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  1. News - China - AUSTERITY DRIVE

    Party's corruption watchdog on the lookout for Mid-Autumn Festival extravagance

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:15am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The festival has long been associated with corruption among officials because of gift-giving and extravagance during the holidays. Mooncakes, the traditional snack for the festival, had become more and more elaborate and expensive, often costing more than 1,000 yuan (HK$1,260) per tin, with fancy packaging to be given as a luxury gift. There have even been mooncakes cast in silver or gold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571602/partys-corruption-watchdog-lookout-mid-autumn-festival-extravagance
  2. Lifestyle

    Singaporean mother sets up online high school for gifted children

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:37am by Clara Chow

    ... Clara Chow Singaporean entrepreneur and mother Pamela Lim has set up an online high schoolfor gifted children, writes Clara Chow The next level A few years ago, a Facebook note posted ... with him: he was merely gifted. When she took him out of the conventional school system, he thrived intellectually and emotionally, she wrote in the post. Once a high-flying entrepreneur, Lim became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1419935/singaporean-mother-sets-online-high-school-gifted-children
  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    How a robbery led to the downfall of Shanxi political heavyweight

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... said. Taiyuan city police also helped Bai return some of his ill-gotten wealth, including gifts of debit cards. Su's deputy also ordered officers handling Bai's case to remain silent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587463/how-robbery-led-downfall-shanxi-political-heavyweight
  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Mainland wine importers optimistic despite clampdown on gift giving

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:37am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham life@scmp.com The government clampdown on gift-giving on the mainland has caused wine importers some problems, but most are optimistic, writesMark Graham Grape wall of China In years gone by, the giant wine company Torres made special decorative gift boxes for Lunar New Year, confident there would be plenty of corporate buyers in China seeking expensive, elaborately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1422088/mainland-wine-importers-optimistic-despite-clampdown-gift-giving
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Auerbach's paintings run gamut from horror to joy as Tate Britain shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by GDN

    ... ways of seeing Auerbach Freud has left his friend an extraordinary gift. The bequest is technically to the nation. Freud's collection of 15 paintings and 29 drawings by Auerbach has come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590969/frank-auerbachs-paintings-run-gamut-horror-joy-tate-britain
  6. Lee taking his time with Gift Is Gift

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Punters never look a gift horse in the mouth and when the money started to flow for the Almond Lee-trained debutant Gift Is Gift, there was no hesitation from the public who piled into the eventual favourite and winner of the opening event. Gift Is Gift scraped home by a nose over early favourite I Smell Money, a result that left beaten jockey Douglas Whyte shaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735286/lee-taking-his-time-gift-gift
  7. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Toure blunder gifts West Brom equaliser

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Liverpool frustrated in trying to strengthen their grip on fourth place in the Premier League and have to settle for a 1-1 draw Toure blunder gifts West Brom ... were seeking to move four points clear of fifth-place Everton and they took the lead through Daniel Sturridge at The Hawthorns, only for Toure to gift West Brom a 67th-minute equaliser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1419523/toure-blunder-gifts-west-brom-equaliser
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Academy helps students overcome the challenges of being gifted

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 09:34am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Gifted students in Hong Kong face challenges, but one organisation is working to ensure that they fulfil their potential, writes Linda Yeung A look ... events. The reason is simple: he has been identified as a gifted student and nominated by his school and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education for enrichment activities within and outside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1412655/academy-helps-students-overcome-challenges-being-gifted
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair' denied mainland entry once more over political T-shirt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... to June 4. At the Shenzhen seminar, Leung had planned to present books on universal suffrage to mainland officials. Despite his absence, however, there was no lack of "gifts" from the pan-democrats. Eight of them lined up with offerings for Li, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Wang Guangya and liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming. The three officials received the gifts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578673/long-hair-denied-mainland-entry-once-more-over-political-t-shirt
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Pregnant women wanting C-sections fill wards to beat school enrolment deadline

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:13pm by Mimi Lau

    ... in Guangdong this school year that allows gifted children to skip grades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582936/mainland-hope-springs-maternal

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