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  1. News - China

    Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times in Beijing The premier's relatives control US$2.7 billion in assets, much of it hidden behind a complex network of holdings, business records show The Wens' ... wealthy during his leadership, an investigation by The New York Times shows. A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates the premier's relatives, some of whom have a knack ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City forced to ration petrol

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... New York City began rationing petrol yesterday for the first time since the 1970s, in response to a persistent fuel crisis that has shuttered hundreds of fuel stations and forced desperate ... it is the right step." Bloomberg said only 25 per cent of the city's 800 petrol stations were open at any given time and that the shortage could last a further two weeks. The mayor said ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Founder of Snapple drinks empire, Arnold Greenberg, dies

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Arnold Greenberg pioneered beverages for health-conscious consumers Founder of Snapple drinks giant dies Arnold Greenberg, who began his career selling pickles ... a health food store in the East Village in Manhattan, joined forces with two old friends, Leonard Marsh and Hyman Golden, to sell fruit juices to health food stores. A part-time concern, the juice ...

  4. HK gets set to add a leap second

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on July 1, Hong Kong time, a leap second will be added, in accordance with the addition to co-ordinated universal time (UTC), the primary standard by which the world regulates clocks. The police officer responsible for raising the flag- which is supposed to be at the top of the pole at 8am- will have to be sure his watch is in synchronisation with UTC, and not the mean solar time, which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Beijing's Global Times labels HK autonomy group 'pro-independence'

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Dennis Chong

    ... The state-run Global Times newspaper yesterday accused a group promoting Hong Kong autonomy as being "pro-independence", in another attack against organisations in the city who oppose mainland ... to investigations by Global Times reporters, certain 'pro-Hong Kong-independence' organisations do exist in Hong Kong at present." The sentence was followed by a paragraph detailing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Timely reminder of a global killer Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN ... The disease has already been highlighted globally once this year by the theme of World Health Day in April- ageing and health. Diabetes was bracketed with other non-communicable illnesses ...

  7. Time to go global

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong is now pursuing a OneMBA, a Global Executive MBA programme at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). What prompted you to pursue an MBA? I already had the intention of pursuing an MBA ... of years, I thought it was time for me to realise my goal of pursuing an MBA. Moreover, my father had obtained a PhD in 2010, and this also helped to motivate me. How do you expect your MBA to help ...

  8. Time to start going global on business education

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Law's (CUPL) Business School. The collaboration marks the first time China's legal framework has been incorporated into executive education programmes. The dean of the Canadian school, ... companies expand their global reach. Research by McKinsey in 2005 projected a need for at least 75,000 capable business leaders by 2020 for the rising economic giant. CUPL has taken initiatives ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Take heat out of solar panel row

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Take heat out of solar panel row While nations continue to argue over measures to combat global warming, solar panels remain a standout success in reducing greenhouse gas ... particularly in China, which enjoys a competitive advantage in the more labour-intensive production of downstream materials. At the same time demand growth has been undermined in Europe by cutbacks ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur action

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by STEFAN RAMSTORF

    ... Stefan Rahmstorf Stefan Rahmstorf says the switch to sustainable use of energy is critical to slow global warming Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur us to act In 1845, Captain Sir John ... satellite data shows that Greenland's continental ice sheet is also melting at a record rate. This ice loss, caused largely by human-induced global warming, has far-reaching environmental, ...




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