Saturday, 6 April 2013

Capture of drug lord Naw Kham shows China’s clout in region

The hunt for Naw Kham highlights how China’s influence reaches far beyond its borders and into the nations that make up the Golden Triangle

Monday, 1 April 2013

Long-standing myth of double standards haunts multinationals

Onus is on big foreign firms to work together to clear up misconceptions among mainlanders about compromises in production-line quality

No stamp duty relief for singles switching homes

A single person who buys a home to live in will be hit with the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) if he does not dispose of his existing residence first.

Officials go underground to defeat moves to curb their lavish feasting

Officials dodge Xi Jinping's curbs on luxury by turning canteens into five-star restaurants and meeting businessmen away from public gaze

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Curbs on 2nd home purchases in Beijing

Single-person households cannot buy second home, minimum down payment raised for buyers

Chinese visitors to Paris hit by mass muggings

France vows to find the perpetrators; attacks may affect tourist numbers

Big cities announce capital gains tax on second-hand properties

Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai will levy a 20 per cent capital-gains tax on second-hand property transactions, officials in the three cities said yesterday.