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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Beijing announces measures to reduce pollution during next month's summit Holidays, traffic cut to clear Apec skies The Beijing municipal government has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city government departments, and reintroduced an odd-even licence plate scheme to ease traffic on the roads during the Apec summit next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613232/beijing-marks-apec-summit-extra-public-holiday-moves-cut-pollution
  2. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Retail sales crash 40pc over holiday period, says management group poll

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by STA FF REPORTERS

    ... Staff Reporters Decline blamed on fewer mainland tourists and Occupy Central protests in key shopping districts, says management group survey Retail sales slump 40 pc over holiday period Retail sales in Hong Kong fell by up to 40 per cent during the National Day holidays- the first drop since the city opened its doors to individual mainland travellers in 2003. Retailers reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610983/retail-sales-crash-40pc-over-holiday-period-says-management-group
  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Holiday's over for vacationing 'robber'; 2 arrests over Hubei paper mill deaths

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:08am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Holiday's over for 'robber' A man wanted over a robbery in Heilongjiang province was caught by police in the capital's North Train Station on Saturday morning as he took his mother on a short trip to the city for the National Day holiday, the Beijing Morning Post reports. The man was wanted for allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint of 400 yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1610211/holidays-over-vacationing-robber-2-arrests-over-hubei-paper-mill
  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Occupy Central protests keep pummelling HK stocks after holiday break

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:48am by RAY CHAN AND JEANNY YU

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu Hong Kong stocks slid on Friday morning after a two-day holiday break as the Occupy Central protests kept the market on the defensive while stocks in the rest ... moves by Beijing to limit the amount of debt local governments can take on and bar them from new borrowings through their financing units fed into punters’ worries after the holiday. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1608743/hk-stocks-extend-slide-friday-political-unrest
  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'Golden week' holiday set to lose its sparkle amid Occupy Central protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Phila Siu, Alan Yu and He Hui Feng

    ... 'Golden week' loses its sparkle Blocked roads, closed shops, thunderstorms- and no fireworks. That's the bleak prospect for the start of the national day holiday, during which ... to predict the impact. ANZ Research estimated sales in the holiday would shrink. "Hong Kong's retail sales will suffer if the protest continues. In the short term, the operational risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604954/golden-week-holiday-set-lose-its-sparkle-amid-occupy-central-protests
  6. News - China - TRAFFIC CONGESTION

    On this holiday week, mainland expressways are anything but fast

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:14pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Growing numbers of vehicles have turned roads in and around major cities into almost a parking lot, as traffic at one toll booth moved 100 metres in two hours It’s day one of the National Day week-long holiday on the mainland, and all the train tickets are sold out. The solution, however, is not to jump in the car and drive there, because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605729/holiday-week-mainland-expressways-are-anything
  7. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL SALES

    Hong Kong retailers' expectations low for National Day holiday

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by AMY NIP AND HE HUIFENG

    ... expect little or no growth in sales during the National Day "golden week" holiday that starts next week given poor consumer sentiment and the political tensions in the city. Shop owners had been hoping the holiday would revive business after six consecutive months of sales declines since February. But in the face of slowing growth in the number of mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601303/hong-kong-retailers-expectations-low-national-day-holiday
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Chief secretary accused of evading protests and failing in her duties as she takes leave at same time as class boycott for democracy Carrie Lam's holiday angers students Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is under fire after it was revealed she would be on holiday while students stage a class boycott in protest at Beijing's decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596236/carrie-lams-holiday-angers-students
  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    T8 typhoon signal is no holiday

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Joy at time off thanks to weather is misguided- and just where was the weather anyway? T8 typhoon signal is no holiday After reviewing recent events, I have concluded I may ... to deduct it from our holiday balance. What was strange was that the feeling was shared even by those who really like going to work. You can understand why people who dislike their jobs, or pupils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595516/t8-typhoon-signal-no-holiday
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    How to get in shape for a skiing holiday

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the slopes to ski or engage in a winter sport for your next holiday, then it's vital to start training now. The fitter and better prepared you are means more time on the slopes and less chance ... intensive. If you want to supercharge your next winter holiday, here are six calorie-crunching alternatives. Cross country/Nordic skiing What is it: touring across flat or undulating terrain on thin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1593172/how-get-shape-skiing-holiday

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