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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    China to adopt new military incentive guideline

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:35pm

    ... into force on Army Day, which falls on August 1, is “set to increase combating capacity”, according to state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). It will encourage more awards to combat units as well as those who are able to “gain the battle” and “undertake major operations”, according to CCTV. The awards to military cadres and units should be “significantly cut”, the guideline said. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Hong Kong pan-dems and the United States neo-cons

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The HK pan-dems and the US neo-cons Is this what Beijing means by foreign interference? The local press has unearthed a close relationship between Next Media boss Jimmy Lai and Paul Wolfowitz, the former number two in the US Defen ...

  3. Magazines - Style

    The quintessential British experience at Boconnoc House

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SS

    ... Kylie Knott After a 10-year renovation, Boconnoc House in the Cornwall countryside is back to its former glory. Kylie Knott meets the estate's interior designer who has her creative sites fixed on Asia History inthe re-making   When Sarah Fortescue f ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    Cheap Iranian oil hurts US crude export prospects

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... throttled by Western sanctions that have halved its crude shipments, is now selling higher quality and cheaper oil to China that leaves little room for United States crude to gain entry ... a splitter to make petroleum products and petrochemicals, or blended with heavier crude for use in refineries. South Korea and Japan have purchased the first condensate from the United States. Mitsui ...

  5. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 25, 2014

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 07:37am

    ... |Source: Wall Street Journal Economy A Chinese gold standard? |Source: New York Times Investors said to make offers for stakes in Sinopec's sales unit |Source: Caixin Luxury-car makers attract ...

  6. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Who’s Who of Soviet spying, smuggled out by dissident in 1992, finally published

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cambridge, United Kingdom Files smuggled out of Russia in 1992 by KGB archivist US and Britain saw as 'most important single intelligence source ever' finally revealed Who's who of Soviet spying published The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian cottage and read like an encyclopedia of cold war espionage. Original documents ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Shimao looks to speed up sales of unsold units in China

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Group offers discounts in cities with housing glut in its push to clear 5b yuan worth of stock Shimao looks to speed up sales of unsold units Shimao Property Holdings says it will destock half of its unsold units worth 10 billion yuan (HK$12.6 billion) that are carried over from last year and cut prices in cities suffering from a housing glut, according ...

  8. News - World - GAZA

    UN chief says ‘political will’ the main obstacle to ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press at the United Nations “In the name of humanity, the violence must stop,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in plea to Israel and Hamas to stop the violence in Gaza ... talks, he added, stressing that it was a “matter of their political will.” The United Nations is backing a bid by Egypt to broker a peace deal to end the latest flare-up in the Gaza Strip ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a gl ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    China sales help Nissan close in on chief Carlos Ghosn's key targets

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by BLOOM

    ... Nissan close in on key targets Nissan, Japan's second-biggest carmaker, reported profit that beat analysts' estimate as deliveries rose in China and the United States, its two biggest ... competitiveness and profitability." In China, where Nissan is the biggest Japanese carmaker, sales rose 21 per cent in the quarter to 283,000 units, boosted by the X-trail SUV. Nissan is targeting ...




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