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  1. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... not used to thinking of China as a powerhouse in these areas." That change is already happening. More than half of China's US$4.2 trillion in trade last year involved significant value ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Sunderland deal Manchester City a massive title blow

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... first half we were fearful, the way we conceded the first goal shows that. They didn’t have the threat to score three goals.” Victory for Tony Pulis’s Palace continued their surge up the table ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more effective warning labels on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:28pm by BERNHARD SCHWARTLANDER

    ... of the leading causes of death in China- and that fewer than half know smoking can cause impotence, miscarriage and oral cancer. The study showed that smokers in other countries are significantly more ... warning labels, but does not use photos. Its warnings cover a third of the front and back of the package, instead of half, and they are positioned on the less visible bottom of the pack rather ...

  4. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Loss in Melbourne piles pressure on Guangzhou

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Church

    ... to fight back from two goals down at half-time to win 4-2 in front of their home fans, but there was no way back for Lippi's side at Docklands Stadium last night as Evergrande put in a second ... concentration in both midfield and defence- was indicative of what has been a disappointing campaign so far. "I'm very disappointed we couldn't score in the second half, but I'm ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Esprit reports HK$95 million gain but warns of an 'uncertain' second half

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:15am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Clothing retailer reports HK$95 million gain but warns of an 'uncertain' outlook for second half Esprit in the black with slim profit Cost cuts of more than HK$1 billion may have put Esprit back in the black for its fiscal first half, rebounding from a heavy loss the year before, but the clothing retailer is "uncertain" whether ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rumours of a Chinese crash are greatly exaggerated

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:12pm by Yu Yongding

    ... of deposits in China's banks is about nine months, while medium- and long-term loans account for just over half of total outstanding credit. A more salient threat would arise if the government ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... it sounded like paradise. Last year, he moved into an inexpensive flat in one of the city's half-occupied apartment blocks. As a freelance translator, he doesn't mind that most employers are at least half an hour away by car. He loves the relatively clean air and the personal space. But he has his complaints. By the time the city is complete, probably in 2020, it should accommodate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... were suddenly disrupted? That this is Hong Kong, where half a million dollars a month still won't do for a kindergarten? Where kindergartens price out each other in the chase for dollars? ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Sarah Wong

    ... At Montegrossi, only 2,500 half-bottles are made. Ricasoli says that there are no financial benefits from producing this. A beautiful amber-coloured wine. Honeyed, dried fruits and toffee. Rich, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Designs On Rome's trial a step towards the big time

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 07:40pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... was a half-step slow out of the gates and was squeezed out soon after, settling a conspicuous last. He was off the bit chasing at the 200m, as one would expect coming off a middle-distance preparation, ...




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