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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must improve quality of construction or face scepticism

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wary of shoddy work by China Reputation is everything in the construction industry. China's quest to move up the economic value chain by becoming the world's civil ... it apart from others, though, is that the project was hailed on its completion last November as a "Harbin miracle" for its scale and the speed with which it was built. Construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1024730/china-must-improve-quality-construction-or-face-scepticism
  2. Beijing Construction aims to raise HK$615m in IPO

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing Construction Engineering, which is wholly owned by the Beijing government, has announced it will list on an unspecified stock exchange by 2015. It could be the first of a growing number of mainland construction firms seeking to resolve funding difficulties through an initial public offering, analysts believe. 'The company is preparing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992986/beijing-construction-aims-raise-hk615m-ipo
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... to contribute part of the site for the construction of government-subsidised homes. Bidders that offer to build the largest number of such homes will get the parcel, once a preset floor for the overall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1434747/getting-flat-new-affordable-housing-project-beijing-winning
  4. Beijing role in piracy fight to be applauded

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Somali pirates preying on the main shipping routes between Asia and Europe are not easily deterred; the multimillion-dollar ransoms they can get for holding cargo vessels ... brazenness. So the news that PLA special forces soldiers are serving on Hong Kong-flagged ships is a good step that raises the bar for the pirates- and hopefully makes them think twice before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705220/beijing-role-piracy-fight-be-applauded
  5. The Opposite House, Beijing

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kwong What's with the strange name? The Chinese for Opposite House is Yu She, which means a cottage or residence made of fine jade. It's a term that describes the building traditionally located opposite the main house in a Chinese courtyar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992344/opposite-house-beijing
  6. Unpaid construction worker is no longer game for the big event

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Sichuan province five years ago to join the army of migrant construction workers that have spruced up Beijing for the Olympics with their labour. He recalled feeling thrilled when he was asked ... to help him with the project. 'I was hoping to contribute my share to the construction of the Olympics,' Mr Zheng said. But his excitement was short-lived. Shortly into the job, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636710/unpaid-construction-worker-no-longer-game-big-event
  7. Construction ministry's reversal on limits shows lack of authority

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Government and developers at odds over the 70pc rule on residential projects When the Ministry of Construction issued a proposal last week to ease restrictions on flat sizes, ... 'The tough measures to force the construction of more low-cost flats was one of their moves,' said a researcher at the Beijing Bureau of Construction. On the other hand, pressure from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578731/construction-ministrys-reversal-limits-shows-lack-authority
  8. Beijing's glory smothered by construction sites

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Forbidden City, and the harmony of its surroundings. [The] height, size, hue and style of new buildings constructed in the zone should not destroy the characteristic appearance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474573/beijings-glory-smothered-construction-sites
  9. Built on ignorance

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... poor-quality construction and maintenance. Rapid urbanisation on the mainland has seen the rise of blocks of flats, shopping malls and office complexes. But the building industry suffers from ... current rates of construction, it would take roughly two weeks' to build the city of Rome, the EIU said. 'I can't say none of the huge number of construction [projects] is of good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973613/built-ignorance
  10. No need for US ships to ruffle the diplomatic seas

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it risks being unnecessarily provocative at this sensitive time. The confrontation this month between a US Navy surveillance ship and several Chinese vessels in the economic zone caused a spat ... of Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines for approaching their sea coasts, it has apparently not done so from Beijing. The stance that Beijing has taken on its exclusive economic zone over the navy ship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674141/no-need-us-ships-ruffle-diplomatic-seas

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