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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Sochi residents living in squalor despite huge investment in Olympics

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sochi, Russia Vladimir Putin sees Sochi Olympics as symbol of Russia's transformation but for many in host city living conditions are as grim as ever, if not worse Bypassed on the road to Games glory A shining new US$635 million h ...

  2. News - Asia

    Obama's Asia policy in the balance

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:11am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Beijing US efforts to deepen ties with China and its traditional allies fall on deaf ears as bitter claims and counter claims swirl around the region Obama's Asia policy in the balance China and Japan are not talking anymore, a ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Consumption part of China GDP 'underestimated' amid gift giving

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:36am by Reuters

    ... levels are already healthy; it is Beijing's emphasis on boosting consumption that needs re-examination. "The focus of change," he says, "should be on improving equity ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong-backed canal that will slice through Nicaragua

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:23pm by McClatchy Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribue in Brito, Nicaragua Ambitious plans backed by Hong Kong-based developer to construct 290-kilometre-long canal moving ahead despite grave environmental concerns Storm clouds gather over Nicaragua canal As he gazes from his porch at the Pac ...

  5. Business - China Business

    Taizhou offers miniature example the transformation of China's economy

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:57pm by V RUAN

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com City offers a small example of steps taken and obstacles faced in transforming mainland economy Taizhou a window on the future Zou Jianqing's property businesses once boomed in Taizhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang. ...

  6. News - China - MATCH-FIXING

    China at epicentre of global soccer match-fixing, say experts

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Eugene Henderson

    ... Eugene Henderson in Manchester Soccer is called the 'beautiful game' but the ugly truth is that it is bent, not only in Asia but the world over. And, experts say, the mainland is to blame China fuelling global match-fixing Soccer is in a fix and ...

  7. News - Asia

    Thai military caught between rock and hard place as unrest continues

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:15pm by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer in Bangkok The kingdom's armed forces are reluctant to intervene to end the current unrest, because the generals themselves appear to be divided Thai military between a rock and hard place The one constant in Thai politics is the military ...

  8. News - Asia

    Police abandon streets of Bangkok to anti-government protesters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Huge crowds of protesters appear to have complete impunity as they try to shut the Thai capital down and send the prime minister packing Bangkok police give up the city At an abandoned police post by a key intersection occu ...

  9. News - World

    Early data shows Obamacare needs more younger enrollees to work

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Early data shows more enrollees between 18 and 34 years old are needed to offset cost of plan Obamacare needs youth injection Now that more than 2 million people have signed up for private insurance plans created by US President Barack ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Line between galleries and malls blurs as art blossoms in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com The line between galleries and shopping malls is becoming blurred as HK cashes in on creativity Retailing as art form Imagine shopping at a boutique and after selecting the latest fashion pieces- a Stella McCartney dress, a ...




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