Friday, 10 August 2012

Natural born swimmer

Ye Shiwen stunned the world at the London Olympics, causing some to question how she did it. But from an early age, she was picked out as a potential champion

Obscure rule may trip up condo developers

Deadline looms to sell unsold units, or face paying ‘extension charges’

The Battle over Real Estate

The central government is brawling with local officials and developers in the property arena, and reforms are needed to address the root of the conflict

Surprises as six appointed generals

Top officers in the PAP and PLA have been promoted to the highest rank possible, with watchers surprised by names among those included and those left out

Listen to protesters, authorities told

After weekend riots, People’s Daily says awareness of environmental rights is increasing rapidly and calls for transparent decision-making mechanism

In Singapore, Vitriol Against Chinese Newcomers

It was bad enough that Ma Chi was driving well above the speed limit on a downtown boulevard when he blew through a red light and struck a taxi, killing its two occupants and himself. It didn’t help, either, that he was at the wheel of a $1.4 million Ferrari that early morning in May, or that the woman in the passenger seat was not his wife.

Coffee craze in China’s tea city

Pu’er city, named after legendary dark tea, sees boom in more lucrative coffee trade

Chinese politician’s wife charmed and threatened

Gu Kailai has been many things to many people: Devoted wife, ambitious lawyer, gracious host, menacing businesswoman and, now, China’s most famous murder suspect.

China’s downturn-proof booze makers hit government wall

The makers of China’s fiery liquor baijiu, a pricey, potent drink that is a staple at state dinners, say it inspires poets and can even ward off dementia.

StanChart held to high ransom from low moral ground

New York regulators have yet to spell out the case against the bank over allegedly illegal transactions as they try the claims in the court of public opinion

Monday, 6 August 2012

As clubs close, the lights are fading on a racy tradition

Last month the final curtain fell at Club BBoss, the city’s biggest nightclub. That was followed by the sudden closure of its rival Club Paris.