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  1. HK artists take bird's eye view

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phobe Cheng A group of Hong Kong artists is presenting an exhibition exploring the psychological effects that Beijing's transformation into an Olympic host city has wrought upon its residents. 'The Olympics has brought rapid changes to the lives ...

  2. Editors unaware 1989 crackdown photo on page

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

    ... Vivian Wu A controversial photograph of casualties from the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown was deliberately inserted into Wednesday's edition of a leading Beijing newspaper after the editors approved the page, industry sources said yesterday. The Be ...

  3. Banned reporter finally allowed into Beijing

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu An Apple Daily reporter barred from entering the mainland several weeks ago landed in Beijing yesterday to cover the Olympic Games, as the first accredited reporter from his organisation to be allowed onto the mainland. Senior reporter Norman Ch ...

  4. 'Frugal Olympics' have become anything but

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The scant availability of spending details is believed to give the host more 'flexibility' when it announces its profitability after the Games. 'China has input enormous enthusiasm, ... 'We've benefited from Beijing's hosting of the Games. But some of the things seem overdone. They are not for the 'People's Olympics', but for China's face,' Beijing ...

  5. Schools can use names of corporate sponsors

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'China', 'National', or 'International' in the names. Chu Hongqi, a senior professor on education policy at Beijing Normal University, expressed worries about the growing ...

  6. Growth of university campuses probed

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The Ministry of Education has vowed to step up the management of university cities, the huge campuses built by developers and shared by academic institutions. The move follows complaints over Oriental University City in Hebei provi ...

  7. Villagers who are paying dearly to assert their rights

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Jiangtun village became famous overnight when its residents voted to sack the entire village committee for incompetence. But most people in the village on the outskirts of Beijing found exercising their rights came at a high price. The rift i ...

  8. Pie in the sky

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing city leaders last week declared their ambition to turn the city into China's third financial centre. In a grand ceremony at the China World Hotel, officials and local banking ... glass towers in Pudong and Puxi, the city is far from being a regional financial centre. Martin Fish, head of Standard Chartered Bank in China, gave a polite speech at the ceremony, praising ...

  9. Beijing ranks low in mainland GDP growth, lags most east coast regions

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sector and tourism remained sluggish. Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics spokeswoman Yu Xiuqin described the capital's tourism industry as 'lacklustre' and was quoted by China News Service as saying the city's overall 'economic development potential has not been fully realised'. But Song Guoqing, from the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking ...

  10. High-end housing on the road to recovery after health crisis

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... Suzanne Dennis All sections of Beijing's residential market are experiencing positive growth, and this is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, fuelled by a growing number of multinationals establishing a presence in the capital and the ri ...




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