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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi gives reform advocates cause for hope

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by GARY SANDS

    ... Gary Sands says events during Xi Jinping's southern tour, in Deng's footsteps, augur well for change in China despite the failure of key reformers to make it to the top ... is taken to implement stalled reforms, the party risks continued economic malaise and growing social unrest that could threaten its grip on power. Gary Sands has run his own private equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1105503/xi-gives-reform-advocates-cause-hope
  2. Making castles in the sand

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lin Yang More than just sand castles The beach town of Fulong will host its annual Beach Sand Sculpture Festival from May 5 to June 24. The event, in its fifth year, will feature teams from eight countries competing to craft towering masterpieces using the fine golden sand. At past festivals, teams incorporated intricate details from their own cultures into their work. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998285/making-castles-sand
  3. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Canadian oil sands lure Chinese investors (video)

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Fort McMurray eric.mpng@scmp.com Huge domestic demand and high crude prices spur stakes in overseas energy reserves Canadian oil sands lureChinese firms Canadian oil sands lure ... MacKenzie, one of the first Europeans to report seeing oil sands in Canada's Alberta province, also mentioned that heating the oil sands caused them to smell like black coal. That, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1080288/canadian-oil-sands-lure-chinese-investors
  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sands share of Macau revenue rises to 19pc

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Gaming giant's chairman says all is in place for company's fortunes to keep soaring, with more rooms and giant new project in the pipeline Sands share of macaurevenue rises to 19 pc Sands China is expected to build a bigger stake in Macau's gaming market after gaining market share and posting better-than-expected profits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1074831/sands-share-macau-revenue-rises-19pc
  5. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Sands gaming group to stake US$2.5 billion more on Macau

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu in Macau sophie.yu@scmp.com Gaming group plans further multibillion-dollar outlay to expand casino empire, following the opening of a new phase in Cotai Central project Sands to stake US$2.5 b on Macau Gaming mogul Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands plans to stake US$2.5 billion in new investment to expand its growing gambling empire in Macau. The new project, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1041896/sands-gaming-group-stake-us25-billion-more-macau
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity discovers soil on Mars is like sand in Hawaii

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Curiosity X-rays scoops of dirt to reveal crystals similar to those found in volcanic areas on earth Mars soil 'just like sand in Hawaii' In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said. The rover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074029/curiosity-discovers-soil-mars-sand-hawaii
  7. Comment

    Time pan-democrats draw line in the sand with radicals

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says US voters' rejection of 'tea party' politics should give our pan-democrats some ideas of what to do about the radicals Cut the fringe The best tweet on the US elections goes to Bill Maher, hands down. His "Tea Pa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1080036/time-pan-democrats-draw-line-sand-radicals
  8. Business - Companies

    Galaxy benefits from woes hitting Macau casino rivals Sands and Wynn

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Macau gaming firms Sands and Wynn troubled by USprobes and lawsuits Galaxy benefitsas woes hit rivals For casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, what happens in Macau does not always stay ... by Lui Che-woo, has surged 75 per cent in the past 12 months, more than double the 31 per cent gain in Adelson's Sands China. That has helped put Lui among the world's 100 richest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1041782/galaxy-benefits-woes-hitting-macau-casino-rivals-sands-and-wynn
  9. Master sand sculptors

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Building sand castles, most people will tell you, is a summer pastime for children at the beach. But not for Paul Hoggard, Remy Geerts, Craig Mutch and Calixto Molina, who have turned sand castles into a form of art and rewarding careers. The four sand artists came to Hong Kong to make sand sculptures for the city's Olympic team. Their grand design in Tsuen Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007036/master-sand-sculptors
  10. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Sand and bands at Silvermine Bay Music Festival

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Sand and bands at Silvermine Bay Music Festival Any rainfall in the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-Tak did little to dampen the mood of music lovers looking to enjoy some live beats on the beach. The Silvermine Bay Music Festival, a three-day event that started on Friday, attracted a fair number of eager headbangers to Lantau over the weekend. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1019439/sand-and-bands-silvermine-bay-music-festival

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