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  1. Conservation by Murder: Man-eaters of Sundarbans

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker Conservation by Murder: Man-eaters of Sundarbans by Sudipt Dutta (self-published) If a bird blessed with super stamina flew due west from Hong Kong for about 2,600 kilometres, ... These tigers have gained notoriety for being man-eating beasts, which they are. However, Dutta challenges assumptions made of these magnificent creatures, and addresses the issues which confront ...

  2. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the bailout. The news Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has proposed 25 new sites for reclamation to create a land bank. The list includes a man-made island. The Development Bureau said they could ... office said the proposed man-made island near Cheung Chau would be a difficult project since the transport infrastructure would have to be built from scratch. However, he said, the problem could ...

  3. Champion of the middle way

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com An anecdote- no doubt true given Northern Ireland's bitter history of sectarianism- is often told to sum up the years of violent conflict. A man of Asian ethnicity is walking down a street in Belfast. He meets a local man who stops and asks him where he is from. 'I'm Chinese,' the Asian man replies. The Belfast man then asks: ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Many associate China's Olympic glory with its rise in the world and its rising national strength. Remember, we used to be called the "Sick Man of Asia". A few days ago, ... availability of sports facilities in schools and the inclusion of all kinds of sports for the masses are far more significant. As for the West, it has to steel itself for a more powerful China ...

  5. From fortress to prosperity

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... by the victorious powers- formed the country into a Grand Duchy in union with the Netherlands. Luxembourg also became a member of the German Confederation, with a confederate fortress manned by Prussian ... of Luxembourg's stable, high-income economy are moderate growth, low inflation and low unemployment. The industrial sector, which was dominated until the 1960s by steel, has branched out to include ...

  6. Media man of action

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer With two channels to run and big plans for Asian-themed action movies, Jef Lim has little time these days to sit back and relax in front of his television. Instead, the head of programming and production for Tiger Gate Entertainment is out pla ...

  7. Bureau's uniforms can't take the heat

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and the express railway to Guangzhou. Wong Wai-man, leader of a bar bender's union who saw the uniform samples shown by government officials, said some of the designs and materials used were just ... stripped to the waist. 'Many bar benders prefer working in bare skin, because they work outdoors and they handle steel and iron, which become searingly hot under the sun,' Wong said. ...

  8. The new 'sick man'

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching It is well known that for 100 years after the Opium war, China was subject to the predations of the Western powers and Japan. Parts of China were partitioned into spheres of influence by various countries and the nation was derided as the 'sick man of Asia'. Many Chinese were so poor that they could not survive within the country and so worked as labourers ...

  9. Tiangong plans buyouts after 14.5pc profit decline

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Tiangong International, the largest high-speed steel manufacturer on the mainland, said it had set aside HK$250 million for acquisitions in the second half after reporting ... to 1.07 billion yuan. Gross profit margin slid 0.1 percentage point to 16.6 per cent. 'We're mainly looking at the downstream steel businesses, such as moulds for vehicles, ...

  10. The right man to move South Korea forward

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea's new president, Lee Myung-bak, is nicknamed 'The Bulldozer' and for good reason: he has a can-do reputation for getting things done. With a reform-packed agenda focusing on the economy and a pragmatic foreign policy, he is the ...




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