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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Convection devices the size of skyscrapers generate electricity by heating air inside 'Solar chimneys' may help solve energy woes Scientists ... be constructed inside new skyscrapers. The technology involves covering an area of several square kilometres to create a greenhouse around a high chimney. The hot air produced in the greenhouse rises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  2. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto's skyscrapers 'death trap for birds'

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Toronto

    ... The New York Times in Toronto Up to 9 million die every year in collisions with the gleaming towers, but the city is now leading North America in tackling the problem Toronto's glass wall stake toll on birds In the shadow of the massive black towers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1071845/torontos-skyscrapers-death-trap-birds
  3. News - China - ARCHITECTURE

    New Suzhou building mocked for looking like a pair of trousers

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... Louise Ho in Shanghai louise.ho@scmp.com Building's trousers look draws ridicule A new skyscraper in the eastern city of Suzhou has been criticised for looking like a pair of trousers, similar to China Central Television's controversial headquarters in Beijing. The Gate of the Orient, in Suzhou's central business district, comprises two towers joined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1029694/new-suzhou-building-mocked-looking-pair-trousers
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Architect Zaha Hadid's distinct style is a hit in Hong Kong and on mainland

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:08am by Jing Zhang

    ... have included commercial developments in Beijing with SoHo China, and the spectacular Guangzhou Opera House on the banks of the Pearl River. Her firm also developed the Changsha Meixihu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1499243/architect-zaha-hadids-distinct-style-hit-hong-kong-and
  5. News - China

    Beijing man stabs six people to death over property dispute

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:34pm by Zhang Hong

    ... in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, developed into a fight which left six people dead, including one Uygur vendor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458482/beijing-man-stabs-six-people-death-over-property-dispute
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jaw-dropping pictures taken from the very edge of Hong Kong's towers

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:24pm by Staff Reporter

    ... this year cavorting on the city’s skyscrapers. They will return next month to try their luck on the Bank of China Building and Two IFC, the city’s second-tallest building. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432668/jaw-dropping-pictures-taken-very-edge-hong-kongs-towers
  7. News - China Insider - LGBT

    British PM David Cameron's message on gay marriage inspires Chinese LGBT community

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 02:31pm by Amy Li

    ... outspoken in recent years demanding equal rights and battling discrimination.  In Feburary, a 20-year-old man in the southern city of Changsha  filed a lawsuit against Hunan province's civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1464551/british-pm-david-camerons-weibo-message-inspires-lgbt-community
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    City's upper floor offices world's most expensive

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:19am by BLOOM

    ... skyscrapers than for equivalent space in Manhattan, broker Knight Frank said. Workspace at "nose bleed" level in skyscrapers, which commands the highest rent, is selling for US$69,222 per ... expensive locations- with skyscrapers valued at US$23,810 and US$23,767 per square metre respectively- and may swap places next year, Roberts said. Office rents in Singapore rose 4.2 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1441271/citys-upper-floor-offices-worlds-most-expensive
  9. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong's lifts fail to make grade in list of world's fastest

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com City fails to make the grade in list of the fastest elevators, despite having the most skyscrapers (but it's still a lot speedier than taking stairs) ... major cities. Hong Kong is home to the most skyscrapers in the world, more than double the number in New York. But surprisingly, it fails to feature in a list of the globe's top five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151999/hong-kongs-lifts-fail-make-grade-list-worlds-fastest

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