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  1. Bird flu fears put winter China trips on hold

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Fears over bird flu outbreaks in the region have prompted schools to change or abandon plans for trips over the winter holidays. 'Many people are worried about this so we daren't go so far,' said Chan Wai-kai, principal of Wai Kiu ...

  2. How China is widening its global horizons

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the more traditional centres of western investment and are looking at opening in some of China's more peripheral cities. In Guangdong, several schools with day and boarding facilities have ... families are moving to China as fast as new places are becoming available, and many schools have waiting lists of as much as two years. Two of Beijing's longest-established international ...

  3. One-year countdown starts for World Expo

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... is running on schedule- if not ahead of time- but there are still concerns. The imposing China pavilion is nearing completion, and the main buildings in the heart of the park are not far behind. Work has begun on a number of the main national pavilions- Austria chose to hold its groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. 'We are some of the few working on Labour Day,' joked Hannes ...

  4. Number of wealthier investors growing as income gap widens

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... by the China Merchant Bank and global business consulting firm Bain & Company predicts. The estimate represents an increase of 6 per cent from the end of last year, with the group expected to have ... in a recent UN report on development. The China Institute for Reform and Development warned that the growing disparity threatened to undermine progress made in improving welfare and living standards. ...

  5. Fresh unrest rocks Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... soldiers were stationed in People's Square, while military jets flew above the city closely monitoring the curfew. A dozen Han Chinese told the South China Morning Post they were going to stay ... owner said. Police fired tear gas repeatedly at the Han protesters to try to prevent them entering a Uygur district, but the Han refused to disperse and smashed Uygur-owned shops ...

  6. Blast off

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Lim Limsing-yiu, 11, Alexander Lam Chun-yiu, 12, and Jenny Yeung Wing-yee, 11. The pupils were taking part in a special segment of their Chinese studies class to celebrate China's second manned space mission. The school, on Queen's Road East, will hold an open day next Saturday from 2pm until 5pm. Visit www.isf.edu.hk for details. ...

  7. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in the Xinjiang regional capital yesterday afternoon, warning that no demonstrations or gatherings would be allowed in the city without authorisation and that anyone found at a gathering holding any kind ... during last Sunday's riots- the worst ethnic violence in China in decades- but the Urumqi government managed to control the gathering through public appeals and the use of riot police. ...

  8. US set to end delay over Expo

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Will Clem

    ... to confirm groundbreaking was imminent, saying: 'We have had a lot of positive movement in recent weeks but we will hold off on any announcements until all the details have been worked ... the US pavilion 'demonstrates America's commitment to a forward-looking, positive relationship with China'. She is said to have phoned business leaders to get them interested ...

  9. Zhejiang appoints Beijing official to replace dismissed director of anti-corruption body

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 1998 and 2006. He was removed last month. Wang has been linked to the major corruption scandal involving Wong Kwong-yu, former chairman of Gome Electrical Appliance Holdings, which has ... and China issues at the Beijing Institute of Technology, said he believed Mr Ren's appointment was a government attempt to find 'a more upright and capable official' following ...

  10. Good times spread to exporters

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the first Pakistanis to arrive were unskilled manual workers, more recent immigrants tend to hold executive positions. 'This has led to a close interaction in business, banking ...




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