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Hotpot set to replace KFC and McDonald's

CHONGQING hotpot, a century-old Chinese dish named after its birthplace - the Southwest China city of Chongqing - has become a potential rival to global fast-food giants like McDonald#8217;s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and US-based Dicos.


Striving to cut costs for investors

BEIJING will strive to help cut costs for foreign investors in the city, especially in the manufacturing sector, Mayor Liu Qi said on Monday while meeting with the head of US mobile phone giant Motorola.


First art museum with environmental theme

A DISUSED cement factory is being rebuilt as China#8217;s first art museum specialising in art works relevant to environmental protection in south China#8217;s Guangdong province.

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KL declared Grand Prix City for Malaysian F1 race

The Garden City can take a break. Kuala Lumpur has now been declared the Grand Prix City for the 2003 Petronas Malaysian F1 race.


The dark force

SHA, the malevolent force of feng shui, originate from the harmful radiation and positive ions released from underground water veins and fault lines, writes DR ONG HEAN-TATT.


Shunde to host furniture fair

SHUNDE, a stronghold of China's furniture industry, will host an international furniture fair in late April.


Strange planets

THE mid-1990s saw an exciting astronomical development: the discovery of planets circling other stars.


Hu starts to consolidate power

New Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao has begun to consolidate power, with key allies set to take over as mayor in Beijing and Shanghai and as governor in two major provinces, sources said yesterday.


Mayor: Bear with bad traffic during NAM summit

City folk will have to bear with disruption to the traffic flow when Kuala Lumpur plays host to some 600 delegates and observers of the 13th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit here next month.

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Youzhny knocks out Novak, looks forward to Roddick

Russian Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny enhanced his rapidly growing reputation by beating seventh-seeded Czech Jiri Novak 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open yesterday, then declared: #8220;This is easy.#8221;