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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620886/building-craze-stops-officials
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618843/rescued-grabbed-or-given-it-all-helps-build-occupy-barricade
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613581/factories-shut-and-building-sites-suspended-beijing-fights-back-against
  4. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Timber buildings, high forest cover and low population levels kept Jinggu quake casualties low

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Architecture, landscape 'kept casualties low' Quake-resistant timber buildings, well-preserved natural landscapes and low population density are key reasons for the low number of fatalities from Tuesday night's earthquake in Jinggu county, Yunnan province, according to local officials. Just one person had died by yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1612356/timber-buildings-high-forest-cover-and-low-population-levels-kept-jinggu
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei seeks US help to build advanced submarines

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Lawrence Chung, Minnie Chan

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Minnie Chan Top defence official signals island wants to build its own vessels amid decade-long purchase delay Taipei sets sights on home-grown submarine plan Taiwan is seeking support from Washington to build its own submarines after failing to get the military hardware from either the United States or other countries. But analysts warn the move could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611680/taipei-seeks-us-help-build-advanced-submarines
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    High Court building evacuated as firefighters tackle fire

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau and Julie Chu

    ... Stuart Lau and Julie Chu Justice put on hold as Admiralty building evacuated while firefighters extinguish blaze Fire turns up the heat in High Court A minor blaze at the High Court building in Admiralty brought eight hearings- including the city's most high-profile corruption case- to a halt yesterday afternoon. A report of a strong smell of smoke coming from two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610944/high-court-building-evacuated-firefighters-tackle-fire
  7. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:46am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Ageing population More than one-fifth of the capital's population are aged 60 or above, the China News Service reports. Figures from the city's civil affairs bureau said about 2.8 million permanent residents in the capital fell into that ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1603392/guangzhou-villagers-want-asian-games-walls-torn-down-inquiry-over
  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES ZHANG XINXIN

    Thirst for challenge drove Zhang Xinxin to quit Cisco and build travel app

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by Adrian Wan

    ... desire. The problem with the job was that as a software developer in a big company I didn't get to learn other things, apart from building software for the Windows operating system. ... We're running on our investment now.   How do you plan to make money? We can't be too specific but, broadly, we want to build it into a community, where other users can see how and where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1602642/thirst-challenge-drove-zhang-xinxin-quit-cisco-and-build-travel-app
  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China is more willing to accept delays in building equipment and infrastructure to ensure quality Speed no longer of the essence for key projects ... to "around 2022". Such delays used to be greatly frowned upon when it came to major building projects in China. A speed-at-all-costs attitude led to the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596995/chinas-economy-matures-it-trades-speed-build-quality-big-projects
  10. News - China - EXPLOSION

    Five killed as explosion rips through Xiamen apartment building

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... apartment building this morning, suspected to have been caused by a gas leak. The blast ripped through four stores in the residential building’s ground floor at around 11.20am on Friday, local newspaper Xiamen Daily reported on its official microblog. The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals and firefighters are searching for people who might have been trapped inside the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596034/five-killed-gas-explosion-rips-through-xiamen-apartment-building

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