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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers' big dreams for smaller mainland China cities falling apart

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li, Langi Chiang

    ... certainly occur in Hangzhou but it's unlikely to be big," said Zhu Ling, a director at Centaline. Last month, Hangzhou developer DoThink cut prices by 12.2 per cent at its North Sea Park ...

  2. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Agents shut shops as curbs put sales on ice

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Industry groups team up to call on the government to ease cooling measures, warning thousands will lose their jobs if conditions persist Agents shut shops as curbs put sales on ice Property agents across the city are closing their branches as a series of government property-cooling measures continues to bite. Investors and speculators have been ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... being tested. The crackdown came after a China Central Television (CCTV) exposé on Thursday on how Shenzhen's developers replaced river sand with much cheaper, substandard sea sand ... to be the milk powder scandal of our industry. If the Ping An project is found to use even one particle of substandard sea sand, market confidence will collapse." About 200 buyers of flats in Jiayu ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Sale of Tseung Kwan O site garners few bids amid weak market sentiment

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... bidders joined the auction for the waterfront site, the same number that joined the tender last month for a Tseung Kwan O site that did not have a view of the sea. "It shows developers have ...

  5. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Developer Emperor buys Wan Chai office block for HK$1.6b

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... executive director Donald Cheung Ping-keung said: "The Wing Hang Finance Centre, located in the prime office area on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai, is a rare building with a sea view and has ...

  6. News - China - PROPERTY

    Flat owners reject official test results on suspected substandard concrete

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... staged a fourth protest yesterday in Longgang district over suspicion that developers had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, despite a government statement assuring the flats they bought were ... across the city put on hold last week while local government officials tested concrete samples for traces of untreated sea sand after a national television exposé triggered concerns over building ...

  7. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Two home sites to go out for tender

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the sea, it can be developed into three to five sea-view houses," Midland Surveyors director Alvin Lam Tsz-pun said. The sites will open for tender on May 24 and close on July 5, the Lands ...

  8. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Developers rush for Kai Tak sites

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... interest in the sites as they have a sea view and are close to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal," he said. Despite the flats being limited to Hong Kong people only, the prices may only be 5 per cent ...

  9. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... result shocks flat owners Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block ... for untreated sea sand after a national television expose triggered concerns over building safety. Sea sand contains high levels of salt and chloride that can corrode steel reinforcement bars, weakening ...

  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Expiring gets expensive as Shanghai cemeteries fill up

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... to resort to burials at sea or multi-storey columbariums. "It's not easy to change age-long custom, and the government must respect that," Qiao said. "But Shanghai people must learn that other options such as sea burials are also civilised." The Ministry of Civil Affairs will begin revising existing regulations on funerals and burials in the second half ...




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