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  1. Invest in research

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... cent in two years. Buoyed, he bought a second property off the plan at Alexander Place in Belmont, 6km from Perth city, which delivered 50 per cent growth. Since then, Mr Alexander has built ... and this was where we went wrong,' he says. His subsequent properties, including a house in Frankston, Victoria, close to a new freeway, a golf course property at Sanctuary Lakes, Victoria, a unit ...

  2. Beijing deploys inspectors to push home policy point

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The State Council has sent out another strong signal that it intends to tighten the enforcement of property curbs, highlighting Beijing's concerns that any easing of the controls at the local level may derail its efforts to rein in prices. The cabinet said it was sending out inspection teams to check how provincial and city ...

  3. Proliferation of locusts in anti-migrant campaigns

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau Hong Kong's locust imagery may be catching on. Soon after the advert appeared in the city likening mainland tourists to the swarming pest, locust images popped up in some of the mainland's biggest cities as part of campaigns against migrants. One poster in Beijing shows a locust overlooking, not Victoria Harbour, but Tiananmen Square, and says: '[Immigrants from ...

  4. 5b yuan cost of high-speed rail corruption

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Embezzlement, fraud and other financial irregularities totalling more than 5 billion yuan (HK$5.9 billion) have been discovered in China's flagship Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway project, according to a report released yesterday. Th ...

  5. A brighter outlook beckons

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Libby Peacock

    ... duty in Victoria if you buy a brand-new property off-plan. While inner-city rental yields in Sydney were about 2 per cent and yields in Perth and sought after areas of Queensland 2 to 3 per ... with harbour views, or in big Chinese communities such as Chatswood on the city's north shore. Cairns was also 'quite hot' and getting to the top of its cycle. Brisbane is experiencing ...

  6. Four media managers in Chongqing probed

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Four senior managers at a subsidiary of Chongqing Broadcasting Group (CBG) have been investigated in the southwestern municipality's widening probe into triads and corruption. The Southern Metropolis News reported that the new probe ha ...

  7. Beijing speeds up metro rail plan across 25 cities

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The mainland plans to build the world's biggest urban rail network as it battles to get people off increasingly traffic-snarled roads in its major cities and onto public transport. Beijing has accelerated an already aggressive plan to build thousands of kilometres of rail lines in the nation's expanding cities to cope with worsening traffic congestion. China ...

  8. Long-distance call

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the freedom'. He says he wasn't surprised, though, when he found that, even in a city that hosts the Statue of Liberty, there was no unconditional freedom. Not only did he have to spend more time ... exposed him to tools he'd otherwise have not considered using for art; the loneliness of an unfamiliar city afforded him space to communicate with his art; and the cultural struggle of a new ...

  9. Chongqing special-zone rentals 'satisfactory', says Hon Kwok

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of the retail space and 24 per cent of the office space in its Chongqing Hon Kwok Centre had been leased. Located at the New North Zone, about a 10-minute drive from the city's airport, the centre ... as a way to promote internal investment in the zone and open the city up to big foreign businesses. The New North Zone focuses on hi-tech industries such as information technology, ...

  10. Chongqing returnees only 'a tiny fraction'

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... say they have been treated unfairly in their new surroundings in 'developed provinces and cities along the Yangtze and eastern coast' and have only received a fraction ...




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