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  1. Six little piggies who really are just like dad

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Institute's Shenzhen headquarters announced last week the delivery over the last few weeks of six piglets with DNA identical to that of Zhu Jianqiang. Project leader Dr Du Yutao said yesterday that there were several challenges to cloning the pig that became a national symbol of endurance following the earthquake in May 2008. Zhu was castrated before the earthquake and experienced serious ...

  2. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... advanced experience on political and social administrative systems in the past decades. But its government makeup and social administration have gradually regressed to accord with national ... for the country. The proposal also urged Beijing to extend the special zone legislation system to suburban Shenzhen, where Guangdong legislation applied. The six-page proposal was jointly signed by more ...


    It's a battle of wills over national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani How much longer will it take before the administration of Leung Chun-ying realises that national education is belly-up - at least in its current form? We're now seeing ... are seeing in an extreme form in the Middle East nation of Syria. Ours is a peaceful revolution, but it's still the people vs the government. Is Leung blind to the fact that an undemocratically ...

  4. Slowdown in Shenzhen mirrors national gloom

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's international trade, saw exports plunge by 6 per cent and imports grow by just 0.3 per cent. The figures follow poor industrial profit figures for the country announced by the National Bureau of Statistics earlier this week. Across the nation, major industrial enterprises profits plunged 5.2 per cent in January and February, the first slide since the third quarter of 2009. ...

  5. Radical university reformer forced to take a step back

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mandatory national college entrance exams that some criticise as too rigid and overly broad. Students who do not go through the national exams cannot get a degree accredited by the Ministry ... including 12 part-time professors from Hong Kong and Shenzhen, to teach six majors in five departments. Zhu said that the remaining 43 students had been offered positions by a number of big firms ...

  6. If tax fraud is the national sport Hong Kong is China's stadium

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... a swindle of gargantuan proportions. The scam is so big, you could even say VAT fraud is China's national sport. But cheating the mainland taxman isn't solely a domestic game. Indeed, if VAT fraud is really the national sport, then Hong Kong, not the Bird's Nest in Beijing, is China's true national stadium. The fiddle works because of the favourable treatment ...

  7. News - China

    Four Chinese will be charged for wrecking Japanese cars in Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Charges for wrecking Japanese cars Police have arrested at least four people accused of damaging privately owned Japanese cars in a big anti-Japanese demonstration in Shenzhen last month and say they will face prosecution. The ...

  8. News - China - PROPERTY

    Flat owners reject official test results on suspected substandard concrete

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... safe. The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau released a statement on its official website yesterday saying six major property projects in the city, including Jiayu Garden and Ping An International Financial Centre, which at 660 metres will be the city's tallest building when completed, were safe and met national standards for concrete. The sites were among 14 major projects ...

  9. Home prices rise at slowest in six months

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Home prices on the mainland rose at their slowest pace in six months in July as the government continued with tough measures to tighten lending and increase land supply. Prices in 70 major cities rose 10.3 per cent year on year last month, the statistics bureau's newspaper, China Information News, reported yesterday. The total value of transactions fell 19.3 per ...

  10. Signing launches HK's enlarged role in nation

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... the agreement puts Hong Kong's agenda at the national level for the first time. The central government named Hong Kong the leader in financial services, for example, and ordered Shenzhen ...




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