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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. 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 ...


    Scarborough Shoal ‘concrete’ looks just like rocks

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Shoal 'concrete' looks just like rocks A Philippine minister said they were concrete blocks and a "prelude to construction", but photos taken recently ... spot where Manila has claimed Chinese vessels were placing concrete structures. The photos from the Philippines and Chinese sources could not be independently verified. A fresh diplomatic ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Here's some concrete ideas to spare parks

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at bay Here's some concrete ideas to spare parks The man named as the new chief of the Country and Marine Parks Board just as a debate on development in the parks erupted has vowed ... into the Kowloon Ditch then continued unhindered. Nor does it surprise me that Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat is in favour of slathering concrete throughout the country parks. Go for a drive west from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Could Hong Kong's country parks really be concreted over?

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney City's country parks are havens cherished and used by millions, but they’re under threat again Will our woodlands really turn into concrete jungle? Boasting scenic hills, ... of tranquillity and easily accessible playgrounds away from the concrete jungle, and they are an integral part of many people's lifestyles Spending a day in the countryside is regarded by many as one ...




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