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  1. News - China - HERITAGE

    Forbidden City spends 440m yuan to step up security and conservation

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Former imperial palace spends cash on anti-theft technology and monitoring equipment Forbidden City steps up security, conservation The Forbidden City ... The museum monitoring centre also collects data on humidity and temperature to help protect artefacts in the building. The projects at the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486404/forbidden-city-spends-440m-yuan-step-security-and-conservation
  2. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: Sorrows of the Forbidden City is better without the baggage

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm

    ... Paul Fonoroff Even by the standards of a political system in which cinema was primarily an ideological tool, Sorrows of the Forbidden City is extraordinary in terms of the repercussions ... titled “Patriotic or Treasonous? – Criticising the Reactionary Movie Sorrows of the Forbidden City ” revealed Mao’s assessment in 1950. With that came the claim that Liu had deemed the picture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1448700/art-house-sorrows-forbidden-city-better-without-baggage
  3. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15 to 20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant. Vatican spokesman the Reverent Federico Lombardi said that Vatican rules on papal succession are open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1152273/vatican-says-conclave-next-pope-may-come-early
  4. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Stabbing in Beijing's Forbidden City leaves 2 dead

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 04:23pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Two people were killed in a stabbing spree Beijing's Forbidden City, the sprawling ancient quarter of imperial palaces and a main tourist attraction in the Chinese capital.  Beijing police said the two people died after an altercation at a staff canteen in the Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, on Friday around noon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1339690/stabbing-beijings-forbidden-city-leaves-2-dead
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: forbidden city

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Chen

    ... Anna Chen in London Anna Chen in London Forbidden city   Oriental City, on Edgware Road, north London, was one of the best-kept secrets among British Chinese in the capital until its ... sampling fare found nowhere else in the city. Where else could you find a durian stall in London, one albeit exiled to the car park due to olfactory concerns? The shopping centre served a bustling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1053654/city-scope-forbidden-city
  6. News - World

    Gaza Strip attacked by Israeli air force after rocket fire

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Attack followed rocket fire from Palestinian territory into southern Israel The Israeli air force (IAF) attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel, sources from both sides of the conflict said. “In response to the numerous rockets launched at Israel in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267825/gaza-strip-attacked-israeli-air-force-after-rocket-fire
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Chinese theme park 'mecca' planned for Australia

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Staff Reporter and Agence France-Presse in Sydney 'Forbidden City' bound for Australia Build it, and they will come. That appears to be the logic behind a planned A$500 million ... will feature a full-size replica of the Forbidden City gates, restaurants and a resort, will be built 80 kilometres north of Sydney. It will include a 400-year-old Ming dynasty museum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1096859/chinese-theme-park-mecca-planned-australia
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Beijing to lend Taiwan historical artefacts from Forbidden City

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 05:15pm by AFP

    ... Palace Museum made landmark exchange visits. Feng will meet her mainland counterpart Shan Jixiang to discuss the loan of more than 30 artefacts from the museum, also known as the Forbidden City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1132320/beijing-lend-taiwan-historical-artefacts-forbidden-city
  9. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Hong Kong should learn from Forbidden City, get denser to stay on top: Architect

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australian advises urban planners to look to Beijing's Forbidden City for inspiration HK must get denser to stay on top, says architect Urban planners can ... Australian architect Ivan Rijavec said Beijing's Forbidden City was a leading example of high-density living and could provide the solution to Hong Kong's housing problems. "High ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1060583/hong-kong-should-learn-forbidden-city-get-denser-stay-top-architect
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza strikes kill 4 militants as 68 rockets hit Israel

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Tensions soared around Gaza on Wednesday after Israeli air raids killed four militants and Palestinian armed groups fired 68 rockets at southern Israel, ... early on Wednesday killed a third militant and injured another near the southern city of Rafah, medics said. During the morning, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry also said another militant who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068695/gaza-militants-fire-40-rockets-israel-3-hurt-police

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