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Glut risk for office and retail market

A rush to develop new commercial properties on the mainland will exacerbate oversupply, particularly in second- and third-tier cities, property analysts warn.

Monday, 21 March, 2011, 12:00am

Fresh call goes out for Beijing 'jasmine' rallies

Another anonymous call for a fresh round of 'jasmine' rallies in Beijing and other key cities on Sunday has been widely circulated on the internet despite a show of force by police to thwart them.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

First rehearsal for National Day parade passes off smoothly

The first rehearsal for this year's National Day parade in Beijing marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China passed off peacefully early yesterday despite the huge logistical challenge.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Retailers fail to see surge in trade

Silk Market booms, but many traders suffer as domestic traffic slumps

If there was a competition for Beijing retailers, the gold medal would probably go to the Silk Market for its standout performance so far during the Olympics - though elsewhere, retailers are not experiencing the same success.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

A foreigners' oasis feels the strain of real competition

The sight of chains on the Beijing Friendship Store's doors was the first sign for many staff and shoppers that things were changing at the 40-year-old institution.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Heroine of disappearing hutongs

Q: Why do you love courtyards so much?

A: A love for courtyards was ingrained in me as a child. I was born in the Wuliangdaren hutong, which is named after a Ming dynasty military official. The garden was filled with trees, flowers and goldfish bowls.

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

New spin on culture

Youngsters in Beijing stage a hip-hop performance in Xidan Cultural Square, which has become the focal point for a new generation of residents in the capital.

14 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland developers move to meet strong retail demand in Beijing

Beijing will see significant growth in supply of retail space in the next few years as many developers capitalise on advances in the sector, says CB Richard Ellis.

Bryn Davies, director of retail services for Greater China with the consultants, said supply would reach 2.02 million square metres over the next three years.

2 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Delegates take to shops, the sights and their beds

It's time for recess, delegates.

Putting heavy government work reports and official meetings aside, delegates to the NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) today have the luxury of taking time-out in the capital on the first recess day in almost a week.

9 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Developer puts $3b into US-style mall

A developer is investing 3.3 billion yuan (about HK$3.09 billion) on Beijing's first American-style shopping mall, hoping consumer spending habits will follow those of Europe and the United States and be built around the car.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Developer puts $3b into US-style mall

A developer is investing 3.3 billion yuan (about HK$3.09 billion) on Beijing's first American-style shopping mall, hoping consumer spending habits will follow those of Europe and the United States and be built around the car.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

CyberWorks pact

Pacific Century CyberWorks has taken a 10 per cent stake in a Beijing department store.

Pacific Department Store Beijing, which opened on Wednesday, is a tenant in CyberWorks' Pacific Century Place Beijing, a 220,000-square metre multi-purpose complex.

26 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Critical chat served with tea in Beijing bookstore

In a cramped Beijing bookstore filled with noisy chatter, cigarette smoke and the smell of tea, 120 people are having a heated discussion about their country's future.

5 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Maintaining functional balance is hard while standing cross-legged

The headline in China's leading newspaper, the People's Daily trumpets: 'Balance of imports and exports and urban public toilets.' There does not appear to be an obvious connection between the two issues, but reading further into the article, it becomes apparent the writer is not concerned with the intricacies of international trade, but rather more mundane matters.

1 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Beijing's Xidan to be remade in Hong Kong style

WITH 18 months of negotiations finally finished, construction is scheduled to begin in February to turn one of Beijing's largest shopping areas, Xidan, into a retail palace modelled on Hong Kong's Pacific Place.

2 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

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