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  1. Beijing opens its chequebook for rich and restive Xinjiang

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... mainly because of the Go-West campaign launched by the government in 1999 which raised investment in central and western China. It compares with a national GDP growth in 2009 of 8.7 per cent. ... capacity to produce 10 million kilowatts of power from wind. Beijing is preparing a 'Central Xinjiang Work Meeting' later this year. At a preparatory meeting for this event on January 26, ...

  2. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Research suggests family of languages began developing from antecedent 15,000 years ago Common root of European and Asian tongues found Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tong ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Protest could grow The central government is inadvertently inciting Hong Kong people to unrest by denying them universal suffrage in voting for the chief executive and a fully elected Legislative Council in 2007 and 2008. This is a warning to the Hong Kong and central governments that the demonstration by 300 students ('We didn't use excessive force: police', April ...

  4. Revolutionary echoes in Central

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A hidden corner in Central that was a cradle of China's 1911 revolution has been revamped as a historic garden to retell stories of the event. The open space behind Pak Tsz Lane will open to the public late next month to celebrate the centenary of the revolution. 'This initiative provides the public with a valuable open space while ...

  5. Central bankers caught in a trap of their own making

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is that conceited finance ministers and central bankers in much of Asia think that they are stronger than the immutable laws of the workings of the balance of payments and can do with money what no-one has ... blamed for it of course and the finance ministers and central bankers set to making sure it couldn't happen again. As they weren't ready to concede why it had happened in the first ...

  6. Study points to importance of Central's low-rise areas

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Developments above Hollywood Road, including the Central School site, should be low density to preserve the integrity of the last two low-rise districts in Central, an architectural study says. The study, conducted by Chinese University, analysed Central's cityscape using aerial photos and identified small districts that were worthy of preservation. 'The two ...

  7. Central Asia's retreating waters

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Remember what happened to the Aral Sea, the most extensive body of water in Central Asia? Since 1960, 30 years after Soviet planners began diverting its feeder rivers to irrigate cotton fields, the sea has lost three-quarters of its volume, turning once-fertile areas into desert. Is a similar crisis looming in eastern Kazakhstan for Lake Balkhash, ...

  8. Magazines - Style

    Agnes Chan: 'Accountancy is in my DNA'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by MARIE INCLES

    ... of the Election Committee, from the accountancy functional constituency, that chose Hong Kong's chief executive. She says it was a "rare experience for me and a big accomplishment". ... of Ernst & Young in Central into one occupying nine floors of Citic Towers in Central. To cap it all, the Hong Kong and Macau office of the firm achieved double-digit growth, commendable ...

  9. Uygurs arrested after hijack attempt

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Six Uygurs, some disguised as disabled passengers, tried to hijack a plane yesterday shortly after it took off from Hotan in Xinjiang on a flight to the autonomous region's capital. But crew and passengers on Tianjin ...

  10. Central Asian talks upbeat, but vague

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Beijing's looming influence in Central Asia looked set to grow as President Hu Jintao met regional leaders in Bishkek yesterday, promising investment and trade. But in speeches couched in sweeping terms and praises, it remained unclear what form these promises would take. Mr Hu met the Kyrgyz prime minister and parliamentary speaker ...




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