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  1. 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. ...

  2. 13,000 police search for ex-officer turned killer

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that killed six people and injured four in Chongqing and Changsha, Hunan. Zeng- who also uses the alias Zeng Zhiping and the nickname 'Siniang', meaning 'fourth mother'- ...

  3. Local government forced to backpedal a third time

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... bureau, denied this. He said only 100 old houses next to Zifeng Tower, a 450-metre-high landmark and the mainland's second highest skyscraper, would be rejuvenated, People.com reported. ... that would benefit few people. 'After all, how many people can afford to visit the top of the skyscraper to enjoy the scenery?' one user asked on People.com. In March, the municipal ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Feathery fiends target theme park in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In September, a bootleg Angry Birds park went up at the Window of the World theme park in Changsha, Hunan province. From the media reports and videos posted online, it was a fairly lame attempt- more ...

  6. Business booms

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is expected to open next year, adding about 47,000 square metres of supply, she says. Another skyscraper under construction is the Nanjing International Commerce Centre (ICC) developed by Sun Hung Kai ...

  7. Venice of east fights sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Shanghai has also been linked to an excess of skyscrapers, Mr Yin said Suzhou's problem was different. 'We don't have very many skyscrapers here,' he said. 'Artificial ...

  8. Wharf wins five sites in Suzhou for 3b yuan

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... yuan. The developer will build a 420-metre skyscraper on the commercial site. The building will be as tall as the 88-storey Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, now the tallest tower on the mainland ... to build a skyscraper because the government aims to give it a commercial image.' Monthly office rents in Suzhou ranged from US$15 to US$20 per square metre, he said. The retail sector ...

  9. Mainland set for urban rail building frenzy

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... 2,200 kilometres of rail lines in 16 cities, almost tripling the existing 1,400 kilometres of urban rail. The cities include Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changsha, Kunming, Harbin and Changchun. ...

  10. Bull in a China slump

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be getting richer and consuming more.' In January last year, researchers for US hedge fund manager James Chanos visited mainland cities and saw many unoccupied new skyscrapers. He concluded ...




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