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  1. Dragon breathes fire into new year spending spree

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Retail sales ahead of the Lunar New Year are strong on the mainland as consumers fill their shopping bags despite high inflation and the uncertain economic outlook. 'The New Year shopping spree this year is n ...

  2. Legendary tales begin to filter out from the Hall of the Dragon

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The catering, service and accommodation are almost imperial standard, writes MARTIN ZHOU Way back in the dawn of time- or at least before Beijing was awarded the Games in 2001- the 66-hectare patch of land to the north of where the Bird's Nest would soon be weaved was known as Longwang Tang, or Hall of the Dragon. It was a grand name, but it was inhabited by a tribe ...

  3. The inflation dragon

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.orgIf Next month's Communist Party Congress will consolidate the authority of President Hu Jintao and stack the leadership with his coterie. But will it give him the strength he needs to rule China effectively? D ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Crusade for Hong Kong to keep its distance from Beijing picks up steam

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... the city's old coat of arms, showing a Chinese dragon and British lion. Ma said this did not reflect an attachment to the former colonial master. "We took away the Union Jack and retained only the two elements [lion and dragon] that represented Hong Kong before 1997- as a reminder of the prosperity the city is no longer enjoying," he said. Leung told the Post last week ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing plans to rebuild past by razing hutongs

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... groups and some residents. Now a less ambitious plan is on the table. The Dongcheng district government says the new plan is about preserving history. It says it will restore the square “to its ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Fist IPA, Man-O-War Porter and Dragon Boat Ale. This isn't a restaurant to come for a meal, it is a place to come for an experience. The philosophy here is that people want to go out ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's quest for talent

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by XU LIYAN, QIU JING

    ... Xu Liyan and Qiu Jing Xu Liyan and Qiu Jing say Beijing is charging ahead with an ambitious plan to nurture talent to meet recruitment shortfalls and help transform its economy ... were jobless six months after graduation. To remedy this mismatch, China has launched an ambitious plan not only to step up training workers, but also to open doors to overseas talent. ...

  8. Beijing Style

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has come of age with a slew of new property developments that are rivalling Shanghai in terms of luxury. Cathay View Merlin Champagne Town Central Park Park Avenue Beijing Golf Mansion Kidults Dragon Bay Villa Purple Jade ...

  9. Bo Xilai and his white elephants

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chongqing's ambitious and aggressive public housing programme was conceptualised and adopted when Bo reigned supreme in the city, and was seen as an important factor in the likely success of his ... the ambitious social housing target could be affected. Lee Wee Liat, head of property research at BNP Paribas Securities (Asia), said it was no surprise that Bo's project would come under scrutiny ...

  10. Begging gymnast helped by tycoon quits over insults

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... him on a Dragon TV programme, saying, 'You think you are really a dish' (something that can fetch a good price) and, 'You are only worth 1,400 yuan [HK$1,700] a month'. His ... programme,' Zhang said. 'It shocked me very much and my dignity has been deeply hurt.' He said he hoped Dragon TV would make an apology to him and he sought 140,000 yuan as compensation from ...




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