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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - GEOGRAPHY

    Late geographer Neil Smith saw capitalism as transformer of spaces

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Don Mitchell Late writer saw capitalism as transformer of spaces Neil Smith, who died in September at age 58 of liver failure, brought a new dimension to geography by exploring the relationship between cities, the wider world and capitalism. If we want to understand the economic system's workings, he argued, then we have to understand the spaces that make its existence ...

  2. Would-be home owners out in the cold

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property prices are rising too quickly. Ordinary people cannot afford the expensive properties. It could take a lifetime to buy a flat. Why do we have this problem? I think speculators are the ones to blame. Officials always say there is a lack of land an ...

  3. Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future by Tom Scocca Riverhead Books Beijing is a city made up of three parts: 'the moneyed artificial one, the wretched and broken one, the live and bustling one', muses Tom Scocca in Beijing Welcomes You, his debut book. To illustrate these jostling contradictions, Scocca- ...

  4. Heavenly haven near capital

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Hill

    ... to settle. Their way of life remains largely unchanged. They specialise in making pottery and Mon food in this peaceful haven away from the capital's hustle and bustle. As Thailand today ...

  5. A capital question arises: now what happens?

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Josephine Ma and Shi Jiangtao There is little doubt that the Olympic Games have transformed Beijing with glittering new rail links and magnificent venues, but time will tell what intangible legacies will remain. Wang Yongchen, of Beijing-based Green Earth ...

  6. Capital idea?

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee, SEOUL When the founding fathers of the Yi dynasty first spotted the future site of Seoul about 600 years ago, the place seemed ideal for a new capital. Located on the Han River, ... or geomancy- which values locations set between hills and rivers. Today, Seoul is home to 10 million people. It and the surrounding capital area together account for nearly half of the nation's 45 ...

  7. Capital fetes seven Diaoyu 'heroes'

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang and Alice Yan The landing is called a patriotic triumph but a second mission has been delayed The seven mainland activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Islands last week were treated to a warm reception in Beijing last night, where they we ...

  8. Capital adds own rules on homes

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kristine Kwok and Peggy Sito Municipal authorities in Beijing have added their support to central government curbs on foreign investment in the property market by issuing rules preventing non-mainland residents, including Hongkongers, from owning more than one home in the capital. The rules stated that overseas nationals and residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan could buy only one ...

  9. Capital distraction

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Tim Culpan If you think the foreign press and US diplomats are having trouble keeping track of the whole Taiwan referendum issue, spare a thought for the people it most affects- the voters. Let us leave aside the very issue of whether a referendum could, ...

  10. HK buyers face demands for UK capital gains tax

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Hong Kong investors pay capital gains tax, Britain's first-time buyers have demanded. Those Britons struggling to get their foot on to the property ladder have been angered by a wave of overseas investment that has helped to push up prices in some parts of the country, most notably London. British residents must pay capital gains tax when they sell a property if they own more than ...




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