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  1. News - World

    Briefs

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Strike hits two thirds of Lufthansa's flights BERLIN- Lufthansa cancelled two thirds of its flights yesterday after flight attendants walked off the job at airports around Germany ... at Frankfurt airport early yesterday that he had talked by phone with Lufthansa overnight and the two sides had agreed to call in a mediator to help them settle their dispute. AP   Website operator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1031880/briefs
  2. Mundell: US dollar still be here in 90 years

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The US dollar's status as the world's reserve currency was likely to remain unchallenged in the foreseeable future, a Nobel prize-winning economist said yesterday ... bankers and executives gathered at the JW Marriott, Pacific Place, yesterday. 'The US dollar will not disappear in at least another 90 years,' Mundell said at a lunch co-hosted by ANZ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736224/mundell-us-dollar-still-be-here-90-years
  3. Beijing sees no chance of Chinese 'jasmine' revolt

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai, Zhuang Pinghui and Choi Chi-yuk A spokesman for the central government's top advisory body yesterday rejected the notion that an uprising inspired ... protest. The US embassy said yesterday his presence was 'purely coincidental'. Rights organisations condemned the response to the protests, which a Hong Kong campaigner called 'white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739020/beijing-sees-no-chance-chinese-jasmine-revolt
  4. Entry ban makes 'one country, two systems' a lie, Wang Dan says

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So, Tanna Chong

    ... respects to Szeto,' she said in Beijing. Separately, democracy activist Chin Jin was turned away at the Hong Kong airport yesterday after flying in from Australia. An Australian passport ... in the city. Lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong, who has been helping Wang to liaise with the government, said he received a formal reply from the Chief Executive's Office yesterday morning. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736847/entry-ban-makes-one-country-two-systems-lie-wang-dan-says
  5. New joint venture plan for disputed isles

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday. Another planned joint venture between Chinese and Russian firms, to farm sea cucumbers off Kunashir also in the Kurils, was revealed on Tuesday. The islands, controlled by Russia since the end of the second world war, are known in Japan as the Northern Territories. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said yesterday he noted recent reports on the Chinese ventures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738463/new-joint-venture-plan-disputed-isles
  6. Increasing imports point to trade deficit in first three months

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... trade frictions, according to a State Information Centre report published in the China Securities Journal yesterday. A trade deficit, however, may ease some tensions with the United States over ... year, narrowing for a second year after a record US$295 billion in 2008, according to China Customs. To boost imports, the central government yesterday halved the import tax for electronics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736996/increasing-imports-point-trade-deficit-first-three-months
  7. HK pressure 'key' in U-turn on milk activist

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao, Tanna Chong

    ... Priscilla Jiao and Tanna Chong Public pressure from Hong Kong played a crucial role in yesterday's dramatic twist in the case of jailed melamine milk activist Zhao Lianhai, who ... Xinhua's Hong Kong branch said yesterday morning that a medical parole application from Zhao was being processed. Zhao, it added, had accepted the court verdict and not appealed. Just two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731461/hk-pressure-key-u-turn-milk-activist
  8. Taipei to lift punitive sanctions on Manila

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... measures, which we believe will facilitate the removal of the current measures,' Taiwanese Foreign Minister Timothy Yang said yesterday. Taiwan imposed punitive measures including delaying ... the measures after Roxas' next visit. Wang Ju-hsuan, chairwoman of Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs, said yesterday that the council would follow up on any foreign ministry action. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740556/taipei-lift-punitive-sanctions-manila
  9. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the second time in two days. The incidents on Saturday and yesterday were the first time Hong Kong authorities have blocked protest trips by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands. The group has made five trips to the islands since 1996. About 13 activists and crew members left in the Kai Fung No 2 from Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter at 5pm yesterday. The ship was stopped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679011/protesters-ship-stopped-its-way-diaoyu-islands-second-time-two-days
  10. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... government's efforts to transform it into the 'Hawaii of the East' by 2020. Governor Luo Baoming said yesterday at the annual session of National People's Congress that the move would ... yesterday. Hainan received more than 23 million tourists who stayed at least one night in the first 11 months of last year, up 11.6 per cent year-on-year, according to the local statistics bureau. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740235/hainan-lure-mainland-tourists-duty-free-shopping

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