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  1. Developer bullish on foreign appeal of Shanghai's tallest building

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Chief claims strong local support for controversial project The man putting up the world's tallest building in Shanghai said yesterday that many foreign ... in the Lujiazui financial district, has reached the 31st floor- nearly a third of its 101 storeys- and is due for completion in 2008. Mori Building signed the land use contract in September 1994 ...

  2. StanChart to have own building in Pudong

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Standard Chartered, with a history of nearly 150 years in Shanghai, is to have its own flagship building in Pudong district, joining the likes of Citibank ... grade A office rents in the city to record levels. A Standard Chartered spokeswoman yesterday said the bank was interested in having its own building, adding: 'We are very committed ...

  3. Shanghai landmark builds on historical irony

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai It is December 1996 and, after a dinner of sake and sushi, Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, the elderly spokesman of Mori Building, is warming to his subject. 'In the 19th century, it was the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In the 20th century, it was the Empire State Building in New York. And in the 21st century, it will be the World Financial Centre ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Artists say Unesco honour could help secure art's future in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Unesco's recognition of Cantonese opera could play a critical role in securing its future in Hong Kong by persuading the government to build a permanent theatre and college, and making it part of the school curriculum- long-term demands of the opera community. 'This confirms the cultural value of Cantonese opera,' Liza Wang Ming-chun, chairwoman ...

  8. One man's freedom is hope for homeowners

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Zhao was one of six people sent by a city developer to force Zhang and his family to leave their home in a suburb of Benxi, so that it could build an estate of four-storey luxury villas. ... said. 'Public interest' means the building of a road, railway or other public facility. In public interest cases, the state has the right to order the compulsory demolition of homes. ...

  9. Heady plans for pristine island

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to be completed in 2012. The lease gives Macau jurisdiction over the campus. The Macau government will build a tunnel from Coloane through which faculty, students and employees of the university will pass ...

  10. A missed opportunity

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'But then they started to build military settlements and it was clear they planned to stay.' ...




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