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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's uncle in Beijing to build on economic co-operation

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Seoul Pyongyang powerbroker may meet top leaders in sign that pariah state wants to revive crumbling economy Kim's uncle in Beijing to build on economic ties North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle- the man seen as the power behind the young and untested dictator- is in Beijing, in the latest signal the reclusive state is looking seriously at ways to revive ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Beijing office rent market slowing down

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for a new office in the city's central business district (CBD) for months. He is not happy with the property management service in the office building he currently works in and wishes to move ... as domestic and multinational enterprises expanded aggressively following the global financial crisis. The average rental level for Beijing's grade-A office buildings doubled within three years ...

  3. Breath of fresh air for leaders

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to cigarettes, stationery and electronic appliances for decades, it is the first time secrets about the air quality in prestigious government buildings have been made public. The revelation, ... government buildings. They have also become an essential luggage item whenever state leaders travel outside the compound, according to Qi Zhiwang, a Beijing-based sales manager of the equipment. Qi ...

  4. Mainland architects build demand

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham The mainland has one of the world's most impressive collections of new buildings- the Bird's Nest stadium, CCTV tower, the recently opened China World Tower ... have begun to make waves internationally- he was commissioned to design the Absolute Tower in Toronto, a building with curves that have earned it the nickname the Marilyn Monroe Tower. Two ...

  5. Developers build up land holdings

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen Mainland property developers have shrugged aside concerns over policy measures to curb home sales and are aggressively building up their land holdings. Latest data from ... meanwhile, underlined strong optimism over continued growth in the property market. Feng Huimin, executive director of Fantasia Holdings Group, said developers had to expand and build new projects ...

  6. Class apart

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Wood, chairman of the China Property Development Fund, which is building Richmond Park with the Netherlands-based ING group. Dick Kwan, managing director for China of ING Real Estate, says ...

  7. Piracy role sets Beijing on course to build trust

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sometimes the best way of getting to know any nation- and building trust with it- is to work closely with its people. That is one reason militaries hold joint exercises with allies and even adversaries. Even better when they are deployed on actual missions together. So China's taking of a central role in anti-piracy efforts off Somalia can therefore be seen only ...

  8. An opportunity to build bridges to Beijing

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A visit is being brokered by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to take some lawmakers to the earthquake zone in Sichuan. The aim, ostensibly, is to familiarise lawmakers with the situation in the devastated province. However, Mr Tsang is no doubt also ...

  9. Building sites ordered to stop work in bid to improve Games air quality

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing First it was steel mill managers, petrol station operators and motorists. Now it's the turn of construction project chiefs to feel the impact of Beijing's massive campaign to clean up the city's air before the Olympic ...

  10. Outraged monks save historic building

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Niujie House Administrative Bureau to 'renovate dilapidated buildings'. But because of the cost and skills required to renovate historic buildings, 'renovate' often in effect ... paintings before the workers could damage them further. Displaying the relics on Wednesday, monk Yuan Chi said watching the demolition had been unbearable and that replacing the buildings ...




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