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  1. News - China

    Eccentric philanthropist Chen Guangbiao on a mission in New York (and he sings too)

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:41pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Eccentric philanthropist is taking 1,000 homeless New Yorkers out to lunch in the hope it will inspire Wall Street to open its pockets Model citizen Chen Controversial Chinese philanthropist Chen Guangbiao arrives in New York t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1539172/eccentric-philanthropist-chen-guangbiao-man-mission-new-york
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Beijing's top Taiwan man Zhang Zhijun visits island for first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:51pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... that the Kuomintang, had lost some popularity in Taiwan, they said. "Instead of meeting KMT bigwigs or business leaders, Zhang has chosen to focus his visit in central and southern Taiwan, deepen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539812/beijings-top-taiwan-man-zhang-zhijun-visits-island-first-time
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick and tired Late last year, Yim Man-fung, 72, had cataract surgery o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  4. News - Asia

    Superpowers turn up the heat in their struggle for the upper hand in Asia

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:26pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Smaller nations may be forced to take sides as Washington, Tokyo and Beijing turn up the heat in their struggle for the upper hand in region Regional powers rock the boat It was an annual event that was supposed to bri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536463/superpowers-turn-heat-their-struggle-upper-hand-asia
  5. News - World

    US economist Lee Badgett shows the costs of homophobia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by BLOOM

    ... Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, which focuses on sexual orientation and gender-identity law and public policy. "There was no one in economics who was really thinking ... state laws did, she found. The World Bank also has a new initiative focusing on social inclusion, to help end extreme poverty. As part of this, Badgett created an economic model that she applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537108/us-economist-lee-badgett-shows-costs-homophobia
  6. News - World

    Obama to sign executive order banning federal contractors from sexual bias

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Obama to act against sexual bias US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House has sai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537109/obama-sign-executive-order-banning-federal-contractors-sexual-bias
  7. News - Asia

    United States, Philippines hold exercises close to disputed South China Sea shoal

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila US, Philippines hold exercises near disputed shoal Philippine and American troops are set to hold naval exercises this month near a disputed shoal that will almost certainly anger China with tension already high in the South China Sea. C ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536464/united-states-philippines-hold-exercises-close-disputed-south-china-sea
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong is split over whether to import more electricity from an overburdened mainland grid or generate more at home Getting energised over power At a recent forum on future sources of energy for Hong Kong, industri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535230/hong-kong-split-over-whether-import-more-power-mainland-china
  9. News - Asia

    Thai ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha vows to keep democracy under control

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai elite thinks the people keep electing the wrong party. Now military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha is vowing 'reforms' to make sure they get it right A harmonised democracy From the day of Thailand's military coup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534225/thai-ruler-prayuth-chan-ocha-vows-keep-democracy-under-control
  10. News - China

    China adopts a more hands-on approach to the conflict in South Sudan

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Juba China is taking a hands-on approach to the conflict in South Sudan given its significant involvement in the new country's oil industry Diplomatic offensive China is swapping its reserved diplomacy for a hands-on approach to help resol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528859/china-adopts-more-hands-approach-conflict-south-sudan

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