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  1. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15 to 20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant. Vatican spokesman the Reverent Federico Lombardi said that Vatican rules on papal succession are open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1152273/vatican-says-conclave-next-pope-may-come-early
  2. News - World

    Gaza Strip attacked by Israeli air force after rocket fire

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Attack followed rocket fire from Palestinian territory into southern Israel The Israeli air force (IAF) attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel, sources from both sides of the conflict said. “In response to the numerous rockets launched at Israel in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267825/gaza-strip-attacked-israeli-air-force-after-rocket-fire
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says we can still create a world-class park at West Kowloon even without trees, but it needs more than bare lawns and empty venues Park life It was probably inevitable that the budget for the West Kowloon Cultural District park would be cut. With projected cost overruns for the arts hub that are expected to be compounded by delays on the MTR's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578371/west-kowloon-park-needs-life-its-own-attract-people
  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Song-dynasty relics in Kowloon City unlock one Hong Kong family’s past

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... Song-era finds at MTR site point to Chius’ ancient line For Chiu Wai-shing, the discovery of ancient relics in Kowloon City may not just shed more light on Hong Kong’s past but could also open ... of Sung Wong Toi Garden in Kowloon City. The garden became the new home for the surviving part of the boulder; much of the original rock was destroyed when the Japanese occupation forces levelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531521/song-era-finds-give-one-clan-plenty-chiu
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza strikes kill 4 militants as 68 rockets hit Israel

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Tensions soared around Gaza on Wednesday after Israeli air raids killed four militants and Palestinian armed groups fired 68 rockets at southern Israel, ... early on Wednesday killed a third militant and injured another near the southern city of Rafah, medics said. During the morning, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry also said another militant who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068695/gaza-militants-fire-40-rockets-israel-3-hurt-police
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon Cultural District will enrich lives of generations to come

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:38pm by LAURENCE SCOFIELD

    ... generations Impatience over long delays is giving way to doubts that the West Kowloon Cultural District is even needed. "What for? For people to shop in?" a leading book publisher recently ... is. But if you believe in the power of the arts to attract overseas firms to Hong Kong and improve the quality of life for those already living here, it is not. The attack on West Kowloon from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1566852/west-kowloon-cultural-district-willenrich-lives-ofgenerations-come
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon park bosses urged to scrap list of 'restrictive' by-laws

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... 'Let public set the rules for new park' Planned by-laws covering the future West Kowloon park should be torn up and the public given the right to decide how the open space is used, according to a call by some 20 concern groups. The groups say the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority should trust the sense of responsibility of park-goers rather than trying to manage the 23 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565696/concern-groups-say-arts-hub-park-needs-self-discipline-not-laws
  8. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    East Kowloon urban renewal plan sees bids fail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com All four developers in line for East Kowloon project had proposals rejected by the URA Key urban renewal plan sees bids fail The Urban Renewal ... Dr Lawrence Poon Wing-cheung, a real estate scholar at City University, said the scale of the project, its expected high construction costs, the winner's responsibility to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562123/east-kowloon-urban-renewal-plan-sees-bids-fail
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... District are its fuzzy vision and problematic governance, say members of the arts hub's board and the city's cultural community. Six years after the establishment of the West Kowloon ... but more supply-led and vision-driven". The establishment of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority followed in 2008. The chairman position goes automatically to the city's chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556739/time-rethink-vision-west-kowloon
  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Once reviled, Kowloon Walled City is now regarded as an example of 'organic design'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:15pm by James King

    ... James King The sprawling Kowloon Walled City, demolished 20 years ago, was reviled in its lifetime. But the structure is now looked upon as a classic of organic design, says James King A blot to be desired There seems to be no accounting for taste in architectural fashion. Shunned, condemned and demonised in its "lifetime", Kowloon Walled City was long considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1473901/once-reviled-kowloon-walled-city-now-regarded-example

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