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  1. Province animated about its future as pop culture helps it beat the odds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... off handsomely in Changsha, the provincial capital, which developed into the country's top animation-production base, housing China's largest animation company, Hunan Great Dreams Cartoon. The Blue Cat, China's first cartoon trademark, was born in Changsha in 1997, and has been raking in millions in export dollars with its hugely popular Blue Cat-themed merchandise. ...

  2. Millions trapped at home by worst storms in 50 years

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Hunan businesswoman Chen Qiongying, 53, has been shivering through the worst winter she can remember since a snowstorm hit the southern province 17 days ago. The heaviest snow and sleet in 50 years has paralysed transport in the province. Icy runways have halted operations at the only international airport in Hunan- Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Widespread ...

  3. Soldier swaps mundane routine of army life for the money-making thrills of big business

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yueyang, my home town, to start a new life in Changsha with nothing. From my four years of working in the army, I already realised the bitterness of life and importance of money. Every kind of life ...

  4. My horror car trip from Shanghai to Changsha

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Changsha It was dark, cold and drizzle kept coming down. The road was slippery. Ice, several centimetres thick, had covered the entire highway, forcing the traffic to a crawl. ... us another painfully slow five hours to reach the provincial capital, Changsha , our final destination. The journey began on Wednesday afternoon. I got into a car and left Shanghai at 4pm, ...

  5. Changsha subsidies plan may herald new era

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Plans by the city government of Changsha to provide cash subsidies to help low-income earners buy their own homes have raised hopes in some quarters that the end is in sight for austerity measures aimed at cooling demand in the mainland property market. But analysts see no early reversal to the countrywide measures and warn that the Changsha plan should be seen ...

  6. Complex computer network gives skyscraper a massive lift

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman Schindler Lifts project manager Paul Easton says the computer network for the International Commerce Centre is just as challenging as the mechanical equipment. 'We have 400 intricately networked computers and a barely calculable distan ...

  7. Fancy skyscrapers are only part of what makes a modern city

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a comprehensive tree-planting system. We are surrounded by glass and steel skyscrapers, which are considered to be as good as any in other developed cities. Yet, when it comes to trees and how we look ... of these skyscrapers. Nature also has a vital role to play even if it is not immediately apparent. Trees are good for our physical and mental health. And, if we have more vegetation, this will improve air ...

  8. Optimism over Shanghai skyscraper

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and Taipei 101. The building is owned by Mori Building, whose other projects include the renowned Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The skyscraper has the most expensive office space in Shanghai, charging ... Mitsui Banking Corp, Mizuho Banking Corporation, Mizuho Securities, and BNP Paribas. The skyscraper houses the world's highest observatory. Located from the 94th to the 100th floor, ...

  9. Skyscraper plan for Kwun Tong to go ahead

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng URA study finds high-rise tower will not have major visual impact The Urban Renewal Authority intends to proceed with building a 280-metre office tower in the revamped Kwun Tong town centre after consultants found its visual impact ...

  10. Size matters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The design of the 93-storey Mega Tower Hotel could be changed in response to public concerns. Does this move mean the era of building enormous skyscrapers is coming to an end? Write to us. ...




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