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  1. News - China

    Application to build world's tallest building in China not yet approved

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Application to build 838-metre Sky City in Changsha has not yet been approved Setback for developers of tallest skyscraper An application to build ... The Binshui New City management committee said it wanted to reassure critics that construction of the 838-metre Sky City- which developers plan to build in a record-breaking seven months- would ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Retailers divided over Bangladesh factory victims compensation

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 11:26am by Reuters

    ... that sourced clothes from the buildings decided not to take part in the process. At talks chaired by the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, the brands discussed setting up funds to compensate the victims of both the Rana Plaza disaster in April, when an eight-storey building collapsed, killing 1,129 people, and a fire at the Tazreen factory in November last year, which killed 112 workers. ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Retailers plan Bangladesh factory inspections under safety pact

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... with buildings that pose an immediate risk. Employees were forced to go to work at Rana Plaza even after huge cracks appeared in the walls a day before the building collapsed.   FUNDING About 3.6 million ... Bangladesh has pledged to improve safety, but it has not pledged new money to relocate dangerous buildings. “Brand signatories are responsible to ensure that sufficient funds are available to pay ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TO KWA WAN COLLAPSE

    Repairman fined HK$10,000 over To Kwa Wan building collapse

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... HK$10,000 overfatal building collapse A repairman involved in a fatal building collapse in To Kwa Wan three years ago was fined HK$10,000 yesterday, a penalty found unacceptable by families of the deceased. Chu Wai-wing, 77, the only person prosecuted over the 2010 collapse, which killed four people, maintained he was a "scapegoat" shouldering all the blame, which the Buildings ...

  5. News - China - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Beijing district officials build themselves 'Kremlin-like' office complex

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:03pm by Angela Meng

    ... by building themselves a lavish office complex reminiscent of the Kremlin, the Beijing Youth Daily said. Mentougou, a largely rural district in western Beijing with some 270,000 residents, is now home to a group of government buildings with onion-shaped golden crowns, arched windows and white walls similar to the Cathedral of Annunciation, the five-century-old Russian Orthodox Church located ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Army builds rapid reaction force in turf war with marines over Asia role

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:17pm by WASHPOST

    ... calls "the tyranny of distance", Brooks is trying to make his forces more maritime and expeditionary. To save their budget, they want to build a force the nation doesn’t need A MARINE ... "They're trying to create a second Marine Corps in the Pacific," said a marine general, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "To save their budget, they want to build a force ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Bomb near Egypt intelligence building wounds four soldiers

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo A bomb near an army intelligence building wounded four soldiers on Sunday, the third such blast within a week in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood’s ... and destroyed the rear compound wall of the intelligence building, the army said, adding four soldiers were wounded. The blast was the third such attack in less than a week. But another was averted ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Yung looking to build on success after a flying treble

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 10:19pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Yung looking to build on success after flying treble Rookie trainer Benno Yung Tin-pang continued his stellar recent run at Sha Tin, racking up ... for his recent hot run of form. "There's no secret at all, it's all about patience and time, my horses needed it early in the season. Hopefully, now we can build ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    What price heritage? Advisory group to consult on saving historic buildings

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation on conservation to raise question of what heritage buildings are worth saving and to what extent public money should be used Saving ourpast- but at what price? Are Hongkongers willing to pay more to conserve privately owned historic buildings? And what constitutes the city's "collective memory" when deciding what ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call to postpone building of new Kowloon highway

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Call to postpone new Kowloon flyover A green group has urged the government to postpone the development of the Central Kowloon Route as it fears more pollution from its construction will affect the district. Green Sense said ...




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