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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall in Beijing kim.wall@scmp.com Furniture giant has bent over backwards to accommodate Chinese keener on sleeping than shopping, and is now seeing rapid sales growth Not taking ... boyfriend: "Look, he's peeing into a bottle!" Most endemic, however, is the sleeping. After a few, rare clear days, the city's notorious heavy smog has returned, and is made worse ...

  2. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese envoy says momentum good to restart Myitsone dam

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan says momentum is still good to complete the Myitsone dam, called off after local protests Beijing seeks restart of dam Beijing ... an area the size of Singapore to provide power mostly to cities in Yunnan province. As many as 10,000 ethnic Kachins in the country's restive northeast could be displaced. In Tuesday's ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygurs hit with prayer and fasting restrictions during Ramadan

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... monitoring of mosques in the northern city of Karamay, the Karamay Daily reported. Dr Katrina Lantos Swett, of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), said such moves would ...

  4. News - China - TIBET

    Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Lhasa's old city from Beijing's "modernisation" drive collected its 100,000th signature. Meanwhile, two Tibetan folk singers were jailed for allegedly supporting ...

  5. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under ... of Rome immediately after his abdication, to allow enough time for renovations to be completed on his retirement home — a converted monastery inside the Vatican walls. That means Benedict would ...

  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'Chineasy' developer gets backing for innovative learning approach

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com A Taiwanese native living in the UK has attracted thousands of financial supporters to her innovative approach to learning Chinese characters Strokes of fortune for expat's 'Chineasy' While interest in China and things Chinese may be stronger than ever, learning how to write the language remains stubbornly difficult. Now, Taiwan-born Shaolan Hsueh, ...


    Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall Beijing's coyness over hydro plans for Tibet's Yarlung Zangbo sparks mistrust from India over downstream impact on Brahmaputra Dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, February 18, 2013

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by CITY DIGEST

    ... Activists call for jailed flag-burner's release About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong f ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by CITY BRIEFS

    ... posted online. About 8,500 cases of possible abuse were investigated last year, it said   2m cross border during New Year holidays More than 1.2 million people left the city during the Lunar New ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taipei rejects, and analysts doubt, report US would consider grand bargain on Taiwan arms sales

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALLS

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Taipei rejects reports US prepared to enter talks on removing barriers to stronger PLA ties, such as arms sales to island, and analysts doubtful Scepticism at Taiwan arms talks Reports in mainland state media that Beijing is seeking to set up a working group with the US on arms sales to Taiwan has put renewed focus on the military relations between ...




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