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  1. Magazines - Style - SECONDS

    Art transplant

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... VB Endeavours such as Duddell’s, Konzepp and A Space For Art make good business sense and may redefine the global artistic experience, writes Victoria Burrows Over the past five years, ... complemented by a further maturing – one seen already in other world cities, such as London and New York, and being emulated in Singapore, which is hatching its own creative culture – of venues ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    A knight's tale

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay Despite early reservations about Wagner, tenor Bryan Register now embodies the lead role in Lohengrin A knight's tale When American tenor Bryan Register was in his ... at the 15th-century Olavlinna Castle in Savonlinna. It is the first time that a full opera by composer Richard Wagner has been performed in this city for more than 20 years. At more than three hours, ...

  3. Business - Economy - URBANISATION

    Li Keqiang to focus on smart and green urbanisation

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Investors advised to temper their expectations for a spate of massive construction projects Li to focus on smart, green cities Investors ... a sum that could be mainly spent on construction projects. But with about 200 million people already living and working in cities - forming the army of migrant workers building modern China ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Shanghai gets approval to set up free-trade zone

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 07:39pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The area could also be used as a testing ground for major financial reforms Free-trade zone in Shanghai approved Shanghai has won approval from the State Council to set up the mainland's first free-trade zone, moving it closer to becoming a global financial, trade and shipping hub to rival other Asian cities such as Hong ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shandong may show the way in reforming China's financial sector

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Shandong experiment may show the way in financial reform Will Shandong show the way for China's economy? A former chief securities ... to build the capital Qingdao into an offshore financial centre to promote free trade with Japan and South Korea, and bring in more overseas investors to invest in city banks and rural lenders. ...

  6. City Art Restaurant + Grill

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows City Art, which overlooks the statues in the nearby, eponymous, park adds a touch of European pizzazz to Sha Tin with its sleek interior in cool tones of tan, cream, grey and brown, lightened with just a touch of bling, and upmarket Italian and French dishes. The space is long and narrow, but cleverly planned to make the most of it, with low coffee tables and chairs ...

  7. City has plenty of artistic flair

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows If there was a statement that confirmed the growing reputation of the Hong Kong International Art Fair, it would be the world's biggest art gallery saying the event has the potential to become the Art Basel of Asia. And that is exactly what Nick Simunovic, managing director of the Gagosian Gallery's Hong Kong office, said when explaining his reasons ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Foreign investment into China rises just 0.29pc in May as growth slows

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:05pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... of 70 major cities increased in May from April, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. "China's economy has come to a difficult turning point, where many low-end manufacturing ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push in the world's most populous nation, saying the relocation of millions of rural residents to cities would take a long time. Addressing his first news conference as premier yesterday, at the end ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - FUSION CUISINE

    Indo-Chinese relations heat up on the street … and it's tasty

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows life@scmp.com How chaat became talk of the town The Chinese impact on Indian food can be traced back centuries, but the latest fusion of the two cuisines is a quirky mix ... the first to popularise the style. The Indo-Chinese restaurant Eau Chew, opened in Calcutta around 1925. Calcutta was the most easily accessible city from China by land, and it attracted enough ...




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