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  1. News - China

    How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Re-education through labour is a thing of the past, but criminal detention now takes its place New set of bars Keen to learn about the United Nations' review of human rights in China, Cao Shunli planned to travel to Geneva ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Fear and loathing at the cinema: new films reflect modern tensions in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Mainstream filmmakers latch on to the prevailing anxiety about Hong Kong's future in a series of movies with a defiantly local appeal Fear and loathing on the silver screen Hong Kong is no longer the same city. Th ...

  3. News - China

    The business of whistle-blowing

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by Reuters

    ... a whistle-blower can receive a bounty of up to 30 per cent as long as the amount recovered is at least US$1 million. Bounties under earlier programmes focused on insider trading and were far smaller, ...

  4. News - China

    Yue Yuen strikers vow to continue until benefit contribution deficit paid in full

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Industrial action over social insurance system at world's largest shoemaker forces a concession, but it's not enough for employees Striking workers put their foot down The world's largest shoemaker caved in to som ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... Guardian in Tianjin Nation is pinning its urbanisation hopes on 'eco-cities' that adhere to strict environmental standards, but will anyone want to live in them? Engineering green cities Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and g ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Subterranean explosions, freezing earth and plans for superfast elevators help the MTR inch steadily towards its next phase of service Working underground Every day in Admiralty, next to the United Centre, a large crane lifts and lowers a ...

  7. News - World

    CIA tortured prisoners and lied to US Justice Department, Senate report says

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington CIA tortured prisoners and lied about it to US Justice Department so it could get legal cover, according to Senate investigation of the spy agency Black sites, dirty war A still-secret US Senate Intelligence Committee repor ...

  8. News - World

    Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghanistan's Bagram jail

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore, Pakistan Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghan jail Pakistani truck driver Umran Khan spent nine years in Afghanistan's Bagram prison, where he says he suffered beatings, sleep deprivation and a sustained cam ...

  9. Business - Money

    All aboard Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Daniel Ren, ENOCH YIU AND JEANNY YU

    ... but would instead look for other partnerships. He also proposed that Qianhai focus its energy on developing a futures market, where investors both onshore and offshore could cross-trade bonds ...

  10. Business - Money

    Brokers guardedly optimistic about Shanghai's through train scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Enoch Yiu, GEORGE CHEN AND DANIEL REN

    ... Enoch Yiu, George Chen and Daniel Ren Through train pleases brokers, guardedly Brokers are hoping the "trading through train" scheme will boost market turnover and strengthen the city's yuan trading, but are concerned about cross-border reg ...




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