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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... said yesterday that China had not changed its policy on improving relations with Japan. "Japan must face reality, show sincerity, take concrete actions and make efforts to eliminate ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Probe after worker dies at Sai Kung building site

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Probe after worker dies at Sai Kung building site A worker died in hospital after he collapsed at a residential construction site in Sai Kung West Country Park yesterday. Lam Yin, 57, was operating a pneumatic drill to break up concrete on the ground floor of one of six village houses being built at Tai Tan, near Wong Shek pier, at about 10am when he collapsed. ...

  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. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Concrete action

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... to one he had already purchased as an investment and merged the two to create a unique living space for his growing family. “I always wanted a concrete floor and I had a particular effect ... home and it’s such good quality – it’s practically indestructible and will last a lifetime.”     Kitchen/ dining area The total price for the concrete flooring throughout the flat ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    16 hurt by runaway concrete mixer in Lam Tin

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Driver loses control, slamming into six vehicles before rolling on its side Sixteen injured by runaway concrete mixer in Lam Tin Sixteen people were injured yesterday when the driver of a concrete mixer lost control on a road in Lam Tin, with the truck hitting six other vehicles before it rolled on its side and came to a stop. An 83-year-old ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democratic lawmakers in joint pledge to kill election reform plan backed by Beijing

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... a satisfactory reform plan, has also declared that the beginning of the civil disobedience movement “would not be too far away”. The government is expected to put forward a concrete reform plan later ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    More concrete results will emerge from upcoming Sino-US dialogue, analysts say

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... dialogue will produce more concrete results than any previous dialogues for two reasons," said Hong. "First, the closer co-operation between the two powers over the Korean nuclear threats ...




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