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  1. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

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

    ... beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff Last year a video emerged on YouTube that showed a Chinese man, calling himself “Bo Wang”, who said he had joined Islamist militants to fight in Syria. Islamic ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... exactly going as he would like them to was really important for us,” he said. Needham also heralded the impact of several new faces in the HKRFU referees department, including Rodden and senior ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... actual action to threaten the central government,” said Leung. “Although we still couldn’t reach our goal, but if there were more people and social groups supporting and joining us, maybe things ...

  4. What might be causing you eye and sleep problems?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:16pm by Contributor

    ... caused this rapid increase? Interestingly, this increase in myopia is accompanied by a rise in the use of smart phones and tablets. Most of us own at least one smartphone and a tablet, and the fact is, most of us can’t resist the temptation of Facebook, Twitter, or checking a few emails right before bed. But little do we know, the emission of high energy blue light from our devices ...

  5. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile shares hit HK$100 on iPhone hopes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:00pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shares in China Mobile hit HK$100 for the first time in six years during early trading on Wednesday. Demand for the stock was heavy ahead of Apple’s launch of the latest version of its iPhone, expected later this month, drivin ...

  6. Comment

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... With Beijing's announcement, these hopes have been dashed. For those of us who moved all those years ago- to Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and beyond- we had a very clear idea of what we were running from. Images of the violence and bloodshed in the Tiananmen crackdown were etched in our memories. The same thing could befall us, we thought. If ever a tank rolled over the Lok Ma Chau ...

  7. Comment

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... the margins for banks. So far, the authorities have kept their cool. They've eased lending to rural borrowers and small businesses, and for certain projects through the use of the new tool ... to look beyond the profit motive in managing their business. While the intention to improve bank management is worthy, it should be noted that banks, many of which are listed, should be subject ...

  8. 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 ... exports on US manufacturing jobs. The indirect effects are upstream and downstream net job losses in other industries. The US lost 5.8 million manufacturing jobs from 1999 to 2011.  China’s share ...

  9. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Delay some more, to get it right

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:15am by Stephen Vines

    ... with this strategy, which has done wonders for Apple’s reputation. Some business pundits have castigated Apple for the current delay, which means it will miss the lucrative Christmas buying spree, ... to be obsessed with the idea that new is better or, at the very least, more desirable. Even in my industry, the supposedly sleepy old food business, we are always being pressed for something new. ...

  10. Business - Economy - SURVEY

    China services PMI edges up to 54.4

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Activity in China’s services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector. The official non-manufacturing purchasin ...




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