Economics/Business

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Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette

Photo by Jeff Murphy In April, Guangzhou and Jiangmen in Guangdong province became two of 20 cities across China to try a bold experiment: a total ban on smoking in public places, inclu... Read More...
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No Tiresome Competition Here

Hong Kong is about to get a law sometime later this year designed to regulate competition in an economy that has always prided itself on being red in fang and claw. But don’t look for much substance. &... Read More...
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A Bridge too Near?

It will be a glittering beauty, stretching a full kilometer across Hong Kong’s Rambler Channel at the entrance to the Kwai Chung Container Port, its cables stretching down like stylized spider w... Read More...
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China’s Unknown Housing Magnate

Yang Guoliang used to plant rice seedlings, tend cows and mix cement in a poor village in Guangdong. He never wore a new shirt until he was 18. But in a week’s time, the company he created is expec... Read More...