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  1. News - China

    Migrant families in Beijing forced to educate their children at unlicensed schools

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... government does not adequately address the educational needs of migrant children such as his son. Wang Lele is an 11-year-old, second-year pupil at the Xiangyang Primary School- a private school ... for enrolment. As a result, Lele is left with little choice but to attend Xiangyang, at a cost of 2,200 yuan (HK$2,700) a year, to receive an education that would otherwise be free if the local ...


    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and educational institutions and a free press. On the contrary, the 39-year-old says his work is getting harder, as more influential people are hurt by his exposes. 'We definitely need a system [to ...

  3. Higher yuan exchange cap urged

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Bankers in the city have urged Beijing to raise the cap that limits Hongkongers to exchanging no more than 20,000 yuan (HK$24,500) per day, and to end the ban on non-Hong Kong residents opening yuan accounts in the city. Bank ...

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    Do migrant children deserve better access to education?

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:03pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Beijing residents and migrants debate education policy Beijing residents and migrants to the city from other parts of China are having a heated debate over the capital’s upcoming ... to sit the test in Beijing, would be finalised by the end of the year. The new plan is being welcomed by migrant families demanding equal rights to education and matriculation. But many Beijing ...

  5. Educated mainland workers 'a threat'

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com More young Hong Kong professionals think their Beijing counterparts pose a challenge in the job market than vice versa, even though both groups believe the professionalism of mainlanders leaves much to be desired, a survey has found ...

  6. Higher loan shark interest hurting firms

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren ren.wei@scmp.com Black market interest rates in China's Zhejiang province have surged to 10 per cent monthly, a fresh sign that privately-owned companies are grappling with a worsening business climate due to Beijing's monetary tighte ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... concentration of particles from garbage, organic pollution and even fecal matter. Higher nitrate levels are found in groundwater usually as a result of leaks from septic tanks, sewers, fertiliser ... The editorial brought up the subject of inequal access to resources and related it to how rich Chinese send their children abroad to elite schools in order to escape the public education system at home.       ...

  8. Wumart income soars 47pc on higher sales

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Wumart Stores, Beijing's biggest supermarket chain, said first-half profit rose 47 per cent on higher sales and an accounting gain. Net income for Growth Enterprise Market-listed Wumart rose to 160.3 million yuan, 13 fen a share, from 108.9 million yuan, nine fen a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 43.6 per cent to 3.76 billion yuan on the back of a 10.6 per cent ...

  9. Higher natural gas bills in store for Beijing residents

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Residents of Beijing are facing higher bills for heating and cooking gas following a request from the city's natural gas supplier to raise domestic prices by nearly 8 per ... in August last year increased the cost of supplies from outlying areas to Beijing by 0.15 yuan per cubic metre. Mr Zhou said BGG had paid 570 million yuan more since the higher supply levy ...

  10. Pricing rule poses higher risks for players

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... said the new measure posed higher risks for property firms in buying sites with better locations. 'Prices for high-end properties have fluctuated a lot in the past two years. It's difficult to forecast selling prices of flats at prime sites. Therefore, developers have to bear higher risks,' she said. But a developer in Hangzhou said the new law would have little impact ...




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