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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... at Rice University in the United States believes we can do better. "Imagine a digital textbook where because I'm a different person and learn differently, my book is different from your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  2. News - China - MACAU

    Fernando Chui Sai-on was groomed for a top political job in Macau

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Sai-on was groomed" for a top political position. "His brother was too old, while his cousin too young." After returning from his studies in the United States, Fernando Chui spent ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com Chui was groomed for a top political job in city Dour and uncomfortable in the public glare, Fernando Chui Sai-on cuts a considerably less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582053/fernando-chui-sai-was-groomed-top-political-job-macau
  3. News - World - ADOPTION

    Foreign adoptions in United States plunge 18pc after Russian ban

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 09:54am by AP

    ... and Ethiopia also dropped sharply. State Department figures showed 7,094 adoptions from abroad, down from 8,668 in 2012 and 69 per cent below the high of 22,884 in 2004. As usual, China accounted ... abuse, neglect or other causes while in the care of their adoptive parents. Moving into No 3 spot for last year was Ukraine, now caught up in political conflict with Russia. Ukraine accounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454672/foreign-adoptions-americans-decline-sharply
  4. News - World

    Libya's parliament backs free vote for president to help unite rival militias

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... between rival militias and their political backers and return Libya to stability after a month of clashes that have turned Tripoli and Benghazi into battlefields. The House of Representatives ... lawmaker Fatthallah Saiti said. Libya's fragile government has been caught in political infighting, which paralysed the last parliament and empowered rival brigades of heavily armed ex-rebels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572483/libyas-parliament-backs-free-vote-president-help-unite-rival-militias
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKEx still feels the pain of losing Alibaba to the United States

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Looking at HKEx's interim results we were struck by a paragraph in the chairman's statement which said, "We never lose sight of our responsibilities as an exchange controller, a regulator as well as a listed company". Altho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1568626/hkex-still-feels-pain-losing-alibaba-united-states
  6. News - China Insider - NEW MEDIA

    New political news website scolded by party propaganda officials for 'incorrect practices'

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... launch, mainly covers political news. Recently, it has given heavy coverage to China’s anti-corruption campaign. Thepaper.cn was officially launched last month and is available online, through a mobile phone app and the popular instant-messaging platform Wechat, as it aims to better reach more tech-savvy audiences. Thepaper.cn is operated by the state-run Shanghai United Media Group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1580827/new-political-website-scolded-party-ideology-officials-incorrect
  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... urged to unite behind Xi The PLA's political wing has urged officers and soldiers to stand united behind the leadership of President Xi Jinping in a call that coincides with the annual summer meeting of the ruling elite at the seaside retreat in Beidaihe. Soldiers should resolutely prevent "liberalism in politics" and "oppose misconceptions" that might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  8. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese buyers flocking to westernmost US state

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:08pm by Patrick W. ONeill

    ... and influenced the relationship between the United States and Asia for centuries and continues to be a popular destination for education, medical care, finance and property investment. Recent additions ... than one million, making up the majority of the state's total of 1.4 million. The city and county of Honolulu is the main business, trade, political and tourist hub for the state. Honolulu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1571333/chinese-buyers-flocking-westernmost-us-state
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... China in 2009 and won political asylum in the United States. “He’s been in a small cell that’s dimly lit with no natural light,” Genser said. “The guards had strict instructions to not talk ... sister’s house in the city of Urumqi in far western Xinjiang province. State security agents were watching him inside the sister’s house, she said. “He didn’t respond and then the connection went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must not allow its tax policy to be used as a political weapon

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:05pm by ARTHUR LAFFER

    ... worldwide to impose tobacco excise taxes of at least 70 per cent- should have a role in the taxation policies or fiscal management of sovereign states. It mirrors a worrying trend at the United ... policies. The success of Hong Kong's flat income tax model, dating back to 1947, and similar policies in some enlightened states in the US should give us pause for thought. Civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580757/hong-kong-must-not-allow-its-tax-policy-be-used-political-weapon

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