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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... become apparent that parts, if not all, of "Likonomics" don't really work. As a result, the government has gone back to its old trick of boosting the economy, which- if you ask me ... mini-stimulus are permanent solutions for addressing the country's complicated structural problems. It reminds me of a line from the Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs about good cops and bad cops, ...

  2. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Mysterious Xi Jinping blogger reveals himself: 'It is just me'

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 10:01am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... that he is both a genuine fan of China’s new leader and intent on making him more accessible to the country’s people. “It is just me. It’s completely an individual act,” said Zhang, who started ... on to his next stop. Zhang said he has no idea if Xi approves of the fan club. “But so far, no government worker or police has come after me,” Zhang said. “That tells us they are getting more open, ...

  3. Want Olympic gold? Show me the money

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu With the London Olympics kicking off next week, it is time to speculate on the medal table. According to a report by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, wealthy nations such as the US, China, Russia and host country Britain will take the lea ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com With technology developing and rapidly changing the world, it's best to leave the jokes behind and focus on fixing the problems around us Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on My first trip to the United States in early 2008- with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away- gave me a street-level glimpse of China's ...

  5. The tough times make me feel alive

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that women usually say is 'Gosh, how does your wife feel', whereas a guy's reaction is usually 'Man, I wish I could do that!' For me, an initial reason for seeking adventure is that it makes me feel alive to get out into the wild and take on a huge challenge. I love cycling or hiking all day through valleys or deserts or plains and seeing what they are really like (rather than ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... or New Year card? Now the party rules everyone like in kindergarten," a friend of mine who works for a government department complained. He tells me there is an economic forecast popular ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... exponentially, while the life of most citizens has become more difficult, especially for those at the bottom of the ladder who are treated despicably by an out-of-touch and uncaring government. Mr Tsang ... Suet-yi, Tai Wai Politician kowtowing to Beijing Greg Barns almost had me convinced of his argument that Australia's new foreign minister Bob Carr is a China-savvy politician ...

  8. My word is my bond (until the price moves against me)

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Back in the early days of financial markets, merchants in the City of London's coffee houses were content to seal their deals with no more than a handshake, secure in the knowledge that the gentleman's tenet 'Dictum meum pa ...

  9. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    Xi Jinping warns corruption threatens party's rule

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... faces trial for corruption and abuse of power. "Recently, our party has faced serious disciplinary and legal cases of a despicable nature, which have had a bad political effect and shocked ...

  10. Colour me beautiful

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh Fung shui masters who take into account aspects of modern living know the colour of the walls in a home has an effect on its occupants. For instance, it is not recommended to paint the northern sector of your home bright red this year because ...




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