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  1. 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 ...

  2. Population projections defy concrete analysis

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure. Strategy 2030 will be used to justify even more. But both are right in line with the chief executive's mania for pouring concrete ...

  3. No one will thank Tsang for a legacy of concrete

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When P.J. O'Rourke wrote the line 'Commies love concrete' he was referring to depressingly soulless construction in the former Soviet bloc. The words also sit comfortably with the Hong Kong government's view of aesthetics in town planning as it concretes everything from hillsides to nature trails. In a city of suffocating pollution, one might imagine the priority ...

  4. Philippine artists find inspiration in concrete jungle

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Five visual artists and a photographer who have found their muse in Hong Kong's concrete jungle tomorrow will show a fresh perspective of the city from an ethnic minority's point of view. The six Filipinos, with 77 years of living in the city between them, are staging a joint exhibition in what might be the first street art show in the bustling Sunday haunt ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DAB urges concrete policies More concrete policies to spur development of the six economic pillars, identified by a government-appointed advisory body, are expected in October's policy address. After meeting the chief executive yesterday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said it hoped the government's concrete policies ...

  6. Lax tax

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No concrete tax reform measures are expected from a new government report, although a majority of the public agrees Hong Kong needs to broaden its tax base. What should be done to improve the system? Write to us. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung urges Hongkongers to unite to solve city's social woes

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... added. Pan-democratic lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing said Leung needed to make concrete suggestions. "We want to be united to carry out universal suffrage in 2017 … Unity is not just about ...

  8. Past and present

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central Police Station Built in 1864, other blocks added in 1910 and 1925. Four storeys in classical style, with Doric-style columns. Used by Hong Kong police at present. Victoria Prison Erected in 1841. Medium security jail, now housing male and female illegal immigrants and those subject to deportation. Central Magistracy Completed in 1914. Canton red brick walls, with concrete ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

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

    ... concrete suggestions to the government, then press it into action. The previous commission was disbanded after two years, and a report in 2007 had little impact on the policies of then-chief ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Public hospitals struggle to cope with ageing population

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... whenever they consulted a public doctor. The government needs to introduce concrete steps to reform the public health system. The most important initiative must be to ensure that all citizens ...




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