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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... the exercise, it could be a first step in a conceptual sea change on regional security. If Asean can build on this initiative, it may well be what Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalagawa ...

  2. News - Asia

    China naval build-up 'major concern' for India

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s navy chief said on Monday that Beijing’s growing maritime strength was a “major, major cause for concern” and pledged to support a state energy firm in its contentious search for oil in the South China Sea. Admira ...

  3. News - China

    China builds sewage site on disputed island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has begun building sewage and waste disposal facilities on a disputed South China Sea island, state media said on  Monday, a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbours. The report in the China Daily came a month after Beijing enraged Vietnam by announcing the establishment of the new “capital” city of Sansha ...

  4. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's urbanisation projects and demand for iconic housing. 'Hong Kong architects and construction firms are extremely efficient at building effective quality living space,' says ...

  5. Building up a bright future

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of GDP to public building and improvement projects. The central government said in its 12th Five-Year Plan that it will continue the trend of increasing spending. Under the Closer Economic ...

  6. Building blocks of the future

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Basically, to be approved, the architecture has to work around and within the regulations and demands of developers, which reduces creativity. In other places, you look at buildings and you can see ...

  7. Building Department approves 12 building plans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.55pm: The Buildings Department said on Wednesday it had approved 12 building plans in May- four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. ... services developments. In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 17 building projects that, when complete, will provide 185,609 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The inspections of the Lingnan School buildings at Wan Chai conducted by Buildings Department staff in June and July revealed the existence of some unauthorised building works in the school premises ... the other unauthorised building works noted in the school buildings, the department will take enforcement action according to the revised enforcement policy. That said, based on our inspection ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... assure the security of our region." The Armed Forces of the Philippines is undertaking a five-year, 75 billion peso (HK$13 billion) programme that emphasises a build-up of naval and air forces. It recently acquired a second refurbished Hamilton-class cutter from the US coastguard to bolster its small navy. Many believe the military build-up is a reaction to China's strident ...

  10. Compromise can save wetland for the people

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a city more often thought of as an urban jungle. The application procedures then were far more opaque than today, with no requirement of public inspection, and fewer environmental conditions. And even if the there had been a public inspection, environmental protection and the lack of public space had yet to become a priority of the Hong Kong public in 1996, with the impending resumption ...




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