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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Lump of concrete facade all that remains of Eastern Cotton Mills

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A facade is all that remains of Eastern Cotton Mills, a symbol of post-war economic success Lump of concrete sad remnant of a slice of history A lump of concrete ... as part of a larger scheme to revamp the old district. He wrote to the Antiquities and Monuments Office, only to find that the concrete lump was the "parts of the facade" ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Commission on Poverty unveiled with call for concrete action

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Revived commission unveiled with calls for far-reaching action, not just more reports Panel memberskeen to wage war on city's shame Fresh, proactive and far-reaching policies are required if Hong Kong wants to battl ...

  3. The Concrete bungle

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... sight: 'We go back out to look at the courses and discover new sections have been concreted.' Previously natural trails are paved over and uphill sections fitted with concrete steps. ... years ago, says: 'Trail running makes me feel like I'm in a different place, not in a concrete jungle.' But the increasing concreting of trails is extremely annoying for many. ...

  4. Concrete facts of man under a cloud

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Zhang Jimin, chairman of West China Cement, is caught in a war of words with US short seller Glaucus Research Group that threatens to upset the Chinese company's deal with Italy-listed firm Italcementi Group. On Wedn ...

  5. Concrete jungle

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... area, built with reinforced concrete, without the services of an architect, but using approved standard plans... The key-note of the proposal was simplicity,' Lam wrote. Later concessions ...

  6. Shaky base for law of concrete jungle

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... has more than doubled over the last three years. Donald is a firm believer in the Law of Concrete: thou shalt pour at least 10 million tonnes a year. He has hugely boosted infrastructure ... need to pour all this concrete, however, if we had not poured enough in the past or if our population were growing so fast that we must pour a great deal more for the future. The first ...

  7. West China Cement hit by fraud claim

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Shares in mainland cement maker West China Cement were suspended from trading at the company's request yesterday, following the release of an analyst's report alleging the company was guilty of 'blatant fra ...

  8. China Resources to expand capacity

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... acquisitions, the firm planned to increase annual production capacity of cement, clinker and concrete from 47.3 million tonnes, 68.7 million tonnes and 32 million cubic metres last year to 66 million ...

  9. HK$165m IPO helps cement firm repay debt

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Allied Cement faces slowing demand growth for its product because of an economic slowdown and a credit squeeze on the mainland, said the firm's managing director yesterday at its listing ceremony. Making its debut on ...




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