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  1. Taipei 'well aware' of PLA airport just minutes away

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's military said yesterday it was aware of a new airport being built by the People's Liberation Army in nearby Fujian ... of work on the airport, which is nearing completion just 245 kilometres from Taipei. 'We are well aware of the mainland building such an airport and our citizens can rest assured that we ...

  2. Civilian roads, buildings infringe on P.L.A.

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Poorly planned construction and urban expansion have eaten into the territory of some important military facilities such as airports and radar stations, ... military-controlled zones, disturbance of the PLA's electromagnetic environment and airport clearance, and counterfeit military zones set up by civilian government agencies, Meng said. 'These ...

  3. Case of tail wagging the dog in airport privatisation talks

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Negotiators from the airlines and the Airport Authority are set to knock heads again over the issue of the authority's proposed privatisation. This will mark the second ... on the fundamental issues than they were in December when they started. What are these issues? It really boils down to the question of whether the airport should balance its books on a single-till accounting ...

  4. Supporters of cabbies in airport protest ask Tsang for leniency

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Relatives and friends of 10 taxi drivers who were detained pending sentencing for blocking airport traffic last year have pleaded to the chief executive for leniency. The group, ... 40 and 60, admitted in Tsuen Wan Court on Tuesday one count of causing public nuisance. They parked their taxis on both the inbound and outbound lanes of the airport's main road, ...

  5. Three try to break into military airport

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Three members of the Yi ethnic group were arrested in Olympic co-host city Qingdao, Shandong province, for trying to sneak into a military airport, police said yesterday. ... at Cangkou military airport. Two of the trio fled the scene after they were spotted by security guards. Police immediately issued arrest warrants for the two, and they were arrested on Monday ...

  6. Airports' rail link may halve journey time

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A proposed rail link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports is expected to ultimately mean a journey time between the two airports of 20 minutes. Secretary for Transport ... check-in time and handling time for luggage, the railway trip should take only about 20 minutes. That would be less than half the present travelling time of 45 minutes between the two airports ...

  7. Minister absolved over airport clash

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taiwanese Interior Minister Su Jia-chyuan yesterday offered to resign to take responsibility for a bloody clash at Taipei's international airport on Tuesday when opposition ... was not in Taiwan at the time of the mayhem that left at least 15 injured. 'He was not in Taiwan when the airport violence broke out. The [police] commander at the airport should be held ...

  8. Airport Authority assured of safety net

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu The government says it may compensate the Hong Kong Airport Authority if it is forced to uphold public interest in the event of a conflict over airport charges, according to a consultation document prepared for the Legislative Council meeting on the authority's privatisation. 'Ultimately, the government can give directions to the [Airport Authority] in the public ...

  9. Airport sell-off arouses Link Reit fears

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Consultation extended by three months as government allows for further queries on privatisation The public consultation on the Airport Authority's privatisation plans has ... Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan told legislators the main concern raised so far was that airport charges for airlines would be raised after the privatisation. ...

  10. More debate urged on airport plan

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Legislators have called for more time to debate the government's plans to privatise the airport, after a 30-minute session yesterday ended before all members could ask ... to restructure the Airport Authority's capital structure and raise its level of indebtedness, by having the authority borrow $6 billion to buy back some of the government's shares. ...




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