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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should live up to its tag of 'world-class city'

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by VICTORIA SUNG

    ... Victoria Sung says the embrace of a Hong Kong identity should not mean rejecting the multicultural realities today, if we aspire to be 'world class' I attended the July 1 protests, braving the rain to observe the scene in Victoria Park. It was exciting to be in a place where civic engagement was energetic, especially when compared with my experience of living ...

  2. Business - Economy - URBANISATION

    Li Keqiang to focus on smart and green urbanisation

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Investors advised to temper their expectations for a spate of massive construction projects Li to focus on smart, green cities Investors ... a sum that could be mainly spent on construction projects. But with about 200 million people already living and working in cities - forming the army of migrant workers building modern China ...

  3. Magazines - Style - SECONDS

    Art transplant

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... VB Endeavours such as Duddell’s, Konzepp and A Space For Art make good business sense and may redefine the global artistic experience, writes Victoria Burrows Over the past five years, ... complemented by a further maturing – one seen already in other world cities, such as London and New York, and being emulated in Singapore, which is hatching its own creative culture – of venues ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    A knight's tale

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay Despite early reservations about Wagner, tenor Bryan Register now embodies the lead role in Lohengrin A knight's tale When American tenor Bryan Register was in his ... at the 15th-century Olavlinna Castle in Savonlinna. It is the first time that a full opera by composer Richard Wagner has been performed in this city for more than 20 years. At more than three hours, ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Migrant workers left out in urban cold

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Chinese leaders' urbanisation push may favour creation of small cities to ensure balanced distribution of public resources Migrant ... million migrants who left their farmland for cities for a better life. Having stayed in Beijing for nine years, Wu is no longer a stranger to the capital of the world's second-largest ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    British pianist John Lill brings Beethoven with a bang

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Pianist John Lill has played in the city 35 times. Now he's back for his first performance with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, writes Victoria Finlay When John Lill was nearly four years ... with a beautiful slow movement - I think it's almost my favourite of all of them," Lill says. "It's perfectly formed." 48hours@scmp.com   City Hall Concert Hall, July 18, 8pm. ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Shanghai gets approval to set up free-trade zone

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 07:39pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The area could also be used as a testing ground for major financial reforms Free-trade zone in Shanghai approved Shanghai has won approval from the State Council to set up the mainland's first free-trade zone, moving it closer to becoming a global financial, trade and shipping hub to rival other Asian cities such as Hong ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shandong may show the way in reforming China's financial sector

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Shandong experiment may show the way in financial reform Will Shandong show the way for China's economy? A former chief securities ... to build the capital Qingdao into an offshore financial centre to promote free trade with Japan and South Korea, and bring in more overseas investors to invest in city banks and rural lenders. ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Contradictions tower over China's urbanisation push

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing Victoria.ruan@scmp.com Contradictions tower over urbanisation push Samsung's US$7 billion semiconductor plant sitting on land spanning 9.4 square kilometres ... of millions of people largely priced out of city-centre property, restricted from education and healthcare services by a rigid household registration scheme and increasingly unable to make ends meet ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Fears China jobless rise will dent consumer spending

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Slowdown in mainland manufacturing sparks debate over Beijing's bottom line for growth Fears China jobless rise will dent consumer ... with weaker sentiment in the second-tier cities cooling labour demand. During the course of a slowdown in economic growth, the biggest challenge would be from the job market Consumers' perception ...




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