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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 24, 2014

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 07:32am

    ... a far more ambitious venture than border management, which China and India have almost perfected. China grants credit to Cuba to build port terminal in Santiago |Source: Havana Times Other loans ...

  2. People’s Architecture

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:34am by Contributor

    ... Contributor In the world of architectural design, trends are transient and sometimes used as marketing buzzwords. But when buildings are built for people, they never go out of style. A lot has been said about sustainability in architecture and design in general. Architects have come up with innovative ways to minimise the environmental impact of buildings by maximising ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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." ...

  5. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 23, 2014

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 08:11am

    ... is designed both to build a new “major power” relationship with the US, and to gradually undermine US alliances in Asia. Does multimillion dollar Chinese investment signal Detroit’s rebirth? |Source: ... rise in shipping costs, plans to build more ships' |Source: Caixin China demands hygiene standards on Myanmar rice to legalise trade |Source: Democratic Voice of Burma The five biggest ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Emperor challenges signboard decision

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... Group claims the Director of Buildings has erred in concluding the company is the owner of two Causeway Bay signboards that are illegal structures and need to be removed. Emperor Watch and Jewellery is seeking a judicial review of the director's order, made in 2012, to take down the signs, which are fixed to an external wall of a building on Russell Street. The company earlier ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Modular flats stacked seven storeys high a first for New York

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... the building near Manhattan's northern tip aims to show that while stackable flats can save time and money, modular doesn't have to mean monotonous. The building interiors defy their boxy ... tallest modular building, a 32-storey tower, rising in Brooklyn. Advocates say modular building can trim costs and timetables. Still, the technique has an image problem in that it is sometimes ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Chinese backing sought for flying car and sky city projects

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... which brings substantial risks to would-be investors. Equally intriguing is a plan by privately controlled air-conditioning systems manufacturer Broad Group, to build what it claims would be the world's tallest building within seven months. The Changsha, Hunan province-based firm last July broke ground on a planned 838-metre, 202-storey building that will consist of 2,558 apartments of 60 ...




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