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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... shopping strip but Putonghua was yet to become a required language for salespeople in luxury stores. Now, it is a different story, as American and Chinese travellers can tell you. This brings ... On arrival, one executive was stopped by a visa control officer and was asked the basic questions encountered by all travellers to America: "Why are you coming to America? What is the purpose ...

  2. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

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

    ... Simon Parry life@scmp.com An English teacher's aim to see every corner of the mainland- and learn the language along the way- has given him enough travel stories to fill a book, ... was limited largely to summer holidays when his wife and daughters would fly back to England while he would spend five weeks travelling through China before joining them for the tail end ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese Maoist tour group ridiculed for travelling to North Korea

    Posted May 07th 2013, 10:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler When a group of Chinese Maoists travelled to North Korea last month- visiting a country that still holds dear the social norms of an era now long gone in China- they didn't seem to know that one of their fellow travellers was keeping a diary that would appear in a liberal Guangdong magazine. The Maoist nostalgics visited China's reclusive northeastern ...

  4. News - China

    China, Kazakhstan eye deals worth US$30b

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 08:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Astana, Kazakhstan

    ... together. He is to travel to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan next ...

  5. Business - Companies - HOSPITALITY

    Hilton to open more Waldorf, Conrad hotels in China, add 40,000 jobs

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... hotels are relatively well-recognised compared with Waldorf, given their long history and popularity among high-end business travellers. President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have both ... the two types of Chinese luxury customers might be attracted to stay in Waldorf hotels when they travel abroad. "Americans will travel in the US for a long time before they go outside the US. ...

  6. News - China - SPACE

    China launches first 'routine service mission' into space

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 04:09pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Wang, who will travel into space with Major General Nie Haisheng and Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaoguang, will be China's second female astronaut and its first teacher in space. With live video ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Easy riches draw illegal Chinese miners to Ghana

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 11:40am by AFP

    ... treaty allows for citizens of west African countries to travel freely in the region, and so many come into Ghana under the radar, Palmdeti said. Palmdeti said the arrests will continue until ...

  8. News - China

    Taiwan wins visa free travel to US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:29am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... is only recognised by 25 countries around the world, its officials said Taiwanese can now travel to 129 countries without a visa. Taiwan and China divided into nationalist and communist camps ...

  9. News - China

    Chinese man pleads guilty over bid to export US weapons-grade carbon fibre

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:27pm by Reuters in New York

    ... of carbon fiber, ostensibly for such products as bicycle frames, electric blankets and fishing rods. After traveling to the United States to meet those agents, Ma paid US$400 for a spool ...

  10. Business - China Business - TRAVEL

    Price war among mainland online travel agencies to leave few survivors

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Ctrip, the mainland's biggest internet travel company, says the fierce competition will result in only a few survivors in the industry Online agencies wage cut-throat price war The mainland's biggest online travel agent, Ctrip, says the fierce price war being waged by online agencies will leave only a few survivors in the industry. ...




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