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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... century and- despite minor bumps along the way- it has never really stopped. External factors, as ever, played a significant role in demand for Chinese products. Rising prosperity in the West ... of the Chinese silk sold overseas came from the central mainland, as it still does, and was produced in massive quantities in the famed silk-producing areas in the lower Yangtze delta. Soochow ...

  2. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Academics want Chinese dictionary to remove English abbreviations

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing English short forms 'damaging' Chinese A group of Chinese academics are calling for everyday English-language abbreviations to be struck from the country's top dictionary- claiming they are the biggest threat to the Chinese language in a century. A letter signed by more than 100 scholars condemned the inclusion of terms such as NBA (National ...

  3. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a surge of Chinese tourists has helped to fill hotel beds and cash registers from South Africa to Italy. The luxury stores of Paris are staffed with Putonghua speakers and hotels in London offer ... more varied. Jiang Yiyi, a researcher at the Chinese Tourism Academy, says Chinese are increasingly keen to take beach or activity holidays rather than simply traipsing round tourist sites. ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Chinese general urges calm amid regional tensions in US visit

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA official Cai Yingting urges 'win-win' relationship with Washington, as visit signals 'maturing' ties despite Pacific tensions U.S., China military ties show 'maturity' PLA deputy chief of general staff Cai Yingting stressed during a visit to Washington the importance of trust and credibility between the Chinese ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The justice ministry refused to grant Lee refugee status, saying her claim lacked credibility. South Korean courts rarely grant such status to ethnic Koreans with Chinese nationality. Lee is only ...

  6. Beijing signals its confidence to pursue Chinese interests

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the daily average of 557,000 barrels for 2011. The Chinese move came just before sanctions imposed by the European Union came into effect on July 1. The US and its allies are putting in place ...

  7. UAE port targets Chinese investors

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Malaysia, to promote the tariff-free area to potential investors. Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. There is already a strong Chinese link to the industrial zone ...

  8. Film

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... PF A Chinese Ghost Story (IIA) (Cantonese) Wilson Yip Wai-shun's radical reinterpretation of Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling's supernatural romantic fantasy tale of love between ... Inquiries: 2739 2139 House Removal Greeting Zhu Shilin's drama chronicling the housing hardships of a pair of hapless newlyweds, particularly after the wife becomes pregnant. In Cantonese. May ...

  9. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer ... 'grotesque' intelligence mistakes- its failure to predict the North Korean invasion in June 1950 and the Chinese intervention in October that year. In the first half of 1950, there were many signs ...

  10. Chinese railway builders hit by Malaysian politics

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese railway companies shortlisted for big money-spinning contracts to build a trans-Malaysia rail link have become victims of the country's ... in the project since 2002 without success. CREC and two other Chinese state-owned infrastructure construction firms, China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) and China Communications Construction (CCC), ...




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