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  1. Formosa chief may build car factory

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A car company owned by Taiwan's richest man is considering building a factory in the mainland port city of Ningbo that would produce at least 200,000 vehicles a year, according ... is a very sensitive issue,' an official of Ningbo Economic and Technical Development Zone said. 'Wang Yung-ching has for a long time had a plan to build a car plant in Ningbo. Many things ...

  2. Shanghai Auto wants to build own brand

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... between the two, in which SAIC would have held a majority stake, collapsed earlier last month when the British company went into administration. SAIC is determined to build 50,000 of its own ...

  3. Rival projects tell tall tales of two cities

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A battle of the cities has emerged in northeastern China after a consortium led by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) started work on the region's tallest building, putting it in a race ... to the city centre and one of the main sites for attracting investment. Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province, is racing to finish the tower ahead of a rival building in Dalian, ...

  4. In her father's footsteps

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... brick building, with bunk-bed dormitories for boy and girl students, a large room on the ground floor for social occasions like concerts and what was then the largest indoor sports hall ... 1949, the police 'leased' the building from the church and turned it into a detention centre, with 100 prisoners in the basement and 300 in a building next door. They built offices ...

  5. Towering legacy

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai Tycoon Lim Por-yen died on February 18 but his legacy lives on, in one of Shanghai's most luxurious apartment buildings. Forty-one Hengshan Rd ... to be the largest apartments in the city. The imported materials and use of foreign architects and designers probably explain the building's financial troubles. Pearl used her father as guarantor but, ...

  6. Unique low-rise project offers high-profile Shanghai location

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Prospective Shanghai commercial tenants: Would you like to buy a five-storey office building on the banks of the Huangpu River for US$19 million? Then a Shanghai real-estate company has ... overlooking the river and the purchase brings with it a licence to operate a boat. The row of low-rise blocks in a forest of skyscraper office and apartment buildings in the Lujiazui financial ...

  7. Drawing on the past

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... among them will leave a legacy equal to that of Ladislaus Hudec, a Czech architect who designed more than 50 buildings between 1918 and 1938, of which a dozen remain today? The most imposing is the Park Hotel, an 84-metre-high building completed in 1933 overlooking the north side of the city's race course, and then the tallest building in Asia. With the exterior of the first three ...

  8. Resident advises long-term view on Shanghai investment

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... space. Ms Lai's apartment was in a building reserved for non-mainlanders (wai xiao). Unit buyers were mostly Hong Kong people who purchased properties to lease. Initially, the investments ... an opportunity and purchased a second apartment, on the 27th floor of a building in the Lujiazui financial district, next to the Huangpu River, with a floor area of 160 square metres, at US$1,700 per ...

  9. Court explores avenues of Champs Elysees

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Where is the Champs Elysees: Paris, a Shenzhen suburb or a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai? The Intermediate Court of Shanghai began considering this question on Tuesday, after ... could be reached and so the lawsuit followed. A spokesman for Longcang said it had sold all the units of its Champs Elysees building two years ago. The project used three Chinese characters ...

  10. Treasures of city's Jesuit legacy are put on display

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The treasures are on display at the Zangshulou, part of the Shanghai Library in Xujiahui, one of the city's busiest commercial districts. The building is part of a four-storey apartment building ... of western-style buildings, including St Ignatius Cathedral, built between 1896 and 1910 with a capacity of 2,500. It remains the largest Catholic church in China. One shows a European teacher with a long ...




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