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  1. Why the DPP remains a house divided

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei If it is true that a house divided against itself cannot stand, as Abraham Lincoln once said, then the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan is in trouble. ... of choosing candidates for the year-end legislative and next March's presidential election indicates the DPP house is still divided at a time when unity to win in those elections is so important. ...

  2. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ... fallen on deaf ears and the administration in Hong Kong has failed to act regarding illegal premises in the city. These guest houses encourage crimes such as burglaries and incidents of even ...

  3. 'Shaking house' secures award

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A Harvard graduate student's design that cleverly makes use of steel framework and elastic braces to build quake-resistant houses has won the top prize in the Greenville ... China Morning Post's Homes for Hope project, encouraged budding architects from across China to design creative, sustainable, affordable and quake-resistant housing for Sichuan, which ...

  4. Beijing dismisses Taiwan's claims over prefab houses

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Kristine Kwok Beijing dismissed accusations yesterday that the prefabricated houses it sent to Taiwan contained harmful chemicals, after a township ... the offer of 100 quick-assembly houses that arrived on Tuesday in 14 containers from Guangdong. Township chief Lai Hsien-he said news reports suggested that the prefabricated houses could contain ...

  5. Strong tremor provides early test of Homes for Hope houses

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The first batch of Sichuan houses built with funds from the Homes for Hope project passed its first test when a powerful aftershock rocked the area late last month. The houses are being built in Qingquan village in Mianzhu city , where thousands of people were left homeless by an earthquake on May 12 last year. Building of the houses is partly sponsored by the Homes ...

  6. NGO's low-tech, quake-proof houses praised on mainland

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A non-government organisation rebuilding a Sichuan village with environmentally friendly earth houses was not offered Hong Kong government funding until the redevelopment ... houses would save the prefecture about 50 million yuan (HK$56.75 million). Thirty-five earth houses will be built this month in Maan Qiao village in Sichuan's Liangshan Yi Autonomous ...

  7. 31 dogs and cats die in blaze at village house

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Man

    ... house early yesterday. Fire and police officers were called to the two-storey house in Ko Po San Tsuen off Kam Tin Road at 1.54am after the blaze broke out on the second floor. It housed 42 pet cats and dogs, but no one lived there. The owner, Pang Feng-yee, 49, lives next door. Firefighters had to break into the house and doused the flames at 2.22am. The blaze damaged an area ...

  8. Jiangxi mountain range joins ancient Hakka housing on World Heritage List

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Unesco has added Mount Sanqing National Park in Jiangxi province to its World Heritage List, bringing the number of Chinese sites on the international register to 37. The mountain range's inclusion came a day after the World Heritage Committee announced in Quebec City, Canada, that it had added a collection of ancient Hakka houses in Fujian province , known ...

  9. Families in quake zone eager to move into new 'free' apartments

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of their collapsed houses and the land-use rights to the parcels of land on which they sit. Mr Xu said his bureau could then use that land for commercial buildings or other projects that could generate ... 'They could stand here for 100 years without major changes, at least.' As was the case in many other villages around Longmen Mountain, dozens of houses in Luping collapsed ...

  10. Charity event leaves a near-empty house

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... journey to the Legislative Council yesterday when too few lawmakers turned up for a housing panel meeting. Six were at a charity function for the Sichuan earthquake, one was stuck in traffic ... with some fund-raising activities for the Sichuan earthquake victims.' One third of a Legco panel's members, including its chairman, must be present for a quorum. The housing panel has 17 ...




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