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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give society a say in building designs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Give all a say in building designs China has for years been an architect's dream- seemingly endless amounts of funding, ambition, big thinking and fast-paced construction have meant that even the wildest designs can become reality in the blink of an eye. The result is that nationwide, skylines are pocked by buildings that are fantastical, strange ...

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    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and HK$3.7 million in the New Territories from HK$3.4 million, during the same period. Instead of building luxury flats like the 2,000 sq ft units it had originally budgeted, Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe must start to build consensus A leader who governs through ideology rather than for the common good is bound to run into trouble. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ... policies have broad national backing derived from open public discussion, the effort will be little more than window-dressing. Consensus-building has been noticeably absent from Abe's ...

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    Flat owners responsible for management reform

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for corruption and malpractices. A common problem is bid-rigging on tenders for large building maintenance work. Faced with growing complaints, the government has proposed tightening the rules ... irregularities during the tendering process. This is particularly important because thousands of old buildings are required to undergo maintenance under a city-wide mandatory scheme approved in 2012. ...

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    Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Xi's task to build on Deng's legacy Few historical figures leave a footprint that grows larger with time. Deng Xiaoping’s legacy looms larger than ever. It is to be found in towering cities, industrialisation, wealth where once there was poverty and cars where once there were bicycles, in a confident China back in its rightful place on the world stage. All ...

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    Be charitable, in good times and bad

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be charitable, in good times or bad The very word Christmas brings joy to the heart. The holidays are still weeks away, but the festivities are already starting: shops and buildings are decked out in decorations and lights; vacations and family reunions are not far off. Christmas is very much in the air, for the religious or otherwise. So is Operation Santa Claus. ...

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    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Build HK schools in Shenzhen An influx of mainland schoolchildren with the right of abode became controversial last year because they took scarce school places in areas near the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ...

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    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ... of monitors will be installed on selected buildings, four outside at different heights and two in flats. Data collected will help assess how pollution from vehicles is trapped in street canyons, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... yet to make good its promise of building more columbariums. But as certain as death is the burden that arises. As our population ages, the demand for burial sites also increases. Officials ... of a machine may not be the best approach. The government should build more niches, while encouraging people to go for alternatives, such as sea burial or scattering ashes in designated memorial areas. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Narendra Modi must put rhetoric aside and build regional trust

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Modi's task now is to build trust Not for decades has India been so hopeful. Indians have overwhelmingly voted for Narendra Modi to be their next leader, counting ... it believed he was an efficient strongman who could restore growth, bring down double-digit inflation, cut crime, end corruption and build the essential infrastructure the country so badly needs. He ...




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