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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Excluding China in Western-led regional trade talks makes no sense

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37pm by He Yafei

    ... He Yafei He Yafei says excluding China from Western-led regional trade negotiations smacks of political gamesmanship, and warns that any move away from a multilateral approach will be detrimental to all Broken links We are witnessing the balkanisation and fragmentation of traditional multilateralism today, which has resulted in a mushrooming of both bilateral and regional free ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... in central and western Japan, with hourly rainfall reaching 71 millimetres in Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, in the southern Shikoku region – a record for July, agency officials said. Hourly rainfall ... regions Heavy rain continued to hit wide areas of Japan and affected traffic on Thursday due to typhoon Neoguri making landfall on the southernmost main island of Kyushu earlier in the day before ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    More Chinese than Westerners howl against annual dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Cary Huang

    ... now One man's meat is another man's poison, as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival shows. While most Westerners would never consider eating a dog or cat, these and other domestic animals ... dog- a culinary custom in 11 countries and regions, including Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as in places as disparate as Mexico and Switzerland- ...

  4. News - China

    17 coal miners reported trapped underground following blast in Xinjiang region

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 07:56pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... following a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China, the country’s official news agency reported. The blast at the mine in Fukang City, 120 kilometres from Urumqi, the capital of the sprawling Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, happened at 8.43pm on Saturday evening, according to the Xinhua News Agency. It said three other people working inside the mine at the time had been rescued. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Western democracy in decline, and not just in the West

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:46pm by DONG LIKUN

    ... Dong Likun Dong Likun says that, seen against China's rise, problems with the Western multiparty political system belie America's claim of its universality and expose the hypocrisy of US double standards Western decay The United States and the West have been battered by recent political crises in Ukraine and Thailand, turmoil in the Middle East, and their own ...

  6. News - World

    State media: Riots in restive minority region in far western China leave 27 dead

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 01:23pm by AP

    ... BEIJING (AP) — State media: Riots in restive minority region in far western China leave 27 dead. ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta commanders travel to China for regional security talks

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Junta commanders in China for security talks A delegation of Thai military commanders travelled to China yesterday for talks on regional security and joint training amid Western reproach of the army's seizure of power in a coup last month. General Surasak Kanjanarat, Thailand's de facto defence minister, said the meeting was aimed at mapping out ...

  8. Business - Money - STOCKS

    CSRC gives priority to western region IPOs

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of efforts to support the development of the western regions. The CSRC wasn't available for comment yesterday. The special treatment runs counter to CSRC chairman Guo Shuqing's attempts ... have been directed by higher authorities to approve IPOs by companies in the western regions first, said two analysts, adding that rigid bureaucracy would continue to be the major stumbling ...

  9. Tax discounts in western regions to continue

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The central government has decided to extend a policy that allows most enterprises in western regions to enjoy big corporate income tax discounts ... keep the tax at 15 per cent for industries whose development they wanted to encourage in western regions. The tax is 25 per cent in generally more-developed regions, 66 per cent higher. A dozen ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Narendra Modi must put rhetoric aside and build regional trust

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on his achievements as chief minister of the western state of Gujarat. Relying heavily on social media, the message was hammered home that the new business, jobs, road construction programmes, ...




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