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  1. Modern marvel

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... political campaigns another. Chairman Mao Zedong built a circle line under the old city wall in Beijing, which he demolished, but it was only in the 1990s subways took off in other cities ... crowded yet,' said the 28-year-old bank teller. 'It has cut my commuting time by half, to 30 minutes. But we have waited long enough for this. The city first proposed it in 1984. We only ...

  2. Unearthing a classic

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the creation of many gardens in Japan. On the wall of the city museum hangs the portrait of a Suzhou man with a thin face and goatee beard. Ji Chen is the author of the most famous book on how ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai It is day two of the Lunar New Year holiday and a light fall of snow has covered the historic city. A group of elderly Japanese crowds into the Lingering ...

  3. Property players vie for Shanghai 'Wall St' last gem

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in Shanghai's Lujiazui financial district in a widely watched tender that could set the benchmark for the city's sluggish property market. Property agents said that Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), ... 300 metres high, giving the winning developer a conspicuous presence on the skyline of Shanghai's 'Wall Street'. The plot ratio will be 9.83. The site is expected to fetch ...

  4. China's booming economy a case of history repeating

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... It is a long, dark tunnel, below walls and fortifications. Every city was walled, with a curfew and trade controlled. The tunnel is long, dark, difficult and easy to defend and it is hard to know where ... standards, an infant with a history of only 150 years, it operates under the tight control of the 'emperor' in Beijing, following the same rules as its older sister cities all over ...

  5. Quiksilver takes big leap of faith in the mainland

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in Shanghai, a star jumping over the Great Wall and a snowboard school offered in the city's indoor ski slope. This is how a California company listed on the New York Stock Exchange is attacking ... square metres in a giant sports complex. The designer is Convict, an Australian firm that has designed skateboard parks worldwide. The city wants the arena to hold international events, ...

  6. Quiet, please

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in a villa off the road, while Xinhua chose to build its main city office there. A pre-war Protestant church, its walls covered in ivy, continues to hold services, mainly for expatriates. The street ... in a recommendation to the city government this month. 'To suit its high-quality residential character, it should have outdoor cafes and high-class and peaceful bars. The old buildings on the street ...

  7. Patriot games behind a tale of betrayal, war and defeat

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the world- Germany, France, Britain, the US and Soviet Union- watched but did not intervene. 'Slaves of a dead nation,' scrawled the Japanese soldiers on the walls of the cities ... to the nation and sentenced to death,' said an official of the museum built on the site of the first party meeting. Zhou's photograph hangs on the wall- a young face- and a likeness is one ...

  8. In her father's footsteps

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and country, fabulous riches and dire poverty side by side and the menace of drug addiction. Drug addicts were not rehabilitated but taken out of the city wall and executed.' Then he moved ... for nearly a century until 1950. 'Because everything was so different, I found it difficult to imagine Dad there,' she said. 'But, when I looked at the walls of the church and saw ...

  9. Hangzhou remains a city of consuming passions

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of kidnappers, criminals and officials eager to take a part of their fortune. But things are different in Hangzhou, a city that has always been a playground of the aristocracy. Here, the rich can flaunt their wealth. A millennium ago, the city was the imperial residence of the emperor and his courtiers. Now, the nouveau riche live like kings. Their consumption has made the city boom. House prices ...

  10. Treasures of city's Jesuit legacy are put on display

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... If Matteo Ricci returned to Shanghai today he would be a happy man. For the first time since 1949, the city government has put on display some of the treasures of the Jesuit legacy ... The treasures are on display at the Zangshulou, part of the Shanghai Library in Xujiahui, one of the city's busiest commercial districts. The building is part of a four-storey apartment building ...




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