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  1. News - China

    Deadly demographics: Women face grim odds in male-heavy societies like China, India

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com The Delhi gang rape points to the dangers and violence inherent in societies where men outnumber women, a problem that besets China as much ... they do not fully explain why violence against women has spiked in parts of the country. Reported rape cases have grown nearly 700 per cent since 1970, and almost doubled between 1990 and 2008. ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Calls grow for probe into police violence at Myanmar mine

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 05:15pm by Reuters in Monywa, Myanmar

    ... Reuters in Monywa, Myanmar Buddhist monks marched in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Saturday to protest at police violence during a crackdown on demonstrators at a copper mine, while ... Asia director at US-based Human Rights Watch, called for a speedy, impartial investigation by the government. “A hospital ward full of horribly burned Buddhist monks and other protesters ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Jackie Chan back in action, branding US more corrupt than China

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... he used "guns and grenades" to see off triad members. Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt country' ... The interview to promote his new movie CZ12 was aired in December and translated into English by website Ministry of Tofu , but only alighted on by the US newspaper this week. During the show, Chan also ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Obama should start second term by reaching out to China

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... priorities have already been laid out by Obama. The US$16 trillion national debt is by far his biggest, followed by dealing with illegal immigration and gun violence. With each, his liberal ... SCMP Editorial Obama should start with China Barack Obama's swearing in for a second term as US president was appropriately subdued compared with the festive merry-making when he took ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com With technology developing and rapidly changing the world, it's best to leave the jokes behind and focus on fixing the problems around us Sochi Games ... to mind a story told by a friend at Lenovo. After its landmark acquisition of IBM's personal computer business in 2005, Lenovo sent some senior executives to the US to take over the business. ...

  7. Time will tell if China's big guns bite the bullet on balanced growth

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... China need such a big military? How can the United States navy continue to command shock and awe around the world this way? Let us put things in perspective. Leave alone that the US military budget is 20 times the size of China's, the chart shows you that the US has always devoted a much greater proportion of its total economic effort to defence than China has done. Last year ...

  8. Sticking to their guns

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'We are confident. True, playing in front of our home fans will bring added pressure, but it will also serve to motivate us to greater effort. We will be playing for our country on our own soil and that will help us.' Glory for the motherland is what matters now. Boyfriends can come later. ...

  9. News - China

    Chinese man pleads guilty over bid to export US weapons-grade carbon fibre

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:27pm by Reuters in New York

    ... the material in a plain brown box that prosecutors said was labelled “clothing. Lisong Ma, 34, entered his plea on Thursday before US Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon in Brooklyn, New York. He faces ... of carbon fiber, ostensibly for such products as bicycle frames, electric blankets and fishing rods. After traveling to the United States to meet those agents, Ma paid US$400 for a spool ...

  10. News - China

    China's decision to not hand over Snowden 'undermined' co-operation, says US

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 02:48pm by Reuters

    ... treaty. In wide-ranging annual talks seen as important by Beijing, the United States openly criticised China for not extraditing Snowden – a former contractor who unveiled details of pervasive US ... [relationship] that we both seek to build US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns “We have made clear that China’s handling of this case was not consistent with the spirit of Sunnylands ...




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