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  1. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    CNR eyes California contract after winning Thai order

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com State-owned mainland company and its partners secure HK$1.1 billion deal to supply carriages for intercity railway services in Thailand CNR eyes California contract after winning Thai order China CNR Corp has bagged the biggest train contract in Thailand and it hopes to win a separate multibillion-dollar high-speed train deal ...

  2. Lee Wai-sze 'a revelation' at London Games test

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze established herself as a serious medal contender in the sprint events at this summer's Olympic Games following another world-class performance at the Track World Cup in London. In the women ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Province orders hundreds of factories to shut down for 12 days to ensure clear skies above Beijing as Pacific Rim leaders gather for talks Hebei cuts output ... to ensure good air quality in Beijing. According to a provincial directive, the authorities in neighbouring Hebei ordered the compulsory factory shutdowns from November 1 to 12 as part of its vow ...

  4. In the Graveyard of Empires

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... title alludes to numerous failed attempts (from Alexander the Great to the British to the Soviet Union) to bring order to Afghanistan, is not for readers who simply cock an ear when there's ... Charmaine Chan In the Graveyard of Empires by Seth Jones Norton, HK$128 Last summer, in his assessment of Afghanistan, US General Stanley McChrystal said: 'We face not only ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Life after the goose feud: brothers open new restaurants in wake of Yung Kee battle

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:40am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Brothers move on from a feud over restaurant empire built by their grandfather Ruling the roast Kam's Roast Goose does a bustling business in its small shop in Hennessy Road. Working in cramped quarters, the kitchen hands move easily around one another, quickly cutting up roast meat to fill orders streaming in from customers. The owner, ...

  6. News - World - INTERNET

    Online dating service JDI Dating admits faking profiles to charge more

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Online dating service admits faking profiles A British-based online dating service has admitted to US regulators that it created fake, computer-generated ... that appeared to be from other members living nearby, expressing romantic interest. In order to connect with these fictitious members, the users had to upgrade to a paid membership at a price of US$10 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British lords back Hong Kong's policing methods

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 'Largely proportionate' actions defended in debate at House of Lords British peers back Hong Kong's policing methods Britain's peers have ... the British side of a working group tasked with drafting the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, agreed that recent policing had been proportionate, and gave credit to officers. Wilson, who served ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ken Tsang seeks court order to reveal names of alleged police assailants

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 03:18pm

    ... Thomas Chan and Joyce Ng Last week TVB cameras filmed several people – allegedly police officers – kicking and punching unarmed protester in Tamar Park An unarmed pro-democracy protester who was allegedly kicked and hit by police officers will ask for a court order requiring the disclosure of the officers’ names this week after police failed to respond to his written request, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China, Hong Kong committed to global alliance to end banking secrecy

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... staunch proponents of banking secrecy such as Liechtenstein and tax havens like the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands. Others, such as Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, mainland China, Hong ... was a "scourge across the world", British finance minister George Osborne said. He said the signing of the deal would "reduce the places that tax evaders can hide their money". Economist ...

  10. Please please me by becoming my bride

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Beatlemania brought Paul Lam and Janice Yip together, and also played a role in Paul's proposal a decade after they first met. Paul, an accountant, and Janice, a lawyer, wed today at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pok Fu Lam. They will hol ...




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