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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

    ... design should inform the city's development. "Architects are trained to think about design from a human perspective, not from the view of infrastructure. For example, how to improve ... infrastructure, a waterfront promenade could be developed. "It is a good design. It won't cut human traffic flow, and people can enjoy the waterfront," Lu said. In developing new districts ...

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

    ... for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, said huge infrastructure needs in the developing world provided room for more institutions like the BRICS bank. "We talk about competition ...

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

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... pressure," she said. She hopes the village can one day host visitors interested in seeing the rural side of Hong Kong. "Why can't the government provide us the basic infrastructure and let ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    China to play big role in new regional lender

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:42am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as aiding China's leadership goals Planned Asia bank to boost China's regional clout China's planned US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will help Beijing strengthen its leadership in regional issues, observers say. It is the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1496531/china-play-big-role-new-regional-lender
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Extra HK$8.2b for border crossing project approved by single vote

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:54pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... a vote by a Legislative Council panel by a one-vote margin. With some members voicing concern that infrastructure spending was spiralling out of control, the council's development panel ... With this underuse, it is not so urgent to build another border crossing," said the Democratic Party's Wu Chi-wai. Lawmakers expressed concern that spending on infrastructure was getting out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504899/extra-hk82b-border-crossing-project-approved-single-vote
  6. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing and other key cities plan for 10-fold expansion of metro railways

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

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The mainland is planning to have 11,700km of metro railway by 2050 to keep up with the new leaders' ambitions to speed up urbanisation Cities set for 10-fold railways expansion Mainland cities will expand their metro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1148177/beijing-and-other-key-cities-plan-10-fold-expansion-metro-railways
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lunch with CY Leung: district council leaders opposed to housing plans to meet the chief executive

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Emily Tsang, Olga Wong

    ... councils. They oppose rezoning in their areas for public flats unless traffic, infrastructure and other issues are resolved. "The council is in full support of the government's policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516662/lunch-cy-leung-district-council-leaders-opposed-housing-plans-meet
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers sceptical of planned new towns

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Ada Lee

    ... being sought for infrastructure works at Fanling and Kwu Tung North could be wasted if the plan was heavily amended by the Town Planning Board. The HK$120 billion development plan, announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502917/lawmakers-sceptical-planned-new-towns
  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Investment in environmental projects lowers mayors' career prospects, study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... boosts mayors' careers Investment in transport infrastructure improves a mainland mayor's chances of promotion, while spending on environmental improvements lowers them, a research ... building environmental infrastructure adversely affected their careers. With other factors remaining unchanged, when investment in environmental infrastructure increased by one standard deviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1262439/investment-environmental-projects-lowers-mayors-career-prospects-study
  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Langfang and Baoding are upgrading their infrastructure amid expectations that they will be used to ease the burden on Beijing Hebei cities poised ... their administration and infrastructure to meet the standards of a satellite city, Xinhua reported yesterday. The directives suggested Baoding, which has an area of 2.1 million hectares and a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites

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