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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... home" project along the southeastern part of the capital's fifth ring road- about half an hour's drive to the nearest central business district. What worries applicants ...

  2. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... and questioned whether anyone would take responsibility and apologise. 'Will the government lower the flag to half mast for the dead?' said another microblog user posting under the name ...

  3. Shengli Oil sees return to profits in second half

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in first-half earnings as Beijing's economic tightening delayed new pipeline construction. The Shandong-based firm is also aggressively expanding output capacity internally and by acquisitions, as it expects a sharp rise in orders from Beijing's ambitious plan to double the oil and gas network by 2015. 'Last year, first-half profit was substantially better than the second-half ...

  4. Curbs likely to dent results in first half

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Mainland property developers are expected to unveil a mixed bag of first-half earnings this week- with the balance sheets of some developers affected by austerity measures aimed at curbing demand. And while major developers had so far weathered the policy measures quite well, the second half of the year could see their earnings under ...

  5. Rural college graduates paid only half the national average wage

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li College graduates from rural and less-developed regions earn barely more than half the national average, a report on graduate employment says. Graduates coming to work in major metropolises average less than 1,240 yuan (HK$1,400) a month six months after graduation, compared with the national average of 2,129 yuan for last year. The 2010 Chinese College Graduates' ...

  6. Half-step to meeting people's aspirations

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and conveys a sense of growing economic interdependence. Beijing's admission of the importance of listening and accommodating the voice of political dissent is a half-step in meeting ...

  7. After a century and a half of calm, civil servants faced a roller-coaster decade

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Hong Kong's civil service, once considered its greatest asset, has been forced to endure sweeping reforms and pay cuts in the past decade. Some bureaucrats may now be heaving a sigh of relief that the days of shrinking benefits are nearl ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Underground, is polite and sweet, with soft eyes. But when she finally gets up on stage she screeches into the mic with abandon. The crowd in the mosh pit- about half foreigners and half cool local ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Beijing office rent market slowing down

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... before softening in the second half of last year due to the slowing economy. Some industry researchers now expect office demand will pick up again this year as the global and domestic economies ... with the quarterly rental growth falling from around 10 per cent to less than 1 per cent in the second half. Latest industry figures show that the average rent of Beijing's grade-A offices rose by only ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... imports are growing less than half as fast as its exports, making it hard for China to become the locomotive to pull the global economy out of its half-decade funk. And overall growth ...




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