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  1. Why we're urbanising Hong Kong to death

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... that was driven by the need for rapid urbanisation and large infrastructure projects. This model was made necessary by the rapid growth of the population and economy, and its success cannot be denied. The pressures of urbanisation were so overwhelming that we could not afford to be overly sentimental about conservation or the environment. Conservation was perceived as a luxury, and spending ...

  2. Australian giant on China growth path

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... helped by rapid investments in China, Hong Kong and Japan. 'We've got 50 per cent of revenues coming from offshore. That is 50 per cent from Australia and 50 per cent from the rest of the world,' Greg Goodman, chief executive of the Australian-based group, said. 'That will increase to 60 per cent very quickly. Of that, Asia will make up 30 per cent. We see China as a strong ...

  3. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... 'As urbanisation gathers pace in China, more and more new towns will be built to meet the housing needs of a growing urban population.' According to an official report released in late ... the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA, ...

  4. Hong Kong can boot up China's technology revolution

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Samson Tam China's reform and open-door policy has been the main driving force for the nation's development over the past 30 years, and that momentum should continue under ... Kong find its position under China's new economic development model? What should our government do? As a member of the China Association for Science and Technology, I attend its annual ...

  5. At your service

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... taking place on the mainland today was rapid urbanisation, which was generating a growth in service industries. 'As everyone already knows, China has no shortage of people, what they require ... to delivering services at an international standard,' he said. 'With growing urbanisation, China would need more people to work in the service sector, and they will need to receive ...

  6. New World expects policies to help stores

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger New World Department Store China chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun said he was optimistic about the mainland's retail sector in the coming year, following pledges from Beijing that it would boost domestic consumption and urbanisation. Speaking at the company's annual general meeting, Cheng said he was optimistic that sales would increase over Christmas ...

  7. What's On

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 29 'China Property Market Policy Reform and Insight' is a roundtable lunch organised by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. Rising housing prices due to factors such as demand caused by urbanisation has reignited the topic of China's urban residential market and it will undergo intense consideration and analysis by the central government, economists, ...

  8. HK can be model for new cities worldwide

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of law and an efficient system, Romer said. The global market is undersold for cities like 1950s Hong Kong, Romer added. 'That market is mind boggling. Urbanisation worldwide will more than ...

  9. HK firms in buying frenzy on mainland

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... neutral.' He also said resources would continue to be the most active target sector for China's M&A next year as it sought to satisfy surging demand generated by growing urbanisation. ... acquisition of China Gas Holdings by a consortium of mainland investors. This deal also made China the largest buyer of Hong Kong companies this year. According to separate data from deal-tracking ...

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    Expanding Pearl River Delta region will strain environment

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by SU LIU

    ... Although the region's contribution to the mainland economy has decreased in recent years, it still holds a significant position in the overall development of China. To enhance ... times the country's average population density) with meagre resources (only 1 per cent of China's water and using 8 per cent of its energy consumption). If this monster continues ...




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