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  1. Business - China Business - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 2, 2012

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... this year, taking the ratio of non-performing loans to 1-2 per cent by the end of the year. Bloomberg   New World to spend HK$700m on revamp New World Development announced it will spend HK$700 ...

  2. News - World - BRIEFS

    World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to absorb militias into the security forces, appointing military commanders to head Islamist armed groups in an effort to cement central government control. The new leadership for the Benghazi ... Bloomberg Scientology insider will publish memoir NEW YORK- A niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige is planning a tell-all memoir about the church. Jenna Miscavige Hill has been a frequent ...

  3. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... Subdued start to Tibetan New Year Tibetans in the region around Xiahe, Gansu province, which has been a focus of self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule, marked a low-key Tibetan New Year yesterday, with many saying celebrations were inappropriate while the burnings continued. The Tibetan New Year is supposed to be a time for celebration, but many Tibetans in Xiahe ...

  4. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 18, 2012

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... imports China says it will change its restrictive policy on certain steel imports from the United States after the World Trade Organisation declared it was in breach of international trade rules. ...

  5. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 27, 2013

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... also admitted the charges but denied having conspired in advance. AFP   Woman sets record for climbing Everest A young Nepali sherpa climber has been recognised as the world's first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a week, Guinness World Records has confirmed. Chhurim Sherpa, 29, climbed to the 8,850-metre Everest summit on May 12 and 19 last year. Reuters   Polio team's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by CITY BRIEFS

    ... posted online. About 8,500 cases of possible abuse were investigated last year, it said   2m cross border during New Year holidays More than 1.2 million people left the city during the Lunar New ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... British police arrested six current or former journalists in a new inquiry into alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-closed News of the World tabloid. British media said that two ... Row over photos of pregnant duchess LONDON- An Italian magazine that published topless photos of Prince William's wife last year is reportedly printing new pictures of the pregnant ...

  8. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 2, 2013

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... for the minority sect in the country's history. The attack took place in the town of Hangu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which has experienced previous sectarian clashes. AP   Abe to issue new statement on war Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he intended to release a new statement on Japan's attitude to the second world war. The premier has long been known to favour the toning down ...

  9. Business - China Business - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 21, 2013

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am

    ... the largest of any country in the world, last month. China Mobile grew its subscriber pool 0.62 per cent from December to 714.7 million; the number of China Unicom's users rose 1.51 per cent ... to accept the firm's offer on a new contract, but technical workers rejected theirs and authorised a possible strike. Bloomberg, AFP   Cathay, Dragonair reduce capacity Cathay Pacific Airways ...

  10. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... that the whole world would benefit if China completed its development programme. "I think that the new leader of the Chinese government and the Communist Party has emphasised the strategic agenda ... Domestic agenda comes first for China China's new leadership will focus on modernising the country before it increases Beijing's role in international affairs, a top official ...




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