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  1. News - China - BALLOON DISASTER

    Beijing urged to tighten controls over hot-air balloons after tragedy in Egypt

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the tragedy in Egypt, the mainland's biggest hot-air balloon club is urging the government to take steps to stop illegal flights and balloon manufacturing in China. Cheng Peng, general manager ... more money and terrains are ideally flat for landings and take-offs. If history is any indication, though, the tragedy in Egypt could set back the ballooning industry in China by slowing ...

  2. Questions & Answers

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ginger Chan Frances Wood, curator of the Chinese collections at the British Library, returns to Hong Kong this month to talk about her latest book, The Lure of China. She began learning Chinese and reading about China, graduating in Chinese at Cambridge U ...

  3. Problems at home

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... Western-educated mainland job seekers often face discrimination when they return, writes David Eimer When Mei Yuan returned to Beijing last year after completing a Masters in communication studies at Leeds University in Britain she didn't think it wo ...

  4. Beijing polishing image in Africa

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The kidnapping of Chinese workers in Sudan and Egypt plainly shows that China's investment drive in Africa has not been as smooth as expected. While the continent's governments ... for expatriates- as has been so vividly shown in Sudan and Egypt. Some complaints are justified and that is bad for China's image. The nation has signed up to international rules such as the UN's ...

  5. Heritage champion weary in fight

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I try to persuade them to value historic buildings by explaining preservation and economic development are not contradictory. I tell them protection of our ancient towns and houses is in fact ... capita gross domestic product is among the highest in the world, but the city's style is ancient, almost primitive. However, there I feel a strong cultural environment and that is quite ...

  6. Creative Cities Collection: 500 Chinese and International Artists

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is better seen in the light of the original, which depicts a journey that starts from the Parthenon in Greece (host of the 2004 Games), to Egypt's Pyramids and India's Buddha, and ends ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Sight of revellers in face masks firing off crackers prompts questioning of need for ancient tradition The spectacle of Beijingers wearing face masks as they set off firecrackers in smog-choked streets at the start of the Lunar New Year led many to ask themselves a question: is the noisy custom appropriate, given the mainland's deteriorating air quality? When Beijing Evening ...

  8. World heritage bid likely to include Mao's tomb

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Heroes are likely to be included in the UN application for world heritage status, according to an official from the Dongcheng district Culture Commission in Beijing. The ancient block commonly known as the 'Central Axis', which authorities intend to include ...

  9. Another Beijing Cultural Relic gone

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the site. Liang lived at the courtyard-style home in central Beijing with his wife, Lin Huiyin, in the 1930s. Lin was also a noted architect and writer. The couple in the 1950s proposed the ancient capital be preserved in its original setting by building a new Beijing located far from the Forbidden City. But that suggestion was rejected, and most of the ancient city gates and walls have ...

  10. Team works

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... exploring both past and present Beijing. From the back alleys of history-filled hutongs, to some of the capital's most stylish spots, Chen's selection juxtaposes the traditions of ancient ...




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