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  1. News - China

    Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Software engineer choking in Beijing's smog dreams of a new life in Montreal's clean air 'The quality of life should be much better' Living in a standalone house, jogging in the morning, going to work in hi ...

  2. HK duo Lee and Mak on their way to Beijing after Canada success

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Hong Kong triathletes Daniel Lee Chi-wo and Tania Mak So-ning will compete in the Beijing Olympics after scoring points at the BG world championships in Vancouver. Lee and Mak's efforts confirmed their participation through the New Fla ...

  3. Canada urged to hold 'respectful' rights talks

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these differences.' Mr Lu said China, like Canada, believed in people and strived to improve their rights, but the rest of the world often only noticed differences in ideas about human rights. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has repeatedly criticised China's human rights record and said Canada would not 'sell the belief in democracy, freedom, human rights out to the almighty ...

  4. Canada comes a-calling

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The mainland will find it easier to acquire oil and other energy resources in Canada through a memorandum of understanding signed in Beijing, says Canadian Minister ... to China. During Mr Peterson's visit to Beijing last week, the mainland agreed to include Canada among the list of 54 countries with approved destination status. ...

  5. Much hangs on a fair trial for Lai

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and fought hardest and longest to bring home. Lai Changxing has finally been deported by Canada to answer charges arising from an alleged US$6.4 billion smuggling operation in Xiamen during the 1990s ... to the contrary. It is understandable that there was reticence about deporting him after he escaped imminent arrest and sought political asylum in Canada in 1999. The mainland still executes more people ...

  6. Beijing still hopeful of fugitive's repatriation

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its appeal against a court ruling blocking his deportation. Lai's 1999 escape to Canada, with which Beijing does not have an extradition treaty, has caused diplomatic friction between the two countries. The Fujianese businessman is accused of having run a multibillion-US dollar smuggling ring under the cover of his Yuan Hua Group. Although Canada's government agreed Lai ...

  7. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prepared by Karen Lee Bracher Only 494 days to go A The Competitors- Canada Use these words: provinces, multicultural, occupying Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, 1._____________ most of northern North America. Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada shares land borders with the United ...

  8. Echoes of Sars as Beijing turns into a ghost city

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com With the streets deserted, residents gripped by fear and mistrust, and government officials tight-lipped, the mood in Beijing recalls the spring of 2003, when the capital was caught in the throes of the Sars epidemic ...

  9. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok November 16, 2002: First Sars case appears in Guangdong. February 11, 2003: Guangdong government reports 305 cases of atypical pneumonia and five deaths in the province. February 21: A medical professor from Guangzhou arrives in Hong Kong an ...

  10. Wild weather and power chaos bring flawed strategy to surface

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The mainland's coal, power and transportation shortages provide the latest example of the quandary Beijing still faces after three decades of economic reform. The root cause of the mess lies in the central government's half-baked effort ...




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