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  1. Twitter texts ready to manage nation's emergency efforts

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles As a powerful typhoon beats its way into the country, Filipinos are preparing to form an emergency group that has no organisation, leader, membership roster- or even funding; it is held together by wireless internet signals, using social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Its abilities were first revealed in September last year, during a calamitous deluge brought ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not enough, landslides and bridge and road collapses continued to block or hinder access to emergency workers and supplies, and heavy rain and floods compounded the misery. That is not to detract from the emergency response and rescue effort reported in mainland media. But it should be remembered that many Chinese still live in underdeveloped rural areas. Hence the creaky infrastructure, including ...

  3. China eyes emerging markets for exports

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com China will focus on boosting exports to emerging economies next year in the face of 'severe challenges' from sluggish demand in Europe ... 'However, some developing and emerging economies are enjoying sound economic performances,' he said. 'So we will attach more importance to exports to these countries.' Last week, Xia ...

  4. China emerges as new job frontier for West's youth

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese-language skills. But others like Jason Bedford, senior manager of financial service at KPMG China, said the ability to read Chinese was an essential skill needed by its foreign employees ...

  5. As the masses find a voice, gap emerges as to how to respond

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the emergence of a new disadvantaged class, and spreading antagonism towards officials and law-enforcement personnel. Hence Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao's call for 'improved social management'. They disagree on how the government should work with social organisations- whether to use them as arms of surveillance or as facilitators in local people's ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Financial firms expand into wealth management

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... "The participation of emerging financial firms will add to the competition with existing players, including banks, securities and trust investment firms, as well as fund management companies ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Financial firms try to tap into wealth management Mainland financial firms are embracing industry changes and opportunities arising from ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    New dangers lurk in trust firms' rush to finance

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Under-regulated funding sources are emerging, the second of a two-part series explains New dangers lurk in trust firms' rush to finance A new financial danger is emerging on the mainland, with dozens of under-regulated trust companies channelling funds from clients and bank wealth management products into a range of capital-hungry ...

  8. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

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

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

    ... predecessor, Wen Jiabao. Wen managed to maintain economic growth during his tenure, but he was also largely blamed for creating asset bubbles that put the mainland economy at risk in the long term. ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia Growth in developing Asia will accelerate this year, thanks to a recovery in the mainland's economy and robust expansion in Southeast Asia, ... the US dollar last week, adding to signs that capital inflows stemming from quantitative easing in rich countries are flooding into emerging markets. "Advanced economies will likely continue ...

  10. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    China and emerging powers in deal to increase UN payments

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Emerging powers to pay UN more China, Brazil, India and other emerging powers have agreed to major increases in their UN payments as the global body ... in payments. China and the other emerging powers still pay less than their share of the world economy. The Europeans and Japan still pay more. The UN's regular budget does not include its ...




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