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  1. North Star sees sales rising 33pc on better margins

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Beijing North Star, a Hong Kong-listed property developer owned by the capital city's government, expects turnover will rise 33 per cent this year on the back of larger ... this year.' Beijing North Star on Wednesday announced turnover climbed 14.22 per cent to 1.48 billion yuan in the first half from 1.29 billion yuan a year earlier. Net profit soared 79.1 per cent ...

  2. Beijingers cheer opening of north-south subway line

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the south to the north before. Now I can take a trip over 20km away at a cost of only 2 yuan,' she said. Beijing has announced it would cut the price of subway tickets to 2 yuan ...

  3. Tianlian eyes assets boost from parent firm

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Tianjin Tianlian Public Utilities, shares of which are traded in Hong Kong, plans to buy gas distribution assets worth three billion yuan from its unlisted parent in the next three years, boosting the fund-raising ability of the state-owned company, accor ...


    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... photographs of 2007 reflect this trend. As China's monstrous economic boom engulfed large sections of the nation in throat-searing smog and the United States persisted with its fossil-fuel ... disaster. Tomorrow the South China Morning Post starts its eight-part 2007 year in review series. Look for part one on Monday's Behind The News page. The Earth A man wades through water-borne ...

  5. Schools don't get minimum legal funding, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Education investment not keeping pace with economic boom More than a third of provincial governments have failed to spend enough money for the nine years of compulsory education, undermining a national commitment to an expenditure threshold. A ...

  6. Thirsty capital wrings water from neighbours

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... plain, where most surface water was depleted and underground water overused. 'The first and worst hit will be farmers in downstream areas where demand is huge and there is never any ...

  7. New subway line to ease Beijing's congestion

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... convenient and comfortable. The line took nearly five years and 12 billion yuan to build, and has 23 stations from Tiantongyuan North Station in the northern Changping district to Songjiazhuang ... criticised as overcrowded, uncomfortable and not air-conditioned. The two lines, together with the No 13 line in the north and the Batong line in the east, carry 1.15 million passengers daily, 15 per ...

  8. Censors clamp down on food safety reports

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... story, even after it was picked up by Beijing and state media, including Central China Television. Media sources speculated that the Beijing Daily Messenger bore the brunt of the media clampdown ...

  9. Tianjin Port plans joint venture

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... through in the first quarter, a 35 per cent increase from a year earlier, according to Tianjin's customs department. Beijing, Tianjin and northern China are major car markets. There are nine ...

  10. Dialogue plea

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pan-democrats want Beijing to give them back their home-return permits so they can fly to the capital to meet top officials. Could this lead to improved political dialogue between conflicting groups? Write to us. ...




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