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  1. Fight goes on against new towers

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... residential project, which some nearby residents fear could overload roads with traffic and cause a 'wall effect' that could block air flow. Green Sense, which supports the residents, said ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Activists and residents opposing a plan by CLP Holdings to redevelop its historic headquarters in Mong Kok into residential blocks have vowed to continue ...

  2. $207m plan targets two old buildings

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A $207 million project to redevelop two dilapidated buildings in Shau Kei Wan was launched yesterday. The Housing Society plans to replace the buildings, between Sai Wan Ho Street and Sun Shing Street, with a high-rise residential building with a retail podium. The two buildings- one residential, one industrial- cover about 7,640 sq ft and are both close to 50 years ...

  3. Beijing launches massive survey

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its booming commercial and residential property sector. The project is expected to cost 200 million yuan and take at least 18 months to complete. The findings are aimed at giving the government a basis to set industry benchmarks. The census will cover residential, commercial and industrial properties and be accompanied by an assessment of the viability and commercial value ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic hurdler to return home CPPCC delegate and Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang will return to China this week, says Sports.sina. com.cn. Feng Shuyong, China Athletics Administrative Centre deputy administrator, said doctors had approved Liu's return to ...

  5. Swire paves way for housing of elderly

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Demand for quality residential projects designed to cater for the needs of the elderly is set to rise in Hong Kong as the population ages and the wealth of retirees increases, say ... envisages a 28-storey residential project for the elderly, with a gross floor area of about 28,000 square metres on a site formerly occupied by the Pok Fu Lam Kennels. The site secured a change ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Handover graffiti project questioned by street sleepers

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Street sleepers were forced out by government subway art project for handover anniversary Bureau's graffiti a sore point for homeless In an unusual move, ... spanning the entire length of a Happy Valley subway. But the project has also forced out several street sleepers who have called the walkway their home for years. A spokesman for the Wan Chai ...

  7. U.R.A. Payouts for prostitutes

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday that it would acquire 16 tenement blocks at 66-82 Kowloon City Road and redevelop the site into two residential blocks with 180 flats by 2020. It estimates the project will cost HK$1.2 ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Two dozen prostitutes from a row of Kowloon City tenements could be fully compensated under a HK$1.2 billion redevelopment project by the Urban Renewal ...

  8. Serve the housing needs of poor first

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a comprehensive system to support retirees. Any attempt to fill the gap, in theory, should be a step in the right direction and welcomed by the community. But a luxurious residential scheme for the elderly launched by the quasi-official Housing Society has drawn mixed reactions from the public. Dubbed the platinum club for the well-to-do, the 'Joyous Living' projects in North Point ...

  9. Graduate 'ants' keep faith in a better future

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan They are intelligent, vulnerable young people who work hard for low pay and tend to live together in poor-quality housing. Little wonder, then, that a Beijing-based academic termed them 'the ant tribe'. Professor Lian Si, of the Univer ...

  10. Shanghai tipped for pilot pension taxation project

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... project in a bid to boost the pension pool in the fast-ageing country. The tax stimulus, which the government has been discussing since 2009, is expected to be launched by the end of this year, ... trillion) by 2033, or 38.7 per cent of the projected 2033 gross domestic product. China had three trillion yuan in social security funds at the end of last year, with 85.5 per cent of it sitting ...




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