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PPE flown in to Scotland on charter flight from China

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A charter flight from China carrying essential equipment landed in Glasgow on Saturday morning.The cargo included all kinds of personal protective equipment (PPE) including 10 million Type IIR face masks and infusion pumps....

Hong Kong protests – Edinburgh pro-democracy demonstration met by pro-China supporters

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A peaceful demonstration for democracy in Hong Kong took place in Edinburgh today. A contingent of 20-30 protestors held a rally outside HM General Register House to express solidarity with demonstrators in Hong Kong....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Triplex Adventures

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Schoolboy Chao, runs away from the world of junk food and decayed teeth for a new, healthier life. But those villains won’t give up without a fight. Triplex Adventures is a musical showcase being brought to...

MSP raises a glass to Scottish gin

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Ahead of the opening of Pickering’s first ever dedicated gin and seafood bar in Beijing - on Saturday 21 July 2018 - Gordon Macdonald MSP visited Pickering’s Gin distillery to hail the success of the Scottish Gin. The brand-new...

China flight heads back to Beijing

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The first plane from Beijing landed at 6.00am this morning and by around 8 o'clock it had taken off to return to China.This is begin hailed as a momentous day by Edinburgh Airport who...

A Quest for Healing: Zhang Yanzi at Surgeons’ Hall Museums

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 In 1881-2 David Middleton Greig created his beautiful Notes in anatomy taken from lectures by Professor Turner. A student at Edinburgh University, Greig was just 17 years old when he produced these intricate illustrations,...

Letter from Scotland

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The birth of Dolly the Sheep at the Roslin Institute on the outskirts of Edinburgh in 1996 was one of the major breakthroughs in genetic engineering because Dolly was an exact clone of her...

China offers businesses a big opportunity

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Lothians businessman Jim Stewart, an experienced exporter to China, believes the return is worth the hassle.But the director of Livingston-based Click Netherfield warned businessmen and women that they must take all steps to protect...

Capsule hotel proves hit with tourists

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An Asian-inspired capsule hotel has become a major draw for Chinese and Asian visitors to the Edinburgh.The Rose Street-based CODE Pod Hostel celebrates its third anniversary in September and bookings from Asia represent 26...

China comes a little closer to Edinburgh

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It is well known that Edinburgh Airport wants to forge a link with flights to China. Now that seems to be a little closer.The airport and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) have signed a...

Edinburgh jewellers take their seats on the Edinburgh to China flight

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Laing Edinburgh is to be the first sponsor for Scotland's first ever direct flight to China. The family-owned jeweller is supporting a collaborative proposal by Marketing Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and The City of Edinburgh Council....

Social media campaign first in China

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Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) has launched Scotland’s first-ever destination social media campaign in China to promote the Scottish capital to a potential online audience of more than one billion, supported by VisitScotland. The Edinburgh...

Letter from Scotland

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The daffodils are still blooming, telling us that despite Easter being over, we are only at the beginning of spring. Like young lambs, the weather is skipping along, cheerful but unreliable. The same as...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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North Edinburgh Arts Theatre Project: 1d Tenement Opera. A story based on the lives of people who lived in an Edinburgh tenement over two centuries: the tenement eventually became part of Edinburgh Corporation's Slum...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

Tale of Two Cities attracts a million visitors

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The former capital of China is hosting a major exhibition celebrating the cultural development of Nanjing and Edinburgh. The display has had to be extended after over a million Chinese flocked to see artifacts...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 2  JUNE 2014Anthony Penrose: Backstage at the Lee Miller Archives.  A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the

Fifth Confucius Institute to be set up at Heriot-Watt

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Heriot-Watt agreement signed during FM meeting with Hanban.Scotland's educational links with China have been taken to the next level, after an agreement was struck to establish Scotland's fifth Confucius Institute at Heriot-Watt University.The prestigious...

Alex Salmond arriving in China today

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First Minister Alex Salmond will arrive in Beijing today (Sunday) to convene a 30 company trade delegation focused on increasing trade in the oil and gas and construction sectors and deepening the friendship between...

Royal Scottish National Orchestra in China for Hogmanay

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The Reporter's very own David Kettle accompanied the RSNO on their New Year trip to China. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its music director Peter Oundjian have had a pretty hectic Hogmanay. It was...

Edinburgh protesters take to the streets

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On Saturday a demonstration took place in the capital to draw attention to the plight of those living under the oppressive regime in Tibet. A group of protesters marched through Edinburgh at the weekend demonstrating...

Scottish experts to record Chinese heritage site

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The First Minister today announced that one of China’s most important heritage sites is to be digitally recorded for future generations by a team of Scottish experts.   A delegation will be travelling out to The...

Pandamonium! Breeding pair of pandas coming to Edinburgh Zoo?

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As long ago as May 2008, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which owns Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, announced their intention to bring a breeding pair of giant pandas...

China State Visit begins today

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First Minister Alex Salmond is today welcoming Vice Premier Li Keqiang and six Chinese Ministers to Scotland as the delegation starts their four-day UK state visit in Edinburgh. The Chinese delegation are being closely...

China strikes renewables deal with Scotland

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First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed the conclusion of a $10 million licensing agreement between a Sino-Scots company and a Scotland based engineering firm on processing domestic waste into energy.The agreement between Shanghai Huanuan...

GI status for Scotch in China

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First Minister Alex Salmond hailed China's announcement today that Scotch Whisky is to be given new legal protection with Geographical Indication of Origin (GI) status.The deal means that any product labelled as 'Scotch Whisky'...

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