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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official regret over building collapse a rare display of feeling in North Korea

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for yet another tragic civilian disaster to befall their people- the collapse of an apartment building. Coming after criticism of South Korean authorities over last month's ferry sinking ... North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of a 23-storey apartment building under construction in a district of the capital Pyongyang, which a South Korean official ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Narendra Modi must put rhetoric aside and build regional trust

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Modi's task now is to build trust Not for decades has India been so hopeful. Indians have overwhelmingly voted for Narendra Modi to be their next leader, counting ... it believed he was an efficient strongman who could restore growth, bring down double-digit inflation, cut crime, end corruption and build the essential infrastructure the country so badly needs. He ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Ocean Park appoints Lai Sun to build new Ocean Hotel resort

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:56am by SANDY

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Construction is expected to start later this year and the hotel is targeted for completion in 2017 Lai Sun chosen to develop HK$4.1b Ocean Park resort Ocean Park has appointed Lai Sun Development, headed by Hong Kong Tourism Boa ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai interim PM in crisis talks as pressure builds for him to resign

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:37pm

    ... Reuters Thailand’s acting prime minister was meeting senators yesterday to search for a way out of a political crisis, as anti-government protesters step up pressure to remove him and install a new administration. Thailand is stuck in political limbo foll ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard French Knopf 4 stars David Wilson Africa has entered a new age of Chinese ... rapacious image in Africa by "parachuting hardware": pursuing giant construction projects that spawn bridges and stadiums. But development requires more than pouring concrete and building ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings. The composite of carbon and aluminium, known as fibre-reinforced aluminium, can also save energy, ... "The industry doesn't like new materials, because they don't know what will happen over time. A building has to be standing in 200 years," he said. He said the material took ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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