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  1. Police Accused of double standards

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Organisers of the annual July 1 anti-government march yesterday denounced police 'double standards' for lax treatment of a rival pro-Beijing group ... a carnival in Central on Friday without any noise restrictions. 'It is crystal clear that the police are applying double standards,' said Gary Fan Kwok-wai, convenor of the march organiser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971940/police-accused-double-standards
  2. 24 hours with Bo Linnemann

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Kontrapunkt. I normally get home at seven or eight. Our staff work 24 hours. Some designers like to work at night and they might come in later in the morning. They plan their hours themselves. ... is preparing an exhibition of his work for next year. As a designer, being in Beijing is a mixture of the fascinating and the awful. I know of no country that has as rich a design history as China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481827/24-hours-bo-linnemann
  3. Getting to work is 52 minutes' toil in Beijing traffic

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing people spend an average of almost an hour commuting to work, topping a list of 50 cities, a report has revealed. The Chinese Academy of Sciences calculated commuting ... cities spend less time on the road with an average of 24 minutes, the report said. 'Spending half an hour is not too bad but could still be improved to catch up with the international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716527/getting-work-52-minutes-toil-beijing-traffic
  4. Work starts on high-speed rail amid fanfare

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Wen launches project at ceremony Work began yesterday on building a high-speed rail line that is set to halve travel time between Shanghai and Beijing to five hours ... to international standards, though it was trailing industry leaders such as Japan and France. Speaking at the ceremony, Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang hailed the maturing of Chinese technology. The mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634264/work-starts-high-speed-rail-amid-fanfare
  5. After years of planning, work on high-speed railway to begin at last

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... capital and its commercial hub to just five hours. Instead of speeding up the train on the existing line, workers will lay 1,300km of new track dedicated to passenger traffic, relegating cargo transport to the old network. While preparatory work was under way as early as 1993, China's ambitions for high-speed rail transport date back to 1986 under then Minister of Railways Ding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623366/after-years-planning-work-high-speed-railway-begin-last
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... home" project along the southeastern part of the capital's fifth ring road- about half an hour's drive to the nearest central business district. What worries applicants is not the commute- it's the slim odds on winning the right to buy. "I know the hope is very small. I still want to try my luck," said Zheng Lin, a married man working in a finance company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1434747/getting-flat-new-affordable-housing-project-beijing-winning
  7. Engineering moves for a brighter future

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... there and is now, after a period of adjustment, enjoying life in Beijing. Having worked both in southern China and Beijing, Ms Kwok, who has a degree (BEng) in mechanical engineering (2000) and a masters ... on the mainland,' she said. 'One company- ATAL Engineering- was looking for someone to work out of their strategic office in Beijing. I submitted my application immediately and got the job.' Her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594255/engineering-moves-brighter-future
  8. Beijing mulls staggered hours to cut traffic jams

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to deal with the traffic headaches caused by private cars. Vice-mayor Huang Wei said the municipal government was considering a plan to stagger working hours, as had been done during the 2008 ... According to Huang, flexible working hours is one of three measures the government is considering in the face of mounting pressure to ease the gridlock. Most government bodies, enterprises and shops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704918/beijing-mulls-staggered-hours-cut-traffic-jams
  9. English is improving, but in fits and starts

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... to seep into the general vocabulary. One of the city's much put-upon cabbies said- in Chinese- he was 50, he worked 12 hours a day and there was no foreign-language study available when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645465/english-improving-fits-and-starts
  10. Time running out for Olympic-standard air

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Gunilla Lindberg urged Beijing authorities to work harder to reduce pollution, saying 'the air is not good enough yet'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601186/time-running-out-olympic-standard-air

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