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  1. Answers sought on subway death

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao Priscilla.jiao@scmp.com A few onlookers took photos and comforted the 48-year-old mother of a woman whose son died last year in a fall from the platform of Beijing ... death led to the installation of glass platform shields.' Meng has demanded that the Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corporation, which runs the network, show her surveillance ...

  2. New curbs drive Beijingers to swamp car lottery website

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Beijing residents have swamped a website set up to handle a new lottery for car number plates, with more than 53,000 signing up during the first 24 hours, according ... in the growing number of cars on the capital's notoriously grid-locked roads. But the new system had resulted in a flurry of new applications, The Beijing News reported yesterday. The website went ...

  3. Not dead and buried

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan On a bitterly cold night in 1937, a beautiful British teenager, Pamela Werner, was found lying murdered beside the Fox Tower in Beijing. The killing sent shockwaves through ... to a few suspects among the then-3,000-strong foreign community living in Beijing's Legation Quarter and Badlands. They included Pamela's father, American dentist Wentworth Prentice, ...

  4. Hongkong Land plans Wangfujing retail project

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Developer Hongkong Land plans to build a high-end retail property with hotel and office facilities in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping street at a site it bought recently, according to executive director for commercial property Raymond Chow Ming-joe. ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It was my first close-up contact with girls, and I regret that I didn't hug them tightly Schoolboy Sonic Lok, 16, who got to hug Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa (above) at the Ani-com and Games Fair Come out if you are a Hongkonger and demand that Beijing interpret the Basic Law Jacky Wong, joining a Facebook chorus against right of abode for domestic helpers I made the decision ...

  6. Hard to fight graft in trade, says official

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and government priorities now were very different from two years ago when Beijing launched a four trillion yuan stimulus during the global financial crisis. 'Then the priority was boosting [gross ... including Premier Wen Jiabao had made speeches against corruption, said Kent Kedl, the greater China managing director at Control Risks. Beijing was paying more attention to corruption. 'It ...

  7. Beijing heritage bid to uproot 200,000

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Beijing wants to preserve the cultural heritage around Gu Enguang's home... but it means he is not welcome to stay. It is all part of a broader plan to manage the sprawling capital's population. A narrow, rugged concrete path leads to Gu's home at Liulisi hutong in Beijing's Dongcheng district. Facing south is the main building, a room measuring about 20 ...

  8. Treatment of journalists damages China's image

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roll back the clock to before the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, when authorities eased restrictions on overseas media. Despite the rhetoric and promises, maintaining a grip on power remains a key focus. The manner in which the reporters, photographers and camera crews were treated was telling. Showing up last week in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping street, the journalists were ...

  9. Shrine dining

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham A cluster of new top notch restaurants in Beijing, several of which are backed by Hong Kong money and expertise, are helping the capital stake its claim as the heart of fine dining in China. The most anticipated is the Temple Restaurant Beijing, a gourmet European restaurant housed in the 500-year-old Zhi Zhu Si Tibetan temple compound near the Forbidden City palace ...

  10. Polish president pushes trade deals and closer ties during Beijing visit

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese investment in Poland has been rapidly growing and the visit of President Bronislaw Komorowski to Beijing this week is bringing new deals. One ... said Poland hoped the European Union would acknowledge China's market economy status soon and would try to persuade the EU to remove its ban on military sales. Beijing expects to increase ...




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