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  1. Pier activists should pay costs of review hearing, court hears

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... had been left to the last minute when there was no need for that to have occurred. He suggested that the applicants had used the review process as a political stage rather than as an avenue ...

  2. Tamar HQ unit cost is twice Two IFC's

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Dikky Sinn Green groups launch protest; plan is too expensive: scholar The unit cost of building the Tamar project will be almost double that of the Two IFC office tower, ... It has estimated the unit construction cost will be only $11,600 a square metre; this excludes foundation works, unlike Professor Wong's unit cost estimate. The government plans to ask ...

  3. Top office space sees rents jump in third quarter

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Hong Kong's grade A office market witnessed remarkable growth in rents during the quarter from July to September as leasing demand was supported by a positive business atmosphere, according to international property consultant DTZ. The five most expe ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, in August 1982, he told the top Beijing official that he could be chief if the city became independent after 1997. 'I told him we ...

  5. On style, she rules

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... (HK$8,300; Lane Crawford stores at Times Square; 3 Canton Road and www. lanecrawford.com). Note that it originally cost US$795 (about HK$6,200) at stores in the United States, although most no longer ...

  6. Student authors unite for charity

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Never underestimate the impact individuals can have if they are united. Last month, 17 students aged between six and 13 worked with their parents and teacher Judy Butler to publish a book, Animal Myths. The book will help raise funds for the charity Room to Read, which builds schools and libraries, and funds local language books in countries that need educational ...

  7. A good week for...

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Edwin Lee For a city with one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States, it was about time someone with roots from the Far East was put in charge of San Francisco. Although the Chinese-American community- 21 per cent of the city's population- is a powerful force in local politics, the election of Ed Lee was the first time voters have put an Asian-American ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a disaster for Asia. A brief look through Asian history reminds us of the destruction caused by male colonialists. Foreign powers such as Britain, France, Russia and the United States, heavily ... in 1991, with US-operated Patriot missiles. They intercepted Scuds that Iraq fired upon Israel, which kept Israel from retaliating on its own. The anti-missile defence shield that the United States ...

  9. Survey on pier plan misleading, watchdog says

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A survey that concluded most people supported the government's design plan for a new Central waterfront was yesterday criticised as unscientific and misleading by the harbour watchdog. The Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, which discussed ...

  10. Activists kept in dark over plans for old jail

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Town Planning Board changed its reasons for approving the redevelopment plan for Central Police Station and Victoria Prison during a confidential meeting to which heritage activists were not invited, court documents allege. In an applicati ...




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