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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Officials firm on project for town in northeastern New Territories

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Colleen Lee

    ... Johnny Tam and Colleen Lee in Beijing No need to scrap plan or extend consultation period for the huge development, say chief secretary and development chief Officials stay firm on project for new towns The government is showing no sign of backing down on plans for a huge new town development in the northeastern New Territories, with both the chief secretary and the development ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    China has disadvantaged workforce

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... China builds quickly because workers have limited rights Amy Wu's article ("Standing tall", November 29) is a very good example of right-wing ideology posing as simple common sense and, as usual, oversimplifies and airbrushes out inconvenie ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Muhammad Yunus

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by CHARLEY

    ... became, what do we do with the country? How do we handle development? Two things became attractive to me: one was the law, because all our political leaders were lawyers, and the other ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sparks fly in developers' meeting with officials over anti-speculation taxes

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito, Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Private developers, angry over government's stamp duty to curb speculation, slam officials for being 'ignorant' about the sector Sparks fly in talks on new taxes Private developers are threatening to stop redevelopment projects, claiming the government's new anti-property speculation taxes will render property ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Leung snubs city developers' plea for tax exemption

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND SANDY LI

    ... companies' pleas for tax exemption The government has rejected calls from developers to exempt city companies from its first property tax aimed at non-local and corporate buyers. Chief Executive ... Kong residents who buy a property under their own names will be exempt. Leung's comment was a clear rebuff to a proposal of the Real Estate Developers' Association that local ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China the first developing nation in a century to rival leaders of technology

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... dropping to about 8.5 in 2010. As for research and development productivity, China shows a rising curve of resident patent filings per R&D expenditure, from a base of 1 in 2000 to an index ... applications, with some 521,500 filings in 2011, towering above all other countries including South Korea (58,600) and Germany (54,000). What do these numbers mean? Up to now, China has developed very ...


    Timeline: North Korea's missile development

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 10:17am by AFP

    ... or 186 miles). Test-fired in 1984 1987-92  Begins developing variant of Scud-C (500 km), Rodong-1 (1,300 km), Taepodong-1 (2,500 km), Musudan-1 (3,000 km) and Taepodong-2 (6,700 km) August 1998 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to arrive at a China model of development

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung examines blueprints for how China, under Xi Jinping, could begin a political transformation to create a model of development that would be admired around the world Starting point The Communist Party says China will chart its own path of development and will not copy the Western model of multi- party politics. The need for political reform is becoming ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Lai Sun Development promises more partnerships

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by SANDFY LI

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Lai Sun hints at more project tie-ups Lai Sun Development hinted yesterday that its partnership with Sun Hung Kai Properties' ousted chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung to develop a HK$6 billion residential project on a recently acquired site in Tseung Kwan O could be the beginning of more partnerships. Deputy chairman Chew Fook Aun said the group might ...

  10. News - China - SHANXI

    Defiant villager leaves developers stumped over gravesite

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 02:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter A villager refusing to concede to a property developer’s demands to move a family gravesite off a piece of land left construction workers no choice but to dig around ... in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, has been given the term "nail grave" by netizens. The term is a play on "nail house", which was coined by developers for homes belonging to people ...




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