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  1. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

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

    ... 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 ... The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau called an emergency news conference yesterday and said it was conducting a blanket investigation into the city's concrete-mixing plants. So far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1191896/shenzhen-construction-hold-after-alert-over-cheap-sand-concrete
  2. MTR takes its tried and tested construction model to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam in Shenzhen anita.lam@scmp.com The MTR Corporation is looking to turn the mainland's heavily subsidised railways into a profitable business with the launch of its first metro line in Shenzhen yesterday. The 6 billion yuan (HK$7.2 billion) S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970832/mtr-takes-its-tried-and-tested-construction-model-shenzhen
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

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

    ... and uncertainty struck Shenzhen's property sector after the city government revoked the licence of a major company over substandard building material and halted the construction of what ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1194126/expose-cracks-confidence-building-safety
  4. Underground station construction begins

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Work started in Shenzhen yesterday on the mainland's first main-line underground railway station. The project will form part of the planned Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, connecting Hong Kong to the nation's high-spee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649788/underground-station-construction-begins
  5. Carlyle deal nets 45pc of Xugong Construction

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster United States buyout firm Carlyle Group is buying a 45 per cent stake in Xugong Construction Machinery, the mainland's largest construction equipment maker, for the same ... Construction Machinery and then an additional 584 million yuan at an undisclosed date to raise its stake to 45 per cent. The agreement ends an acquisition campaign for the buyout firm, which was caught ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586159/carlyle-deal-nets-45pc-xugong-construction
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    High stakes involved in Shenzhen's concrete scandal

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

    ... city of Shenzhen is no exception. Over the past two decades, the economic powerhouse of the Pearl River Delta has awed many with its construction prowess, building upwards and sideways at jaw-dropping speed and scale. But recently, reports of some property developers using unsuitable materials for construction have rung the alarm bells over building and public safety in the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1194958/high-stakes-involved-shenzhens-concrete-scandal
  7. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Concrete scandal weighs on listed cement majors

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of a construction scandal in Shenzhen and a possible central government investigation into alleged cartel pricing. Work was suspended on several property projects in Shenzhen - including what ... untreated sea sand. The city's Housing and Construction Bureau punished 31 concrete companies, including two wholly owned subsidiaries of China Resources Cement, the Hong Kong-listed firm said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1194013/concrete-scandal-weighs-listed-cement-majors
  8. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

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

    ... the development's chloride ion content met the national standards. The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau said "the property owners should believe the government" but it declined to comment ... in the results of Hong Kong and the official tests is just too large." Chan Chi-ming, head of construction at Hong Kong's Institute of Vocational Education, said: "You randomly pick up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211762/hong-kong-concrete-test-result-shocks-jiayu-garden-flat-owners
  9. 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 ... safe. The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau released a statement on its official website yesterday saying six major property projects in the city, including Jiayu Garden and Ping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1198317/flat-owners-reject-official-test-results-suspected-substandard-concrete
  10. Domestic trade eases fall in container volume

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing said the fall in container throughput volume at mainland ports would ease to 7 per cent for the full year, largely because of growing domestic trade. Container throughput at the mainland's major ports will drop to 120 million 20- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697608/domestic-trade-eases-fall-container-volume

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