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  1. Green Games in focus

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Three mainland students received rare access to a British minister this week as she visited Beijing to see the city's Olympic preparations. The students, Beijing representatives of the British Council's Young Climate Change Awaren ...

  2. No pain, no gain

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Despite the heat from the media, British Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell still believes in press freedom. Peter Simpson reports Spare a thought today for British Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell and pray that her frayed nerves hold out for the next 1,713 day ...

  3. Beijing warned of EU's trade frustration

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent in Singapore Anger is rising in Europe, says envoy The European Union's top trade official yesterday warned of rising 'anger and frustration' across Europe over trade relations with China, questioning B ...

  4. Group calls for stock tax reform

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Denise Tsang in Beijing China National Democratic Construction Association, a mainland lobby group, has proposed to reform the tax regime for the stock market during the annual session of the nation's top political advisory ...

  5. More questions than answers on this bull run

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The performance of mainland stock markets in the next few weeks will be interesting to watch for anyone fearing a bubble is about to burst. The central government's move, announced at midnight on Tuesday, to raise stamp duty on securities trading may ...

  6. Rebound in car sales accelerates with 44pc jump

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... sales of cars, sports utility vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles exceeded 260,000 units last month. 'The rebound actually started in March and this large jump is partly due to a low base ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... are permanent residents of Beijing without a flat and those already enrolled for a unit in other government-subsidised affordable housing. The project, called Royal Scenery, is part of a broad plan ...

  8. 100-day target a stress test for Leung

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of determining the future, it may be interesting to consider one of China's greatest classic works of literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, for some clues. The war for dominance among the Wei, ... in which the Shu kingdom's prime minister scared off his enemies by pretending that an empty fortress he was guarding was full of troops waiting to confront their attackers. Yet despite ...

  9. Beijing unites in rescue efforts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Reports of chaos and tragedy abounded in the wake of Beijing's worst rainstorm in more than six decades, but there were also reports of unprecedented kindness and stories of Good Samaritans coming to others' re ...

  10. Leaders are still united, despite current difficulties

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But contrary to intense speculation pointing to a further split, his sacking has prompted the top government, party and military leaders to put aside their own differences for a united front, ...




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