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  1. Revamp plan for SoHo streets will destroy beautiful buildings

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 1,500 members of the public objected to the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) H19 plan (Staunton and Wing Lee streets) in the first round of the Town Planning Board ... If the government and the Town Planning Board allow this project to go ahead, it will be the end of common sense for Hong Kong. One wonders whether the second round of public consultation, which ends ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... 'Likonomics', it's all about stimulus in China again When Li Keqiang took over as premier early last year, he quickly became known for an economic plan called "Likonomics". According ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer ...

  3. Around town

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Compiled by Vanessa Yung Around town Chrysanthemum Show 2010 The Yuen Yuen Institute's annual display of chrysanthemums from China. Until Jan 2: Daily, 9am-6pm, The Yuen Yuen ... 4.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 6677 Our Guangdong Hero: Huang Fei-hong in Youth Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's drama about ...

  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors Shares of mainland property stocks fell across the board yesterday after the top economic planning agency ... its economic reform plans for this year yesterday. Two years ago, a property tax was introduced in Shanghai and Chongqing on a trial basis. "The tax expansion will not only cover ...

  5. Investors board railway privatisation express

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... looks for help to fund the more than two trillion yuan of expansion it has planned for completion by 2020. 'We sincerely welcome enterprises and finance organisations from home and abroad with an insight and vision to invest in rail,' Vice-Minister of Railways Lu Dongfu told bankers and investors yesterday. The plan to partially privatise the world's busiest rail system is seen ...

  6. Evicted college town residents threaten lawsuits

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A group of villa owners who have been evicted or are about to be turned out of their homes to make way for Guangzhou's University Town say they plan to sue top officials, including Guangdong party chief Zhang Dejiang, for abusing their authority and causing them harm. 'When the last house is flattened, the owners will sue Zhang Dejiang, [Governor] ...

  7. Business - Money - FUNDRAISING

    New board no quick fix for small firms

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Analysts are sceptical about the capacity of the New Third Board to help SMEs raise funds but market-making system could bring benefits New board no quick fix for small firms The mainland's attempt to expand the over-the-counter market through the so-called New Third Board is unlikely to satisfy small companies' ...

  8. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... to be named. When Li Keqiang announced the landmark plan to launch the Shanghai zone, the premier told the world that he wanted it to become something that "can be copied" in the rest ... Government sources told Mr. Shangkong that senior officials from Guangdong and Tianjin had aggressively lobbied all their important contacts in Beijing immediately after the plan for Shanghai's ...

  9. Plans to woo mainland tourists

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Hong Kong Tourism Board will step up promotions in northern mainland provinces to maintain tourist numbers here in response to Beijing's plans to cut 'golden week' holidays. Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday he was concerned that changes to national holidays might decrease numbers of northern tourists to Hong Kong. While the proposed ...

  10. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Politically paralysed, China can't count on its old stimulus magic

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Policymakers around the world have long envied China's ability to get big things done. A huge 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.88 trillion) stimulus plan as the global economy cratered in 2008? No problem. ... are choked with cars that used to speed from showroom to road. And yet Wen's team in Beijing has been eerily silent about how it plans to revive things. That may be because it doesn't. ...




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