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    No longer isolated for Tiananmen crackdown, China pressures others to shun critics like Dalai Lama

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:11pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Isolated internationally after the June 4 crackdown, China now calls the shots and pressures countries to shun enemies such as the Dalai Lama Too strong to be kept down ... government's decisions shows how far the pendulum has swung in international politics since soldiers gunned down protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Condemned and shunned for years, China has ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Gloomy Hong Kong investors shun property in favour of bonds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Survey finds proportion of people who say they feel financially insecure rose from 5pc to 21pc Gloomy investors shun property in favour of bonds Investor sentiment in Hong Kong fell to an 18-month low during the first quarter of this year as the outlook for the property market worsened and the mainland economy slowed, according to a new survey. ...

  3. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria's president shunned help in hunt for 300 abducted schoolgirls

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lagos For almost a month, Nigerian president refused offers of assistance in hunt for 300 abducted schoolgirls, leading to anger at lack of urgency HELP SHUNNED IN SEARCH FOR GIRLS The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of blunders ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Shun Tak takes over commercial project in Beijing

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Shun Tak boosts stake in Beijing Shun Tak has increased its investment on the mainland by acquiring a commercial project in Beijing for 1.29 billion yuan ... area will be used as office space, while the rest will be developed into a hotel or serviced apartments. Pansy Ho, the managing director of Shun Tak, said: "The company is of the view ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Haider Ackermann is a designer who prefers to shun the limelight

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:18pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela divia.harilela@scmp.com Haider Ackermann is looking for new avenues to explore, as reflected in a more austere, masculine aesthetic. And suddenly the world seems full of possibilities for the demure designer, writes Divia Harilela The drape ...

  6. News - Asia - MILITARY

    US declines to join China naval fleet review after Beijing shuns Japan

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:49pm by Reuters in Honolulu

    ... Reuters in Honolulu Acting on a request from Tokyo, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announces the US will not join a fleet review during the forthcoming Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao The United States is scrapping plans for one of its Navy ship ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Inquiry into activist Cao Shunli's death sought

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Lawyers for human rights campaigner Cao Shunli call on authorities to permit independent probe into why her jailers' denied her medical care Inquiry into activist's death sought Two mainland rights lawyers yesterday urged the government to allow an independent investigation into the death of detained activist Cao Shunli, who died in a Beijing hospital ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Ailing activist dies afterbeing denied treatment Human rights activist Cao Shunli, who has been detained for months for staging sit-ins at the foreign ministry, has ... said Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a US-based advocacy group. He arrived in about an hour, but "Cao Shunli had already died", the group said. "Cao Shunli's wishes were ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US 'deeply disturbed' by death of Chinese dissident Cao Shunli

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Death of activist disturbing, US says The United States is “deeply disturbed” by reports of the death of prominent Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained ... Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy last November. “The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that rights activist Cao Shunli has passed away ...

  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Investors shun developer, theme park operator in Hong Kong debuts as shares fall

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 01:06am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Poor showing of developer and theme park operator in HK may affect plans of other mainland firms seeking funds in tepid market Investors shun mainland IPOs on credit fears Two companies making their debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday suffered a drubbing in their first trading session as a credit squeeze and fears of an economic slowdown ...




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