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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Pet owner sues clinic after dog dies during 'facelift' to attract female mate

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 01:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to “straighten the flabby skin on the dog’s forehead”. According to a court press release, the dog suffered cardiac arrest during the anaesthetic process and died. Animal rights groups and activists ... he brought the two-year-old dog to Yongchangjihe Animal Hospital for a facelift in November to make the dog more attractive to breeders. "If my dog looked better, female dog owners would ...

  2. Mainlanders show major attitude shift

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am

    ... abandoning a plan to auction off licences to hunt wild animals, some of them endangered. The hunting licences give the owner the right to kill certain species from a list of more than 200 animals ... China's public are gradually coming round to the idea of animal welfare, writes Dinah Gardner A grinning man clad in army fatigues brandishes a rifle, a dead boar lies at his feet. He ...

  3. 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

    ... is not the commute- it's the slim odds on winning the right to buy. "I know the hope is very small. I still want to try my luck," said Zheng Lin, a married man working in a finance company ...

  4. 523 days to go

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... schedules. Many TV stations buy Spanish bullfighting, which still enjoys a huge following, despite a change in attitudes towards animal rights in recent years among the new urban middle classes. ... against animal cruelty, and he gives his producer an incredulous look. 'In America, they are against cruelty to animals,' the producer tells the stunned Borat. Both then have a fit ...

  5. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Beijing to spend 18b yuan to protect farmers' land rights

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... land rights The mainland is going to spend 18 billion yuan (HK$22.4 billion) identifying and registering the contractual rights of farmland in the countryside over the next five years amid ... farmers contractual rights to the land they farm for 30 years. The central authorities decided to increase the security of land tenure in 2008. A directive issued that year said contractual land ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean air should be a basic right

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Clean air should be a basic right Hazardous smog- that has for days blanketed north, central and east China- makes plain the scale of the environmental challenge Xi ... by bringing back blue skies and breathable air. Those should be basic rights for all people, no matter where they live. Unfortunately, cities struggle to attain them, especially those ...

  7. 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

    ... is certainly right to attack corruption, some business people argue his anti-corruption efforts have gone too far and been turned into micro-management. "Don't send your friend a Christmas ...

  8. letters

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... them to suffer violence and pain. Just like humans, all animals have the right to live. Charlotte Fung, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School Take care of the poor residents first If the Hong Kong ... Treat lab animals with humanity Animals are widely used for scientific research, but is this moral? Creatures are cut open and injected with chemicals as scientists experiment on new ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Something of a compromising question After years of being repeatedly criticised for making U-turns and compromises on the fight for democracy, the moderate Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood is finally seeing a silver lining. Party law ...

  10. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... opposite number, Joe Biden, highlighted a well-established litany of concerns, from human rights abuses to theft of intellectual property. Beijing was criticised for joining Russia in vetoing a UN ... not political grandstanding, is the way to make this happen. Xi has set the right tone. ...




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