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  1. Government Hill site must be for public's benefit- not developers'

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that, after the relocation, the administration would then sell Government Hill to developers as it is now proposing to do. Once again it is, in principle, wrong to surrender public land and buildings of unique historical and environmental value to private developers for profit. The government and private developer will derive substantial financial benefits, ...

  2. 300b yuan earmarked to develop green cars

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Beijing plans to spend up to 374 billion yuan over the next five years cutting emissions, with about 80 per cent of the money earmarked for developing hybrid and electric car technology. According to a document posted on the National Development and Reform Commission's website, the central government will invest a total of 300 billion yuan in hybrid and electric ...

  3. Developers hit back over green features

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Developers are hitting back at moves by the government to stop awarding them extra floor area for putting green features in their projects, saying its approach is 'too simplistic' and is 'not addressing the real issues'. The Real Estate Developers Association said the real solution to the proliferation of wall-like buildings, poor ventilation, rising urban ...

  4. IBM in talks to develop network of smart cities

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez International Business Machines Corp is seeking closer ties with local governments across China to develop a network of so-called 'smart cities', its proposed urban models for efficient, eco-friendly living on the mainland. United States-based IBM, the world's largest information technology services provider, said it was pursuing talks with several ...

  5. A development park that's literally green

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... by going green. On the drawing board are plans to expand a huge agricultural development park that will offer tax, land and financing incentives to Taiwanese farmers. The city, famous for its ... technology business Purple Legend are among those already on the site. The 'Straits West Coast Economic Development Zone' policy launched in May calls for developing the Haixi region, ...

  6. Developer rivalry helping to drive the eco initiative

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to reduce carbon emissions, a special situation may help reverse the trend. 'Competition among developers is helping to drive the 'green' building initiative,' said John Herbert, managing director at environment consultant engineer and independent building efficiency audit firm Kelcroft. 'Savvy developers have realised that constructing and operating energy efficient ...

  7. Pollution is a threat to delta's development, vice-minister says

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Shenzhen Severe pollution in the Pearl River Delta is threatening to hurt the area's social and economic development, a top mainland environmental official has warned. ... juncture,' Mr Pan warned. 'Pollution problems will put a heavy strain on the socio-economic development of the entire region.' The environmental official also questioned the concentration ...

  8. Clean environment is essential for our long-term development

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... success but, on the other, ignoring the environment and exacerbating our pollution problems. A society can only enjoy sustainable development if it has a good environment. A society depends upon ... development. Through raising people's living standards by keeping the environment clean, we can be assured of a rapid and sound development. Borromeo Li Ka-kit, Kwun Tong ...

  9. Remote Gansu pins hope on new chance to catch the development bandwagon

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that an economic development zone encompassing Tianshui in east Gansu and the Guanzhong area, a group of cities surrounding Shaanxi economic dynamo Xian, will formally come into being in October. ... Beijing has underscored the development of the Guanzhong-Tianshui economic zone, together with the Sichuan-Chongqing economic zone and the Beibu Gulf economic zone in Guangxi, as three essential ...

  10. Sustainable development deserves highest attention

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Council for Sustainable Development stands out among advisory bodies to the government. That is because it studies issues that will shape the future of our city and issues reports ... in development. But the council has a wider brief of integrating economic, social and environmental perspectives in development strategies. While everyone supports the protection of our environment, ...




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