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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... were given of what started the dispute.   HUBEI Pupil injured in dare A 12-year-old boy from Wuhan  jumped from the second floor of a school building and broke his leg after a teacher dared ... off the building. The hospital authorities said the boy may never fully recover from his injuries. The teacher has been fired.  Schoolboy ‘kidnapped’ A boy who arrived more than three hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1595474/office-worker-stabbed-death-teacher-dared-boy-jump-building-row
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Historic building in Happy Valley has been reconstructed to house the city's first private collection of rare books, cameras and pictures History of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594122/first-private-photography-museum-opens-historic-happy-valley-building
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Doomed buildings may be history under antiquities board grading

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny. fung@scmp.com Doomed buildings to be history An old printing ink shop in Central and a landmark restaurant in Stanley may soon be identified as grade three historic buildings; both are set to be demolished. The grading proposals, passed yesterday by the Antiquities Advisory Board, come a little more than a month after the board took public comment on the issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594271/doomed-buildings-may-be-history-under-antiquities-board-grading
  6. News - China Insider - ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

    Two-storey garden villa built atop Hubei building 'to prevent leaks'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:19pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The owner of a penthouse apartment in Wuhan, Hubei province built a huge villa built on the roof of his 12 story residential building. The villa ... with small ponds and plants for the benefit of all the building's residents. Total decoration costs came to around 500,000 yuan (HK$630,000).  Other residents, however, said that Tang had taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593201/two-story-garden-villa-built-atop-hubei-building-prevent-leaks
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    From doorknob to whole building in 4 hours: how quickly viruses spread

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post From a couple of doorknobs, bugs were spread rapidly through an entire building Virus can go everywhere in 4 hours, study finds Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study. Researchers put a harmless tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590398/doorknob-whole-building-4-hours-how-quickly-viruses-spread
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... weapons build-up Russia will counter military moves by the US and Nato with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said as the military successfully test-fired ... for 2016 to 2025 should focus on building a new array of offensive weapons to provide a "guaranteed nuclear deterrent"; rearming strategic and long-range aviation; creating an aerospace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590289/putin-touts-russian-weapons-build-icbm-submarine-launch
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Better planning 'could cut suicides' Urban planners have been urged to do their part to create a living environment suitable for the city's elderly, who are nearly twice as likely to take their own lives as ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  10. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Everybody out! Causeway Bay building evacuated after large cracks appear

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:39pm by clifford lo and timmy sung

    ... Clifford Lo and Timmy Sung Owners of one of the Lockhart Road tenements subject to a repair order four years ago Causeway Bay buildings evacuated as cracks found A tenement building that was evacuated yesterday after cracks were found in it was subject to a repair order four years ago that its owners ignored. The Buildings Department has since completed the work- deemed necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589406/buildings-causeway-bay-evacuated-after-large-cracks-appear-office

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