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  1. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    Month of commemorations of China's 1945 victory over Japan begins

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... defined as people who gave their lives for national independence and prosperity since the first opium war with the British in 1840. Of that batch, 152 died during the second Sino-Japanese war from 1937 to 1945, 94 were from the Kuomintang-run army and 10 were foreign nationals, including Japanese pacifist Hideo Miyagawa. Jiang Shangqing, the adopted father of former president Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584034/month-commemorations-chinas-1945-victory-over-japan-begins
  2. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China deploys new oil rig to drill in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... said the rig was handed over to China Oilfield Services on July 17. China Oilfield Services and sister company China National Offshore Oil did not respond to requests for comment. China ... as both nations sent ships and aircraft to the area. Beijing has locked horns with its neighbours over territorial disputes in recent years, including with the Philippines and Vietnam over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584040/china-deploys-new-oil-rig-drill-east-china-sea
  3. News - China - CHARITY

    Party chief of scandal-plagued China Red Cross steps down

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Alice Yan

    ... to a statement posted on its website yesterday. Zhao would be succeeded by Xu Ke, 58, a deputy minister at the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the society said. Zhao took up her role ... successor, Xu, worked in Jilin province from the 1970s until transferring to the Ministry of Health in 2001. Xu was appointed a deputy minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584041/party-chief-scandal-plagued-china-red-cross-steps-down
  4. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... of that growth in Africa and Asia, a recent United Nations study said. "The desire of the increasingly middle class to meet, socialise, shop and spend their leisure time in facilities or retail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583863/high-returns-attract-real-estate-funds-africa
  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... Eastern buyers (13 per cent). According to the Office for National Statistics, the typical London home now sells for £485,000, with prices up 18.7 per cent in the 12 months to April. Savills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583769/foreign-demand-fuels-london-surge
  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London property market stalls as buyers resist higher prices

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... The survey of real estate agents showed values were unchanged in a "stark" change from the sharp increases over the past year that helped propel national prices to a record. Across England ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583862/london-property-market-stalls-buyers-resist-higher-prices
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... Ma said. The National People's Congress Standing Committee said on Sunday that, while Hongkongers will be allowed to elect their next leader in 2017, candidates must win the backing ... territory awaiting reunification, even though the island has ruled itself for more than six decades since their split in 1949 after the civil war. Ma Xiaoguang, of the State Council's Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584095/taiwan-backs-citys-push-democracy
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Enrolment open for one-day boycott

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in Mong Kok and Sha Tin today and that he hoped at least a few hundred pupils would join the boycott. Eva Chan Sik-chee, convenor of the Parents Concern Group on National Education, said the group supported the boycott among secondary pupils and university students. But Chan, one of the leaders of a successful campaign to have compulsory national education scrapped, said the children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583948/enrolment-open-one-day-boycott
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Shieh Wing-tai said he put his concerns to Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee under the National People's Congress, in talks yesterday. "It is seriously arguable that there are unreasonable restrictions [on the right to be elected] in the model," Shieh, accompanied by Bar Council members, told the media. "While Li reiterated [Beijing's] stance about national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583970/barristers-question-legality-beijings-model-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Time to ditch the shark fins, says Maldives minister

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... of the world". Dr Mohamed Shainee, the island nation's minister of fisheries and agriculture, called on restaurants and retailers in Hong Kong- where about half the global trade in shark fins takes ... creatures are caught unintentionally. Sustainability is a hot topic as the appetite for seafood continues to grow. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations predicts that per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583966/time-ditch-shark-fins-says-maldives-minister

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