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  1. Rapid reaction of residents and officials prevented far higher toll

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller and Al Guo in Hanwang It is nearly 5pm in Hanwang, but all the public clocks read 2.28pm- the time when the earthquake struck this town of 50,000 people. Locals estimate that about 2,000 people lost their lives last Monday. But they all say the ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform of state-owned enterprises crucial to improve quality of Chinese economy

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:08pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says resources need to be redirected from inefficient state-owned sectors to efficient ones to counter serious losses of productivity Urgent reform of state-owned firms crucial to improve Chinese economy A new round of state-owned enterprise reforms is gaining traction. On July 15, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac) unveiled ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Beauty Fix: Four Seasons Hong Kong's Oriental Head Massage and Rhassoul treatment

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by Tessa Chan

    ... is bringing it to Hong Kong with a luxurious rhassoul and head massage combo. The treatment is recommended for people suffering from blocked sinuses, headaches, stress or emotional exhaustion. The therapist, Rosa, lets me choose from two types of oil for the head massage; I go for the lavender and palmarosa oil which is relaxing and recommended for muscle strain. I lay face-up while she gently ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Derek Fisher ready to step up as New York Knicks head coach

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:03am

    ... or no coaching experience that he could teach. The Knicks nearly closed a deal to hire Steve Kerr, who instead left a TV commentating job to coach the Golden State Warriors. Jackson then turned his ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    State of Great Barrier Reef likely to worsen, Canberra admits

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Reuters

    ... to climate change is: that's mining coal for export." The Queensland Resources Council, which represents the mining industry, said it backed the state government's plans to improve ...

  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese buyers flocking to westernmost US state

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:08pm by Patrick W. ONeill

    ... States first lady Michelle Obama, speaking about President Barack Obama, stated: "You can't really understand Barack until you understand Hawaii." The US president was born ... and influenced the relationship between the United States and Asia for centuries and continues to be a popular destination for education, medical care, finance and property investment. Recent additions ...

  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian aid convoy heads for eastern Ukraine, but Kiev says it will deny it entry

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:13pm by AP

    ... Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine yesterday, but Kiev said it would deny the mission entry because it had not been certified by the Red Cross and could ... the organisation had reached a general agreement about delivery of humanitarian aid to the region, he had "no information about the content" of the trucks and did not know where they were headed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the Sunni Muslim group Islamic State. The beheading of American journalist James Foley by a masked man presumed to be British, and the son of an Australian jihadi holding up a severed head, caused ... State had been often recounted by those forced to live under its rule. People who refuse to follow or are considered enemies are executed or buried alive. Perversely, images of the killings ...

  9. At the crossroads

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... for political resources. The National People's Congress in March this year appointed Mr Hu as president of the state and Wen Jiabao as prime minister. In short order, they established their style ... after a young graphic artist, Sun Zhigang, was wrongfully detained and beaten to death in Guangzhou, the State Council revoked outdated regulations on vagrancy. The government this summer ...

  10. News - Asia

    Islamic State 'now planning terror attacks on Asian soil'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur Counter-terrorism officials in Malaysia and Indonesia say citizens who have joined the terror group are planning attacks on home soil Islamic State now ... of Islamic State, whose gains in Iraq and brutality towards minorities have prompted air strikes from the US, has spread to Southeast Asia, where radicalised Muslims have been inspired by the group’s ...




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