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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan. Lu, vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, a major local architectural firm, said a large-scale master ... the natural ventilation in a high-density area," Lu said. The Planning Department conducted a study of ventilation in Hong Kong, he said, and the results should have been taken into consideration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong's harbourfront body set to scrap one-off injection of funds

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... of the waterfront. In the next consultation, the public will be asked to comment on the authority's powers and responsibilities. Issues include how the board should be formed and whether the chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533615/hong-kongs-harbourfront-body-set-scrap-one-injection-funds
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Unhampered by Hong Kong's complex regulations, mainland projects go past in a whirl, says architect working in Qianhai special economic zone Why local architects have designs on the mainland The speed of construction projects on the mainland is something to be envied, says one of the first Hong Kong architects to work in Shenzhen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... shortage issue." Contractors for the government's two biggest projects- the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Central-Wan Chai bypass- have however been "generally able" so ... and contractors to find 10,000 construction workers that Hong Kong needs in the next four years- and the delay-plagued MTR is already feeling the pinch. The rail operator says it needs 18,000 workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ... people joining the fight. "It shows that the development of the northeast district is not only about the villages, it is about Hong Kong's future" She urged objectors to the scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... chairman of the board of directors chosen by Brazil. It takes a long time and intense negotiation for such issues to be settled Oliver Rui, finance professor According to a People's Bank ... negotiation for such issues to be settled," Rui said. "It's not easy at all." But he said such questions would not prevent the bank from providing financing to developing nations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556937/new-brics-bank-face-tough-challenges-analysts-say
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tribunals to speed up stalled land negotiations

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... over the past decade, from more than 60 in 2003 to about 20 last year. University of Hong Kong real estate professor Chau Kwong-wing urged the government to disclose information including how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554255/tribunals-speed-stalled-land-negotiations
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... that public money was put to the best use and served the public interest. As with many aspects of life in Hong Kong, the path to the success of Yuet Wo Food Factory is not straightforward. ... in Hong Kong seven years ago after a 20-year relationship with her Hong Kong husband. She said she fell in love with the village at first sight. "Frankly, I married him because I liked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong, Macau struggle with their identity as cross-border cities

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Research into frontier cities finds they and their twins over the border have complementary strengths but fight for their 'authenticity' Hong Kong ... the tension of identity. So when the Macanese are placed next to Zhuhai, they are very proud of being Macanese." The same idea applied to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, with factories based across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455099/hong-kong-macau-struggle-their-identity-cross-border-cities
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... to developers' annual reports and town planning and villagers' records. Developers involved include Henderson Land, Sun Hung Kai Properties, New World Development, Cheung Kong and relatives of the late businessman Henry Fok. Villagers are especially incensed that the nearby 170-hectare Fanling golf course- owned by the private Hong Kong Golf Club- has not been included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes

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