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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer ...

  2. Freedom of speech put to brutal test

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Grandmothers were pinned to the ground for petitioning outside the Great Hall of the People yesterday, while journalists were detained just minutes after Premier Wen Jiabao defended ... and housing. Mr Wen also talked about the freedom of speech guaranteed to every citizen by the constitution. However, for the petitioners who managed to breach the tight police blockades yesterday ...

  3. News - China - SECURITY

    Rare victory for petitioners as 10 hired thugs are convicted over 'black jail'

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... juvenile defendants received suspended sentences. Xinhua said the men intercepted four petitioners on the night of April 28 and forcefully drove them to a rented house, where they were kept until ... rented two houses on the outskirts of Beijing used for holding petitioners from Henan. It said the defendants were hired by a man called Fu Zhaoxin. The Southern Metropolis Daily said Fu ...

  4. News - Asia

    Vietnam hands lengthy jail sentences to two patriotic, anti-Chinese activists

    Posted May 16th 2013, 10:36am by Patrick Boehler

    ... anti-Chinese leaflets in Ho Chi Minh City. The People’s Court of Long An province in southern Vietnam sentenced Nguyen Phuong Uyen, 21, to six years in jail and three years of house arrest and Dinh Nguyen Kha, 25, to   10 years in jail and two years of house arrest. Two of years of Kha's sentence stem from an earlier, unknown verdict. The two students had been accused of distorting ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The black and white behind the statistics

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and white behind the statistics Mainland records drop in foreign direct investment for the ninth month, raising concern over the manufacturing industry SCMP subhead, November 12   For the last four ... purchased in Hong Kong. It's not about price. It's about trust. Knowing this, as we all do, I find it even odder that we so easily take statistics published in Beijing as black-and-white ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    More property buying tips in China

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:08pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and houses and buildings. Cities often bough the rural land and converted it to urban use, but often did not buy the buildings. Dillon explains how these and the land underneath them became urban ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE DISPUTES

    US in talks with China, EU to end trade dispute over solar panels

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to discuss private discussions. After expressing our intentions to the White House, we are very encouraged that these long-needed negotiations appear ready to proceed "After expressing our intentions to the White House, we are very encouraged that these long-needed negotiations appear ready to proceed," said John Smirnow, vice-president of trade and competitiveness for the Solar ...

  8. News - China

    Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of intimidation or coercion,” a White House statement said. Tensions have steadily risen between China and Japan, which accuses its growing neighbour of sending an increasing number of ships to exert its ...

  9. News - China

    Housing plan faces corruption threat, warns state media

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... A high-profile effort by the Chinese government to build affordable houses for the millions priced-out of the country’s property market is marred by official corruption, state run media said on Saturday. China in 2010 launched a massive “affordable housing” drive as part of an effort to defuse widespread discontent about the country’s house prices, which have skyrocketed over ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says attempts by the US and China to control housing prices - to try to revive the market in one case, and prevent a crash in the other - will only lead to another crisis ... of financing a property purchase to a new low. The US housing market is reviving. And the liquidity buzz is pushing stocks to record highs. Fearing that markets may bubble up too quickly, the Fed ...




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