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  1. News - China

    Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... on 'tuhao' for 'rich who are lacking in correct values' A new Chinese dictionary backed by the national language regulator offers a glimpse into the social and environmental concerns ... to refer to rich but despotic landlords in the countryside. The word has now been adopted by web users for newly rich people who are “lacking in education or correct values”, the statement said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581466/chinese-dictionarys-100-new-entries-offer-words-pollution-and-nations
  2. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Citic Telecom gears up for Macau’s launch of 4G services next year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 06:55pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... much-anticipated launch of 4G mobile services next year. The company, which posted yesterday a 55 per cent decline in interim net profit, owns and operates Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM), the city’s dominant mobile and fixed-line services provider. “CTM will actively bid for Macau’s 4G licences and strive to advance the development of this business,” Citic Telecom chairman Xin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1568421/citic-telecom-gears-macaus-launch-4g-services-next-year
  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Airport- do not mention City Airways. John Findlay, a former general secretary of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, said: "Safety comes first. It's absolutely correct ... authority to operate scheduled services between Thailand and Hong Kong". Additional reporting by Calvin Liu   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573109/city-airways-grounded-due-safety-concerns-leaving-hundreds-stranded
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Property market cool-down drives HSBC China services PMI to lowest level ever

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Mainland services PMI from HSBC/Markit falls to near 9-year low last month, reflecting strains in key sector and keeping spotlight on stimulus Property downturn puts clamp on services growth Growth in the mainland's services sector slowed sharply last month to its lowest level in nearly nine years, a private-sector survey showed yesterday, indicating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566785/property-market-cool-down-drives-hsbc-china-services-pmi-lowest
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Food review: food and service are good at Sichuan House

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by Susan Jung

    ... Text: Susan Jung Sichuan House 7/F M88, 2 Wellington Street, Central Tel: 2521 6699 Open: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Cuisine: Sichuanese Price: about HK$300 without drinks or the service ... (HK$78) were a good end to a delicious meal. Pros: the food and service. Priya, our main waitress, was friendly and helpful. She even went out and bought us beer from the market down the street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1564326/food-review-food-and-service-are-good-sichuan-house
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY INVESTMENT

    Mainland real estate investment growth slows to 13.7pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Service said in a report on Monday that a steep housing downturn on the mainland could derail the global recovery. "We expect property sales growth of [up] to 5 per cent this year, but risks around this forecast are skewed to the downside," it said. The residential property sector suffered an even worse correction than the broad real estate sector, according to official data. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1572864/mainland-real-estate-investment-growth-slows-137pc
  7. News - China - CYBER SECURITY

    Tencent to clean up its WeChat service amid crackdown rumours

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 02:18pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrianwan@scmp.com Company says it will target accounts that engage in fraud, porn or 'spreading rumours' Tencent to clean up its WeChat service Tencent ... 5.8 million public accounts on the service, it said on its own WeChat account. The statement came amid widespread speculation among mobile social-media users that a new crackdown by government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567586/zhaoqing-city-orders-wechat-users-register-accounts-police
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hello Kitty confirmed as human, despite whiskers and pointy ears

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, told the Los Angeles Times that she "was corrected- very firmly" by Sanrio that Kitty was not a cat. "That's one correction Sanrio made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581561/hello-kitty-confirmed-human-despite-whiskers-and-pointy-ears
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... “I’ve received approval from all the correct government departments. I’ve followed all the correct protocol, but I’m still in limbo,” Grenham said from her hospital bed. “My little boy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  10. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:28pm by Echo Hui

    ... to correct the flaws in China’s justice system. He said defence lawyers must be given equal status with prosecutors, and the court system must become independent. “I heard people say the victory ... cases are as complicated as this one, but it is equally important for authorities to confess and correct their mistakes. If they have the courage to correct a case that issued the death penalty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580539/wrongfully-convicted-mans-sister-lawyer-call-investigation-six-year

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