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  1. News - Hong Kong - industry

    End of an era: city's last cotton mill to close

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... company has found it less profitable to operate here in recent years. Now the mill in Tuen Mun, the last of its kind in Hong Kong, has decided to leave the city next month. The firm is looking ... was founded by his father, Chen Yuan-chu, in 1957. Its office will remain in the city. Chen said some workers would be transferred to other posts within the company, but he accepted others would ...

  2. News - China - HERITAGE

    Forbidden City spends 440m yuan to step up security and conservation

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Former imperial palace spends cash on anti-theft technology and monitoring equipment Forbidden City steps up security, conservation The Forbidden City ... The museum monitoring centre also collects data on humidity and temperature to help protect artefacts in the building. The projects at the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, were ...

  3. Business - Economy - URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 03:03pm by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Richest cities stall in social and environmental development as GDP and population size grow Sustainability reaches limit in China The richest cities on the mainland, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement of the sustainability of their development has slowed or even stalled, ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Sunderland deal Manchester City a massive title blow

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a huge dent in their bid for a top-four finish. City, champions in 2012 and runners-up to neighbours Manchester United last ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Daniel Allen

    ... Text and photos: Daniel Allen Its distance from the tourist trail affords visitors to the Myanmese city of Bagan a wonderfully private perspective on one of the world’s most beautiful ... to become the centre of a mighty Burmese empire. During its height, the city boasted 10,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas. There may only be fraction of these left, but what remains is still ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Move hailed by city Mayor De Blasio as 'a critical step forward in easing tensions' in communities New York police Muslim trackingunit disbanded A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said. NYPD ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    Uygurs protest over teenager's fatal shooting in Aksu city, Xinjiang

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI

    ... Residents in the Uygur-majority Keping county in Aksu city, carried the body through the streets, a local information official confirmed. The official refused to give details about the scale ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t let Hong Kong remain the ‘worst city for cyclists’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... well-being and the environment are being put second to the economy. I'll even go a step further and say that this is a way of determining how forward-thinking those in charge of a city are. ... it to get a feel for his surroundings. During a visit to our city in 2009, he wrote: "I would like to congratulate Hong Kong for being the worst city for cyclists that I have encountered ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... Guardian in Tianjin Nation is pinning its urbanisation hopes on 'eco-cities' that adhere to strict environmental standards, but will anyone want to live in them? Engineering green cities Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown of Hangu, an industrial district in the northern metropolis of Tianjin, made him anxious ...




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