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Treaty of Nanking

Big deal

The Treaty of Nanking was signed 170 years ago and, although its anniversary won't be marked by many, its legacy remains highly charged in the post-colonial era. Stuart Heaver reports.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:09am

City scope: hostility or hospitality?

While Hong Kong grumbles about floods of mainland visitors - muttering about denuded shop shelves and their "uncouth" cousins slurping noodles on the MTR, ...

20 Oct 2012 - 11:50pm

Letters to the Editor, September 02, 2012

Collusion with tycoons keeps prices high

There is a great deal of public concern over high property prices and soaring rents in Hong Kong.

The government, in collusion with the property tycoons, has made these prices possible and has no interest in seeing a downward correction.

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

Crackdown on newspaper sends a chilling signal

The recent leadership changes at a major Shanghai newspaper sends a signal to the city's media that it must be more careful with its reporting ahead of the Communist Party's 18th national congress, when a new leadership will be unveiled.

Lu Yan was dismissed as publisher of the Oriental Morning Post, and Sun Jian was suspended as deputy editor-in-chief, on July 18.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Officials crack down on outspoken Shanghai daily

Two senior executives of a major Shanghai newspaper were removed or suspended yesterday, sources said, a day after a newspaper in Guangdong saw its editor-in-chief removed and a considerable amount of coverage cut.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Boom time for skilled workers in Shanghai

Shanghai's job market remains buoyant despite slowing economic growth at home and continuing concerns over the impact of the euro debt crisis on global economies.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Newer world

I am back in the US for the summer, for the first time in almost a year, and feeling Chinese. First there was the marathon flight from Hong Kong via Shanghai to New York. It had been nearly two years since I'd seen Shanghai and I was fortunate enough to again see at first hand the ever-changing city.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Land sales dip 38pc in first half

Mainland land sales were mixed in the first half of the year depending on the type of market: tier-one locations reported declines in revenues during the period, while second-tier cities saw land sales go up.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mood Indigo: reflections of old Shanghai colour your stay

The Indigo chain of hotels prides itself on making its designs reflect local neighbourhoods, and its first Asian branch is no exception. As soon as you enter the Hotel Indigo Shanghai, everywhere you turn, you see subtle - and not so subtle - reminders of the colourful old Bund.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai industrial output decreasing

Shanghai is under pressure to chase industrial output growth as an increasing number of manufactures relocate facilities to other parts of the country, baulking at the city's higher land and labour costs.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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