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  1. News - China - CULTURE

    Building craze 'stops at officials'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Andrea Chen

    ... Building craze 'stops at officials' City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, ... architecture". Over the past decade, the mainland has become one of the most receptive markets for ambitious design projects. Unlike in the West, where building plans can get tied down in committee ...

  2. Business - Economy

    China should build bigger, denser cities as growth engines

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Bloomberg

    ... Kevin Hamlin Creation of metropolises helps drive innovation and specialisation with a high concentration of consumers and cost-efficient public transport China should build bigger, denser ... India's 2013 GDP, said Andy Xie, a former chief Asia-Pacific economist at Morgan Stanley. The country should have big, densely populated urban areas, Xie said. The mega cities needed to build up, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Rescued, grabbed or given, it all helps build an Occupy barricade

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHRIS LAU, Raquel Carvalho and Alan Yu

    ... metal barriers to bus stop signs, traffic cones, pieces of wood, bamboo and cement, protesters used anything they could get their hands on to build the barricades that paralysed traffic ... Teams of volunteers were formed to collect materials and build barricades- the same teams that were responsible for clearing away rubbish. "Our volunteers take our trash to a refuse ...

  4. Lifestyle

    Ming dynasty buildings preserved as part of Wuxi shopping mall complex

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for gatherings. Both occurred in traditional Chenghuang temples, the place for worshipping the city-protecting gods. As if the gods were looking out for themselves, a cluster of historical buildings known ... a hall and opera house were the only buildings left in the compound following two major renovations during the Qing dynasty (1859 and 1887), and partial demolition of the site in the 1960s. ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Rock-solid initiatives building a strong foundation for future growth

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:36pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The trek up to The Rock last Saturday was an eye-opener. Out on the field were a couple of the stars of the Hong Kong under-20 team and seated next to me was a wizened old bare-bodied gentleman called Mr Wong, one of seven interested Chinese spectators wh ...

  6. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Building services firm Nga Chun raises HK$93.4m in Hong Kong flotation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:06am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Building services provider Nga Chun Holdings has reported a strong response to its Hong Kong initial public offering, with the shares oversubscribed 216 times. ... Chun is one of the five largest building services companies in Hong Kong, with a market share of 2.2 per cent by revenue last year, according to a report by market researcher Ipsos. The company ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt oil price fall as glut builds

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 11:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost three quarters in the 1980s, the world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, is determined not to make the same mistake again. The oil ...

  8. Building a better community

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:55am

    ... Contributor Given their longevity, any building cannot be seen in isolation from their community but should contribute to a better community. According to Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman ... This means that architects are not just creating buildings and spaces that are aesthetically pleasing but also socially responsible because most buildings are going to last for a few decades ...

  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Factories shut and building sites suspended as Beijing fights back against 'hazardous' smog

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 01:45pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan Nectar.Gan@scmp.com More than 100 factories in Beijing were forced to shut or cut emissions and all construction work was suspended as the capital fought back against heavy smog choking the city Polluted Beijing shuts factories, stops building More than 100 factories in Beijing were forced to shut or cut emissions and all construction work was suspended as the capital ...

  10. Lifestyle

    How helicopter pilots helped build Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:28am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Davis decided to settle in Hong Kong for good, so he's back working on the lines that he helped build. His focus is the company's largest contract at the moment- upgrading the network ... are just the opposite, Simoneau says. "The problem in Hong Kong is that everything is so dense. We have less space to work in. With buildings popping up everywhere it gets harder to fly," ...




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