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  1. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... and abortion rates. Nearly half of those polled had been pregnant at least once in the past. A staggering 98 per cent of them chose to have an abortion after the pregnancy was confirmed. A separate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561169/chinese-prostitutes-young-15-years-old-suffering-high-std-and
  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... Institute of Technology hired him to lead a team of researchers to develop a robot that could clean-up the oil. He spent half his salary visiting the gulf and hiring a fisherman to take him ... as an environmental entrepreneur, says investors have offered to buy half of the company, but he has turned them all down. "They do not understand the environmental aspect of the business," he says. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1561227/inventor-designs-boats-shape-shifting-hulls-help-clean-oceans
  3. News - China - CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN

    Anti-graft team shifts focus to Tibet in second round of sweeps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:40pm by Nectar Gan

    ... A total of 16 high-ranking officials have been sacked for corruption and more than 375 cadres put under investigation in the first half of the year, the CCDI website said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561121/anti-graft-team-shifts-focus-tibet-second-round-sweeps
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Trend towards tinier flats seen as prices, rents rise

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:08pm by Sandy Li

    ... a first-half high of 3,524 in May. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561853/trend-towards-tinier-flats-seen-prices-rents-rise
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Ownership reform will allow Cofco Land to become a global firm, chairman says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... in the equity market, as they think mainland property transactions will stabilise in the second half. A: All are possible this year. Currently we are not in short of funds. Cash flow is positive. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1559019/ownership-reform-will-allow-cofco-land-become-global-firm
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - SALES

    Bottom not in yet, despite easing of curbs on home buying in Chinese cities

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46pm by Langi Chiang

    ... loans to support buyers of first homes, commercial lenders extended 938.9 billion yuan (HK$1.18 trillion) in new mortgage loans in the first half, 23.9 billion yuan less than in the same period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561164/bottom-not-yet-despite-easing-curbs-home-buying-chinese
  7. News - China

    Zhou Yongkang's son made fortune through connections, not acumen

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:23am by Keith Zhai

    ... and illegally selling firearms, according to another person who knew him. Zhou Bin sold a tourism company to Liu for 12 million yuan (HK$15 million) even though it was said to be worth less than half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562228/zhou-yongkangs-son-made-fortune-through-connections-not-acumen
  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Taiwan solar stocks slump after US calls for raised duties

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... solar-cell shipments in the past year and a half," she said. The duties will prompt Taiwanese producers to rely on Japanese and European markets more, she added. "We should not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1561395/taiwan-solar-stocks-slump-after-us-calls-raised
  9. Business - Economy

    Singapore's economy on track for 2 to 4 pc growth, says central bank

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore's economy on track for 2 to 4pc growth Singapore's economy is expected to grow by a targeted 2 to 4 per cent in 2014 despite a first-half slowdown, helped by factors such as improving global demand, the central bank said. Quarter-on-quarter growth is likely to see a "modest pick-up" in the second half after a slowdown over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558525/singapores-economy-track-2-4-pc-growth-says-central-bank
  10. News - Hong Kong - EATING OUT

    First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:51am by Bernice Chan

    ... the restaurant that seats 200 was just over half full and had natural light coming in through the floor to ceiling windows. It’s a long rectangular restaurant with one end featuring numerous cured meats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562318/first-review-jamie-oliver-opens-doors-hong-kong-restaurant

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