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  1. Building better links to Taiwan

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Fujian province plans to spend 13.5 billion yuan (HK$16.6 billion) on infrastructure, logistics and trade over the next four years as part of the central government's effort to expand ties with Taiwan. The projects w ...

  2. Asean is on a building spree

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... building construction will outpace residential building construction by 3 per cent to 5 per cent annually until 2015, in this high-performing sector of the Malaysian economy. 'Malaysia's ... facilities and buildings, and infrastructure upgrades. Meanwhile, the outlook for Philippine construction is mixed. State figures suggest it will grow, but slower than the GDP. Private construction ...

  3. Changing face of HK's older buildings

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... and investors choose to refurbish existing commercial buildings as opposed to redeveloping them. Unlike the often costly redevelopments, refurbishment can be done much faster, which allows developers ... building refurbishment project hinges on its commercial viability. 'Refurbishment is financially and commercially viable,' said Mr Morgan, who sees this trend throughout the region. ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan Last year, the Grand Hyatt Macau hosted more than 200 MICE events, including major ones such as the 2010 PATA Executive Board and PATA Board Meeting in September with over 100 delegates, and the 4th IAACA Annual Conference and General Meeting i ...

  5. From Tin Tin to Hepburn, Belgian exile builds online hall of fame

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan It's usually a jibe heard in a beery non-Benelux gathering. Often it arises when England face Belgium in international soccer: the vexing question of naming famous Belgians besides action-movie star Jean Claude Van Damme. Belgians have ...

  6. Metro collision points to gaping loopholes in city's building frenzy

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... building new subways or extending existing ones, spreading the talent pool ever thinner. At the same time, accelerated investment in the new high-speed railway network linking major cities nationwide is creating yet more demand for qualified staff. Shanghai plans to open a second terminal building at the city's domestic air hub, Hongqiao International Airport, in March ...

  7. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing can join efforts by the European Union in the difficult task of strengthening the transitional civilian government and delivering more food aid. Only help in nation-building offers lasting ...

  8. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then the tensions will grow, be sure of that. China seems to be aware of the need to build trust.' Diplomatic insiders are closely watching, for example, how Vietnam manages its relations with Laos ...

  9. Rumours of dam-building leave villagers fearing for their future

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... made with the dam-building plan - which has been halted since 2004. Approval, it is said, has been given for the construction of at least one of the proposed 13 dams to start in the next few ... The Yunnan government and China Huadian, a state-owned power giant, plan to build up to 13 dams on the middle and lower reaches of the river with a total capacity of 21,320MW - about 17 per cent more ...

  10. The Will to Build

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bonni Chan directs Theatre du Pif and BURST TV's examination (right) of the past, present and future of Hong Kong's relentless cycle of construction and destruction, and its effects on the territory's people. Thu-Nov 23, 8pm, also Sat-Nov 2 ...




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