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BGI-Shenzhen subsidiary to buy U.S. competitor for $117.6 million

Earlier this summer, Forbes, building on comments a U.S. Commerce Department official made in Nanjing, wrote that “China will be the big Asian investor buying up pieces of America’s landscape, natural resources and companies.” Last month, the Los Angeles Times wrote … Continue reading

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Peculiar encounter at the “Dark Art Store”

In my 2 month stay in Hong Kong, I must say that the city doesn’t strike me as the most welcoming place, particularly in the service industries like clothing shops and restaurants. With the exception of my coworkers and some … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Janus: Looking backward and forward

After experiencing the marvel that is the Hong Kong transportation system, I never dreamed Hong Kong transit would have or could have gotten any more efficient during my short stay in town.  Trains rolling into stations literally seconds after the … Continue reading

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Throwing in the First Pitch

One of my final, most meaningful and challenging tasks for MSL Hong Kong this summer has been taking my first stab at compiling a pitch – a retainer pitch to one of our former clients, for whom we’ve conducted media … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer a “beautiful flower” for post-disaster Japan

This piece was written prior to the Japanese women’s national soccer team victory in the 2011 World Cup. Hong Kong (CNN) — Japan women’s national football team will square off against favorites the United States Sunday in their first appearance … Continue reading

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My Internship Summary

Time flies as I expect. Only three days to go before leaving Hong Kong. The city is great. I especially love the super convenient MTR. People always talk about the food here. But honestly, comparing with Mainland, it is nothing! … Continue reading

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Inflation or not, depends on pigs?

Save up for the raining day, is what our mothers’ generation always remind us. According to this rule of thumb, some countries have national oil reserves, some keep grain reserves, both are understandable. China, yet goes beyond that, has national … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s offices in Hong Kong, Macau to come out of hiding

Hong Kong (CNN) — Taiwan’s de facto representative offices in Hong Kong and Macau — China’s two special administration regions (SAR) — will come out of hiding this week after operating incognito for nearly 45 years, a move that experts … Continue reading

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A Lesson in News Judgement

It was the biggest news in the newsroom all of last week and even up until now. Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin was up until then, a name unfamiliar to many non-Chinese in the newsroom. I intern at an international … Continue reading

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Power at the Top

The task of daily media monitoring for Hong Kong’s English news publications every morning has been an unexpected blessing for me as I find myself more informed on world issues that make up for the lack of news reading for … Continue reading

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