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  1. News - China

    Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Software engineer choking in Beijing's smog dreams of a new life in Montreal's clean air 'The quality of life should be much better' Living in a standalone house, jogging in the morning, going to work in his own car, weekends camping, travelling around North America during holidays- that's how Alden Pang imagines life in Montreal. ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'Micro-novelist' Chen Peng blogs about life in Beijing

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... His medium is weibo, where, in 140 words or less, he inspires others facing similar challenges 'Micro-novelist' documents life in the big city In public, Chen Peng blends ... in 2010, majoring in law. I was an ordinary student at university, and an ordinary young person working in Beijing. Like many other graduates, I started my new life in the capital- from nothing, ...

  3. Beijing may bring steel tax breaks back to life

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is mulling moves to revive an old policy exempting high-end steel sold to manufacturers of export products from a 17 per cent value-added tax, in an effort to help the steel industry reeling from widespread losses. But a ...

  4. Activist gave his life for democracy

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bandages around his neck. When Cable Television asked if he had any regrets about how his life had turned out, Li was resolute: 'I only went to jail; I haven't lost my head,' he ...

  5. Chen sounding upbeat about life, say friends

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com Blind activist Chen Guangcheng sounded optimistic about his future, according to friends who spoke with him, but said he would keep trying to bring to justice those who abused him and his family in the eastern prov ...

  6. Bo Xilai's son denies rumours of lavish life

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The son of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has spoken out for the first time since his father's downfall and mother's detention as a murder suspect regarding widespread reports about his lavi ...

  7. Sculptor carves rhythms of ordinary life into art

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of life through his wooden works. 'When people say that some contemporary art pieces are not good, I wonder if it's because those pieces are too remote from our lives,' ... in Beijing. 'Of the five elements, wood comes second, representing the force of life.' An interesting fact about wood sculptures, he said, was that the piece's condition depended on how ...

  8. Begging gymnast off to a new life

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Former gymnastic champion Zhang Shangwu will bid farewell to poverty tomorrow when he flies to Nanjing in Jiangsu province to start work with one of the country's richest men. The move will mark a remarkable turnaround in the life of the athlete who, in recent years, has been forced to steal and beg to make ends meet. His story came to light earlier ...

  9. Graduate finds her perfect life as a folk singer

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... member of the band, live in a suburb of Beijing, where she describes their life as perfect- quiet and beautiful. Days are spent at home sitting in the sunshine, or letting her mind wander. ... should never complain how hard the road is because you must be responsible for things you have chosen and never regret the choice you make.' I bear that in my mind even now. How was life ...

  10. Roadblocks, identity checks a way of life as security tightened

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has tightened security ahead of next month's Olympics by imposing strict inspections on vehicles, spectators and tourists into the capital. Starting from next week until the end of September, Beijing-bound vehicles will have to ...




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