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  1. Golden glory in Changsha for Hong Kong teenager

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong won only its second-ever gold medal at the fifth National Intercity Games in Changsha, Hunan when tennis player Brian Hung Lap-hei shocked the No1 seed ... efforts in Xian four years ago when it took one silver and one bronze. The other medal winners in Changsha were cyclist Lam Kai-chun, who won Hong Kong's first inter-city games gold ...

  2. Xinao expands into Changsha

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Mainland gas distributor Xinao Gas Holdings has expanded into Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, and aims to boost its potential customer base by more than 12 per cent to 16 million through a joint venture deal with a local gas supplier. It is the company's second piped-gas venture in Hunan, and the 33rd on the mainland. The new joint venture, Changsha Xinao, has been ...

  3. Skyscraper restrictions 'to worsen city sprawl'

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to the world's third tallest building, the Jinmao Tower, and a consortium led by Japan's Mori Building Company is planning the world's tallest skyscraper in the city. ...

  4. From building skyscrapers to raising hope in ruins of war

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... those in need.' Ms Chow, whose work has included helping with the construction of Chek Lap Kok airport and numerous Hong Kong skyscrapers, asked for a year's unpaid leave from her ...

  5. Sport knows no boundaries

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Games, taking place in Changsha city. ...

  6. Bao and Lin struggle for place on Olympic squad

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... likely to lose out when China's three places in next year's Athens Olympics are held. At the moment Lin, from Xiamen in Fujien, has the upper hand, after beating Bao in Changsha ...


    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was beset with engineering problems from the start. Even before the skyscraper was finished, enormous panes of glass would fall off in high winds. It earned the nickname 'the Plywood ... not allow the windows to move with the building. It took the replacement of all the skyscraper's 10,344 windows and US$7 million to fix the problem. The swaying was fixed by the installation ...

  8. Visual artist builds on urban themes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... degree in Melbourne. Drift City, a photo series and also the title of his new book, records the results of a performance art piece in which he dressed up as a skyscraper and took to the street in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Cairo. 'Skyscrapers used to have no personality, but this changes when you dress up as one - you start a surrealistic journey,' he says. Wong's work ...

  9. High-rise metropolis aims low with new laws

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The National People's Congress (NPC) of Shanghai today will pass regulations to limit the number of skyscrapers in the central area and increase public ... to limit skyscrapers for 10 years and we have them still. There have been no limits. The proof will be in the overall plan of the city,' he said. 'Is the government managing the city ...

  10. Locals bound for Hunan

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Local under-23 athletes will join 16,000 competitors from more than 80 cities, special economic zones and municipalities at next month's biggest-ever National City Games in Hunan Province. Hong Kong will send 89 athletes to compete in 13 sports at the 10-day mega-event to be held in Changsha city from October 18. Hong Kong sent a 68-member delegation for its debut ...




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