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  1. Mainland may hit brakes on rail network

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... economic prospects are low,' Weng said. 'Rail lines to western China will find it hard to get bank loans.' Despite being the centrepiece of Beijing's four trillion yuan (HK$4.55 ... network to 90,000 kilometres by the end of this year, the ministry said. China has the world's second most extensive rail network behind the US. 'The government is tightening liquidity ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea to hold talks on kidnappings after surprise breakthrough

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang’s surprise pledge to probe the cold war kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said on Sunday. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the two sides may meet again late this month, after Japan said on May 29 that it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state ...

  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Proposed giant tidal plant for mainland China is far-off dream

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... a far-off dream A tidal power project proposed by a consortium of Dutch engineering firms for mainland China aims to rival the hydro project in the Three Gorges Dam but has a long way to go to prove ... said Lin Boqiang of the Xiamen University Centre for China Energy Economics Research. "Mainland research institutions may be looking into its feasibility out of our nation's desire ...

  4. Witnesses to knife attacks contradict police reports

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three groups of witnesses who were discussing the incident at the scene on Thursday night told the South China Morning Post they saw two suspects running away, while the third was knocked down ... said Li Wei, director of the Centre for Anti-terrorism Research at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations. 'But even such a sophisticated system could not totally ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Why China's wheat-growing north produces individualists and its rice-growing south is clannish

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:14am by Angela Meng

    ... farmed in different regions. Researchers have found that people from rice-growing southern China are more interdependent and holistic thinkers, while those from the wheat-growing north are more ... independence. "I think the rice theory provides some insight to why the rice-growing regions of East Asia are less individualistic than the Western world or northern China, even with their wealth ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... sinister party plots and conspiracies. Was offering a fair and balanced portrait important to you? It is wrong to suggest China is [still] a totalitarian country. It is not North Korea. The party ... James Kidd Debut spy thriller draws on Chinese whispers Adam Brookes reported for the BBC from China, Indonesia and the United States for many years, and drew on his life as a foreign ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rejects talks on South Korean missionary sentenced to life

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong. They said Kim had crossed the border to establish the whereabouts of some North Korean refugees arrested in Dandong by Chinese authorities ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Thursday rejected Seoul’s call for talks on the fate of a South Korean missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... devotees from Kathmandu and India ply the route from Jomsom (the district's capital) up to the border with China. An hour-and-a-half later and we are in Muktinath- or, more accurately, ... Nepal's lower plains was exchanged for salt from the plateau's dry lakes. Today, it is a town of two faces- the villagers have hosted trekkers for decades and guesthouses merge seamlessly ...

  9. Sino-Ocean sales up sixfold so far this year

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Sino-Ocean Land Holdings, the largest property developer in Beijing, said property sales had increased sixfold year on year to a record 2.3 billion yuan (HK$2.61 billion) so far this year. The company's goal is 8 billion yuan in contract s ...

  10. Another top official falls from grace in Tianjin graft probes

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A deputy ministerial level official in Tianjin has been made the subject of Communist Party disciplinary action over corruption allegations, making him the latest official in the city to fall from grace. Pi Qiansheng, 57, who was fo ...




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