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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui had no 'concrete business' to do before chief-secretary job, court told

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:07pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com No 'concrete business' was apparent before chief secretary job came along Trial hears of Hui’s life in slow lane Ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan did not have any "concrete business" to do over a period of nearly two years before becoming the city's No2 official, his former personal assistant said in court yesterday. ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - Asian megacities part II

    Megacities of Asia Part II: Perils of the concrete jungle

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm

    ... Unprecedented levels of migration from rural areas have led to a host of logistical and environmental problems, writes Vanessa Collingridge. One hour’s drive from Hong Kong takes you to a construction field of reddish brown mud. Here, amid the snaking tra ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Concrete cracks spotted on rail supports; MTR says they're safe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com MTR promises to look into Admiralty tracks as it tries to dispel safety fears Concrete cracks 'part and parcel' of rail lines Cracks can be found on the concrete supports of train tracks along the Tsuen Wan Line at Admiralty station, the MTR Corporation has admitted, but said these did not affect railway operations. The company was responding after ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Review: Red Chamber in the Concrete Forest

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com Red Chamber in the Concrete Forest Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre Reviewed: February 28 In Blast (2013), their last Hong Kong Arts Festival outing, ... with another original festival commission, Red Chamber in the Concrete Forest, that looks at how a local man's life has been affected by his sexual relationships with two mainland women. The play ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSTRUCTION

    Falling concrete chunks the ‘size of basketballs’ cause city traffic chaos

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:18pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Basketball-sized lumps of concrete litter road and prompt huge jams on busy city streets Falling debris causes traffic chaos in Central Concrete chunks ... but were later released on bail. "Of course, I was frightened as such a large piece of concrete hit my cab," the taxi driver said. Another motorist, whose car was slightly damaged ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REFORM

    Premier Li's tour gives boost to Shanghai trade zone

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Launch of an international gold trading platform marks the first concrete liberalisation push by the mainland's financial authorities Tour ... metal, with the participation of foreign players, as marking a milestone in the zone's development. Spot gold trading in the zone will be the first concrete liberalisation ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Aquino says Manila wrong about 'concrete blocks' in Scarborough Shoal

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 06:31pm by Reuters, AP

    ... Agencies in Manila President forced to admit that Manila was wrong about Chinese building project as 'concrete' in disputed zone is 'very old' Aquino U-turn on shoal 'blocks' Manila has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over accusations that China was building concrete blocks in a disputed shoal that has been a major source of tension between the two ...

  8. Cement producer records 20pc rise in sales

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and general manager Shi Shanbo. Based in southern China, the cement maker sold 3.45 million tonnes of cement last year, a 20 per cent rise from 2003, whereas sales of concrete jumped 27 per cent ... general meeting yesterday. 'However, bigger players are more resilient to the measures and benefited from them to some extent.' He added that demand for cement and concrete would remain ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Residents of a Sai Kung village are making a desperate call for help to remove a pile of concrete that is blocking the only road in, and cutting off their homes from life-saving emergency access. Since Monday night, concrete blocks covered with cement and a piece of canvas have been lying across a section of the threemetre-wide road- which sits on private land- in what appears ...




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