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  1. Talking points

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for government and especially on efforts to heal the divisions that emerged during the bruising chief executive campaign. The camp is being held at Kylin Villa, Shenzhen. Iran returns to talks on nuclear plans after 15 months A delegation led by Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu attends talks on Iran's nuclear programme between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security ...

  2. Portraits of Chinese cool on show at Louis Vuitton Maison

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It seems even Louis Vuitton needs the cachet of being associated with the fine arts. After a Chow Yun-fat photo exhibition last month, the Louis Vuitton Maison at Canton Road is hosting a ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Obtaining degree X from prestigious institution Y in only Z years, or on scoring A on test B at age C [would not help long-term development] Terence Tao, winner of the Crafoord Prize in mathematics We hope that Iran will engage with us on the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme Herman Nackaerts, leader of the I.A.E.A.'s delegation to Iran, on his ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian president criticises top judiciary official amid economic crisis

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Tehran

    ... The New York Times in Tehran President's attack signals worsening relations between Iran's top leaders amid economic crisis Ahmadinejad lashes outat powerful judiciary chief ... as the country's economic conditions and isolation over a disputed nuclear programme worsen. Ahmadinejad was responding to the head of Iran's powerful judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, who ...

  5. News - World - ANALYSIS: IRAN

    Tehran protests over collapsing rial pose no threat to regime, say analysts

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rial protests 'no threat to regime' The protests that have rocked Tehran over Iran's plunging currency expose an undercurrent of tension ... the dollar and shed around 40 per cent of its value, as Western sanctions exacerbate Iran's underlying economic problems. Money changers said virtually no transactions were taking place ...

  6. Beijing may ease property rules for foreigners

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan The mainland may ease rules on foreign investment in the property sector as one of several ways to boost sliding foreign direct investment after the real estate bubble burst, according to a newspaper report. Concerned about a further slump in f ...

  7. Mainland sees challenges cranking up production

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Martin Zhou in Beijing The mainland faces a daunting challenge rejuvenating its manufacturing sector amid falling exports and serious overcapacity, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday. 'This y ...

  8. Fixed-asset investment grows 26.8pc on state-led spending

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Data raises hopes stimulus package will stabilise economy Fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland last month beat expectations, thanks to a pick-up in Beijing's spending, raising hopes that its stimulus plans would stabili ...

  9. China and US in close contact over Syria, Iran

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi says China and the United States have maintained close contact over Syria and Iran, despite their disagreements on how ... in the region.' On Iran's nuclear programme, Yang reiterated Beijing's opposition to Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. 'We are opposed to the development and possession of nuclear weapons ...

  10. StanChart charges expose absurdity of Iran sanctions

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... transactions related to Iran were fully compliant with US rules. It claimed that between 2001 and 2007 payments worth only US$14 million were suspect; a negligible amount for a bank that clears US ... on Iranian financial institutions because it wants to deny Tehran access to US dollars to fund its nuclear programme. However, last year Iran exported 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil and petroleum ...




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