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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    OzAsia Festival builds bond between South Australia and sister state Shandong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green OzAsia fest opens Adelaide to Shandong's rich culture Aussies love a beer and a fair number will have tasted the brew from Qingdao. But how many can name the province it hails from? How many will know Shandong is South Australia's sist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585984/ozasia-festival-builds-bond-between-south-australia-and
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plan to build flats on site earmarked for Science Park growth put on hold

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Science Park homes on hold in face of opposition A decision on a controversial plan to build flats on a site earmarked for the Hong Kong Science ... Leung Chun-ying's effort to build 470,000 new flats in a decade. Now the government wants to sell the land for a medium-density private residential development with 3,380 flats. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586166/plan-build-flats-site-earmarked-science-park-growth-put-hold
  3. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY

    Firefighters bring in water to battle blaze as building's hydrants fail

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Clifford Lo

    ... and on the ground level, outside the building. "Firemen had to lay hoses up to 700 metres to get water from a fire hydrant on the pavement outside the estate," a fire department spokesman said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584639/firefighters-bring-water-battle-blaze-buildings-hydrants-fail
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSTRUCTION

    Developers' terms 'pushing up building costs'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Industry boss says onerous demands and labour shortage make life tough Developers' terms 'pushing up building costs' Hong Kong builders ... place in the world for construction. Soaring wages and strong demand due to massive public building projects had long been blamed for pushing up costs, but Thomas Ho, president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583165/developers-terms-pushing-building-costs
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Deadly building collapse follows explosion in Paris suburb

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bobigny, France Deadly building collapse follows explosion A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion yesterday, killing a child ... Philippe Galli, the prefect of Saint-Seine-Denis. An eight-year-old died in the building's collapse, and firefighters found an unconscious 80-year-old woman in the debris who died while being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582593/deadly-building-collapse-follows-explosion-paris-suburb
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits of building a barrier-free city will outweigh the costs

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 01:21pm by MABEL CHAN

    ... Mabel Chan Mabel Chan says Hong Kong cannot afford to wait any longer as our population profile ages rapidly Price of doing nothing will be higher than cost of building a barrier-free city ... a long way off, but the truth is that the entire community will feel the negative effects of our current building design practices on our freedom much earlier than that. This is very much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1582876/benefits-building-barrier-free-city-will-outweigh-costs
  7. News - Asia - WRESTLING

    Japanese lawmaker in effort to 'build peace' with pro-wrestling extravaganza in North Korea

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:14am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Pyongyang A Japanese parliamentarian arrived in North Korea on Thursday with more than 20 pro-wrestlers to stage a rare combat sports extravaganza this weekend, saying that he will seek world peace from one of the world’s most isolated countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581650/japanese-lawmaker-effort-build-peace-pro-wrestling-extravaganza-north
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Watchdog urged to investigate building maintenance bid-rigging

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Watchdog urged to probe bid-rigging The competition watchdog was urged yesterday to investigate bid rigging in building maintenance projects to protect ... crack down on unscrupulous firms colluding to raise prices for building maintenance and renovations. The group, which staged a demonstration outside the commission's office in Wan Chai, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581282/watchdog-urged-investigate-building-maintenance-bid-rigging
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Green Building Week aims to change people's lives The Hong Kong Green Building Council, a non-profit organisation, is gearing up for next week's ... Kong Green Building Week not only focused on green development, but also hoped to change the general public's behaviour and mindset in order to protect the environment, said Conrad Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives
  10. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    Vietnam sends senior official to China to build bridges after oil rig stand-off

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:21pm by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Kristine Kwok Vietnam wants to ensure tensions don't flare up again after riots over oil drilling Hanoi sends party official to China to mend fences A senior Vietnamese Communist Party official arrives in China today on a fenc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580538/vietnam-sends-senior-official-china-build-bridges-after-oil-rig-stand

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