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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese Film Series Review: Meng Zong Cries for Bamboo

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:36pm by Jesse Appell

    ... restlessness, and two cans of warm Snow Beer. Set in the Three Kingdoms period, the film begins with an establishing shot of Meng Zong’s mother struggling through a bamboo forest, her back bent under ... of the Three Kingdoms Period. Meng Zong’s mother rolls for about thirty seconds down a plane with an incline of no more than five degrees. Her protracted anguish symbolizes the family’s helplessness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1584471/chinese-film-series-review-meng-zong-cries-bamboo
  2. News - China - CRIME

    Businessman caught in Colombia is China's first economic fugitive extradited from Latin America

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com

    ... crimes were in the United States, which had become the “top destination” for Chinese fugitives. However, a lack of any extradition treaty between the two countries made it difficult for Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584393/businessman-caught-colombia-chinas-first-economic-fugitive-extradited
  3. Business - Economy - Consumption

    Growth in Australia’s GDP slows to 0.5pc

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:35pm by Reuters

    ... but still brisk by the standards of developed countries. The United States had managed 2.5 per cent, the euro zone 0.7 per cent and Germany 0.8 per cent. That looks good when you benchmark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584414/growth-australias-gdp-slows-05pc
  4. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    Purported photos of 'Chinese Islamic State fighter' emerge online

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... of foreigners, including at least several hundred from Britain, Australia and the United States. READ MORE: Islamic State claims to have beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff Last year a video emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1584369/chinese-islamic-state-fighter-captured-iraq-iraqi-military-claims
  5. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Link between Chinese exports and US job losses isn’t cut and dried

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:48am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Is China to blame for unemployment in the United States? A recent study by five prominent US economists found that the US lost between two million and 2.4 million manufacturing jobs to increased imports from China between 1999 and 2011. The analysis leading to this conclusion distinguishes between the direct and indirect effects of increases in China’s manufactured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584327/link-between-chinese-exports-and-us-job-losses-isnt-cut-and-dried
  6. Business - Economy - REPORT

    Japan overtakes Hong Kong in competitiveness rankings

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva The beleaguered Japanese economy overtook Hong Kong to rank sixth on the World Economic Forum’s list of the most competitive economies, released on Wednesday. Hong Kong stayed in seventh place, while Japan jumped three spots from ninth last year. Switzerland again topped the table, followed by Singapore, while the United States, fifth last year, leapfrogged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584291/japan-overtakes-hong-kong-competitiveness-rankings
  7. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Chinese insurers fined 111m yuan over price fixing in car policies

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:19am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... price supervision unit, told the China News Service on Tuesday that the investigations were based on reports from media and other people. She said the probes also covered nine other insurers, including Liberty Insurance of the United States and Japan’s Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, but the investigations had been suspended as they did not participate in the monopoly agreement. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1584278/chinese-insurers-fined-111m-yuan-over-price-fixing-car
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    New iPhone launch to help boost exports from mainland China and Taiwan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:47am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... market after the United States. In its financial third quarter to June earnings report, Apple posted a 28 per cent increase in revenue from China to US$5.93 billion from US$4.64 billion a year ... firm IDC forecast total smartphone shipments in mainland China to reach 224 million units in the second half, driven by 4G mobile services rolled out in more cities across the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584264/new-iphone-launch-help-boost-exports-mainland-china-and-taiwan
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says former governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am

    ... from Hongkongers, he added. “Things could still change as long as it has not become law formally,” he said. Meanwhile, in Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584273/britain-has-moral-obligation-speak-hong-kong-says-former-governor
  10. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... of that growth in Africa and Asia, a recent United Nations study said. "The desire of the increasingly middle class to meet, socialise, shop and spend their leisure time in facilities or retail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583863/high-returns-attract-real-estate-funds-africa

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