Saturday, 29 January 2011

Stanley Ho sues family despite TV denial

Ho lodged a lawsuit formally accusing five of his children, two of his four wives and his long-time banker of “improperly and/or illegally” seizing control of the holding company that controls the bulk of his fortune.

What Ho did when he found out he was poor

When the phone rang in the South China Morning Post’s Causeway Bay newsroom on the morning of January 7, the caller made an offer that no journalist could refuse: would you like an exclusive interview with Stanley Ho Hung-sun?

TV appearance adds to Ho mystery

Everything is back in order, I won’t be suing, casino king tells viewers

Macau tycoon sues family over casino empire

Macau tycoon Stanley Ho is suing relatives he has accused of trying to steal his vast casino empire, the latest twist after a bizarre TV appearance that seemed to end the nasty family feud.

Ho the daddy of them all when it comes to his hectic love life

The father of 17 children, Ho changed the four women’s lives when he teamed up with them.

Details differ in two letters signed by Stanley Ho

It is the tale of two letters, both with vastly different implications for the future ownership of billionaire Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s sprawling empire.

Stanley Ho seeks answers from family members

Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun has accused family members of “fraudulently misappropriating” his shares in the private Hong Kong company that ultimately controls the bulk of his wealth - including his entire remaining stake in gaming firm SJM Holdings.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Saving tycoon’s empire just the latest adventure for busy lawyer

Gordon Oldham, the lawyer representing the interests of Stanley Ho, is as colourful as the family drama of his billionaire client.

China’s first property taxes take effect

Mainland property shares recouped slight losses suffered on Friday on views the first-ever property taxes introduced by the government in two main cities were less harsh than some had feared.

Carrefour, Wal-Mart ‘sorry’ for China pricing

Retail giants Wal-Mart and Carrefour have apologised after Chinese authorities accused them of overcharging customers, state media said Friday.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Chinese universities that turn out the richest alumni

01. Peking University - 79
02. Tsinghua University - 70
03. Zhejiang University - 66
04. Fudan University - 46
05. Renmin University of China - 30
06. Shanghai Jiaotong University - 25
07. Sun Yat-sen University - 22
08. Nanjing University - 20
09. South China University of Technology - 18
10. Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan University - 17 (tie)

Monday, 24 January 2011

Japan should concede the Diaoyus to China

Tokyo’s recent plan to deploy troops to islands near China raises the prospects of more confrontation with Beijing. But does this move serve Japan’s broader strategic interests? It may be time for Tokyo to think the unthinkable and consider the merits of handing over the Diaoyu Islands, which the Japanese call the Senkakus, to China.

China on the Way


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sidewalk Tiles For The Blind

Are they planning for the blind to play snake and ladder?