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    Claims for China's household wealth just don't add up

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Claims for China's household wealth just don't add up Researchers in China have been coming up with some truly eye-popping numbers lately. In May the Chengdu-based Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the People's Bank of China published a survey claiming that the average urban family in China owns assets worth 2.47 million yuan (HK$3 million), ...

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    Four Seasons Beijing opens doors

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... visit the Beijing branch- one of three Four Seasons openings in China this autumn, including one in Shanghai's Pudong district and another in Guangzhou- it is still in the soft opening ... in London, where he worked beside three-Michelin-star chef Heinz Beck. This is his first stint in China, and he asks us what we think of the seven-course tasting menu he has prepared. The food ...

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    German pianist Stefan Aaron plays composition on Great Wall in Beijing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Musical journey German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano yesterday on the Great Wall in Beijing. Before his performance in China, Aaron played his piano at 4,206 metres on the peak of the Alphubel mountain in Switzerland. In these unusual places, he performs different new songs tailored to the locations, according to local reports. Photo: Reuters ...

  4. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing authorities last night more than doubled the official death toll from last weekend's devastating storm in the capital to 77, following days of mounting public calls for a more accurate count of those killed. The belat ...

  5. Crowd gathers to mourn fire victims

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com A large crowd gathered in the centre of Jixian county, Tianjin, yesterday to mourn the victims of a deadly fire that engulfed a department store last Saturday- amid growing suspicions that the true death toll has been covere ...

  6. Past on a card

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and eunuchs; countless temples and monuments were contained within its imposing city walls; and the Great Wall of China stretched for thousands of kilometres beyond its borders. Today, this throbbing, ... it was 'a hushed, storybook city behind a series of 40-foot-high ramparts lying on the wind-swept northern Chinese plain below the Great Wall'. They came from the river port city Hankow ...

  7. Grave situation as cost of dying becomes too high for city folk

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... kilometres away, in suburban Beijing, a comparable grave cost 36,000 yuan. And that was considered cheap. China Economic Weekly reported that graves in western Beijing's Mentougou district can ... of a 1-million-yuan grave was 90,000 yuan. Seeing this as an opportunity to make some cash, savvy investors have started buying up graves en masse. One investor in Qingdao, Shandong province, told the China ...

  8. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is about 600 years old, but it is at risk of water that is rising in the nearby Danjiangkou reservoir, which is part of the nation's south-north water-diversion project. The gates ...

  9. Experts say drills stir up disputes

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with neighbours involved in the drills. Asian countries engaged in territorial disputes with China, including the Philippines, Vietnam and India, were all invited to take part in this year's Cobra Gold drills. China has remained an observer since 2002. Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said the US had deliberately excluded China from the massive exercises. 'The US is trying ...

  10. Thwarted July 1 marcher back in jail

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and at least six plain-clothes security personnel went to her safe house in Sichuan yesterday. More officers had surrounded the building. 'I definitely won't go with them. They must kill me ... People's Rights Union of China, condemned the re-arrest and demanded that other activists be immediately released. 'She did not breach any law this time,' Liu said. 'She just wanted ...




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