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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China scientists develop coating that can keep knives sharp for 100 times longer

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:16pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Stay-sharp knives reduce the grind Chinese scientists say they have developed a coating that keeps a knife sharp 100 times longer than one without the material. The anti-wear coating was developed by a team headed by Huang Feng, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering. Huang said ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    How touch screens can hinder a child's verbal development

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:39am by Science Daily

    ... A recent US study of infants up to three years old found that children who played non-educational games using touch screen devices had lower verbal scores. Results from the study by paediatricians at the Cohen Children's Medical Centre in New York al ...

  3. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    China urged to develop hi-tech products rather than relying on imports

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren ren.wei@scmp.com Rather than importing solutions for its problems, a London group says it would be better for China to grasp modern technologies China urged to develop its own ... as it added a research and development centre for optical sensing in Shanghai. "Education is more important," said Martin Zhang, a director of Halma China. "You may not have to take ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Developers given up to 12 years to start projects

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Developers given up to 12 years to start projects Property developers and the Urban Renewal Authority will be given a maximum of 12 years to start work ... planner warned of a greater potential for conflict the longer a development drags on. Ng Cho-nam, a town planning professor at the University of Hong Kong, said the measure would just delay ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bickering nations could develop resources together

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and diplomacy are urgently needed, but the best chance for calm lies in joint development of resources. China has long advocated that the governments contesting its territorial claims work with it to resolve differences. Of the five, Vietnam and the Philippines have been the least co-operative, despite signing an agreement with Beijing in 2005 that should have led to joint development of rich ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    China Development Bank loan growth at four-year low

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Results reflect efforts to rein in credit andlet market forces decide who gets funds Four-year low for CDB loan growth China Development Bank Corp, the mainland's biggest policy lender, reported its weakest annual loan growth in at least four years, highlighting government efforts to slow credit growth and allow market forces to determine who gets ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Developments seen as homes for the rich

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Developments seen as homes for the rich Southern District councillors are concerned that 14 planned government housing developments are targeted at the luxury market and will be out of reach for middle-class buyers. At a council meeting yesterday, they said they were worried that the development would not benefit grass-roots and middle-class people, would worsen local traffic and damage ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Government development adviser's family owns land on Lantau

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Development adviser's family owns Lantau land The family of a government adviser on Lantau development owns a lot of land on the island, according to his declaration of interests. In addition, three other non-official members of the government-appointed Lantau development advisory committee have properties on the island, as well as planning ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Birth rates have been down in the developed world since the crippling 2008 financial crisis, further putting the brakes on global growth Economists see future ... way. Growth in the working-age population has halted in developed countries overall. Even in France and Britain, with relatively healthy birth rates, growth in the labour pool has slowed ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China playing a vital role in developing Africa's economy

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China's helping hand for Africa China and Africa are well suited for one another. African development is being held back by a lack of infrastructure and Chinese firms ... to improve pan-African development. He has signed trade and economic co-operation deals worth billions of dollars. Chinese need to be sensitive to African laws and culture. By working together, ...




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