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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... meet in Brussels, as Belgium stages a general strike in protest against further spending cuts envisaged after yet another credit rating downgrade. Awaiting the outcome of talks with bank ... said it would enforce a ban on overnight camping in the park, which it owns and polices, after tolerating the tent village from the outset. Envoy outlines agenda for Seoul nuclear summit ...

  2. Business - Comment

    'Nuclear option' will do more damage to China than Japan

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Given the huge surplus China could gain from its trade with Japan, it would have more to lose from a tit-for-tat imposition of sanctions 'Nuclear option' will do more ... economy as well as China's, it is far from clear Jin's implied threat that China could ditch its holdings of Japanese government debt- known in financial diplomacy as the "nuclear ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A nuclear world is not a safer world

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-moon says spending on arms should be diverted to meet new security challenges A nuclear world is no longer a safer world Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade. Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite ...

  4. Geopolitics boost gold

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gold prices have begun firming in the past month or so, after Israel began threatening to launch air strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. Western nations have slapped an oil embargo on Iran for suspected development of nuclear weapons. Equities markets in America, Europe and Asia have been spooked by this geopolitical development, with analysts and strategists talking ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Possible Chinese role in nuclear project raises alarm in Britain

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London MP says he's worried by French firm seeking partners in China for nuclear project in Britain Possible Chinese role in reactors raises alarm Moves by French Company EDF to court Chinese companies to share the soaring cost of building £10 billion (HK$123 billion) worth of new nuclear reactors in England has reignited a fractious debate about Chinese ...

  6. CNNC calls itself core of China's nuclear strategy

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) is preparing to launch the first initial public offering of shares by a Chinese nuclear power generator. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said last week it had approved the listing on the Shanghai stock market of CNNC, one of the mainland's two state-owned developers of nuclear power projects. The plan ...

  7. Nuclear giant wins approval for I.P.O.

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China National Nuclear Power, on track to pursue expansion that would cost 174 billion yuan (HK$212 billion), has received approval from ... after Premier Wen Jiabao's cabinet endorsed a five-year safety plan for nuclear facilities, adding weight to growing evidence that China is determined to keep developing nuclear energy. ...

  8. Business - Money - CYBERCRIME

    Computer hackers strike again as HKEx breached

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Four company announcements released on stock exchange website cancelled after a printer mix-up Computer hackers strike again as HKExbreached A computer-hacking attack on a printing company has led to mix-ups with four company announcements released on the stock exchange's website on Sunday. A Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing spokesperson said ...

  9. Tourism needs to strike right balance

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With tourism one of the world's fastest growing industries, no one wants to miss out. For decades, it has been an economic lifeline for Hong Kong's retail, hotel, transport and catering industries. When we boosted our Sars-ravaged economy in 200 ...

  10. Beijing to give nuclear go-ahead

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is likely to resume approving new nuclear power projects after recently completing a round of safety checks, according to the head of China Resources ... finished' reviewing safety standards of all operating nuclear plants and those being built. 'The results have been compiled but not announced,' he said. 'Overall, the results ...




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