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  1. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... including an eight-month-old baby. Five officials were among the dead. Most of the bodies were found on the outskirts of the capital, particularly in the heavily hit Fangshan district, where 38 deaths were reported. Seven people also died in the Chaoyang and Dongcheng districts in the city centre. Additionally, Baoding city in neighbouring Hebei province announced that it had recorded ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... home" project along the southeastern part of the capital's fifth ring road- about half an hour's drive to the nearest central business district. What worries applicants ...

  3. Help save Beijing's old districts, activists plead

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He said urban planning authorities were planning to upgrade Gulou Avenue- a thoroughfare near the Forbidden City- to ease the area's long-standing traffic problems and turn ...

  4. News - China - Beijing

    Exorbitant property prices reported in Beijing university district

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 05:24pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Property prices in Beijing’s secondary market have come under scrutiny once again after a tiny apartment in a university district recently listed a sell ... neighbourhood, hit a record 100,000 yuan per square metre, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. According to a separate Global Times report, the average price of property in the district is now 20 times higher ...

  5. Small steps on a long road to cleaner air

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thick and fast these days. 'Last seven cement kilns in Fangshan District removed', one local news report trumpeted early this month. 'Chaoyang district to be first in Beijing ... during the winter, and refitting the 47 furnaces in Chaoyang district, which heats 2.6 million square metres, to burn natural gas will certainly help. But for many residents, the most important ...

  6. A little something from Beijing

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proposal, however, was first floated in 2009, with Beijing planning to turn the 15 square kilometre zone in Shenzhen close to Hong Kong's Yuen Long into the 'Manhattan of the Pearl River ... This plan was first announced in August last year. 'These measures have been planned for a long time and I do not see them as a new gift,' said Chim Pui-chung, a Hong Kong legislator ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:43pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Mention Beijing and what usually comes to mind is the Forbidden City, Wangfujing Street, Great Wall, Peking duck or pollution. But it may not be long before the Chinese capital is known ... Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Japan and- new for 2013- Hong Kong. This year, the Beijing race was moved from Changping District to Zhaitang, Mentougou District, some 90 kilometres ...

  8. News - China

    Migrant families in Beijing forced to educate their children at unlicensed schools

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for children of migrant families in Beijing's Daxing district. His father would like to send the boy to a public school, but his family has been unable to obtain the necessary documents ... of migrant families, said that uncertainty about the status of his school and others is the biggest challenge, because it makes it impossible for school operators to create long-term development ...

  9. Falling out of favour

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Chui Sai-on apparently heading the field of big names. But a political earthquake sent most of the contenders stumbling, with the thenpublic works minister, Ao Man-long, the first to fall ... from one of Macau's few ruling clans, he has seven years of ministerial experience and is seen as a Ho ally. Finance minister Francis Tam Pak-yuen and Mr Chui's brother, Chui ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - DESTINATION SANLITUN

    Destination: Sanlitun, Beijing

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham foodandwine@scmp.com Chic and cheerful A slew of new bars and restaurants have opened in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, reinforcing its position as the city's prime nightlife zone. What makes the district so appealing is the broad mixture of options, from hole-in-the wall local bars serving cheap bottles of Yanjing beer to fine-dining establishments ...




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