Saturday, 14 July 2012

Anti-graft brochure has much to say

Written advice to judges on how to turn down bribes notable for what it tells us about culture of corruption

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Tougher for PRs to sublet flats

New rules cap duration of lease and limit who can rent out HDB homes

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Tourism officials forced to pull racy ad from buses

City of Lichuan in Hubei set out to attract visitors with a campaign in neighbouring Chongqing, but the words could be read as insulting and obscene

Asians return to roots in their living spaces

The Eastern look has always been popular in the West, but now young Asians want their homes to reflect their culture. Top designers are ready to help

Jiun Ho says that balance and harmony are the key when he designs spaces.

Muriel Brandolini used hand-made lamps in different sizes for a unique look in one project.

For a New York dining room Muriel Brandolini designed, she wanted a three-dimensional look that still had traditional Asian elements.

Chinese look to buy ‘a slice of heaven’

French vineyards and chateaux are drawing a lot of interest from well-heeled buyers in China, but they shouldn’t try to drive too hard a bargain

Beijing firm in talks for Hawker rescue

Two-year-old Chinese start-up partly owned by Beijing city government in discussions to take over beleaguered 80-year-old US aircraft manufacturer

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Macau’s gambling junkets risk losing their game

The shadowy companies that bring China’s millionaires to the gambling tables of Macau are facing their toughest time since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, and some of the smaller players may soon drop out of the game for good.

The vertical movement

China's economic future will increasingly be shaped by high-rise factories that will produce knowledge-based products, says SHAHID JAVED BURKI

Monday, 9 July 2012

The ageing of China: A growing challenge

The story is set about 100 years ago. It took place in a rural mountainous area in northern Japan, in a village beset with bad harvest and facing chronic starvation. Local custom mandated that the elderly, upon reaching 70 years of age, must retreat to the summit of Mount Narayama to die.

Making sense of the property market

Demographics, as well as a shift in policy on how China provides housing to its citizens, will have an impact on prices, says TIGER TONG

Sunday, 8 July 2012

China plans huge tourism project in Tibet capital

China on Sunday started work on a 30-billion-yuan ($4.8-billion) tourism project in Lhasa city, state media said, as it seeks to draw more travellers to the restive Tibet region.

After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea one

Plan for manned facility on ocean floor faces major technical hurdles, and questions about real motive

New breed of provincial leaders

The days of Soviet-educated engineers-turned-bureaucrats are over, with the new line-up holding more postgraduate degrees and less ideological baggage

Shanghainese welcome bid to revive dialect

Critics say maiden news show must be bolstered by broader campaign to rescue city’s dying language