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    Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:22pm by Amy Li

    ... If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it. A white BMW sedan that apparently occupied space of two neighbouring spots in a residential parking lot - a mistake or an intentional negligence - was spray-painted with graffiti and attacked on some social websites on Thursday, according to the Beijing Evening News .  “Stupid f*, you can’t ...

  2. Lunar orbiter's blastoff tied to end of congress

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in China's space programme that has increasingly drawn criticism from overseas, especially from the US, which is highly suspicious of the programme's purpose, capability and direction. ... of natural conditions because it was a transitional period from the rainy season to the dry, with more unpredictable weather, he said. In order to meet the political deadline, space scientists might ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing car buyers may be forced to reserve parking spaces

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 11:39am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing residents might soon have to reserve a parking space before they can buy a car, the city’s traffic administration authorities said on Wednesday. Beijing traffic official Pan Bo told a government website that obtaining a parking licence to purchase a vehicle “was a future trend”. A parking space would also have to be properly installed, he added. Pan, ...

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    In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:39pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... up on my travel routine. Yes, the air's not great and neither are the dusty streets, but if you get up early enough and find some green space, it's actually not all that bad. So, this morning bright and early, I set out to find that oasis. To my fortune, a quick search on Google Maps revealed a huge green space just round the corner from my hotel in Zhongguancun (中关村, aka ...

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    Who are Beijing's naked 'sex doll' couple? Bizarre photograph goes viral

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 10:14am by Amy Li

    ... discussion and speculation online. "Is this a real-life Temple Run?" wrote a blogger, referring to a popular game where a player takes on the role of an explorer attempting to steal an idol ...

  6. Tenants jostle for space in landmark

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The demand for prime office space on the mainland, especially in Beijing, is surging as the global economy continues to recover. Location, accessibility and facilities top the list of requirements as more multinational and local companies look for suitable office space. China World Offices, located in Beijing's central business district, is one of the first ...

  7. Scary sight as space-age pumpkin goes on display for Halloween

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei No Halloween is complete without a particular orange vegetable. Hong Kong's largest pumpkin is on display at Tai Po Mega Mall until tomorrow. The gigantic pumpkin measures more than one metre across and weighs about 150 kilograms. The pumpkin was grown using innovative farming techniques. The seeds were taken into space on the Shenzhou V spacecraft in 2003 ...

  8. Firms rush to finish Beijing office space

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li in Beijing Competition for blue-chip tenants in central Beijing is intensifying as developers rush to bring more than one million square metres of office space to the market in the central business district ahead of a likely ban on construction work during the Olympics next year. Henderson Land Development has responded to the challenge by pitching space in its 24-storey ...

  9. Luxury brands race for retail space to cash in on expected spending spree

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu With the world's leading luxury brands beating a path to Beijing to capture an expected flood of spending during next year's Olympic Games, demand for retail space ... visitors committing their deposits to secure advance bookings. In contrast, response to office space - housed in the east and west towers - had so far been muted, she said. While the east tower ...

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    Beijing office rent market slowing down

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... rent market slowing Beijing's market for premium office space, which has seen an acceleration in prices and rents over the past three years, is slowing down, but sustained demand ... the market for office space. "If we cannot find any good places we will have to stay here for another year," he said. Demand for prime offices in Beijing shot up between 2010 and last year ...




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