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  1. News - China

    Apple opens biggest Asian store in Beijing

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 02:49pm by AFP in Beijing

    ... AFP in Beijing Apple on Saturday opened its biggest Asian store yet in Beijing, with hordes of shoppers descending on the three-floor complex that highlights the growing importance of China to the US tech giant. The shop, on the major shopping street of Wangfujing in the heart of the capital, covers an area of 2,300 square metres (24,750 square feet), according to Chinese ...

  2. News - China

    Wen urges action on Europe debt crisis

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 11:22am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Expressing alarm at Europe’s debt problems, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Greece, Spain and Italy to embrace budget cuts and get their finances in order after meeting Thursday with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel was in Beijing for talks aimed at boosting trade and allaying Chinese fears about Europe’s heavy government debts. ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing woman sues mother-in-law over late husband's car number plate

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 02:43pm by Amy Li

    ... A Beijing woman is suing her mother-in-law over the right to own a car number plate which belonged to her late husband, the Beijing Legal Evening News reports. The woman, surnamed Ren, claimed she was entitled to the number plate after her husband downed in floods which devasted Beijing in July last year. The floods killed her husband and severely damaged his car, but one item ...

  4. News - China

    Man runs naked through Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Li

    ... A western man went streaking at Beijing Capital International airport on Tuesday afternoon after arguing with another passenger over seats,  Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The man had allegedly occupied two seats on an airport shuttle train. He had refused to let a Chinese passenger sit down and got into an altercation with him, the report said. The man, who was about ...

  5. News - China

    Anger grows after singer's son detained following gang rape

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 03:06pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui The son of a famous PLA singer has been detained on suspicion of participating in a gang rape  which took place last Sunday in a Beijing hotel. His identity was confirmed on Friday, when Beijing’s Public Security Bureau revealed the detainee’s full name as Li Guangfeng - the new name used by 17-year-old Li Tianyi after he spent a year in detention for a road rage ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham foodandwine@scmp.com Beijing has a variety of new food and drink options, writes Mark Graham A galaxy of bars A back-alley bar that serves real ale, a Prohibition-era- speakeasy themed lounge, a trendy lounge in the arts district and a gourmet restaurant with fabulous views of the Forbidden City are among Beijing's new drinking and dining options. The grim ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Marvel now in Beijing to film Iron Man 3, says Hollywood magazine

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 09:40am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy China abroad  |  China at home Headline article:  Iron Man 3 Begins Filming Scenes In Beijing Iron Man 3, due out mid-2013, will star well-known Chinese actor Wang Xueqi ... Chinese investors.   China at home CinemaBlend--  Iron Man 3 Begins Filming Scenes In Beijing  ...it’s probable that scenes will lead into the introduction of the Mandarin, Iron Man’s chief ...

  8. News - China

    Beijing to offer three-day visa-free stay in 2013 to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:18pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Starting next month, overseas air travellers visiting Beijing may stay 72 hours without a visa, Xinhua reports. The increased visa-waiver period is a day longer than the one ... countries, mostly developed ones like the US, France and Britain. The countries were listed in accordance with the numbers of inbound overnight visitors in Beijing from 2009 to 2011. "Foreign ...

  9. News - China

    China Digest, October 26, 2012

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... BEIJING More kindergarten places Education authorities plan to create 23,000 kindergarten spots in the capital by next year, in order to reach a target set last year of achieving a 95 per cent admission rate for kindergarten-aged pupils who hold Beijing residency, Qianlong.com reports. Kindergartens will be given subsidies ranging from 30,000 yuan (HK$36,898) to 50,000 yuan ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying in Beijing comes down to luck of the draw It's like a lucky draw. More than 140,000 families are lining up for only 2,000 flats on sale in Beijing's first "self-use commercial ...




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