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  1. Business - Economy

    Local officials' obsession with GDP growth hinders better land use efficiency in China

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:42am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Analysts say local governments' obsession with growth is limiting land for in-need sectors like housing and logistics Diversify land use, mainland urged Local government officials need to tone down their obsession with economic growth if China’s efforts to improve land use efficiency are to succeed, industry analysts said. During ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public's right of access to land used by private clubs must be upheld

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... clubhouses and putting the land to better use. This newspaper put the leases under the spotlight in 2010. Not only were the sites granted on most favourable terms, but the requirement to open some ... officials to be diligent about it. Lawmakers have rightly drawn attention to the Home Affairs Bureau's dilatory oversight of privileged land leases granted to 27 private recreation clubs ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US should make better use of its skilled Asian immigrants

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 07:24pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin calls for a focus on integration to end the 'brain waste' US should make better use of its skilled Asian immigrants Having an "Asian" face ... of living, and indeed being born, there. Even in the US, perhaps the nation best known as a land of immigrants and their descendants, the debate rages on. However, there is at least one area where ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Mercury is toxic, but is still used in amalgam fillings

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Toxic, but still used in fillings Mercury is a poison that's more toxic than arsenic. So why is it still an ingredient in dental fillings? The campaign against amalgam fillings- made with a mixture of mercury and other metals, and used for more than 150 years- got a boost in October when an international treaty to control the use of the toxic ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... scientists of faking data, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on designer furniture, reportedly to use up its budget. The Riken Institute, headed by Nobel chemistry laureate Ryoji Noyori, ... researcher as saying the lavish spending was part of a drive to use up its approximately 100 billion yen budget before the April 1 end of the fiscal year. "When I was at the institute, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Not enough land to build 200,000 flats in Hong Kong, Audit Commission warns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to have enough land to meet its ambitious home-building targets. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his January policy address to provide 200,000 new public rental flats in the decade to 2023, up from the 180,000 he promised a year earlier. Government sources said after the speech that they had identified 80 sites to be rezoned for residential use, enough to provide the public ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAND USE

    Baptist University plans action to fight flats by Kowloon Tong campus

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... for education or changed to residential use. But the government said on Thursday that the site, along with 27 others, would be on the land-sale list for residential development this year. Chan said ... for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said that adding the site to the land-sale list did not guarantee that it would be changed to residential use. He said he believed the Town Planning Board would deal ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China land price inflation slows

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Langi Chiang

    ... investors also need to monitor the regional land market divergence and the rising proportion of land supply for residential property use, Zhao told a press conference in Beijing. After a land buying ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland land price inflation slows The rate of land price inflation on the mainland eased in the first quarter of this year for the first time in two ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Planning Board ruling: Prime campus site to stay as educational use

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:48pm by Olga Wong

    ... U-turns all around The Town Planning Board has called for officials to communicate better on land rezoning after a U-turn which means a former campus in Kowloon Tong will be kept for education ... the site being withdrawn from the land sales list and the Education Bureau saying it wanted the land for a special-needs school. The neighbouring Baptist University had also spoken out against ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    HKCA's wishes for twin use of vacant land near Disney are rejected

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 08:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Disney-designated land off limits for HKCA A novel attempt by the Hong Kong Cricket Association to make use of a large tract of unused land next ... to the idea. With the sport facing a dearth of grounds, HKCA president Rodney Miles revealed the association had been trying to get permission for the twin-use of an area at Penny's Bay. This land ...




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