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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Teaching courses from Russian language to aerospace engineering, Shenzhen school will train bright minds for both countries The first-ever university jointly ... 20-hectare campus will be constructed within 10 months, the Russian state news agency RIA reported. The university expects to enrol 5,000 students in its first year, the report said. ”The detailed ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China, Japan hold first high-level meet since December

    Posted May 18th 2014, 05:20am by AFP

    ... of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Qingdao, Shandong province, Kyodo news agency reported. It was the first cabinet-level meeting since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ministers hold two nations' first high-level meeting since Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visit Beijing, Japan hold bilateral trade talks The Japanese ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    First Served

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... After three years of running the kitchen at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Landmark, Olivier Elzer is striking out on his own with Seasons by Olivier E (tel: 2505 6228). Taking the space in Lee Gardens Two formerly occupied by Habitu and Harakan-S, it ...

  4. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Obama, Merkel ‘exchanging views’ in first phone chat since CIA moles row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Conversation on 'intelligence cooperation' their first since CIA station chief in Berlin expelled in latest row over American snooping on key ally Obama and Merkel talk about spying US President Barack Obama yesterday spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA ...

  5. News - Asia - Pacific

    Indonesian fisherman rescued in Pacific after tuna boat fire

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 06:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo An Indonesian fisherman was rescued on Monday floating in the Pacific, 24 hours after his tuna fishing boat was seen engulfed by fire. The man, identifying ... but conscious. He is not in a life-threatening condition,” the spokesman said. Three other men had been found, although all were said to be in cardiac arrest. The term is usually used in Japan by first ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... barefoot on dirt roads First black woman to win Olympic gold dies Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics, ... on dirt roads. After the 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled because of the second world war, Coachman was able to compete in the Olympics for the first time in 1948 and won the gold medal ...

  7. Business - Economy

    China consumer sentiment edges up but still subdued

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... from a year earlier, a tad faster than the 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first three months. HSBC/Markit's preliminary purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector ... the seventh consecutive week of net inflows, bringing the year-to-date total to US$2.8 billion, the most in Asia-Pacific, according to brokerage Jefferies. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Local toxic asset managers set up to handle bad state bank loans

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by DON WEINLAND

    ... tasked with taking on to their balance sheets a rising volume of bad loans from state banks. Anhui province would set up the first local asset management company, Xinhua reported. Guangzhou, ... of the provincially governed toxic asset managers, said Francis Cheung, China strategist at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. "There is a shuffling of bad debts from one hand to another," he said. "I ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to test-run newest passenger aircraft in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... can be certified and delivered later this year. Cathay Pacific Airways, with 46 orders for the medium-sized wide-body jets, is the model's second-biggest customer in Asia after Singapore ... tomorrow. The first delivery to Qatar Airways is scheduled for the end of the year pending certification in September. Airbus has received 736 orders from 37 customers, mainly for the two bigger ...

  10. News - China - MEDIA

    China to grant 'more' press passes- but journalists must sign secrecy deal first

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:46pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com State media regulator says 250,000 journalists expected to be granted press certificate, after they sign agreement not to share information Mainland journalists are now forced to sign a secrecy agreement with their employers before they can obtain a press pass, in another step in the party's tightening grip on the media. Journalists for the first ...




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