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  1. Shanghai given Saudi pavilion- lock, stock & TV

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Five popular foreign pavilions at the World Expo last year have been given to Shanghai, mayor Han Zheng says. The five came from Saudi Arabia, Russia, France, Italy and Spain, Han told the annual meeting of the Shanghai People's Congress on Monday. He also said the Puxi section of the 5.28 square kilometre expo site would be developed to house mainly cultural ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... the man, in his early 30s, lying exhausted on the south bank of the Han River where it forms part of the western section of the North-South frontier. Attempted crossings of the heavily militarised ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AUSTRALIA

    Australia demands A$892 million from Li Ka-shing firms in unpaid taxes

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com One company involved vows 'vigorous challenge' to claim; judge slams 'questionable practices' Li firms served HK$6.5b bill for unpaid taxes The Australian government is expected to take tougher tax measures against Li Ka-shing's companies after demanding A$892 million (HK$6.5 billion) from them - but Asia's richest ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Xi Jinping's and Li Keqiang's Asean visits to boost regional economies

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The visits of President Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang to Southeast Asia will have a major economic impact despite political tensions, say analysts China overtures to lift Asean economies Recent trips to Southeast Asia by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will have a substantial economic impact on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... county pays mixed marriage perks A county in the restive Xinjiang region has introduced a package of perks and cash rewards to encourage people from ethnic minorities to marry members of the Han ... introduction. The county, which is in the south of the far-western region, has a population of more than 100,000. More than 72 per cent are Uygur and fewer than 26 per cent Han. Uygurs, ...

  6. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Sany Heavy in deal for Austrian lifting gear firm

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Building machinery maker signs memorandum of understanding for 10 per cent of Palfinger Sany Heavy in deal for Austrian lifting gear firm Sany Heavy Industry, China's largest listed construction machinery maker, plans to pay €108 million (HK$1.13 billion) for 10 per cent of Austrian firm Palfinger. The deal, under a memorandum ...

  7. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:52am by Staff Reporters

    ... a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering said. HUBEI Farmer's pigeon post Zheng Renkai, a 63-year-old farmer from Wuhan, has used carrier pigeons as his main source of communication for the past 16 years, Cnhubei.com reports. Zheng started breeding carrier pigeons as a way of informing his family of the most popular products at his local market. Zheng's hobby has expanded ...

  8. Shanghai's economy sound, says Mayor Han

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng yesterday gave a positive reading of the city's economy to foreign business leaders, despite the global economic crisis ... and social development,' he said. However, Mr Han admitted that Shanghai would not be entirely insulated from the economic meltdown, saying there were early signs of a slowdown in the third ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: culture vultures

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... (by modern borders), who ruled over much of northern China from 1115 to 1234. Enamoured by the more precocious cultural accomplishments of the Han Chinese subjects who vastly outnumbered them, the Jurchen became Sinicised over time. The Jurchen of the Jin dynasty lived the Han lifestyle, speaking Chinese and wearing Han dress. They had Han names as well as native names. Emperor Shizong’s ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - TAXATION

    G20 tax push to hit hard in finance sector

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com With the US Fatca law effectively going global, compliance costs for data-sharing initiative will be heavy for financial institutions, analysts say G20 tax push to hit hard in finance sector The G20 plan to combat tax evasion will enable the member states, including China, to have their own version of the United States' Foreign Account ...




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