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  1. Everyday Scenes and Props

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... atop a pile of books on an old school desk- a cipher for sleep-inducing monotony if ever there was one, especially in Asian classrooms. On the chair, a dead crow, talons in the air, seems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698600/everyday-scenes-and-props
  2. Doubts over HK$270m jade chair, stool

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it as the priciest jade sale of the year, internet users took notice. The authenticity of the pieces was questioned because Chinese are thought to have sat on the floor, not on stools or chairs, during ... for placing things on- not for sitting.' A type of folding chair was introduced to China from countries in the West during the Han dynasty, according to the newspaper report. However, it did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991151/doubts-over-hk270m-jade-chair-stool
  3. News - China - PROPERTY

    Beijing considers property tax to curb home market

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Property tax back on the cards for mainland cities The central government has issued a fresh warning that it will roll out a property tax trial across the nation to rein in any sharp rises in home prices. In the latest sign that it remains determined to keep the lid on prices, the State Council announced yesterday after a meeting chaired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154941/beijing-considers-property-tax-curb-home-market
  4. Vow to put growth on even keel

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a further downturn. A meeting chaired by President Hu Jintao reiterated the need to put stabilising growth in a more important position, underscoring fears that weak domestic and global demand may ... and the magnitude of easing was yet to be seen- but the July new loans figure would be the best gauge. Separately, President Hu also chaired a meeting of leaders from non-Communist Party organisations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008200/vow-put-growth-even-keel
  5. Beijing to open door to private capital

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday following a cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. The meeting was to discuss the year's plans for economic reform. '[We] will perfect and realise the measures to promote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992759/beijing-open-door-private-capital
  6. News - China

    Beijing will use tighter rein on Hong Kong, says analyst

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... status." He added: "With his rise, Xi will chair the Hong Kong-Macau leading group, but no longer the working group. So he will be less hands-on in terms of Hong Kong affairs." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1063393/beijing-will-use-tighter-rein-hk-says-analyst
  7. Hard-hit firms in line for cash aid

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... because they are playing a pivotal role in the country's efforts to overcome current economic difficulties, according to a statement released after a State Council meeting yesterday chaired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991460/hard-hit-firms-line-cash-aid
  8. Talking points

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Critics to debate C.Y.'s proposed culture bureau Some of the city's top cultural commentators will meet in Kowloon to discuss what a proposed culture bureau might look like under Leung Chun-ying's administration. The forum will be chaired by May Fung Mei-wah, creative education director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000781/talking-points
  9. Mainland's new air pollution values adopted

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and ozone. Premier Wen Jiabao, who chaired the meeting, also reaffirmed a timetable for monitoring smog- related pollutants. While cities in affluent, yet smog-hit, regions- such as the Pearl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994081/mainlands-new-air-pollution-values-adopted
  10. Bloc set to flex its muscles at summit

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... members have made it difficult to form a united front. With China chairing the summit this year, the bloc is expected to pass its first comprehensive plan, vowing to expand the bloc from focusing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003006/bloc-set-flex-its-muscles-summit

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