land sales go up.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mood Indigo: reflections of old Shanghai colour your stay

The Indigo chain of hotels prides itself on making its designs reflect local neighbourhoods, and its first Asian branch is no exception. As soon as you enter the Hotel Indigo Shanghai, everywhere you turn, you see subtle - and not so subtle - reminders of the colourful old Bund.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai industrial output decreasing

Shanghai is under pressure to chase industrial output growth as an increasing number of manufactures relocate facilities to other parts of the country, baulking at the city's higher land and labour costs.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Top students to get stint in finance in Shanghai

Top-rated Hong Kong university students are Shanghai-bound for a six-week study tour, the first of a series planned by the government under a deal to improve financial co-operation between the two cities.

The 22 students from nine universities will undergo a four-week work placement at the Shanghai offices of well-known financial institutions.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Homebuyers just want a fair deal

Beijing's policies targeting speculation in the property market may be cooling prices, but ordinary Chinese - many of whom just want a home to raise a family - say they are the real victims.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Worst yet to come, warns China Overseas Land

China Overseas Land and Investment yesterday warned the worst was yet to come for the property market as it defended its low-price strategy for the launch of a luxury residential project in Shanghai, saying it would not hurt its margins.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sell-off eases for Shanghai Pharma

A sell-off of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals' stocks showed signs of abating yesterday after management denied it was being investigated by Hong Kong and mainland securities watchdogs over alleged accounting fraud.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Staying true to its routes

The overland Silk Road has a cousin, the Maritime Silk Route, which began much earlier, carried more cargo and visited more cities than the famous camel caravans that crossed the deserts of Central Asia.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am