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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese Film Series Review: Meng Zong Cries for Bamboo

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:36pm by Jesse Appell

    ... when he looks so right, what could possibly be Rong? Master Rong drops the bomb on us that Mama Meng will die unless she gets medicine made from fresh bamboo root. However, it is winter, ...

  2. News - Asia - PROPERTY

    Surge in Chinese investors in South Korea’s Jeju Island since 2009 may be to secure residency

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com

    ... base for commuting to mainland. There has been a massive surge in Chinese investors in South Korea’s Jeju Island since 2009 – particularly in the past six months – which may have come so ... to cities in northern China; it is only a one-hour flight from Shanghai, and a two-and-a-half hour flight from Beijing. So far foreign investors have bought properties totalling an area of 13.73 ...

  3. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... negligence to separate the cost from the purchase decision. Think about it. Recently, our government rejected (but has not yet admitted doing so) a scheme to pay everyone over the age of 65 a pension ... of the money than building a third runway so that our airport can keep competing with Shenzhen in microlight traffic? I accept no answer from the third-runway lobbyists. Their only stance can ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... The report finds that while magnetic positioning can be used as a standalone technology, it can also complement existing Wi-fi infrastructure. So-called Bluetooth low-energy beacons, such as Apple’s ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... taken away from these workshops and that’s how we’ll referee the likes of the scrum for instance, so everybody is on the same page.” More than 100 people attended the conference, including ... of the world’s top referees, Alain has a very unique perspective. So to see how he manages things and actually to see that he is human and to learn how he manages those situations when things aren’t ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... would have been different.” Leung, also a core member of the Federation of Students, said the planned student boycott of classes would probably happen on September 22 in a public venue so people ...

  7. Comment

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... a drop of 546 billion yuan from a year ago. The news follows dismal drops in both new loans and new bank deposits, so it's clear this is no cyclical fluctuation. In fact, growth in total ... of hastening the retreat of non-bank lenders, who fear being left to shoulder the burden of the bad debt. No wonder there are ever louder calls to ease monetary policy. But doing so would bring little ...

  8. News - World

    Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:21am by Reuters in Ottawa

    ... Reuters in Ottawa Canada sees China as an important trading partner and in early 2012 Harper went to Beijing to pitch the idea of Canada as a potential oil supplier Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s planned visit to China in November. ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    New iPhone launch to help boost exports from mainland China and Taiwan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:47am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... per cent and 4.4 per cent, respectively, in the second quarter. “So a boost of 1 to 2 percentage points to headline export growth is no small matter, especially for the currency market, which ... Chinese factories of contractors. Suppliers in Taiwan are known to provide the semiconductors and optical components to the mainland Chinese contractors for final assembly. “So the launch ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says former governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am

    ... Tony Cheung and Peter So Vetting of chief executive in future elections 'more or less' what happens in Iran, says Patten as he urges London to speak up It is London’s “duty” ... legitimately do is to invite an interrogation of Britain’s sense of honour. It may not be welcome to ministers, at a time when so many appallingly difficult international issues crowd their agenda, ...




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