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  1. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Markers on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail pepper Sheung Wan and Central- locations where the revolutionary leader spent his formative years and where history was made. The markers tell of the important role Hong Kong played in the years running up to the revolution. Here, revolutionaries held secret meetings, secret agents from the Qing ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com By using its old trick of spending its way to growth, the mainland runs the risk of falling deeper into its complicated structural problems Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about stimulus in China again When Li Keqiang took over as premier early last year, he quickly became known for an economic plan called "Likonomics". According ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

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

    ... perspective of today's Chinese leaders, if merely in their role as parents, which country is more strategically important to China in the long run? Russia or America? You know the answer. ...

  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shoddy work leaves trail of sinkholes, collapsed bridges across mainland

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shoddy construction has left a trail of sinkholes and collapsed bridges across the mainland Death lurks along roads to ruin Rushed and irresponsible construction has made many roads death traps, according to experts. They point to a spate of incidents involving random sinkholes in at least nine cities last month that killed four people and injured ...

  5. India trails China in English standings

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley The British may have ruled India for 200 years, but people in China are now more proficient than Indians in their use of the English language, an online survey has found. The survey ranked China 29th, pipping India in 30th. Data was collec ...

  6. CHINA trail

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan The mainland is fast becoming a major MICE destination in Asia as the sector's services and facilities continue to grow from the big cities to secondary cities. Ni Hui, executive vice-president of China Travel Service (CTS) MICE Servic ...

  7. Sun Yat-sen trail reopens with high hopes for tourism

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong After a year of work mostly funded by the Tourism Commission, the 3.3km Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail through Central and Western District has been renovated. The HK$4 million ... of three memorial plaques in Gough, Staunton and D'Aguilar streets, and the addition of two new ones to make the trail more accessible to visitors. A new plaque at the entrance ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... head in Xinjiang to countless run-ins with universally obdurate taxi drivers, Taylor's 600-page book is a mixture of travelogue and history and the culmination of a mission to understand ... was really off the tourist trail and I didn't speak any Chinese and it was almost impossible to function," he says. "I remember thinking that if I didn't learn any Chinese ...

  9. Yuan internationalisation runs into some problems

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Development Bank Institute, Yu Yongding, a former member of the People's Bank of China's monetary policy committee, highlights some of the problems Beijing is running into in its attempts ... the yuan have been artificial, he argues, based solely on expectations that the currency will appreciate. That's unsustainable. In the long run, Yu says, the only way China will ever get ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - SWEAT

    Fitness entrepreneur spreads the message on the mainland

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... be fun, whether it is a gentle run around the local park or a mass aerobics session. If Holmsater fails, it will not be for lack of effort or commitment. So far his mass exercise businesses, Heyrobics and HeyRunning, which are offered at cheap prices or even for free, are proving to be hugely popular, initially with the expatriate community in Beijing and, increasingly, with local ...




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