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  1. No panic as home buying slows

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Transactions in the secondary market in Shenzhen tumbled by up to 40 per cent after the rules to lower home prices were introduced on June 1. In Shanghai, sales of second-hand homes have also slowed. ... second-hand home prices still managed to rise 0.27 per cent last month, said property agent City Integrated Residential Services. This compared with growth of 3.35 per cent in April. Trading volume ...

  2. PLA fighter jet crashes near airbase in Fujian

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Chan Siu-sin and Minnie Chan Secrecy surrounds the loss of a second military aircraft within just two weeks A PLA fighter jet crashed on Monday in a village in Fujian province, according ... in two months, and the second in two weeks. The Chengmen township police chief was tightlipped, saying: '[We] know about it, but we cannot tell you anything.' A township government ...

  3. Protests underscore the need for electoral reform

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Hong Kong winds its way into what looks increasingly like a summer of protest - more than 20,000 attended yesterday's rally in Central to call for democratic elections - the United Nations has reaffirmed the city's ranking as the second-best place to live in Asia. The measures used in the UN's human development index take account of factors like social spending, ...

  4. Cooler alternatives to running in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... seconds, followed by one or two minutes of easy strides. Repeat this five to 10 times. Before you begin, warm up and cool down for at least 10 minutes. And, as always, if you're new ...

  5. Another Chinese success: getting the fiscal house in order

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country is relying too much on debt (instead of tax revenues) to finance normal expenditures, and second, whether it can pay the interest on its debts. On both counts China scores well. In 1998, ...

  6. Diary

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... professionals at Vong in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The event costs $130 for members and $150 for non-members. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce will host the second in its Cepa Workshop ...

  7. New venture taps into solo tourists

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said the firm would target rich and young Chinese who speak good English. 'Some people have been to the same country a few times so they don't want to go on a package tour and visit ...

  8. Heaven for shopaholics

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Shopaholics will love the fact that Times Square shops will open until 10pm from today until next Thursday. It's part of a promotion that also includes music and Bailey's liqueur. Basically, if you spend enough money, you can dedicate a song performed on the second-floor lobby and redeem free drinks. As a separate promo, special dishes using the in-season ...

  9. Hang Lung pins hope on mainland market

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... in the second quarter of next year. CLSA, which last month downgraded Hang Lung from 'buy' to 'underperform', said the company's lack of available land in Hong Kong clouded its ...

  10. Wi-Fi baby is thrown out with the bath water

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... second annual wardriving report, which found that while the number of wireless access points on Hong Kong island had leapt the vast majority were still unsecured. So, while China is worrying ...




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