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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Magazines - Style - SECONDS

    Concrete ideas

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by RODNEY BOLT

    ... STORY Rodney Bolt The skylines of cities are changing with the addition of new structures, but not without controversy, writes Rodney Bolt Concrete ideas Recently in Istanbul, massive public demonstrations were sparked by plans for building development in a favourite city park- and popular opinion holds that a set of new tower blocks has ruined a view of the ancient Hagia ...

  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Fai Au: an architect with concrete ideas

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf life@scmp.com Keeping faith in concrete ideas Fai Au could have worked anywhere. Born in Guangzhou, raised in Hong Kong and educated at Harvard, the 37-year-old ... centre. Au's church is a curved concrete structure that has attracted international attention for its austere but graceful design. Shaped like a series of steps, mirroring the slope ...




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