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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... earthquake in Kobe, Japan, or the 1994 conflict in Rwanda- to construct temporary shelters. He has used cardboard paper tubes as building materials, since they are easily found, easily transported ... clients, his humanitarian efforts were of utmost importance. Architects, Ban noted, are lucky because they always work for people who are happy- as people generally are when they're building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457187/pritzker-prize-japanese-architect-shigeru-ban-who-builds-cardboard
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... building went viral. It shows them making their way up the stairs of the as-yet unfinished Shanghai Tower, then emerging some 630 metres above ground before clambering up a crane- without safety ... weeks at the beginning of the year climbing Hong Kong's towers before heading for Shanghai. GALLERY: See the breathtaking photographs from the top of Hong Kong's tallest buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432776/hong-kong-youve-never-seen-it-daredevil-duo-scale-citys-highest
  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant construction workers 'the lowest of the low'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo in Hebei jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Construction workers 'the lowest of the low' Liu Xiwu, 53, first left his home in Hebei when he was 18 years old, to help build ... As China's buildings grow taller, hotels more luxurious and the transport system more complicated, Liu said he would continue to work at construction sites for another decade or so- or till no one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450122/migrant-construction-workers-lowest-low
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... workers to submit to lower wages, Li says. The workers captured in the video were assigned to a construction site belonging to China Construction First Building Corporation Limited- a subsidiary ... Construction First were not returned. A employee of the China State Corporation said the problem was unrelated to its work and directed inquiries to First Building. The thugs who delivered the beatings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450123/construction-workers-pay-price-chinas-rush-development
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ex-banker helps Aids villages build a solid foundation

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 05:14pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com Chung To supports thousands of children from China affected by Aids It has been 15 years since former investment banker Chung To set up the Chi Heng Foundation. Since then 16,000 children from central China whose l ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330920/ex-banker-helps-aids-villages-build-solid-foundation
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jaw-dropping pictures taken from the very edge of Hong Kong's towers

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:24pm by Staff Reporter

    ... this year cavorting on the city’s skyscrapers. They will return next month to try their luck on the Bank of China Building and Two IFC, the city’s second-tallest building. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432668/jaw-dropping-pictures-taken-very-edge-hong-kongs-towers
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... mall proposal a tough sell A proposal to build a shopping centre near the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint that will be half the size of Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbour City has received a lukewarm ... and parking lots." The city expects an influx of visitors in the years ahead that will likely overwhelm its infrastructure. Suggestions have been made by various quarters to build a mega mall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442548/lok-ma-chau-mega-mall-plan-gets-lukewarm-response-officials
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The young mentors building bridges

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Patsy Moy

    ... remains low not because they lack motivation, but because the school system prevents them from doing so. The young mentors building bridges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1282664/young-mentors-building-bridges
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    How to have a wedding like Coco Lee and Bruce Rockowitz… with just HK$60,000

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Amy Nip

    ... Lee tied the knot with tycoon Bruce Rockowitz. The owners of the city's tallest building are now offering the sky-high venue which hosted the couple's nuptials at a more ... Commerce Centre, in 2011. The event was seen as a one-off for the building, but Sky 100 is now available to all. HK$60,000 buys the use of a 6,000 sq ft conference room with sea views for four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426211/how-have-wedding-coco-lee-and-bruce-rockowitz-just-hk60000
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Photographer's documentation of street sleepers shows havoc 'beautifying' projects can bring

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... buildings or even public toilets, he said. Lei said many of the homeless were independent-minded and wanted to earn their own living. But according to some of those featured in his photographs- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422225/photographers-documentation-street-sleepers-shows-havoc-beautifying

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