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  1. Go hiking and help poor children

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The Sowers Action group will add to the HK$14 million already raised for underprivileged children in remote areas of China when it hosts the Challenging 12 Hours 2006 race next month. Families, friends, schools and organisations are invited to take part in the annual 42-kilometre and 10km hikes which aim to raise money for poor children's education. ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    China retail gas, diesel prices to rise 1pc

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 07:35pm by Reuters

    ... China announced on Friday a small hike of a 100 yuan (HK$125.3) per tonne, or roughly 1 per cent, to its retail gasoline price ceiling and a 95 yuan increase to diesel, effective Saturday, largely offsetting a previous cut early this month. China started a new fuel pricing system in March that has a closer link to the cost of crude oil.   ...

  3. News - China - TOURISM

    China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... In a forum on Sina.com a netizen wrote: "I've decided not to visit any tourist attractions this Labour Day. Instead, I'll take my child to go hiking in the countryside, since it's ... attractions to hike ticket prices by as much as 30 per cent ahead of the holiday include the Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake in Zhangjiajie , Hunan , the ropeway of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain ...

  4. Wanders never cease

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I'm trying to do this training hike at least three times a week. He's training for the Trailwalker, I hear you say. Well, not quite. Rather, all this hiking is for a less intense, ... of 56,000 kilometres took me three years, and along the way I passed through the wilds of Papua New Guinea, Tibet and Afghanistan- and also made a detour to Australia (to cross the sea I hitch-hiked ...

  5. Business caught in grip of mainland water crisis

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tan estimated. 'The government can't whack on a sudden high water rate hike, or there may be social instability. But rate hikes are necessary. So they will start gradually ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Prices of new homes in China rise for a third consecutive month

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the majority of them will hike prices once they have a chance." Thirty-seven cities reported price declines, as against 30 cities in July. Prices in 10 big cities rose 0.45 per cent month on month ...

  7. Don't put off price reform because of inflation fears

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... However, the adjustment in tariffs will not be enough to relieve the pricing squeeze. Price hikes are needed but in the current political climate, where inflation remains a bigger concern, ... tariff hikes. Rising inflation is creating greater income disparity, which is seen as a major source of social instability. Worse yet, inflation expectations are reinforcing property speculation, ...

  8. Analysts bullish on China stocks

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the growth momentum in the region. On the mainland economy, Cheung expected inflation to ease in the second half of the year as monetary growth eased, but still expected two more interest-rate hikes ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Can US come to terms with the trade-offs of free trade?

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... all this cheap stuff. Would we put up with a sudden big hike to get it from elsewhere? No way. It ain't going to change." Local taxi-driver Muhammad said he bought American when ...

  10. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for flights to safety, and convert to real assets ahead of inflation and interest rate hikes. Gary Biddle is PCCW professor and chair of accounting at the University of Hong Kong and teaches ...




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