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  1. New rail lines planned

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... development. All three are likely to require huge subsidies due to the dispersed populations and low-density housing in the areas they serve, officials warn. Two of the lines are domestic: a northern ... airports. This will include two spur lines that extend to the West Rail and Tung Chung lines in order to maximise patronage. The proposal comes as the New Territories' residential population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998777/new-rail-lines-planned
  2. Tsang lines up Shenzhen retirement penthouse

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam, Tanna Chong and Olga Wong Workers are putting the finishing touches to a three-storey 6,500 sq ft penthouse in Shenzhen's Futian district, into which it is expected Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will move soon after his retirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993416/tsang-lines-shenzhen-retirement-penthouse
  3. Greying parents left to beg as children cut ties

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen officials recently evicted dozens of elderly beggars from the two-floor tenement house they had rented for years in Lowu district's Huangbeiling area, one of the city's biggest slums. Local aid organisations usually help aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537185/greying-parents-left-beg-children-cut-ties
  4. Fight over express rail line hots up ahead of funds vote

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Anita Lam

    ... roughly HK$5 million a day in savings. The Wuhan-Guangzhou link represents much improvement in the technology of the mainland's express rail services since the last such line, between Tianjin ... square metre chamber, to be located under the southbound line, will provide space for rescuers in case of accidents, with an underpass allowing fire engines to stop next to the chamber. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702896/fight-over-express-rail-line-hots-ahead-funds-vote
  5. HK-Baoan airport line may threaten ecologically sensitive area

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... on high-speed rail by Qi Zhenming, deputy general manager of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Dedicated Passenger Line Company. Sheung Pak Nai is an area rich in mangroves and mudflats. An official ... and planning of the alignment was not yet finished. The 50-kilometre line will link Chek Lap Kok to Shenzhen's Baoan airport via Qianhai. Authorities are studying if a spur line should be built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694965/hk-baoan-airport-line-may-threaten-ecologically-sensitive-area
  6. Express rail approved- at 65pc price rise

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the remaining HK$11.5 billion was for related works including roads around the West Kowloon terminus. The 2007 estimate of HK$39.5 billion included all these works. The bureau spokesman said the line ... shrunk from 9 per cent to 6 per cent, compared with 12 per cent for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, and 8 to 10 per cent for metro rail lines. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696022/express-rail-approved-65pc-price-rise
  7. Crossing the line

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of the 4,000 teenagers who abuse drugs across the border, 80 per cent are boys Each weekend and public holiday, as many as 200 teenage abusers cross the border to take drugs 41 per cent of teens interviewed in 2003 said they would increase their mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577325/crossing-line
  8. Da Chan port takes first shipment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... export operations yesterday with a Japanese shipping line. Da Chan Bay Terminal One, in which Modern Terminals holds 65 per cent, completed the first two of five berths in December. However, a mainland customs facility was not in place until the end of May, resulting in a major obstacle to attracting shipping lines to call at the port. 'The first five months were very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646147/da-chan-port-takes-first-shipment
  9. Riders on spur line rising but still falling short

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Anita Lam Lack of taxis cited as one deterrent to using Lok Ma Chau rail service Use of the MTR Lok Ma Chau spur line has increased steadily since its launch in mid-August, ... in general were continuing to improve. In the 10 days to December 31, the spur line had a daily average of 44,277 passengers- higher than November's 36,172. The former operator, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621994/riders-spur-line-rising-still-falling-short
  10. Rail line the best way to connect Shenzhen, HK airports, says Tang

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A rail link would be the best way to connect Hong Kong's and Shenzhen's airports and boost ties between the two cities' aviation sectors, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said after a meeting with Shenzhen Mayor Xu Zongheng. Tw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620118/rail-line-best-way-connect-shenzhen-hk-airports-says-tang

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