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  1. Is China's glass half empty or half full?

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Thesis: China is a ruthless dictatorship that denies its people their basic rights, jails and tortures its critics, destroys its natural environment, rewrites history, manipulates its currency and global trade rules and bullies ne ...

  2. News - China - INTERNET

    US 'responsible for more than half of cyberattacks on China'

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... 'responsible for half of cyberattacks' The United States was the origin of more than half the successful cyberattacks on the mainland in the first two of months of this year, a central government ... breached between last September and the end of last month. Nearly half of the attacks were controlled by servers in the US. Xinhua's report follows a report by US internet security firm ...

  3. Business - Property

    Half mainland city home prices go up

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Prices rose in 35 of 70 cities, indicating government will not relax curbs on market Mainland home prices up in half of cities The mainland's new home prices rose last month in more cities than the previous month, indicating the government will refrain from relaxing curbs on the property market. Prices climbed in 35 of the 70 cities the government ...

  4. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    PICC first-half net profit jumps 24pc on higher income from premiums

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Angela Che, Bloomberg

    ... Angela Che and Bloomberg Rival China Pacific vows to avoid taking part in price wars, after first-half net falls 54.6 per cent Profit at PICC up 24pc on higher premiums income PICC Property & Casualty, China's biggest non-life insurer, said first-half profit rose 24 per cent as premiums income increased and underwriting profitability improved. Net income climbed ...

  5. Caroliners come alive in second-half

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China were given a slight scare as they came from behind to defeat minnows Tai Chung 6-1 in the BMA First Division at Kowloon Bay Park last night. A second-minute goal by Cheng King-ho gave the bottom-of-the-table side a surprising lead which lasted until the end of the first half. South China made a number of changes after the break and a four-goal blast in 10 ...

  6. City adopts global vision

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seen, is that there is a subculture here that is different. The city is much more risk-taking, much quicker to embrace an idea,' says Leman International School principal Richard Mast, who ...

  7. Only half of HK firms investigate China fraud

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu KPMG survey shows 43pc of local firms suffered losses in mainland operations Four in 10 Hong Kong companies suffered losses from their mainland operations because of fraud but only about half investigated the misconduct, according to a survey by global audit firm KPMG. The survey, which polled 2,000 firms in the middle of last year, showed that 43 per cent of Hong ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    CCTV blames Dalai Lama, foreign media for instigating self-immolations

    Posted May 17th 2013, 02:43pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... "At first, I thought I was a hero, now I am no hero; I'm an idiot." The half-hour news feature is part of recent efforts by Chinese state media to change the narrative of Chinese ...

  9. News - China

    Shaming of splurging official reported in party mouthpiece

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 06:44pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... outlets on Sunday. Zhang’s dinner cost 5,430 yuan (HK$6,800), Xinhua said. While considered a relatively low figure for a banquet, its cost amounted to almost half the average annual income ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Singapore yards benefit from China shipbuilding woes

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 11:18am by Reuters

    ... shipping downturn. New ship orders for Chinese builders fell by about half last year. Within hours of Rongsheng’s appeal for help from the Chinese government, Beijing this month vowed to harness ...




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