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  1. More of the poison may provide cure

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the first two weeks of this month, an official newspaper reported on Wednesday. Economists say that this time more monetary easing policies might not be enough to do the trick, as sluggish ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Do migrant children deserve better access to education?

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:03pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Beijing residents and migrants debate education policy Beijing residents and migrants to the city from other parts of China are having a heated debate over the capital’s upcoming “Gaokao” – or China’s college entrance exam policy for the children o ...

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    How they see it: China's smog

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... media. The government's principal propaganda organs essentially surrendered to public sentiment, breaking their silence and … calling the pollution "choking, dirty and poisonous ... (Washington)   3. Global Times Faced with muddy skies, people have been asking, "What's wrong with China?" and "What can we do?" Although measures against pollution have had ...

  4. Mass-poisoning fears halt school snacks

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Snacks will no longer be provided to primary and secondary school students in Beijing in an effort to cut the number of mass poisoning cases in the capital, the education commission has announced. In recent years, the municipal government has handed out milk, bread, yoghurt and other snacks during breaks to improve children's diets. But following a spate of mass poisonings ...

  5. A bit less of the obsequious fawning would do no harm

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the World Bank's Doing Business report, Hong Kong ranks in first place globally for its legal protection of borrowers' and lenders' rights, and in third place for the strength of its ...

  6. Beijing may do well to heed call for moderation

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Beijing should not tighten monetary policy too much or let the yuan appreciate for too long as this could do more harm than good, former Hong Kong Monetary Authority ... a good thing, that too strong a medicine can do as much harm as good, that all things ought to be done in moderation. And the sun rises in the east and water is wet and the pope is Catholic. ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... uncertainties outside the mainland. Talking of IPOs, have you ever heard someone telling you they are going to Shanghai for an IPO roadshow? These days, more people are willing to do IPO roadshows ... for them to get their money out of the city or the country. So what's the point of doing an IPO roadshow in Shanghai? With the launch of the free-trade zone in Shanghai, which aims to free-up ...

  8. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... According to them, if Chan is really keen on promoting the fund industry in Hong Kong, he doesn't really need to do too many roadshows in Europe or the United States as many overseas fund ... If that sounds like a long shot, extending their reach closer to home would do just as well. If Hong Kong-incorporated funds can gain the right to sell across the border, that would enhance ...

  9. Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had 'economic conflicts' with Heywood. Fearing he posed a threat to her son, Gu and Zhang poisoned Heywood, it said. Heywood's body was found at a hotel in Chongqing in November last year. The cause of death was initially recorded as alcohol poisoning. The British government has asked the Chinese authorities to look into the case. A spokesman for the British embassy ...

  10. NGOs must reassure Beijing that they do not seek a political role

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but they are the exception rather than the rule. In view of the negative impact caused by the problems Google has had on the mainland, Beijing would do well to maintain an open mind towards NGOs to avoid criticisms that our socialist mother country is now targeting vulnerable do-gooders in a helping profession. Patsy Leung, Mid-Levels ...




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