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  1. Microtrends

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... by the book. But readers should remain sceptical about some statistics. Penn identified 'hockey mums' as an important electoral demographic for Bill Clinton, but as Hillary Clinton ...

  2. Yao Ming, Bill Clinton, David Ho honoured by HKU for HIV roles

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Basketball superstar Yao Ming, former US president Bill Clinton and scientist David Ho Da-i will receive honorary University of Hong Kong degrees for their contribution to HIV/Aids advocacy, among other work. Yao will receive a doctorate in social science, Mr Clinton a doctorate in law and Dr Ho a doctorate in science. The university said Yao had made an outstanding ...

  3. Travellers head back as snow, rain turn south

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Battle for train and bus tickets With the threat of more rain and snow looming in the south, migrant workers flocked back to mainland cities yesterday at the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The China Meteorological Administration is forecasting snow or rain for southern areas, including Guizhou province , in the next few days. Guangzhou is also experiencing ...

  4. Wide range of contacts still under way

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Despite Beijing's angry reaction after US President George W. Bush met the Dalai Lama, the two countries are maintaining contacts on many issues. Tourism administration chairman Shao Qiwei said on Tuesday that consultations with Washington on making the US an approved destination for mainland tourists had reached specifics. To allow mass tourism, the mainland must ...

  5. Hu brings Shanghai back into fold

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai President and Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao visited Shanghai yesterday and welcomed the city back into the fold after a corruption scandal - saying it should set the pace for the whole country. The visit to Shanghai, on the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, was Mr Hu's first since the corruption scandal ...

  6. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing resolves to do more for underprivileged classes Shanghai yesterday played host to the start of the Special Olympics with President Hu Jintao presiding over the ceremony as China prepared to hold the Beijing Olympics next year. It marks the first time the Special Olympics, intended for people with intellectual disabilities, is being held ...

  7. Top leaders tipped to attend Shanghai Games

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are tentatively scheduled to visit Shanghai in October for the Special Olympics, although neither has formally accepted an invitation. Leaders have thrown their support behind the games, intended for athletes wit ...

  8. Housing loans eased for the poor

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai is planning policies aimed at making housing more affordable for low-income families, following protests by residents over compensation levels for urban clearance. The Shanghai government will soon unveil a plan to offer interest-rate subsidies o ...

  9. Expo benefits overestimated, warn experts

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... A frank report is critical of Shanghai's progress Economic experts have warned that Shanghai has over-inflated the expected benefits of hosting the 2010 World Expo, in an unusually critical report carried by the state-funded China News Service. In a ...

  10. Shanghai is assisting in probe of developer

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... A Shanghai government spokeswoman said yesterday that the city was co-operating in the investigation of disgraced property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai and denied reports that a former vice-mayor was under house arrest for his involvement in the land scandal. & ...




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