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  1. News - China - ADMINISTRATION

    China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Analysts say change to 'hukou' system unlikely to have immediate effect on social benefits Urban-rural residence distinction to be removed The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end, but observers doubt it will bring an immediate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563062/china-scraps-urban-rural-distinction-hukou-household-registration-system
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP 'persuaded transport officials' on Ma Wan buses

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Corruption trial hears that site was to be accessible only by ferry until firm persuaded Transport Department to change its mind SHKP 'swayed government' on Ma Wan buses Sun Hung Kai Properties persuaded the Transport Department to allow buses as well as ferries to serve its development on Ma Wan in the 1990s, the corruption trial involving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545119/shkp-persuaded-transport-officials-ma-wan-buses
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... was still waiting to travel as tensions between the army and rebels closed transportation routes. Myanmar reached so-called "elimination" status for leprosy in 2003- meaning less than one ... and modern medicine is able to cure patients relatively quickly. But Myanmar has one of the world's least developed medical systems, with government funding consistently among the lowest of any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government pins hopes for growth on public transport and utilities infrastructure plan

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... without causing overcapacity in industry, experts said. Cities are being asked to give priority to public transport, with the State Council setting a goal to extend subways and light rail systems ... to improve their flood-control systems in the coming decade. Currently, such systems that exist are generally in poor condition. According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1311136/government-pins-hopes-growth-public-transport-and-utilities
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Strike by San Francisco area public transport staff snarls traffic

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:32am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Traffic congestion even worse than usual in busy Bay Area as commuter trains halted Strike by San Francisco transport staff continues A strike by San ... employees walked off the job on Friday after talks over a new contract broke down over pay increases and workplace rules, shutting down a system that carries about 400,000 passengers a day. The Bart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1335614/strike-san-francisco-area-public-transport-staff-snarls-traffic
  6. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... of sprawling Karachi and Lagos. This may explain why the idea was introduced in the northern French town of Rennes, where 200,000 residents tried the first computerised system virtually for free ... of 47,000. This year China overtook Italy- whose own system in Rome is a case study in what not to do- as the nation with the most programmes, says the US-based Earth Policy Institute. Once dubbed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Hong Kong company beats three rival bids to operate new railway system for up to 10 years MTR wins £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail The MTR Corp has ... departure came at the end of an inquiry by a committee of MTR board members into the two-year delay of the HK$67 billion high-speed railway to Guangzhou. Transport for London said yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556587/mtr-lands-ps14b-contract-run-london-crossrail
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    HKMA and Bank of Thailand launch linked clearing system

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... (HKMA) and the Thai central bank yesterday launched a new cross-border clearing system, in the latest move to connect the city with other regional and global market centres. Traders and bankers ... to get the necessary dollars. Hong Kong's de facto central bank, by linking up its settlement system with the Bank of Thailand, will allow its Thai counterpart to dip into its huge US dollar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561447/hkma-and-bank-thailand-launch-linked-clearing-system
  9. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Americans, German win Nobel Prize for medicine for cell transport research

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:05pm by AP

    ... in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. This traffic control system keeps activities inside cells from descending into chaos and has helped researchers gain a better understanding of a range of diseases including diabetes and disorders affecting the immune system, the committee said. This is not an overnight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326544/americans-german-win-nobel-prize-medicine-cell-transport-research
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... by various groups. Like the caste system itself, the food rules constitute an immense and informal codification whose only raison d'etre appears to be the classification of Indians ... Krishnan has added non-south Indian ingredients, such as mozzarella, to some of her dishes. IF THE HINDU CASTE SYSTEM has been rigid throughout history, the dietary habits of each caste have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1558061/you-are-what-you-eat

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