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  1. Easy and equitable access to public spaces needed in all new buildings

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... movement. Its intent was primarily to regulate how buildings and facilities were designed to accommodate people with disabilities. This 'separate but equal' concept, however, is outdated ... landscape. While these doors may help manage traffic control in and out of buildings, they are not all equally accessible for many Hong Kong citizens. People in wheelchairs, those with baby ...

  2. Building wealth long after the miners depart

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helen Clark A conference on managing extractive industries in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, addressed the challenge of how resource-rich countries can make best use of their precious oil, gas or mineral assets and develop resilience to price volatility. Countries ...

  3. Tsang unveils home building plans for poor

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the initial market price. To address the problem as related to young people, Tsang said the government would help build hostels for single youths. Baptist University's associate professor ...

  4. Migrant workers riot outside government building in Guangdong

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com More than 200 migrant workers staged a violent protest outside a township government building in Chaozhou, Guangdong, authorities have confirmed. Witnesses ... saying police dispersed the crowd in front of the Guxiang township government building by about 10.30pm on Monday. Police said protesters smashed at least three cars and another one was burned, ...

  5. Building social capital

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... secretary will materialise only if the government takes the lead in bringing various sectors together to build a society with hope and compassion. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is an executive ...

  6. Building a city's social capital

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unemployment is probably double that. With the elites concentrated on building their own nests, no wonder the masses rose up in protest when food prices rose. These are important lessons for Asia ...

  7. Why building more flats may not lead to a drop in prices

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and 14,000 private flats respectively in the next four to five years, the government has been criticised by some lawmakers and executive councillors for not providing enough land for building private ... are looking for relatively small and affordable homes, not those extravagantly designed private units,' Poon said. He said rushing to build more private flats would only reinforce the mismatch ...

  8. Flextronics to build power parts plant

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Flextronics International, unaffected by the grim labour issues that currently beset chief rival Hon Hai Precision Industry, has accelerated its mainland expansion. The world's second-largest contract electronics manufacturing service prov ...

  9. Green buildings make sound financial sense in the long term

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Congratulations to the Hong Kong government and the Council for Sustainable Development for forging ahead with new measures to encourage green buildings. I am director of property ... on Lyndhurst Terrace, featuring PV solar panels, storm water collection and a green roof garden, among other eco-features. Hong Kong lags behind its Asian counterparts in green building design, so ...

  10. Panic builds over syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai What if anything is inside the syringes? That is the question on the minds of many of Urumqi's 2.3 million residents, who are still waiting for the authorities to identify the health risks posed by the attacks. At a press conference yesterd ...




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