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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shoddy work leaves trail of sinkholes, collapsed bridges across mainland

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shoddy construction has left a trail of sinkholes and collapsed bridges across the mainland Death lurks along roads to ruin Rushed and irresponsible ... several others. Similar problems have caused at least 18 bridges to collapse over the past five years, leaving at least 135 people dead. Professor Song Xiang, who teaches civil engineering ...

  2. Bridge builders skimp on moral fibre

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has ordered experts to investigate the partial collapse of the No3 Bridge and its 'management, design, construction and maintenance'. The 1 billion yuan bridge underwent major repair ... incident. The spate of accidents reminded people of the collapse of an almost completed bridge in Hunan's Fenghuang county four years ago that killed 64 people. Indignant web users have invoked ...

  3. News - China

    China seeks peaceful solution, not collapse of regime in North Korea

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com While the West feels China is getting tough with North Korea, Beijing's goal is to seek a peaceful solution, not the collapse of a sibling ... Beijing to seriously consider a dramatic change of direction. It is obvious that North Koreans would face starvation, civil strife and the possibility of a regime collapse if China cut off all ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not enough, landslides and bridge and road collapses continued to block or hinder access to emergency workers and supplies, and heavy rain and floods compounded the misery. That is not to detract from ... magnitude they did not have the destructive power of the magnitude-8 Sichuan quake. But the images of devastation and suffering are hauntingly similar. Collapsed homes; survivors crowded into tents ...

  5. Ten years on and still waiting for China's coming collapse

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... waves, however, was The Coming Collapse of China by Gordon Chang, published in 2001. Bucking the prevailing wisdom which held that China was an emerging economic and political superpower, Chang ... that would blow away the Communist Party for good. Chang thought the most likely catalyst for his collapse would be China's accession at the end of 2001 to the World Trade Organisation. WTO ...

  6. Just reward for bridging the gap

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... be beyond the budget of a building in the West. This mode of architecture bridges the gap between physical buildings and the people who pass through their walls. 'His approach makes his ...

  7. Movies can help bridge culture gap

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Understanding and respecting culture is a central pillar of building strong relations between nations. Movies and music are the easiest way for one society to get to know about another. But the Chinese Communist Party has long viewed such imports from the ...

  8. Bridging the east-west design divide- in London

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jo Baker property.post@scmp.com In a trendy industrial space bordering a West London canal, an eclectic series of objects sit on podiums, amid coffee drinkers and creative types at work. Among them are a ceramic chihuahua in a neckerchief, labelled by its ...

  9. Universities join forces to help build bridges in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Jocelyn Wong About 2,000 students and staff from 11 universities will participate in a walkathon to raise money for the Bridge to China Charitable Foundation on November 13 ... to society and use their knowledge and skills to help people around us,' Chau said. The foundation has built 18 bridges in impoverished areas on the mainland. Its aim is to enhance travel ...

  10. City bridges great divide

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan Chongqing is one of China's most important cities and the country's fourth municipality, after Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, to fall directly under the administration of the central government. In recent years, Chongqing has been pla ...




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