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  1. Beijing anti-graft team on trail of casino losses

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing has major Macau casinos in its sights as it seeks hard evidence of bribery and money laundering amid a snowballing investigation into a senior banker and a secretive businessman on the mainland. A special team from ...

  2. Mainland crackdown starting to take its toll

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough takes an eye-in-the-sky view of the growing casino trade Macau lives and dies by the mainland's gambling dollars, and for decades that has been the city's greatest ... growth between 2002 and last year. Fast forward to Macau's present situation, where Beijing's five-month-old crackdown on mainlanders travelling to the city under the Individual Visit ...

  3. Building blocks of democracy

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If this is a success, it will create new relations among all administrative units in China, and they will form alliances without instructions from above. In Chinese history, this only happened when the central government was weak and the country was in chaos. Warlords would enter alliances to carve up the country. So, when the provinces were strong, an alliance like this would spell danger, and the central ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... cities such as Beijing and Shanghai will keep rising despite a slowdown in the mainland's economic growth. While home price inflation has eased to multi-month lows, it remains high ...

  5. China opens TV production sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It's a very good example of liberalisation ... there's quite a lot of healthy dialogue going on.' The new rules follow other media reforms in recent months, including allowing ... hampered growth. Shanghai Cable Network, the city's only cable TV service provider, launched a promotion on August 1 to win viewers, giving digital TV subscribers a free set-top box ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com That's what Christmas means on the tinsel-laden streets of the mainland's big cities, even though state media outlets aren't buying into all ... or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different. In big mainland cities like Shanghai and Beijing, almost every shop has been trying to make the best use ...

  7. Shark attack

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... itself of credibility. This is because keeping sharks disenfranchised only makes the case for them stronger- after all, they are part of a healthy political ecology because they offer voters ...

  8. Top bid fails as Bund site fetches 9.2b yuan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li A prime commercial site on the Bund in Shanghai has been sold for a record 9.22 billion yuan, but an even higher bid was eliminated in the tender and auction exercise in what is being seen as an attempt by the city government to stabilise land prices. The winning bid by Zendai Group for the 57,300 square metre site in Huangpu district was just 2.44 per cent above ...

  9. News - China - PROPERTY

    Beijing considers property tax to curb home market

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Property tax back on the cards for mainland cities The central government has issued a fresh warning that it will roll out a property tax trial ... by outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao that it would stick with austerity measures to ensure healthy growth of the housing sector. The warning comes in the wake of recent price rises. Among the measures ...

  10. Centres of attraction

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and historical weapons, along with a healthy dose of propaganda. The large military hardware on display outside the museum is especially crowd pleasing. The museum is currently undergoing renovation so ...




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