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  1. News - World - CONSTRUCTION

    Nicaragua canal, a Chinese tycoon and an unanswered US$50b question

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by NYT

    ... of vessels ARIEL FRIAS DUCOUDRAY Wang, 41, arrived in Nicaragua on a private jet over the weekend, and his team has been offering details about the project in a series of appearances that have been ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Coming to a game near you: IRB joins IOC’s fight against match-fixing

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... be taken to safeguard rugby. It would be only too easy for a sevens game to be fixed and it is understood the final two legs of the IRB Sevens World Series last season, in Scotland and London, were ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Facing history can be painful, but is vital, says Merkel, as she ends China trip

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... a series of business deals, but her talks with top Chinese leaders on Monday also coincided with China commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge incident that sparked the second ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Fury as Chinese paper publishes Japan map with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo are high due to a series of issues ranging from a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea to recent moves by Tokyo to reinterpret its pacifist ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Under-fire finance committee chief Ng Leung-sing blames treasury over funding backlog

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Tony Cheung

    ... and the treasury] bureau to reshuffle the proposals," he said. "I believe they have considered the matter carefully." Moving the no-confidence motion, Leung said that in a series of meetings ...

  6. Business - LAI SEE

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Some years ago Tim Clissold wrote an entertaining tale entitled Mr China. The book describes a series of investment exploits he was involved in, to bring Western capitalist know-how to China, in the belief that this would bring China into the modern world. The book is a series of case studies of investment projects, which are often hilarious in their outcomes while ...

  7. Prophet & loss

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... fantasised about becoming a 'psychohistorian'- one of the prophetic mathematicians of science-fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. He decided at college that economics was the next best thing to Asimov's fictional science. After gaining an undergraduate degree at Yale, Krugman went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his PhD, where he ...

  8. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... years ago this month. The first world war began on July 28, 1914, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, triggering a series of war declarations around the continent ...

  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Flush with bribes, Guangzhou's sewage plant chief jailed for six years

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... announced a series of ambitious projects to improve the water quality of its 31 rivers. However, the public became furious at officials when, two years later, residents started to complain about ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... code literacy. Ray Cheung Chak-chun, an assistant professor at the City University Apps Lab, has been running a series of workshops called "We Can Code", to teach secondary school ...




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