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  1. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Since the handover, it has been state policy to keep the presence of the People's Liberation Army discreetly away from Hong Kong's general populace. So it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town ...

  2. A Dance With the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jason Wordie A Dance With the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony by Julia Boyd IB Tauris Anyone with adult memories of European life in pre-war China is now- ... and Cecil Beaton, chancers abounded. Probably the most extraordinary was Helen Burton, who for decades operated The Camel Bell, a curio shop in the Peking Hotel. Originally from North Dakota, she ...

  3. Far from plain sailing

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... The biggest obstacle to integrating south China's trade transport network will be convincing the authorities to set aside personal agendas for the good of the region, say cross-border trade experts. For all the 'join hands' rhetoric emanating from every municipality in south China, the comparative economic wealth that has become its trademark has spawned an attitude ...

  4. Plain sailing

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the development of shipping in ancient China and in Hong Kong from the mid-19th century onwards. According to director Stephen Davies, the reason it confines itself to commercial shipping and doesn't encompass naval history (a subject touched on by the Museum of Coastal Defence) is to 'stay ideologically correct'. 'We move from the story of China, about their building of junks ...

  5. Multiple activities to mark one-year countdown

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing is likely to shut down Tiananmen Square next Wednesday to stage countdown celebrations marking one year to go until the 2008 Games. Zhao Dongming, head of Bocog's cultural activities department, said national security agencies we ...

  6. Artistic soul

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Collier

    ... as the nation's capital, a history of being home to the country's best universities, and China's growing self-confidence as a peer to the west in most matters. It is a wonder to watch Beijing ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... in Hong Kong through its marketing and branding efforts. But its business still lags behind those of Bank of China (Hong Kong), HSBC, Standard Chartered, Hang Seng Bank (a subsidiary of HSBC) ...

  8. HK runners grab podium finish in North Face race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... training ground for endurance running. It is the fourth year that the North Face series has taken in China. The 100 kilometre event is limited to 200 qualified runners. Other participants may run ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Two Hong Kong residents yesterday claimed top awards in the 100-kilometre Beijing leg of the gruelling The North Face 100 endurance challenge. Kami ...

  9. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... last week, Yao Gang, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said the mainland's stock market watchdog may simply abolish a policy requiring mainland companies ... news for Hong Kong? The Hong Kong stock exchange may welcome the move as more IPOs from the north could strengthen the city's position as a global capital-raising centre- ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean agents used Hong Kong's twilight world

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... world News that North Korean agents bought nationalities as directors of Hong Kong companies shows the downside to being one of the world's freest commercial centres. Hong Kong has long ... and questionable trading. The South China Morning Post reported this week that two agents, linked to illegal shipments of military technology to Myanmar, were registered as directors of the Hong ...




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