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  1. News - China - HERITAGE

    Forbidden City spends 440m yuan to step up security and conservation

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Former imperial palace spends cash on anti-theft technology and monitoring equipment Forbidden City steps up security, conservation The Forbidden City ... The museum monitoring centre also collects data on humidity and temperature to help protect artefacts in the building. The projects at the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486404/forbidden-city-spends-440m-yuan-step-security-and-conservation
  2. Business - Economy - URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 03:03pm by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Richest cities stall in social and environmental development as GDP and population size grow Sustainability reaches limit in China The richest cities on the mainland, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement of the sustainability of their development has slowed or even stalled, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1485913/sustainability-reaching-its-limit-top-chinese-cities
  3. News - Hong Kong

    On the rocks: picture shows how close huge cargo ship came to collision at Pok Fu Lam

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:04pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... disastrous end after being blown off course following a mechanical failure. The German-registered Hansa Constitution ran aground on Sunday afternoon, just feet from the sea wall and a path popular ... whether the ship would slow down or plough into the sea wall. A spokeswoman for Hansa Treuhand Gruppe, which owns the vessel, said the accident could have been caused by a loss of power.  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466481/video-193-metre-long-container-ship-runs-aground-pokfulam
  4. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Sunderland deal Manchester City a massive title blow

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a huge dent in their bid for a top-four finish. City, champions in 2012 and runners-up to neighbours Manchester United last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1485804/sunderland-deal-manchester-city-massive-title-blow
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Move hailed by city Mayor De Blasio as 'a critical step forward in easing tensions' in communities New York police Muslim trackingunit disbanded A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said. NYPD ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484500/new-york-city-policedisband-muslim-tracking-unit
  7. Sacked Wall Street staff spotted clamouring for work behind bars

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York It's not easy to exaggerate the significance of the role Wall Street plays in the city. Not only does the financial sector usually contribute at least 10 per cent of the city's tax revenue and 20 per cent of New York state revenue, the high wages and bonuses normally keep countless retailers and other firms in business. But when layoffs almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661424/sacked-wall-street-staff-spotted-clamouring-work-behind-bars
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Creative crowd welcome new Central showcase PMQ

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bryan Harris

    ... from across Hong Kong yesterday praised the development of a new cultural hub in the city's Soho neighbourhood for supporting creative enterprises. Located in Central on the site of the former Hollyroad Road police married quarters, the PMQ centre will offer subsidised studio space to fledgling enterprises, which would otherwise be unable to afford rent in the city, they say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482438/creative-crowd-welcome-new-central-showcase-pmq
  9. News - China - XINJIANG

    Uygurs protest over teenager's fatal shooting in Aksu city, Xinjiang

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI

    ... Residents in the Uygur-majority Keping county in Aksu city, carried the body through the streets, a local information official confirmed. The official refused to give details about the scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483285/uygurs-protest-over-teenagers-fatal-shooting-aksu-city-xinjiang
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t let Hong Kong remain the ‘worst city for cyclists’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... well-being and the environment are being put second to the economy. I'll even go a step further and say that this is a way of determining how forward-thinking those in charge of a city are. ... it to get a feel for his surroundings. During a visit to our city in 2009, he wrote: "I would like to congratulate Hong Kong for being the worst city for cyclists that I have encountered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482078/dont-let-hong-kong-remain-worst-city-cyclists

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