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  1. Buildings Department clerks stage one-day stoppage over wages cut

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 30 Buildings Department clerks staged a one-day strike yesterday in protest against a 15 per cent pay cut imposed by an outsourcing contractor. The workers- directly ... At one stage, they burst into the building to seek a meeting with Director of Buildings Au Choi-kai. The department said it had set up a task group to explore ways of resolving the dispute. ...

  2. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    IICG looks to adapt to mainland market as it eyes expansion

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Celine Sun

    ... there any major changes it had to make to adapt to the market? Yes, there were. In Europe and other foreign countries, we can get large plots of land to build one- or two-floor shopping malls, which is convenient for shoppers. But it's very hard to find similar sized sites in China. We needed to convince our headquarters to increase the buildings' height to three or four floors, sometimes ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Beijing office investment falls by 40 per cent

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Beijing office investment falls 40pc Total investment in Beijing's prime office buildings plunged more than 40 per cent for the first half ... Meanwhile, investment in office buildings development is also cooling down, with the year-on-year growth falling to 19 per cent in June from 38 per cent at the end of last year. "A key reason ...

  4. Illegal structures to be allowed if deemed safe

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Some of the city's 500,000 illegal small structures are expected to be exempted from prosecution if they are proved to be safe under relaxed rules. The Buildings Department ... the Building Authority. However, alterations, improvements or reinforcements may be required before the structures meet safety and dimensional standards, the authority said. The proposal ...

  5. Graft watchdog issues guidelines on managing buildings' finances

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Guidelines were issued by the ICAC yesterday covering financial management for building owners, with complaints concerning building management accounting for 40 per cent of all ... in their buildings' financial management. From January to September, the Independent Commission Against Corruption received 672 complaints about corruption in building management, a slight drop from 714 ...

  6. Building starts in Sichuan on Homes for Hope project

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... early morning this month, hundreds of farmers from Qingquan village, Mianzhu city, Sichuan, gathered on an empty block of farmland to watch workers begin building the foundations of their future ... materials to the value of about 4,000 yuan (HK$4,500) per villager to build earthquake-resistant houses. Each homeless family will also receive from 16,000 to 22,000 yuan from the central ...

  7. Shaolin monks hopeful of building HK temple

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Shaolin Monastery, the birthplace of kung fu and Zen Buddhism, is seeking land and funding to build a temple in Hong Kong. It will hold a press conference at the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui this afternoon to discuss its plans. 'We hope to build a temple similar in scale to the Shaolin Monastery in Henan,' said Shi Yanchang, abbot of Hong Kong ...

  8. Building sues dog owner to be rid of 'unbearable' barking

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Celine Sun

    ... Peter Brieger, Amy Nip and Celine Sun An apartment building in Ap Lei Chau is suing a flat owner to get rid of her dog and the animal's 'unbearable' barking- less than two ... the requests, although she removed her pet for a short time, only to bring it back, the suit says. '[The building] has received complaints from owners of the neighbouring units that unbearable ...

  9. Man jumped from building after attacking wife: police

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... CELINE SUN Updated at 4.15pm: A man is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from a building after stabbing his wife, a police spokesman said on Thursday. Police said that about 10am on Thursday, a woman was found in a coma in Shatin. She was lying outside a unit on the 24th floor of a building at Pok Hong Estate. The woman had suffered several stabs to her body, ...

  10. News - China - WINE

    Vineyard owners are hoping that China will become the next top wine producer

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:45am by Celine Sun

    ... vines in the world. Wu fell in love with wine and visited many vineyards and wineries in Europe while studying for a PhD in chemistry in Belgium in the late 1980s. His goal to build a vineyard ... and HK$2,300) a bottle. Wu and his partner plan to expand sales channels overseas this year and build their reputation in foreign markets first, which may later help boost their domestic sales. ...




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