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  1. News - China

    German pianist Stefan Aaron plays composition on Great Wall in Beijing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Musical journey German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano yesterday on the Great Wall in Beijing. Before his performance in China, Aaron played his piano at 4,206 metres on the peak of the Alphubel mountain in Switzerland. In these unusual places, he performs different new songs tailored to the locations, according to local reports. Photo: Reuters ...

  2. Red Capital Ranch

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow Where? Tucked next to romantic, crumbling remains of the Great Wall in Spirit Pavilion Valley, about 70 kilometres north of Beijing, the Red Capital Ranch is modelled on a traditional Manchurian hunting lodge. This is an appropriate theme because the ranch is located just outside the wall, in the barbarian lands of old. Luxurious or basic? This is for the well-heeled ...

  3. Badaling Great Wall voted top tourist spot

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The Badaling section of the Great Wall has been voted China's top tourist spot, but the inland provinces of Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Jiangxi have the most number of sites ... rivals.' LAND OF WONDERS 1 Badaling Great Wall, Beijing 2 Mogao Caves, Gansu 3 Yangshuo, Guangxi 4 Huangshan, Anhui 5 The Terracotta Warriors, Xian 6 Shennongjia, Hubei 7 Taishan, Shandong ...

  4. If these walls could talk

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... bowls of ginger tea on a wooden tray. Bags in the trunk, we sit in the new car for a 90-minute drive south to Jing's Residence, a boutique hotel in the ancient walled city of Pingyao. ... structures here, and Unesco says the quantity and concentration of historic vernacular architecture is unparalleled elsewhere in China. The city wall winds for six kilometres around old Pingyao, ...

  5. 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

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... cities such as Beijing and Shanghai will keep rising despite a slowdown in the mainland's economic growth. While home price inflation has eased to multi-month lows, it remains high ...

  6. At a Glance- Beijing

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Great Wall can be viewed in a day tour. The 600-year-old Badaling fortifications are in Yanqing county, with other sections in Mutianyu and Simatai. About 40 kilometres south of the city ... with Haidian in the northwest. The Beijing Capital International Airport is connected to the inner city by a rail shuttle service. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced and are often the most ...

  7. All roads lead to China's Wall Street

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... are moving house to the neighbourhood around Financial Street in the west of the city, which looks set to become China's version of Wall Street. With the mainland's markets to open fully ... business district in the city's eastern quarters of Dongcheng and Chaoyang in the belief that moving west will boost revenue. Numerous regulatory authorities and large state-controlled firms ...

  8. Open to life and creativity in a space without walls

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... In her Beijing apartment and new lifestyle centre on the outskirts of the capital, walls have come tumbling down- or never been built because she loathes them. 'Who says you can only sleep in a bedroom, eat in a kitchen or read in a reading room?' she says. 'Why do we have to live with walls? Why do we have to live within walls, and walls of walls?' JinR's desire ...

  9. Creative Cities Collection: 500 Chinese and International Artists

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Fine Arts Commission requested a sequel painting to represent Hong Kong at the 2012 London Olympics. Millennium Odyssey 2: From the Great Wall to the River Thames- Embrace the World (below) ... at the Great Wall of China. The realism of the second work contrasts with the abstract and dream-like original. 'The image is more realistic and representational, whereas the 2008 painting ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... China's so-called Wall Street, into a true international financial centre. I am more interested in the inflow of dealmakers and financial industry stakeholders from all over the world. If you work ... as an exception. The steelmaker, listed in Shanghai, has been rumoured to be considering a New York or Hong Kong listing for many years. In the old days, all the top bosses from Wall Street banks would ...




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