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  1. 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

    ... come to live with us, or we want to have a baby?" he said. The long queue and strong demand from families like Zheng's are lending support to expectations that home prices in big ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing authorities last night more than doubled the official death toll from last weekend's devastating storm in the capital to 77, following days of mounting public calls for a more accurate count of those killed. The belat ...

  4. Intriguing return to a long-unsolved murder

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Midnight in Peking by Paul French Penguin/Viking One winter night in Beijing in 1937, a British teenager was murdered, sparking a desperate hunt for her killers by her father- and efforts by British authorities to stop him. Local people ...

  5. Heart full of longing, a long way from the farm

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sun Qing and her husband are among millions of farmers who have moved to the city for a better life. The 36-year-old from the northeast spoke to Vivian Wu about the leap from life on the land to working as a cleaner in a five-star Beijing hotel. What was ...

  6. Mainland's young league has 'long journey ahead'

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... have a long journey ahead,' he said. Guangdong coach Su Riguang said the Japanese baseball league attracted more than 10 million fans a year. The league in Taiwan boasts more than half ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... used in America in the 1960s. This was the man, after all, who played Tiananmen Square in 1989 and performed, on his "Rock'n'Roll on the New Long March" tour (a dig ... for their musical acumen rather than any perceived act of rebellion against the state. But Jonathan Campbell, a former Beijing band promoter and author of Red Rock: The Long Strange March of Chinese Rock ...

  9. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Video of abusive 'Beijing dance teacher' goes viral

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 02:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... money to spend?” the instructor can be heard asking a student, who is driven to tears. “How long have I been teaching you this move? Right now it looks like bullsh**,” she adds. Angry netizens ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing promises to solve its taxi problem with fare increase

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... yuan. Detailed figures are yet to be announced. Taxi drivers have long called for a change in the way their accounts are settled with employers. Taxi companies provide cars to drivers ... with their "hegemonic power are used to silently take more and more money," he told the Post. Wang has previously exposed the long working hours, work-related diseases and the crippling deposit ...




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