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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:46pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard says it would be tragic if cancellation of this year's dialogue led to programme's end Talking vital for London and Beijing to bridge differences on human rights China cancelled the April 16 session of the bilateral human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding
  2. News - China - Public safety

    Fire at Dalian block of flats raises concerns about building safety compliance

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com A blaze that started on the exterior of a prime residential building raises new fears that cheating developers are compromising safety Dalian flats fire renews concern A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland. State media reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494030/fire-dalian-block-flats-raises-concerns-about-building-safety-compliance
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:39pm by FLORENCE LEE

    ... assessment. As a small city with an already high population density, any expansion plan will need to be thoroughly evaluated. What will the effect be on quality of life if building density and height ... It is not surprising to learn that Hong Kong's high-rise buildings already cause the city centre to heat up dramatically. High-resolution thermal satellite images from 2007 showed that our urban areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1486872/rush-build-hong-kong-must-keep-cool
  4. News - World

    Google's build-your-own smartphone could be available by January 2015

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian US$50 build-your-own smartphone edges closer Google's ambitious modular smartphone concept, an attempt to disrupt the market dominated by Apple and Samsung, could ... individual components like a better camera, improved Bluetooth or new 4G radio from an app-store-like shop. But the basic framework and modular nature of Ara could be used to build any number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486185/googles-build-your-own-smartphone-could-be-available-january-2015
  5. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Not enough land to build 200,000 flats in Hong Kong, Audit Commission warns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to have enough land to meet its ambitious home-building targets. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his January policy address to provide 200,000 new public rental flats in the decade ... That would mean it could build only 179,000 flats, 21,000 fewer than the target. The commission urged the Housing Department to co-ordinate better with other bureaus and departments to streamline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484788/shortfall-exposed-flats-pledge
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Four former peanut allergy sufferers acan eat a handful of peanuts a day after taking part in pioneering medical study Peanut allergies: study makes breakthrough Four children who would once have suffered an allergic rea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484222/new-treatment-can-help-people-peanut-allergies-build-tolerance
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ebbsfleet As prices surge, fuelled by a lack of properties for sale, a new report suggests Britain needs to build one million homes to meet huge demand 'Desperate housing ... in Britain on almost 25 per cent more homes than a year ago. But even if house-building gets back to pre-crisis levels, Britain is still likely to face a housing shortage that could unbalance its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... building plan cuts off coastal family trail A trail popular with families looks set to be blocked off if officials give the green light to a village house proposal within the Plover Cove Country Park in the northeastern New Territories The building plan involves a private plot in Kai Kuk Shue Ha village, Luk Keng. The site is on a narrow strip of land, between Starling Inlet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481167/country-park-building-plan-cuts-coastal-family-trail
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Factory failed to build trust Local governments on the mainland well know the sensitivities of chemical plants that produce paraxylene, or PX. Protests since 2007 against perceived harmful pollutants have caused authorities to cancel plans to build facilities in a number of cities, Xiamen, Ningbo and Dalian among them. Authorities in Maoming in Guangdong now face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1479170/maoming-chemical-plant-failed-build-trust-residents

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