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  1. Jet set: Regina Lam Managing director Asia-Pacific, Emilio Pucci

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the most out of a city in a limited time? I try to plan ahead and organise my trip in an orderly manner. By being organised I can maximise the number of places or people I can visit without wasting ... and places for specific cities. They're especially useful for flamboyant travellers. What kind of traveller are you? I'm organised but emotional. I like to get the most out of a place ...

  2. China fills Pacific power vacuum

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... for Independent Studies, an Australian think-tank. 'Britain is no longer interested; the Americans are involved only in the North Pacific in places like Guam, so the South Pacific is up for grabs. ... Beijing as a dominant power in the Pacific. The high commission's closure in the capital, Nuku'alofa, brings to an end a British presence in the Polynesian country dating back ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Trans-Pacific Partnership may do more harm than good for China

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by WOO JUN JIE, SUVI DOGRA

    ... Woo Jun Jie and Suvi Dogra Woo Jun Jie and Suvi Dogra say joining US-led initiative may undermine its regional influence China has more to lose than gain from signing up to Pacific trade pact That the Trans-Pacific Partnership has gained significant currency in the Asia-Pacific region became evident when the Ministry of Commerce announced last month that it was studying ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Asia Pacific economies to ease downward rating pressure

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... system in the Asia-Pacific to remain stable as it stays largely unaffected by negative credit pressures affecting banks in many Western economies. "Interest rates will remain low, making an asset quality shock unlikely during this year in most Asian countries," said Stephen Long, managing director, financial institutions Asia Pacific at Moody's Investor Service. ...

  5. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong takes second place in London market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Singaporeans top the list of foreign buyers of new properties but the growing middle classes in mainland China may soon catch up HK takes second place in London market Hongkongers are the second-biggest overseas buyers for new properties in London after Singaporeans, a survey shows. People from overseas bought £2.2 billion (HK$25.8 billion) worth ...

  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Hillary Clinton's South Pacific trip aimed at curbing China's influence

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Avarua, Cook Islands Analysts say her visit to the Cook Islands is aimed at curbing China's rising influence Clinton on mission in South Pacific US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is set to make a rare foray to the South Pacific this week, in a move analysts say is aimed at curbing China's growing influence among the region's small ...

  7. News - China

    China has efficient systems in place to tackle infectious disease outbreaks

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The mainland now has efficient monitoring and response systems in place to sound the alarm and tackle any outbreak of an infectious disease After Sars, no one wants to be caught out again There is a traditional Chinese saying that a setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. That's certainly the case for the mainland's ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wife-beating has no place in modern China

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says changing the conservative mindset that normalises domestic violence in China will not be easy, but the support for two women in recent cases has been heartening Breaking a taboo Chen Guihua, a 48-year-old grandmother, ekes out ...

  9. PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Okinotori Island, a tiny Pacific atoll Japan considers part of its territory but which China considers a mere reef. UAVs are considered vital weapons above 21st-century battlefields. The drones can ...

  10. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, says ... for her," Evert said when asked if Li was worthy of a place alongside her in the Hall of Fame. "It's not only about winning grand slams, it's about the influence that you have ...




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