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  1. Shanghai bridge found stuffed with foam

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam First it was 'tofu' schools, now foam bridges. Shanghai engineers have become the subject of ridicule from internet users after a supposedly concrete bridge was found ... reported. Authorities were alerted when residents saw a square-metre concrete cover fall to the ground on Monday. The bridge was renovated and reopened in January, but residents from nearby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702337/shanghai-bridge-found-stuffed-foam
  2. 'Toothless' code seen as victory for Beijing

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... advocated by the Philippines, including steps to clarify precise claims, have been removed. Dr Ian Storey, of Singapore's Institute of South East Asia Studies, said there was little concrete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006516/toothless-code-seen-victory-beijing
  3. News - Hong Kong - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Chief Executive C.Y. Leung summons Japanese envoy over arrest of HK activists

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Teddy Ng

    ... the dispute. But this time it is a vessel from Hong Kong." Nevertheless, the Chinese Foreign Ministry should take concrete actions to ensure the safety of the Hong Kong activists, said Sun Zhe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015676/chief-executive-cy-leung-summons-japanese-envoy-over-arrest-hk
  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... perhaps in reality when not busy attending shows, their preference would be to enjoy a scenic and uncluttered harbourfront where greenery reigns, instead of gazing at concrete and more concrete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994596/letters
  5. Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... first by squatter settlements and then by the faceless megatowers of the modern metropolis. From its grounds, the 'mountains' that dot the horizon are now made of concrete and glass. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980656/fung-tak-road-diamond-hill
  6. Hong Kong may be facing a mid-life crisis

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... said repair work was complicated by confusion over the ownership of a piece of road-monitoring equipment attached to a concrete slab at a site. Sarah Liao Sau-tung, the minister in charge ... About 28,000 private buildings will be affected. Normally, reports of burst water pipes and falling concrete from old buildings are not likely to cause much of a stir. A broken pipe at Ngau Tau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464234/hong-kong-may-be-facing-mid-life-crisis
  7. Hemmed-in residents demand roof gardens

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gardens provide natural insulation, which lowers energy bills. They also improve air quality and help reduce the urban heat island effect- the process by which a profusion of concrete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640977/hemmed-residents-demand-roof-gardens
  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Less concrete for arts hub How can Professor Bernard Lim Wan-fung come up with such statements on the West Kowloon cultural district ('Arts hub does not need a forest, say local architects', November 20)? What does he intend to leave for his grandchildren- a concrete jungle and shopping malls? Why not let him stay in the crowded housing estates on the Kowloon side for a while? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732107/letters
  9. Letters

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not more concrete. The quality of life here is deteriorating in front of our eyes- air and noise pollution, lack of space to help us reduce stress. The government must stop wasting taxpayers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993735/letters
  10. How you can help save our countryside...

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a concrete jungle; a place where skyscrapers rule and vegetation is outlawed. We know the truth is very different, of course; many parts of Hong Kong can compete with any in the world for scenic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730810/how-you-can-help-save-our-countryside

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