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  1. Business - Money

    Asian markets battered after Wall Street hit by poor US data

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets slumped on Tuesday – led by a four per cent fall in Tokyo – following a huge sell-off on Wall Street as disappointing US manufacturing data ... (PMI) of manufacturing activity fell to 51.3 in January from 56.5 in December. A figure above 50 indicates growth and anything below points to contraction. On Wall Street the Dow closed down ...

  2. Journal goes tabloid in Asia and Europe

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Driven by changing tastes among European readers, The Wall Street Journal will switch its Asian and European editions to a tabloid format. The Asian Wall Street Journal will adopt the more compact format from October 17, owner Dow Jones & Co announced yesterday. The new paper, 36 to 40 pages, will also have a new name: The Wall Street Journal Asia. ...


    Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall Beijing's coyness over hydro plans for Tibet's Yarlung Zangbo sparks mistrust from India over downstream impact on Brahmaputra Dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall in Beijing kim.wall@scmp.com Furniture giant has bent over backwards to accommodate Chinese keener on sleeping than shopping, and is now seeing rapid sales growth Not taking success lying down On a recent Saturday afternoon, Ikea's flagship mainland store - one of the world's largest - is abuzz with people. Walkways guiding visitors from one showroom ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taipei rejects, and analysts doubt, report US would consider grand bargain on Taiwan arms sales

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALLS

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Taipei rejects reports US prepared to enter talks on removing barriers to stronger PLA ties, such as arms sales to island, and analysts doubtful Scepticism at Taiwan arms talks Reports in mainland state media that Beijing is seeking to set up a working group with the US on arms sales to Taiwan has put renewed focus on the military relations between ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Trust issues over military strategy likely to dominate Sino-US talks

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 10:12am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Defence minister's diplomacy may make him the right person to bridge divide between two powers and encourage discussion of strategic issues Trust issues likely to top U.S. talks Improving mutual trust in Sino-US military affairs is likely to top the agenda of Defence Minister Chang Wanquan's visit to the United States. US officials announced ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy’s Cambodia trip

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Phnom Penh comes amid renewed US interest in the region Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy's Cambodia trip Foreign Minister Wang Yi has begun a two-day visit to Cambodia, a trip analysts say is intended to bolster a key Beijing ally in Southeast Asia amid Washington's growing interest ...

  8. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese envoy says momentum good to restart Myitsone dam

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan says momentum is still good to complete the Myitsone dam, called off after local protests Beijing seeks restart of dam Beijing is seeking to restart construction of the stalled Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy river, a Myanmese newspaper quoted ambassador Yang Houlan as saying. But China would only proceed with government ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gas flows from Myanmar, but Beijing finds goodwill is another matter

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Gas is flowing, but goodwill is another matter Along much of the new 793-kilometre natural gas pipeline linking western China to the Bay of Bengal lie dozens of new schools and clinics. The facilities, built with more than US$20 million in Chinese development aid, are evidence of Beijing's new approach to Myanmar. Facing a Myanmese public ...

  10. News - China

    Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com A mainland professor's tactless comments about rape reflect a social and legal culture where female victims are not equal before the law Assault on equality Is raping a bar girl less harmful than assaulting a "good" girl? A legal scholar at one of Beijing's elite universities says the answer is yes. And for all the media and online outcry ...




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