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  1. News - World

    Chinese Scots as divided as rest of country over independence

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:41pm by KATHLEEN NUTT

    ... Kathleen Nutt in Glasgow Like the rest of Scotland, its Chinese community is split on whether to back union or independence Chinese Scots play part in go-it-alone debate Yen Hongmei Jin knows exactly how she's going to vote when Scotland goes to the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581832/chinese-scots-divided-rest-country-over-independence
  2. News - World

    Chinese tartan yet to catch on among Scotland's kilt buyers

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:40pm by KATHLEEN NUTT

    ... Kathleen Nutt in Glasgow Chinese tartan yet to catch on with kilt buyers The Chinese Scottish tartan is among thousands of varieties of the distinctive patterned cloth sold in Scotland. It was inspired by the former Chinese consul general Madame Guo Guifa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581833/chinese-tartan-yet-catch-among-scotlands-kilt-buyers
  3. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Islamic State's self-financing model poses extra challenges for those trying to stop the militant group's expansion in Iraq, Syria and maybe beyond Oil that helps grease wheels of terror Islamic State, which now controls an area of Ira ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581227/islamic-states-self-financing-model-poses-additional-challenges-anti
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Countdown to confrontation as Standing Committee weighs poll rules

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:34pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Sunday's expected decision on the framework for the 2017 election may set the scene for more political turmoil and spark Occupy into action Countdown to confrontation Hong Kong is replete with mysteries, ancient and modern: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1580987/countdown-confrontation-standing-committee-weighs-poll-rules
  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... the "Kingdom of the Bicycles", China replaced bikes with cars in the 1980s as it focused on expanding its economy quickly. Now confronted by toxic smog and traffic jams, the Communist Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... focused on domestic matters. Yet analysts and China watchers say the philosophy of Deng, who would have celebrated his 110th birthday today, still guides the nation's foreign affairs- even ... on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989. Faced with international hostility, Deng focused on developing the nation's economy. Senior officials in the two post-Deng administrations led by Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578761/deng-xiaopings-guiding-principles-are-still-play-today
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Advocates of a universal pension plan say it can be done without the government raising taxes Planning for the future The biggest controversy in the universal pension debate remains whether Hong Kong can introduce such a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  8. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    The day that time stood still: hundreds die in Yunnan quake despite warnings

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Many died as shoddy homes crumbled despite warnings that a major earthquake was possible along a fault line in Yunnan province The day that time stood still In a way, time stopped at about 4.30pm on August 3 for Cao Zhengxian. J ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577096/many-die-shoddy-homes-despite-warnings-major-earthquake-was-possible
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown brought out frustrations stemming from unemployment, bad schools and white domination of a largely black area The spark that lit a fire in Ferguson The police shooting of Michael Brown was ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Yi, who runs a tutoring and consulting agency for Chinese students called Focus Education. International surveys have shown that Chinese students perform well ahead of their American peers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us

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