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  1. Business - China Business - MEDIA

    Beijing readies new push to send state media firms public

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Regulator to create national body to overhaul state news groups and publishers for listing Beijing readies new push to send media firms public Beijing in new push for media listings Beijing is honing an ambitious strategy that will clear a path for the media industry to list on the stock market. The new round of reforms to overhaul ...

  2. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com At least 37 people were killed as the heaviest downpour in six decades hit Beijing, causing chaos and sparking criticism of officials ill-prepared ... to rise with the media saying yesterday that numerous people, including rescue workers, were missing. The heavy downpour caused 545 flights to be cancelled or delayed at Beijing Capital ...

  3. Beijing migrant worker-rockers seeking HK help

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com A folk rock band from Beijing has called on the Hong Kong media to support its efforts to save a school for migrant workers' children it set up ... Summer Olympics in Beijing. Education bureau officials usually cite lack of permits and poor safety standards of the school buildings as reasons for the closures. 'We have been getting all ...

  4. Delegate deadline a hard ask for Beijing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing said yesterday the city's party congress would be held from June 29 to July 3, but analysts said the later-than-usual start suggested ... yesterday. It would make Beijing the last provincial-level constituency to hold its party congress, Beijing Television reported. The announcement suggests that the municipality will be hard-pressed ...

  5. Beijing, Shanghai overtake HK on expatriate costs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Beijing and Shanghai both leaped more than 20 places to overtake Hong Kong as the most expensive place in China, a human resources agency's global survey of 400 cities found. Researchers at ECA said it was the first time both Beijing and Shanghai had been significantly more expensive than Hong Kong in the cost of living survey ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that Patek's remorse and co-operation should spare him from death. Party in Beijing holds delayed congress The Communist Party in Beijing will hold its city congress today after weeks of delay raised ... in a difficult economic environment. Palace Museum to sign leisure department deal Representatives of the Palace Museum, which houses exhibits from Beijing's Forbidden City, will sign a letter ...

  7. Bo Xilai and his white elephants

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... instability, Beijing pledged to build 36 million subsidised apartments across the country between 2011 and 2015- more than enough to house the entire population of Canada (34.4 million). Today, seven ...

  8. Beijing makes urban rail sector stimulus moves

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shanghai hanshih.toh@scmp.com With the Chinese economy slowing down, there are signs that Beijing is 'discreetly' introducing stimulating measures by injecting money into urban rail systems, with trillions of yuan in new spending planned. Some 3 trillion yuan (HK$3.7 trillion) will be spent to build 6,100 kilometres of urban railway from 2011 to 2020, ...

  9. Gulf opens between residents and official media over floods

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The news footage on Beijing Television showing Beijing party secretary Guo Jinlong having instant noodles at an emergency meeting over the deadly July 21 ... Hubei Daily in Hubei province, as a testament to selflessness and hard work of the Beijing party secretary. 'A moving scene- the 65-year-old Beijing party secretary eating instant noodles ...

  10. High expectations

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Beijing and Shanghai are the best cities for expatriates to live in. However, this may indicate that the two have the largest expat populations and better amenities, ... policies, administration, working conditions and living environment, that were further broken down to 18 categories. The top 10 cities in order were Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Wuhan, ...




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