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  1. Pension plan for Tibetan monks to boost stability

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The Communist Party in Tibet says it will start paying pensions and offer social welfare benefits to monks and nuns in an apparent effort to improve 'social stability' in the restive region. Monks and nuns over 60 in Tibetan-inhabited regions would receive 120 yuan (HK$147) a month retirement pay from next year, ...

  2. Plan to tap west's water is stuck in mud

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... diversion project. But he claims national leaders, including President Hu Jintao and his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, have taken an interest in the proposal, thanks to a campaign by a group of retired generals and senior officials. According to a recently published book written by a People's Liberation Army writer Li Ling, entitled Tibet Water Plan to Save China, Mr Jiang took note of Mr ...

  3. Global survey reveals regional differences

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma There is a marked difference in how the ageing populations across different regions of China plan to support themselves in old age, a recent survey has found. The global survey ... to their retirement income- more than any other category. On the mainland, the government was considered by most respondents as their major source of income, making up 62 per cent of responses. In Taiwan, ...

  4. 'Iron Lady' retires as Baosteel chief

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... of Baosteel Group, China's No1 steelmaker, according to the official People Daily website. Her departure came well past the retirement age under guidance from the State Council, ... companies to retire at 60. Ai Baojun, president of Baosteel's Shanghai-listed arm, will become the group president in line with the board decision made yesterday, People Daily reported. Related ...

  5. Affluent in HK gloomy compared to neighbours

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Kong were satisfied with their existing retirement arrangements. On average, respondents in Hong Kong started planning for their retirement earlier than most of the other countries surveyed- ... per cent of respondents to plan to have not more than one child in their family. Respondents in Hong Kong said they wanted to limit the number of children to one, because of the rising costs ...

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    ABN Amro plans big Asia push

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Dutch bank aims to ramp up business in five regional markets, including Hong Kong ABN Amro plans big Asia push Dutch state-owned bank ABN Amro plans to expand ... not plan to do everything everywhere. We want to focus on the areas we are good at," Steinebach said. The trimmed-down group was a completely different entity today from its larger form five ...

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    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider says sectarian violence is delaying a gas pipeline important to Beijing Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan The recent surge in sectarian violence in strategically located border areas in Pakistan could be part of a larger plan to curtail Beijing's profile in the region. Violence appears aimed at frustrating efforts to complete the Iran-Pakistan ...

  8. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with frightening consequences. Governments with vested interests, unable to agree on a course of action through the UN, have to come together to plan a post-Assad strategy and convince the leader ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... she is pictured with the national flag after winning gold in the 100 metres breaststroke) but announced her retirement in 2007 due to a potentially fatal heart condition. Hong Kong slipping ... of ships and planes in EU waters and airports suspected of carrying weapons for use against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. The planned new measure could cause friction between the EU ...

  10. After rioting, PLA steps up efforts to recruit minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Tibet since last year, he said the PLA had even asked retired soldiers who could speak the Tibetan language to report back to duty. 'Some new [Han] recruits could not adjust to the local ... father said his son, who had just gone off to university, signed up with the PLA last month. Xu Guangyu, a Beijing-based retired PLA general said the PLA and armed police force began recruiting ...




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