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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... currency system". About 61 per cent of the world's foreign-currency reserves are held in US dollars, compared with a peak of 48 per cent for the pound back in the days of the British Empire. This vote of confidence in the US dollar means the world's biggest economy has limited incentive to act in a financially prudent manner; there is no penalty for not doing so. Indeed, ...

  2. Law-and-order officials restate support for Xi's corruption probe of Zhou

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:05pm

    ... Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com Security chief Meng said investigation shows that no one can be exempted from anti-graft drive China’s central law-and-order officials have restated ... and urged law-and-order officials to realise the “extreme severity” and “huge damage” of Zhou’s conduct. Meng said officials should learn from Zhou’s downfall and reflect on the root cause of his ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Rich Chinese immigrants' deception costs British Columbia billions

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Province misses out on its promised loans as rich Chinese claim they are settling elsewhere British Columbia losing billions to immigration ruse Most of the 30,000 rich Chinese who have recently moved to British Columbia told authorities they would settle elsewhere in Canada, with the deception costing the province access to billions ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - UNITED KINGDOM

    Anti-European Union party Ukip wins first seat in British parliament

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 11:44am by and Baghdad

    ... main parties in next year's national election. Ukip, which wants a British EU withdrawal and strict curbs on immigration, was expected to do well in both votes. But its unexpectedly wide ...

  6. News - World - CANADA

    How rich Chinese migrants to British Columbia get away with destination deception

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:32pm by Ian Young

    ... The Post found that 53 per cent of the 29,764 investor immigrants from the mainland, Hong Kong or Taiwan who activated their permanent residency in British Columbia (BC) from 2005 to 2012 did so ...

  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Russia's Vladimir Putin orders troops to withdraw from Ukraine border

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Putin to grace G20 summit, after all Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of troops to withdraw from the border with Ukraine ahead of diplomatic talks on bringing peace ... troops back to their permanent bases," the Kremlin said. The order meant that 17,600 troops, who the Kremlin said had been participating in drills in the southern Rostov region, would ...

  8. Statistics favour Liverpool over Manchester United

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford Whatever the mechanism used to divide up English Premier League income, Liverpool vs Manchester United will always be one of the biggest attractions of the season, and today's showdown at Anfield is no exception. As has become the norm, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... British lawmakers hold debates on Hong Kong British lawmakers will take part in special parliamentary debates on Hong ... and the city's democratic progress since the 1984 signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. A delegation of lawmakers is set to visit Hong Kong next month as part of an inquiry ...

  10. Evolution of the city's monument to power

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... with contractors and a shortage of building materials held up construction. Yau said the British government was not willing to put much money into the colony at the time, so the house was built on a much ... but repairs had to wait until the Japanese military occupation. In 1942 governor Rensuke Isogai ordered engineer Seichi Fujimura to build a central tower to underscore Japanese sovereignty ...




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