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  1. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Olga Wong Work on highest tower suspended after report of developers using cheap sea sand in concrete Shenzhen building alert Work on hold in Shenzhen building safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Claims over poor-quality cement could become industry's milk powder scandal, developer says Exposé cracks confidence in building safety Safety fears and uncertainty struck Shenzhen's property sector after the city government revoked the licence of a major company over substandard building material and halted the construction of what ...

  3. News - China

    Shenzhen builds canopy to protect tree planted by ex-president Hu Jintao

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 11:56am by Amy Li

    ... twitter-like service. “Will President Xi Jinping shake my hand and touch my head please,” wrote one blogger, “Then, maybe local officials will build me a canopy.” “Fortunately they are only trying ...

  4. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... cent. The private residential estate in Longgang district was among 14 major building projects in Shenzhen that were put on hold last month as local government officials tested concrete samples for untreated sea sand after a national television expose triggered concerns over building safety. Sea sand contains high levels of salt and chloride that can corrode steel reinforcement bars, weakening ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    High stakes involved in Shenzhen's concrete scandal

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... city of Shenzhen is no exception. Over the past two decades, the economic powerhouse of the Pearl River Delta has awed many with its construction prowess, building upwards and sideways at jaw-dropping speed and scale. But recently, reports of some property developers using unsuitable materials for construction have rung the alarm bells over building and public safety in the city ...

  6. Build on both our strengths, Shenzhen urges

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong and Shenzhen were meant to complement each other rather than compete, Shenzhen's Communist Party chief said yesterday in Hong Kong, urging greater investment in the proposed Qianhai district across the bor ...

  7. Now PolyU says it wants to build on border loop

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A second Hong Kong university has voiced interest in building facilities in a no-man's land near the border. Polytechnic University would have a proposal ready by month's end for construction on the Lok Ma Chau Loop, said president Timothy Tong Wai-cheung. He said it wanted to set up research laboratories. 'We also hope to offer programmes for students ...

  8. Pipeline of green energy and tech IPOs builds up

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So and Tim LeeMaster The mainland's technology and alternative energy sectors are likely to be the source of more initial public offerings this year, but not on last year's giant scale, analysts predict. The US$1.5 billion listing last y ...

  9. Biodegradable buildings may be wave of the future

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... architect has discovered a way to make temporary shelters or even buildings that are completely biodegradable. The environmentally conscious Mr Okuda, a professional architectural consultant at Chinese University, said the idea would also save money. He says he came up with the idea of using a thermoplastic material called polylactic acid (PLA) to build temporary constructions ...

  10. Shenzhen to build more low-cost homes

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Government officials in Shenzhen- the hottest property market on the mainland- have been stung into action by warnings from Premier Wen Jiabao that the country's poor need more low-cost housing. 'Resolving the citizens' affordabl ...




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