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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadist group runs bus tours of its Syria-Iraq 'caliphate'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Honeymooners and foreigners join trips from Syria to Iraq, to a soundtrack of jihadist songs Islamic State runs bus tours of its ... other parts of its "caliphate". Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, Islamic State buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs ...

  2. Moore Stephens: First port-of-call for prosperous cross-border trade

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:03pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... accountancy network, Moore Stephens' member firms operate through 667 offices with more than 27,000 people in 105 countries. These numbers, however, do not drive the organisation's success- and understanding why not is the reason Moore Stephens has become the first port-of-call for businesses looking to prosper in cross-border trade and investment. "In-depth relationships, knowledge ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Coup leader Prayuth gets Thailand king's backing to run the country

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... by a royal endorsement yesterday to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader warned citizens not to cause trouble, not to criticise and not to protest- or else face ... Adulyadej officially endorsed Prayuth to run the country in a royal command that called for "reconciliation among the people". Television footage showed Prayuth, standing to attention ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - white paper

    Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong on Tuesday.   Following is the full text:   The Practice of the "One Country, Two Systems" Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region   Foreword I. Hong Kong's Smooth Return to China II. Establishment of the Special ...

  5. News - China

    Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com The fate of three outspoken professors has led Macau academics to warn of rising censorship and a loss of confidence in 'one country, two ... was pressure from the Tertiary Education Services Office, which oversees higher education in Macau. Sautede also said that the Catholic Foundation of Higher Education, which runs the university, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police in Hong Kong and China bust massive cross-border illegal betting ring

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cross-border operation apparently run by triads allegedly took in up to HK$500 million a day, police say after raids in HK and mainland Police bust massive illegal betting ring Investigators in Hong Kong and the mainland have smashed a cross-border gambling syndicate that took up to HK$500 million a day in illegal soccer bets, police said yesterday. ...

  7. Keeping pace with change and demand

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:14pm by John Cremer

    ... expansion of the MTR network, and the construction of the impressive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau cross-delta bridge. "Other flourishing sectors are education, health, retail, and food ... and a study has just declared that the UK is the cheapest place to manufacture in western Europe." Running in parallel with the commercial initiatives is the "GREAT" campaign, which ...

  8. Business - Companies - FOOD

    Itochu links with CP Pokphand in cross-share deal for Asia push

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... (HK$7.8 billion) of Itochu's stock, the two companies said in separate statements. Itochu said it would also spend as much as 110 billion yen on a share buy-back over the next year. The cross shareholdings would help the two companies boost sales, cut the cost of buying raw materials and reduce asset running costs, Tokyo-based Itochu said yesterday. The deal comes as rising disposable ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How 'one country, two systems' ensures Hong Kong's prosperity and stability

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:39pm by SONG ZHE

    ... Protection system The white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong, released by the State Council recently, made a comprehensive review of Hong ... are well known to the people of Hong Kong while others may be less well-known, and they include the following. The central government authorises Hong Kong to sign agreements with many countries ...

  10. News - China - NATURAL DISASTERS

    China's Red Cross blasted after sending quilts to sweltering typhoon disaster zone

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:19pm by Alice Yan

    ... but it's a regular practice in our disaster relief." It's a tradition in our country to provide quilts to people affected by disasters Yang Xusheng, China Red Cross He said people whose ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Aid director says there is nothing peculiar about sending cotton quilts to victims in tropical areas devastated by Super Typhoon Rammasun Red Cross official ...




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