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  1. Protesters smell a rat as protest ship held for rodent inspection

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong activists who plan to sail to the Diaoyu Islands are facing another official interruption- this time from local hygiene authorities who want to inspect ... and Environmental Hygiene Department had telephoned him on Monday, saying it had received a complaint about rats on the boat and wanted to inspect it on Tuesday. He was then in Xiamen, Fujian province, ...

  2. Department urged to release list of legal columbariums

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the issue. Lands officials would not rule out the possibility of other columbariums violating the terms of their leases. 'It is impossible for land officers to regularly inspect all land uses in every private land lot, but we will arrange on-site inspection once we receive complaints,' a department spokesman said. The South China Morning Post has found five more columbariums ...

  3. Mongolia's building boom brought to halt by debt pile

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... in 2009 scuppered the construction plans. In 2007 and 2008, 'everyone started building because they thought property prices would rise and rise but the commodity crisis happened and banks ... of a popular Mongolian-language blog on the sorry state of his country's real estate business. 'And to put it very simply, it is hard to build tower blocks without money.' So developers ...

  4. First confirmation of China's plan to build aircraft carriers

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China has officially confirmed that it is building an aircraft carrier, something other nations have long suspected. According to the annual report of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the State Council in 2003 decided to make China a maritime superpower. '[In addition], in 2009, China put forward an idea and plan for building aircraft carriers. ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been blocked by the construction of new buildings. In January 2008, Yang paid nearly HK$19 million for the apartment in phase Chianti, completed in 2007. The writ says that as a result of the new buildings, the value of the flat has depreciated significantly. Yang accused Hong Kong Resort Company of being negligent by suggesting it would control building development so she could ...

  6. Owners want rules relaxed to revamp old industrial buildings

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Owners of old industrial buildings, who can convert them to other uses without paying a land premium, want the rules eased so they can also modify the buildings- including adding ... that from April such buildings could be converted without paying the charge- sometimes amounting to millions of dollars- that is usually imposed for a change of use. There was initially ...

  7. Building tension

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... any earnest desire to build resort hotels, marinas and airstrips on the typhoon-lashed network of reefs and sandbars. The timing is certainly intriguing, for starters. This month marks ...

  8. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Ship plan under 'serious' study The Ministry of National Defence has revealed that China is 'seriously' considering building an aircraft carrier ... yesterday. Responding to a question on whether now was a good opportunity to build China's first aircraft carrier, Senior Colonel Huang said: 'China has a vast sea territory. ...

  9. President Hu seeks Japanese expertise to build the vision of a cleaner, greener future for China

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Tokyo Environmental protection was highlighted again as a key area for Sino-Japanese co-operation by President Hu Jintao yesterday as he visited a state-of-the-art recycling factory near Tokyo. Mr Hu expressed a wish that Japanese technology ...

  10. HKU pair to build bridges on Japan trip

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH University students Yvette Leung On-heng, 23, and Derek Baram, 22, will join 34 young people from the Asia-Pacific region on a visit to Japan to get a taste of the country's culture and traditions. The University of Hong Kong students, who ...




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