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  1. We can rock the world (if we duck the concrete)

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and concrete paths. Efforts to protect and preserve have to be of the essence. Nature is not viewed by the government as a big revenue earner. Schools do not give it a significant place ...

  2. Consultation seeks more concrete ideas

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... District Authority can now safely be laid to one side. The government is convinced that the word 'culture' is synonymous with the word 'concrete' and poor old Tang is so ... inspiring. Meanwhile, as plans are being laid for keeping the concrete mixers in business the government is significantly cutting its financial support to arts groups. It would be wrong to assume ...

  3. Concrete 'carrier' a signal of intent

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The emergence of a giant concrete ship in the unlikely setting of Wuhan is the latest sign that Beijing's desire for aircraft carriers is fast moving towards a full-blown production programme. The carrier mock-up comes complete with flight deck, ramp and tower, all atop what looks like a low-rise brick office building. A fighter plane ...

  4. Environmentalists upset with concrete pavilion atop tree roots

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Park are thankful for a concrete pavilion in Hatton Road, as they say such amenities are putting the natural environment and local vegetation at risk. Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam, chairwoman ... of concrete for building shelters. These materials were equally durable, he said. 'We need to be sensitive to the environment, as the natural environment is very fragile, and it can be easily ...

  5. Environmentalists fume after Peak slope is concreted over

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The ripping of turf from a private slope behind No 3 Old Peak Road and its replacement with shotcrete- concrete sprayed on slopes to prevent landslides- has infuriated the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group. Melanie Moore, a group member, said she complained to the Buildings Department, demanding that it stop the process, which, she discovered, had not been ...

  6. Concrete bungle

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker There's clearly some confusion in Hong Kong about sustainable living. It was evident on World Environment Day last month, when images of nature were plastered all over town but few organisations heralded any changes in their long-term behavi ...

  7. Rediscovering traditional Shanghai homes amid a concrete jungle

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... historical architecture; otherwise, many people will leave. I think the urban planning of the Lujiazui economic zone was a failure. The concrete jungle looks modern, but just like some designers ...

  8. Liberalisation, not pouring concrete, will boost growth

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Talk to brokerage house analysts about a possible exit route from the global economic crisis and virtually all of them say the same thing: if there is hope, it lies with the Chinese consumer. The tendency of Chinese consumers to save too ...

  9. Rumble in a concrete jungle

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charlie Carter

    ... Charlie Carter The annals of rock music are littered with landmark events sparked by chance meetings. Brian Epstein's unplanned visit to Liverpool's Cavern Club one lunchtime in the early 60s, for instance, launched the career of the Beatles. Ho ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DAB urges concrete policies More concrete policies to spur development of the six economic pillars, identified by a government-appointed advisory body, are expected in October's policy address. After meeting the chief executive yesterday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said it hoped the government's concrete policies ...




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