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  1. Post-Games economy 'still sound'

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... growth, which has been decelerating this year. 'China will not have a post-Games [major slowdown] because the economic fundamentals will not change after the Olympics,' said Wang Yiming, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649522/post-games-economy-still-sound
  2. News - China - US-SINO RELATIONS

    Barack Obama set to visit China in November as top US official lays groundwork in Beijing

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:40pm

    ... East, North Korea, South Sudan, Iran and other topics of mutual concern. Rice is scheduled to meet China’s defence and foreign ministers on Tuesday before departing on Wednesday. The countries’ ... began talks in Beijing on Monday with top Chinese military and diplomatic officials on bilateral challenges such as a recent close-encounter between their air force planes over the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587758/barack-obama-set-visit-china-november-top-us-official-lays-groundwork
  3. Visa curbs bad for business, chambers say

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... yesterday by the South China Morning Post. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the country had strengthened certain measures for security, including 'necessary adjustments' ... letters, which are required in visa applications for business tours, training and research. The European Chamber of Commerce in China said the introduction of such restrictions without warning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646532/visa-curbs-bad-business-chambers-say
  4. Coastal advantage to be tapped with development of ports

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Zhang, the former head of China's military industries, decided to put the development of the coast at centre-stage shortly after he took up the job in August last year. 'The ... the Japanese, have attracted increasing numbers of people wanting to pay tribute to China's revolutionary past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647015/coastal-advantage-be-tapped-development-ports
  5. Photographer puts faces to construction of iconic Games sites

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the buildings, the buildings that are going to represent the new China. 'So for me, the workers became the ones who were overlooked.' Taking the 143 photographs formed only half the project. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647171/photographer-puts-faces-construction-iconic-games-sites
  6. Security beefed up at Tiananmen ahead of later hours

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing has stepped up security checks at Tiananmen Square amid plans to keep it open until midnight for Olympic visitors. The deputy director of the Beijing Sports Bureau, Sun Xuecai, said that except for a couple of hours on August 8- the opening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647172/security-beefed-tiananmen-ahead-later-hours
  7. Beijingers brush up English but classes for cabbies stay stuck in the slow lane

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Even on a rainy Saturday morning, the conference hall at the Chaoyang District Library is packed mainly with retirees attending the free weekend English salon. The event, along with many other government-sponsored English-language classes, is p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643731/beijingers-brush-english-classes-cabbies-stay-stuck-slow-lane
  8. Cofco unit wins Beijing sites for 2.59b yuan

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... interested in the sites as the district has the potential to develop into a residential area for the middle class,' said Li Wenjie, general manager at Centaline (China). 'The demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638399/cofco-unit-wins-beijing-sites-259b-yuan
  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: A Capitalist in North Korea, by Felix Abt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom by Felix Abt Tuttle 2 stars Julian Ryall Felix Abt spent a remarkable seven years in North Korea representing the ABB Group, a Swiss power company, with plenty of adventures along the way. Few Westerners have had a similar opportunity to meet and work alongside ordinary North Koreans- let alone socialise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1564136/book-review-capitalist-north-korea-felix-abt
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - LANGUAGES

    The richer we grow the less we use minority tongues, say researchers

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... of minority languages, researchers say. They list parts of Australia and North America as hotspots for extinction risk. Based on the same criteria used to determine the risk of extinction faced ... indigenous language, which children were no longer learning. And the Wichita language of the Plains Indians, now based in the US state of Oklahoma, had only one fluent speaker by 2008. In Australia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586773/richer-we-grow-less-we-use-minority-tongues-say-researchers

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