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  1. Olympics will shine torch on project

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rathbone Market in London was once a well-known tourist spot and popular shopping district, but it has been in decline over the past few years. Thanks to the upcoming London Olympics ... is the first scheme on site in the Custom House and Canning Town Regeneration Area, which is close to Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena, Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and the Olympic site. ...

  2. Smog-hit, gridlocked Beijing mulls keeping post-Olympic traffic ban

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Local authorities in Beijing were mulling extending a controversial post-Olympic traffic ban, due to expire next Friday, as government transport experts gave ... criticism, mostly from private car owners. The review, released yesterday by a research institute under the city's traffic authorities, said the watered-down version of the Olympic traffic rules ...

  3. Blue skies smile on Olympic Green

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Drought-ridden Beijing unveiled its Olympic Green yesterday- a freshly planted lakeside forest- and guaranteed there was enough water to satisfy the thirst of millions of new ... such as nature reserves and cleaner rivers- all part of an Olympic pledge made seven years ago and 'delivered a year early'. Although algae remains a concern in Qingdao, the site of the Olympic ...

  4. Capital leans on its neighbours to help clear Olympic air

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Beijing's neighbouring provinces have been fully mobilised to help ensure visiting athletes and spectators will not have to hold their breath at the Olympics Games ... said that since Olympic air quality became part of his agenda last year, provincial authorities had closed 15 power plants with substandard air-quality checks and halted the operation of dozens ...

  5. Cleanup deadline issued in countdown to Olympics

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and countless construction sites- telling them to shut down or restrain production, to rid the capital of its notorious pollution for the Olympics. Nineteen polluting factories were given until July 20 to temporarily close or slash output before the first arrivals at the Olympic Village and the August 8 opening ceremony. They include the Capital Steel Group, the Eastern Chemical Plant of Beijing, ...

  6. Olympic countdown heats up

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Ocean Park event focuses on a green Games We are well into 2008 and the city's Olympic atmosphere is warming up. The SAR government is working with various sectors of the community to organise activities to promote the summer showpiece. Earlier this month, the Home Affairs Bureau and the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China jointly organised ...

  7. Rescue heroes to carry Olympic torch, but not via quake zone

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Zhang in Beijing Rescuers who excelled in quake relief work will be invited to become Olympic torch-bearers when the flame passes through Sichuan, but three cities badly damaged ... the Olympic torch relay with disaster-relief efforts'. The torch relay was postponed for three days from May 19 to 21 as a mark of respect for quake victims, but many people still questioned ...

  8. Olympic challenge

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An International Olympic Committee delegation has acknowledged good progress is being made for the Beijing Games, but says the environment and traffic are still a problem. What can be done? Write to us. ...

  9. Caught short by a lack of Olympic facilities

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... Kitty Poon As the Olympic torch relay was launched in Beijing last week, a number of landmark infrastructure projects reached completion. These included Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital ... of the Olympics. But, for policymakers, improving public toilets is a complex issue involving social, cultural, economic and environmental factors, in addition to their accessibility and appearance. ...

  10. Olympic blue skies can shame us into action

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Could the Beijing Olympics help us in Hong Kong tackle our air pollution problem? For many years, Beijing has been famous for having more polluted air than almost anywhere ... is to have 'clean air days' on two-thirds of all days this Olympics year. Although the city authorities are claiming success, not all residents think the measures have been totally ...




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