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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

It's like a lucky draw.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 5:17am

Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is probably the most frequently heard greeting these days in offices or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different.

23 Dec 2013 - 8:21am 1 comment

Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, and of course the rule of law. But are we missing a basic requirement - people?

7 Oct 2013 - 7:12am

Pictured: 'zombie' commuters ditch cars and walk amid massive Beijing traffic jam

Users on Sina Weibo liken the scene to a zombie apocalypse.

17 Jun 2013 - 3:39pm 2 comments

Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

Hebei media have painted a rosy picture of a 940-kilometre expressway that will link the province with Beijing in 2015, even dubbing it the capital's "seventh ring road", but some residents are not impressed.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:50am

Beijing readies more curbs as prices resist policies

Beijing, which already has the mainland's strictest property curbs, is being forced to take additional steps to contain surging home prices as demands for record-high deposits fail to deter buyers.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:05am

In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, Ontario... my trusty trainers have been the best travel companions ever. Running is definitely the best way, in my opinion, to get acquainted with new surroundings.

31 May 2013 - 5:39pm 5 comments

Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

Strong winds swept through Beijing yesterday and cleared the air of smog that had blanketed it on Saturday, only to bring sand.

20 May 2013 - 7:14am

Making noise - the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

If there is a Brooklyn in Beijing, it is the Gulou district. Funky western-style coffee shops line the teeming main road, alongside the street stalls, the construction works, the scattering of dive bars tucked away behind the hot pot restaurants.

19 May 2013 - 2:41pm 1 comment

Police launch murder investigation after torso found on Beijing street

A brutal murder case is gripping Beijing. On Thursday, a man's headless, limbless body has been found in the Chinese capital, just one block south of the Tiananmen Square.

The torso was found in the early morning hours of Thursday on the sidewalk at the intersection between Zhushi West Street and Meishi Street.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am