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  1. 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 ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... in concrete without proper de-salting. The city government's move caught the construction sector off-guard and cast a shadow over the prestigious multibillion-dollar Ping An project, with many analysts now wondering if it will be completed on time. There were 92 concrete-mixing operations in the city, the Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau said, including the 15 tainted companies. ...

  3. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Joyce Ng and He Huifeng Jiayu Garden residents voice alarm that the salt level in their sample is just below Hong Kong's maximum limit and exceeds mainland findings Concrete test result shocks flat owners Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block ...

  4. News - China - PROPERTY

    Flat owners reject official test results on suspected substandard concrete

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... Flat owners in Shenzhen stage a fourth protest over claims that substandard concrete was used in the construction of Jiayu Garden Hundreds of flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden staged a fourth protest yesterday in Longgang district over suspicion that developers had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, despite a government statement assuring the flats they bought were ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    High stakes involved in Shenzhen's concrete scandal

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial High stakes in concrete scandal Aggressively pursuing growth and development, top Chinese cities are rapidly expanding with a view to outdoing one another. Our neighbouring ... and the region. Urgent investigation is needed. Authorities have so far refused to disclose how many blocks were erected with inferior concrete. But it is worrying to learn that at least 15 of the 92 ...

  6. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Olga Wong Work on highest tower suspended after report of developers using cheap sea sand in concrete Shenzhen building alert Work on hold in Shenzhen building safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ...

  7. Progress through quality and responsibility

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a wide range of quality products, categorised as quarrying, ready mixed concrete, cement and slag, precast concrete products and asphalt and vertically integrated production processes. 'In ...

  8. Cement firms on shifting sands

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Attempts to rein in sector investment may leave a few small players by the wayside, writes Toh Han Shih China's attempts to dampen investment in the cement industry may foreshadow a shake-out in the sector, industry observers say. As supercharged eco ...

  9. Solid thinking

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Long considered lifeless and cold as a decorating medium, concrete is making a comeback as a hip option, writes David Wilson DRAB, GREY, DEPRESSING: these are the kinds of insults we throw at concrete. With the possible exception of plastic, no material has such an image problem, its name suggestive of estates and grimy monstrosities. But this urban-jungle picture no longer tells ...

  10. Shui On plans three mainland cement acquisitions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Shui On Construction and Materials plans to acquire three mainland cement plants this year to boost its revenues after announcing a $47.1 million net loss for the year to March 31. Chairman Vincent Lo expects the first acquisition of a loss-making cement ...




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