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  1. Lifestyle - MUSIC

    Music reviews: Sinéad O’Connor; Kimbra; Wiz Khalifa

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... a real, full woman every day” are the album’s opening lines. And in the liner notes: “This album is dedicated to me.” Admirable sentiments, but they also underscore the Irish singer’s fraught, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581734/music-reviews-sinead-oconnor-kimbra-wiz-khalifa
  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    Life less ordinary: gamers are eager to lead double lives again with The Sims 4

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Doretta Lau

    ... to a neighbour's house, and become a gourmet chef by reading books. I could line up tasks for my Sims to complete while doing real-world housework. The whole process seemed so rewarding: I felt ... or something along those lines. [I do that] because that's where [any] surprise of the game always happens to me. You see things that you never put together in your head and they do exist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1581713/life-less-ordinary-gamers-are-eager-lead-double-lives-again
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxi drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:27pm by Bryan Harris

    ... and frustrations among both tourists and residents wishing to use the service. The taxi "touts" take advantage of tourists who do not want to wait in the queues. "We saw the line and decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  4. News - China - MEDIA

    China orders journalists to 'master Marxist news values' in new guidelines

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 05:25pm by Reuters

    ... to feature any comments that go against the party line” and “the relationship between the party and the news media is one of leader and the led”. Chinese state media has traditionally been the main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581962/china-orders-journalists-master-marxist-news-values-party-tightens-grip
  5. Comment - Letters

    Blame for Gaza import restrictions lies with Hamas, not Israel

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Israeli civilians in their settlements close to the border. These tunnels were lined with cement intended for use in the building of civilian homes, schools and hospitals, but which instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581935/blame-gaza-import-restrictions-lies-hamas-not-israel
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Town planners must put pedestrians first

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pedestrian-friendly. This apparent vehicle-first mentality was put under the spotlight again in a report in this newspaper. According to Missing Link- a group lobbying for safe roads- the city is lined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581938/town-planners-must-put-pedestrians-first
  7. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Parents at Shanghai's 'Matchmaking Corner' cheated by marriage agents

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alice Yan

    ... husbands and wives hang from the trees like laundry from a line. All is not well, however, at Matchmaking Corner. Huangpu district authorities have cracked down on matchmaking agencies operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581911/parents-shanghais-matchmaking-corner-cheated-marriage-agents
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    City says overall market sustainability must govern granting of TV licences

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by JULIE CHU

    ... allowing more television stations into the market might have led owners to produce programmes to attract audiences without caring about the quality. "To draw a line between good television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581873/city-says-overall-market-sustainability-must-govern-granting-tv
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 03:37am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Hard-line leftist breaks silence with Xinjiang letter Veteran leftist Deng Liqun has made a rare return to the limelight by writing a letter to commemorate five Xinjiang martyrs who aided the communists in the region 65 years ago. In the letter to the party committee of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Deng Liqun praised the leadership's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581910/leftist-deng-liqun-breaks-silence-praise-xinjiang-martyrs
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    China Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by DON WEINLAND

    ... said it earned 130.7 billion yuan (HK$164.9 billion) in the six months to June, compared with 119.7 billion a year earlier. The result was roughly in line with analysts' expectations. Net ... with the peer average of 1.08 per cent," said Erin Lee, an analyst at Yuanta Securities in Shanghai. Lee noted that the results were in line with her estimates. Construction Bank's report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1581924/china-construction-bank-posts-slower-9pc-gain-first-half

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