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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Former Exco man Franklin Lam, an adviser to the government on Lantau's future, says developing protected areas could be green 'Build ... for development. Five months after development minister Paul Chan Mo-po stoked controversy by floating the idea of allowing development in country parks, Lam risked a new outcry by suggesting building ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau parks 'dangerous' idea, activists say

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The idea that building in country parks on Lantau could actually improve the island’s environment is both “worrying” and “dangerous”, activists and green ... a government appointee to the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, said building homes for 300,000 people and creating jobs on Lantau would reduce residents’ carbon footprint by cutting ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    New US ambassador Max Baucus pledges to build trust with China

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse and Teddy Ng

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington and Teddy Ng New US envoy pledges to build trust Incoming US ambassador Max Baucus has pledged to build trust with China as fellow senators confirmed him to the post at a time of high tensions in East Asia. The Senate approved Baucus in a rare unanimous show of support for one of President Barack Obama's high-profile nominees, although four ...

  4. News - World - BOSNIA

    Buildings burn as Bosnians erupt in protest over state of economy

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 03:03pm by Reuters, GUARDIAN, AFP

    ... Bosnia's capital yesterday after rampaging protesters set fire to government buildings in countrywide riots that left more than 150 injured. Sarajevo's streets were calm after firemen spent the night dousing the flames which almost gutted one regional government building, consuming cars and newsstands nearby. The city is bracing itself for further protests today after three days ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Kerry loses third bid to build yachting centre at Ap Lei Chau

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:33am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Planning board rejects Kerry's application to rezone Ap Lei Chau shipyard site Application for yachting centre rejected The Town Planning Board has rejected a proposal to develop a yachting centre at Ap Lei Chau a ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK boss faces criticism for not fighting harder over plan to build new headquarters

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 06:33pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of being too critical of the government- by delaying its, expansion for which the new building was needed. "I do not believe the government wants the project to fall away," he said. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overseas Chinese business can build bridges for the new maritime silk road

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:17pm by He Yafei

    ... economic relations Ideal middlemen This year, China will begin building a new maritime silk road to revive a route that historically contributed to its flourishing economic ties with neighbours ... those in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Overseas Chinese can play a vital role in helping to build the new maritime silk road, not least by acting as a "lubricant" to help move ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine say not bound by deal to disarm

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Pro-Russia gunmen say they will not move out of public buildings they have seized until pro-Western Kiev government steps down Separatists 'not ... buildings they had seized until the Kiev government stepped down. The agreement, brokered by the US, Russia, Ukraine and the EU in Geneva on Thursday, seemed to be the best hope of defusing ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SUPER BOWL XLVIII

    Seahawks ready to build a dynasty

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:12pm by AFP, Reuters, AP

    ... Agencies in East Rutherford After rout of the most prolific offence in NFL history, the talk among Pete Carroll's Seattle players turns to repeating their maiden title win Seahawks ready to build a dynasty Confetti still covered the field where Seattle had routed Denver 43-8 to win Super Bowl 48, and the Seahawks' merciless defenders were already talking about ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Effort to build a nation of consumers meets resistance from budget-minded shoppers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by AP

    ... be picking up for Zhao Guoping, a Beijing shopkeeper, as central government leaders try to build a consumer society to replace a worn-out economic model based on trade and investment. But his ... cent, and that percentage declined last year. Curbs on investment will mean less money flows to wages in construction and building materials industries such as steel and cement. "It ...




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