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  1. Comment - Blogs

    One third of Chinese travellers admit stealing hotel furniture

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:46am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and magazines, but mainland Chinese guests take it a step further, often removing furniture, such as lamps, clocks and even the pictures off the walls, according to a survey by hotel booking site ... almost anything not nailed down frequently walks out with guests, even furniture and art work.  What do you pay for? So what, precisely, is included in the room price and what remains hotel ...

  2. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Great reform hopes riding on new emerging-market leaders

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... emerging-market leaders What do a former furniture trader, a one-time tea seller, the ex-governor of the State of Mexico and a senator from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais all have in common? ... "taper tantrum" which forced investors to pay more attention to the performance and creditworthiness of EMs. The former furniture maker Joko Widodo was sworn in on Monday as Indonesia's ...

  3. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Turning an artist's home into a museum can rile the neighbours

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:40am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in a house that previously belonged to a friend of Wu's, and has been filled with replicas of his furniture and other belongings. mandy.zuo@scmp.com   ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy on trial in Indonesia after decision to scrap some local elections

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to high office of state, with all its taxpayer-funded perks and privileges. An example is Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo, a former furniture exporter who rose to power through the local ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - Culture Club

    Time to take museums seriously in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:25pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... furniture and Chinese works of art and runs itself like a real museum. The Imperial Museum in Garden Road, also opened this year, shows a Chinese imperial collection of art and furniture. It even ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... taking charge of a country facing economic troubles, Indonesia at this time needs a gracious loser, not a political thorn. Widodo, the governor of Jakarta and a former furniture salesman, needs ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... is used in 20-30 per cent of wood products found here. Tropical hardwoods like ebony, mahogany and rosewood, which are often made into high-end furniture, flooring and musical instruments, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:32pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... is a political newcomer from a humble background, a furniture salesman who was elected as a provincial city mayor before making a surprise entrance on the national stage with his victory as governor ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 6, 2014

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... Noyelles from Rue to Le Crotoy and Valery-sur-Somme which still exists with its puffing locomotive. Staying at the Chateau de Noyelles, I was surprised to be surrounded by Chinese furniture ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... quality European furniture by Hermès, Christian Liaigre, Hughes Chevalier and Cassina. This attention to quality naturally extends to the kitchen which we are informed is very large, bright ...




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