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  1. Units of measure

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decisions made in 2002 are starting to resuscitate the private housing market and impinge on the provision of public housing. In that year, the government scrapped the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), under which the Housing Authority built homes and sold them to eligible households at below market prices, and shelved the sale of public rental units to sitting tenants under the Tenants' ...

  2. Glitter, gadgets push China vehicle sales into high gear

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairman and chief executive of Asimco, a Chinese-based vehicle parts manufacturer. By 2007, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to double vehicle sales to 16 million, equalling the US market. ... to in their home markets. In addition, the carmakers are being pushed by a rule that 40 per cent of a car made in China must contain local parts in eight categories, including engines, brakes, and bodies. ...

  3. Whose home is it anyway?

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh V illagers in Tsz Tin Tsuen have finally moved out after a six-month battle with the government over the eviction of their homes. Eighty villagers had vowed 'to defend our homes to the death' as the deadline for a government clearance order passed on Monday. But on Tuesday, a group of 100 police officers and Land Department workers met little resistance ...

  4. Water lifts sales and marketing

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh Have you ever wondered why certain people excel in sales and marketing, while others just don't have the knack for it? The Chinese metaphysical perspective can explain this through the 'Eight Characters of Birth' system, an astrological chart derived from a person's time, day, month and year of birth. A field as fluid as sales and marketing requires ...

  5. AIG Asian fire sale a comedy of errors

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... billion sale to Britain's Prudential, the decision baffled even some of the bailed-out insurer's closest advisers. 'You only have to look at what has happened to Prudential's share price,' an investment banker employed by AIG told the South China Morning Post privately back then, when asked if he thought the sale would be successful. The British insurer's ...

  6. Hearth, wind and fire

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... They don't work very well, gather dust and are definitely short on aesthetics. Fireplaces are the height of fashion when it comes to warming your home in style. But who wants to haul wood, harm the environment and clean up afterwards, even if it does give your home a pleasant, toasty feeling? Thankfully, you no longer have to. Open fires are now available in a range of stylish designs ...

  7. Home-alone girl rescued from fire

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A nine-year-old girl who was left alone at home lit a candle- apparently to celebrate her birthday- and, in so doing, started a fire that damaged her flat in Mong Kok. The girl was rescued from the flat by a security guard before firemen arrived. She was unhurt. Police classified the case as child abuse and later arrested her parents, who are aged 32 and 36, for leaving ...

  8. Beijing moves to tighten rules on home requisitions

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The State Council has released a draft regulation on home requisitions and redevelopment compensation for wider consultation in a landmark move to address growing public ... if it was in the public interest and developers would not be allowed to use excessive measures such as cutting off electricity or water supplies to homes to press ahead with evictions. Under the new regulation, ...

  9. Tighter rules on home demolition under way

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on the acquisition of homes and redevelopment compensation to replace the controversial housing demolition regulation introduced in 2001. The office did not specify a time frame for the new regulation to go ... to forge ahead with home demolitions in collusion with developers while offering little or no compensation due to loopholes in the housing demolition regulation. Photos of a Chengdu woman setting ...

  10. Mooncakes come with a bitter taste for families who lost homes in village fire

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... bitterness and anxiety. In a temporary shelter at Shek Lei last night, dozens of villagers whose homes in Kau Wah Keng were destroyed by a fire on Friday huddled together in jackets and shirts ... or at interim-housing flats in Tuen Mun. But a problem bigger than that of immediate shelter looms for the 36 households, numbering 130 people, who lost their homes in the fire- where they will live later. ...




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