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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US House to debate funding for NSA data mining

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia Debate comes six weeks after Edward Snowden's revelations US lawmakers will begin debate as early as Tuesday on whether to halt intelligence agencies from spying on millions of Americans, but senior senators warned the effort was “unwise”. The debate comes six weeks after a National Security Agency contractor, ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Plans revived for traditional Chinatown gateways in Manhattan

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 03:50am by NYT

    ... gateways In those moments of imaginative flight, when he suspends reason and allows himself to dream, Wellington Chen pictures a constellation of gateways in Lower Manhattan. Each gateway ... Corp. "It's fundamentally about self-respect of a community that has been isolated." Most of the world's large Chinese immigrant communities have gateways- usually ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Office rents were flat or rose modestly in most districts in second quarter

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Only district to see rents fall in second quarter was Tsim Sha Tsui, where trend set to continue; prospects brighter for Wan Chai landlords HK office rents ... rents in Tsim Sha Tsui was also because landlords in the district had adopted a more flexible stance during lease renewal negotiations in order to retain the tenants that they have, he added. ...

  4. News - Asia

    Japan puts unarmed missiles on Pacific island gateway

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan puts missiles on island gateway Japan's military is to station four unarmed missiles on an island that sits on the gateway to the Pacific, for a major drill that China will watch closely. The exercise, aimed at bolstering defence of Japan's southern islands, has already seen a launching system and a loader for Type-88 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WINE

    Spanish winemakers see Hong Kong as gateway to Chinese market

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 08:54pm by AFP

    ... on with the quality we offer because we have a long-term vision for the Chinese market.” Hong Kong has become a gateway to the booming wine market in mainland China, which is expected to be the world’s sixth ...

  6. duisport firmly anchored as Asia's gateway to Europe

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 08:30pm by Mia Daughenbaugh, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim, Jacinta Plucinski and Emmanuelle Stahler

    ... and Asia, thus strengthening duisport's prominence as a central hub in Europe. "The company will continue to increase its activities on the Asian continent while serving as the gateway ...

  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Pilots, passengers need nerves of steel to land at Everest gateway Lukla

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lukla Approaching Mt Everest on a wing and a prayer As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst into applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the gateway to Mount Everest. At an altitude of 2,843 metres, the small airstrip has earned a reputation as one of the most extreme ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Antonis Samaras says Greece can be China's gateway to Europe

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Antonis Samaras says its battered but rising economy would welcome mainland investment Greek PM touts country as China’s gateway to the EU Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday touted his troubled but improving economy as an attractive entry point for Chinese investment into the European Union. "Greece can become a real gateway ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage village Kat Hing Wai offers an intriguing gateway to the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com An intriguing gateway to the past With an intact enclosure and an intriguing history surrounding its iron gates, Kat Hing Wai is one of the highest-scoring villages in the government's grading exercise of historic sites. The town of Kam Tin is the principal settlement of the Tang clan in the New Territories and consists of several villages, ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Yaan, which bore the brunt of Saturday's quake, has for more than 2,000 years been associated with rare tea, fine horses and elusive pandas Ancient trade gateway to the Tea Horse Road The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's ...




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