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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare official apology for building collapse in Pyongyang

    Posted May 18th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul, South Korea Official news agency says disaster at residential high-rise has distressed leader Kim Jong-un Rare apology for building collapse in Pyongyang North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said may have caused hundreds ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    'I'll be in Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver won't': Battle of the chefs as Harlan Goldstein opens restaurant in same building

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:07am by Mischa Moselle

    ... These are not the symptoms of depression but the result of putting his efforts into opening two large new restaurants in Causeway Bay. They happen to be in the same building as Jamie Oliver's new restaurant. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New hi-tech grid to help fight pollution China will build the world's largest high-power electricity transmission network as part of the country's efforts to battle smog and pollution. The State Grid Corporation of China- the world's largest state-owned utilities company- said on its website that the central government would ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good housing plan goes beyond building more flats

    Posted May 15th 2014, 06:04pm by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says the focus on quantity in the government's housing development plan risks turning neighbourhoods into ghettos Building walls One of the best features of Hong ... us down the path to income segregation. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pledged to build 470,000 new housing units over the next decade, 60 per cent of which will be public housing. Some ...

  5. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines issues photos of Chinese ‘building works’ on disputed islands

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:21pm by Associated Press

    ... that it was not clear what China would build on the reclaimed land, but that an airstrip was a possibility. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk ... on the northwestern edge of the reef. A concrete building, likely to be China’s outpost on the reef, stands on the southern edge of the emerging islet. A ship is anchored close by. The reef, part ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Further hurdle for government's plan to build 470,000 flats

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Further hurdle ahead for flats plan A new obstacle has been thrown in front of government plans to build 470,000 flats in the next decade. Kwun Tong district councillors yesterday threatened to oppose proposals to rezone nine sites in Kwun Tong to accommodate thousands of public and private flats unless they received more information on how ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Build eco-tourism resort on Lamma, not tower blocks: conservationists

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... situation," added Chan, who has been a resident of the northwestern town of Yung Shue Wan for more than four years. The government's plan is to build 1,200 private flats and 700 Home Ownership ... about the project emerged, that some wanted to return. About 30 of them applied to build small houses as they believed the hotel would make this village a resort." ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia to invest A$82b in roads as part of 'contribute and build' budget

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Reuters

    ... the economic blueprint his government will deliver as a "contribute and build" budget. Australia's A$1.5 trillion economy sailed through the global financial crisis, but a slump ...

  9. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Entire trip would take two days and run through Siberia China is considering plans to build a high-speed railway line to the US, the country’s official media has reported. ... four times the length of the Channel Tunnel which connects France and England. According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is “already in place” and will be used to build ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop plan to build more flats

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Olga Wong

    ... to community. "We are very disappointed," said Shau Kei Wan concern group convenor Lee Joi-tung. "Building flats in such a tiny space is to achieve a political target instead ... with a "pencil-like" building would block the neighbourhood's air flow. But the Planning Department said the development would not block the sea breeze. A Town Planning Board spokesman said most members ...




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