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  1. Rising stars' high hopes for Changsha

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Students Games in Changsha, Hunan province next month. This will be the fourth time that Hong Kong has sent a squad to the mainland event, which is held every three years. After preparations lasting more than six months, a squad of 101 athletes and 40 staff have been chosen to represent the city in Changsha. The competition will be held from August 16 to 21. Hong Kong will take part ...


    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a buzzing 'world city' and global financial centre, but it also has an interesting cultural heritage tucked away between the skyscrapers. Here are some venues offering an insight into its past. ...

  3. Heat's on as Hong Kong heads for a wall of trouble

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... controversy, there is a debate raging in Hong Kong over whether tall buildings are having a negative environmental impact. Opinion is divided, with green groups insisting that skyscrapers trap heat and raise temperatures by several degrees in cities such as Hong Kong. Environmentalists claim skyscrapers block the movement of air through the 'wall effect', thereby stopping the natural ...

  4. HK still China's most competitive city

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... region. The top ten 1 Hong Kong 2 Taipei 3 Beijing 4 Shanghai 5 Shenzhen 6 Guangzhou 7 Tianjin 8 Hangzhou 9 Qingdao 10 Changsha Source: Blue Book on Urban Competitiveness of the Chinese Academy ...

  5. Sany puts HK share sale on ice again

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Toh Han Shih Sany Heavy Industry, China's biggest construction machinery maker, has shelved its Hong Kong IPO yet again. At the company's headquarters in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, Sany senior vice-president Zhao Xiangzhang said now was not a good time for Sany to list in Hong Kong, given the capital market volatility and the European ...

  6. Great city, but only with a pinch of salt

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be taken with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see that another side to the city has not been forgotten. Beyond its densely packed skyscrapers and urban slums, ...

  7. The Hong Kong Region Review

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Institutions and Leadership in Town and Countryside offers a window into familiar places in recent, yet very different times. For anyone interested in the Hong Kong behind the skyscrapers, this book ...

  8. The very best of British

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... excited about the prospect. 'We also recently introduced a major enhancement to our website that enables travellers from 11 additional Chinese cities- Chongqing, Changsha, Chengdu, Fuzhou, ...

  9. Get the insider's view of the city

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... to venues such as B?thanie, a stunning heritage building, or the 75th floor apex of Central Plaza, one of the city's iconic skyscrapers, to a Chinese junk or yacht cruise on Victoria Harbour. ...

  10. letters

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... High time for action on skyscrapers I am concerned about the number of skyscrapers in Hong Kong. The city was ranked first in the world by the building data website Emporis- with New York ... and sun, which can harm air quality and increase pollution. Many of Hong Kong's tallest skyscrapers have been built around Victoria Harbour, which means sea winds cannot easily reach inland ...




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