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Cynthia Wan

Beijingers opt for leisurely breaks

Beijingers holidaying overseas are opting for more leisurely itineraries and thinking twice before splashing out on souvenirs.

Tuesday, 2 May, 2006, 12:00am

Beijingers opt for leisurely breaks

Beijingers holidaying overseas are opting for more leisurely itineraries and thinking twice before splashing out on souvenirs.

Holidaymakers flying out of the capital for the year's second national week-long holiday have shunned the usual crammed itineraries in as many as 11 European countries.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

Shenzhen applies the brakes to its runaway property market

Shenzhen is introducing a series of measures to curb surging property prices, including raising the deposit requirement to up to 40 per cent of the value of the property.

Industry insiders say prices rose more than 20 per cent in the first quarter.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Supplier of golden thread spins Cleopatra beauty yarn

A beauty treatment allegedly used by Egyptian queen Cleopatra to preserve her youthful looks is being offered by parlours on the mainland with less than golden results, a CCTV report said last night.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

3,000 students denied right to preferred schools

About 3,000 students were discriminated against in the secondary school allocation system, the Education Department has found.

A department exercise to redress the discrimination was prompted by a High Court ruling last month that said the 23-year-old practice of ranking boys and girls separately to take account of boys' later development was biased.

28 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

School places complaints flood in

The number of parents protesting about the allocation of secondary school places soared yesterday as the Education Department was flooded with more than 1,400 calls.

More than 2,200 inquiries have been received by a hotline set up on Tuesday to answer questions about the appeal mechanism created after a High Court ruling.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

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