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  1. CNPC wins right to work oil sands in Alberta

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... China National Petroleum Corp, parent of Hong Kong-listed PetroChina, has won its first licence to develop oil-sand fields in Canada, in the process becoming the first mainland oil company ... per cent stake in MEG Energy, another Alberta oil sand project developer. China Petrochemical, parent of listed China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), also bought in the same year 40 ...

  2. Sand being used to restore beach is just like mud, says councillor

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the sand could been seen at the bay yesterday near a project site set up by China Harbour Engineering. Workers were removing rocks from sand with a machine. The project, which the Civil Engineering ... Agnes Lam A government contractor has been accused of using poor quality sand to restore a popular beach. District councillor Shek Kwok-keung compared the sand being used at Deep Water Bay ...

  3. Sand, sun and rugby a winning combination

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Sai Kung Stingrays, one of six mini-rugby teams participating in the Crocodile Hong Kong Beach Festival at Victoria Park yesterday. 'But it is harder to run on sand,' said 10-year-old teammate Christian Overton after his team defeated the Causeway Bay Monkeys 8-1 in the five-a-side encounter. Brushing sand from her hair, Angela MacCarroll, who scored a couple of tries, ...

  4. Rising costs lift Sands' spending on Cotai 40pc

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough in Macau Sheldon Adelson expects to employ 70,000 people by the time all his resorts open Las Vegas Sands Corp may spend as much as 40 per cent more on its Cotai Strip ... complex by 2009. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, a sister company of the South China Morning Post, will open the 600-room Shangri-La Hotel and 1,209-room Traders Hotel around the third quarter ...

  5. Guangdong battles to stop excessive sand mining

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai When a sand barge smashed into the Jiujiang Bridge on the Xi River last month, the collision not only killed nine people and brought down part of the bridge, it also halted Qingyuan businessman Xin Ge's sand-mining operation 200km away on the Bei River. In the fallout following the disaster in Foshan, Guangdong water conservancy authorities earlier this month ...

  6. Down by the sea and sand

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Macau to Repulse Bay in 1921, each duplex suite has views of the South China Sea and Hong Kong's outer islands. Apartments range from 2,020 to 2,243 sqft and rent for HK$75, 000 ...

  7. Sinopec turns Venezuela units into joint ventures

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petrochemical Corp, parent of listed China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), had joined six other global oil firms in changing their business arrangements with Venezuela ... Monday to sign new contracts, which raise PDV's stake at the expense of foreign partners, or exit the country. China Petrochemical had signed a memorandum of understanding on the new joint ...

  8. Thousands try their luck in Macau 'Disneyland for adults'

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... its hotel accommodation and entertainment, but makes no mention of a casino or gambling facilities. One of the more direct sources of information for mainland visitors came from a China News Service report on Sunday, in which Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands, which operates the Venetian, described his latest venture as a Disneyland for adults. Seasoned punter Iao Tak-kun, ...

  9. Venetian resort not blind to future expectations

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, the parent company of the Venetian, said the centre was crucial to the successful operation of the resort. Mr Weidner said the purpose-built facility included ...

  10. Great Asian Escapes- Macau, China

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... a reputation as one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Macau. Do No trip to Macau is complete without a round at the roulette table. Superstitious gamblers will find comfort at the Sands Macao (Largo de Monte Carlo, No. 203, tel: 853 2888 3388; www.sands.com.mo). It has three different gaming rooms, each interwoven with Chinese symbols of luck, fortune and power. If you like to make your ...




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