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  1. Yuan internationalisation runs into some problems

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Development Bank Institute, Yu Yongding, a former member of the People's Bank of China's monetary policy committee, highlights some of the problems Beijing is running into in its attempts ... the yuan have been artificial, he argues, based solely on expectations that the currency will appreciate. That's unsustainable. In the long run, Yu says, the only way China will ever get ...

  2. New city to run disputed island chains

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China has approved a plan to establish a new city to administer three disputed island chains in the South China Sea, in its latest attempt to step up its territorial claims in the region. The State Council's anno ...

  3. Home run

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching The escape of Chen Guangcheng from his home in Shandong province- where he was held illegally under house arrest for 19 months- into the American embassy in Beijing precipitated a crisis between the US and China, one that was to a large extent ...

  4. Bulls running out of puff in China

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Economists are getting their crystal balls out early this year, and the outlook for the mainland and Hong Kong is decidedly dimmer. The mainland is heading for its weakest growth in a decade next year and Hong Kong will be c ...

  5. Assets of corrupt officials on the run to be seized

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Mainland courts will have the power to confiscate the illegally obtained assets of corrupt officials on the run or overseas terrorists a year after ... the illegally obtained assets of people suspected of corruption, terrorism or other serious crimes who have been on the run for more than a year, or who have died. 'In the past, assets of those who ...

  6. Keeping the Olympic dream alive

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin China's Su Wei is still dreaming of gaining an Olympic place in the men's team for Beijing. He is hoping to run a big race tomorrow and finish, at least, among ... The weather in Hong Kong has been good. I am ready to run a big race.' In the women's marathon, China's hopes rest on 19-year-old Zheng Wenrong, whose best time of 2:33.29- achieved ...

  7. Running out of options

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of an illegal gaming operation run out of a home in Richmond, British Columbia, and that Lai was in partnership with loan shark Betty Yan, who was found shot dead in a Richmond industrial park in April ...

  8. Yuan IPO off and running; now comes the hard part

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Launching the world's first initial public offering of yuan-denominated shares outside the mainland may have been the easy part. The offer, which closed yesterday on the Hong Kong stock exchange, is in the form of units in a real estate inv ...

  9. Media recall reporters after ban on coverage of hit-and-run case

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Mainland media have been ordered to recall reporters from Baoding, Hebei, and banned from running further stories about the scandal surrounding the hit-and-run death of a Hebei ... and said Wang had reported the slander to police. The People's Daily said in a commentary on Tuesday that the hit-and-run killing had gone from an average traffic accident to a public event ...

  10. China's amazing run must come to an end

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Will the 21st century belong to China? For a while, perhaps- but only in the sense that it was said to belong to Japan in the 1980s. Looking back now that seems ridiculous but, at the time, best-selling books were predicting that the rest of t ...




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