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  1. 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

    ... come to live with us, or we want to have a baby?" he said. The long queue and strong demand from families like Zheng's are lending support to expectations that home prices in big ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Security Financial Times The US seeks a crackdown on cyber-espionage. Beijing Times* China announces a two-month anti-drug campaign in the Mekong region as opium production is booming. Xinhua A Ministry of Defence spokesman tries to quell speculation that a Chinese port project in Tanzania has military ties.   Politics China National Radio* Central Party School President ...

  3. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... and De Beers will be waiting for us to buy the ring. Sounds like the same logic at work in the business perspective on Christmas. Talking of big spending, according to my government sources ...

  4. HK leaders fail us by not speaking truth to power

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of common sense. Of course, it is more than possible that the political agenda developed in Beijing for implementation in Hong Kong could proceed without local encouragement. But the way the system ...

  5. US push won't turn into shoving match

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of souring bilateral ties being hijacked for domestic politics. With China's swift economic rise and a declining US economy, both the Republicans and Democrats are already taking a tough stance ... from becoming a 'hostage' of American domestic politics. If history can be any guide, Sino-US ties always tend to be volatile when the US is bracing for its presidential election. ...

  6. Scandal will not affect Sino-US ties, Locke says

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com America's ambassador to China, Gary Locke, says the explosive Bo Xilai affair will not affect Sino-US relations because Washington will not 'get drawn' into one of the biggest political scandals to shake up the Communist Party leadership. Appearing on CBS' Dan Rather Reports programme on Wednesday night, Locke spoke ...

  7. Taipei appeals for non-political talks

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Beijing urged to end 'propaganda war' to woo Taiwanese Taiwan yesterday called for more non-political talks with the mainland and asked Beijing to stop its ... passenger and cargo flights, and to allow Taiwanese planes to fly over the mainland's air space. 'There are more than 20 issues we would like to ask China to negotiate with us and most ...

  8. Thanks, Beijing, for a confusing, distressing political situation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than being a hypocrite. We should probably thank him for being so blunt, unlike some other politicians and our own top officials, who keep giving us false hopes of real democracy. He showed us ... the leaders in Bejing think about it. In your report, Ma Ngok, a political analyst at Chinese University, said: 'The government should make clear its stance. If 2012 has already been ruled out, ...

  9. Ruling on yuan revaluation will put leaders' political acumen to the test

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Beijing's deliberations about a revaluation of the yuan are becoming more political and less economic by the day. Despite sound economic reasons for a revaluation, the political element is the most important. Washington has made China the main scapegoat for its ballooning trade deficit and potential job losses because of surging imports of cheap mainland textile ...

  10. A chance to comment on political reform

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lower house that is elected by popular vote. But similar systems have proved successful in other parts of the world, notably Britain and the US. It would give our political system greater ... The government's consultation on political reform is due to end this week. Sadly, it has failed to fire the public's imagination. There is a lot at stake. Poor timing is partly ...




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