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  1. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  2. Spoiled for choice

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... as selfish, spoiled and overly westernised. 'I'd say they are not the children of Chairman Mao,' says Zhang Yiwu, a 45-year-old Chinese literature professor at Peking University who has ... developer who gets his girlfriend from a poor family pregnant, and spoiled Yang Xiaoyun, who marries her boyfriend Xiang Nan in secret but soon divorces him. The popular characters have been ...

  3. Shanghai reaps spoils of success as expo pays off

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai officials are popping champagne corks as they relish the economic success of the World Expo, with its attendance of more than 73 million. The organisers have published a slew of record-shattering numbers- from cultural perf ...

  4. Battle must continue for return of spoils of war

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in international attitude; seizing the spoils of war is now no longer acceptable. Since 1954, four major international instruments have been put in place to protect cultural property. China and France ...

  5. A few low notes won't spoil China-US harmony

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charles Wolf

    ... Charles Wolf US-China relations, and the respective national interests which underlie them, are generally harmonious. However, this is occasionally jarred by sharp discord. At present, the discord arises from legislation pending in the US Congress to put ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... In the old days, when China was ruled by chairman Mao Zedong, Chinese officials often sent their children to Russia to study. Now the US is definitely the first choice. So, from the personal ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Tragedies prompt action call on 'left behind' children

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Schools told to do more for young who are at risk because their parents work in distant cities Action call on 'left behind' children Schools must register so-called "left-behind" children and must pay special attention to their basic needs, the mainland's education ministry said yesterday, after several tragedies ...

  8. Should China abandon its one-child policy?

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their psychological development. Many only children are spoiled and they depend on their parents for almost everything. Also, they don't learn proper social skills. In the long run, the one-child policy ... to breaking point. And citizens' living standards would suffer. Yet the one-child policy has drawn lots of criticism both at home and abroad. Critics argue that limiting the number of children ...

  9. Old-style thrift still has its place in the new China

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they simply can't afford. This has been fuelled by easy access to credit from an expanding credit card industry- and perhaps encouraged from an early age by their spoiled only-child status. You ... of this demographic say they cannot afford to support their parents. For a society in which the burden of caring for the elderly is expected to be taken up by the children, this pattern of spending could have ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Parents fork out small fortunes to give their children a taste of the world

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A growing number of affluent parents are sending their children overseas to improve their English and develop critical thinking skills Pupils get head start ... the first task, many affluent mainland parents are increasingly choosing to put their children on the path to scholarship by sending them overseas for a season. Agencies who organise overseas summer ...




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