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  1. Shanghai bid for tax-free tourist zone

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... news portal, Eastday.com, cited a report by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce late last month as saying the shopping zone was under feasibility study, with sites around the airport ... there would be no interest in going again,' he said. 'I think these residents' worries are unnecessary.' The Disney park and resort is a core plank of a drive the Shanghai ...

  2. Government to demolish 'heritage' west wing

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the whole headquarters site and the new tower. The central and east wings of the former headquarters, which are regarded as having higher heritage value, will be kept for use by the Department ... issued by an international body that advises the United Nations on heritage sites. Lam said the redevelopment would use the build-operate-transfer model, in which the government would keep ...

  3. Club sends special team to Shanghai

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... persons. It also hosts competitions and organises courses for special education teachers interested in promoting golf among their students. The Hong Kong team in Shanghai comprises nine golfers ... Rebecca Tsui Fulfilling visit for Hong Kong players A team of nine intellectually disabled golfers from Hong Kong has arrived in Shanghai to take part in the 10-day 2007 Special Olympics ...

  4. Wonderful trio become world heritage sites

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dynasty. Around 170 million yuan has been spent on preserving and restoring the sites. Their inclusion on the World Heritage List of 754 places of natural, cultural or scientific importance means ... A geological wonder in southwest China and two imperial tomb complexes have been added to the Unesco list of world heritage sites. The Three Parallel Rivers in Yunnan, the Thirteen ...

  5. Building height rules are unfair and will discourage investment

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... calling for height restrictions in Mid-Levels west are not in accordance with the promotion of individual property rights and violate private investors' and home owners' interests. The plan sets arbitrary maximum height limits in various sites across Mid-Levels, citing unproven scientific rationale and arguing for a screen effect of uniform-height buildings. It seems grossly ...

  6. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com One prominent feature of the market economy with Chinese characteristics is the common claim by companies to be designated 'special suppliers' ... as if they belong to the privileged official class. One body that seems to have dished out more special supplier titles than others is the Great Hall of the People, the setting for grand state banquets. ...

  7. Virtual cave shines a light on past

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University. Shaw was not speaking from the desert caves of Dunhuang in the mainland's north, but from a 3-D stereoscopic re-creation of part of the famous ancient sculptural site in Hong Kong. The exhibition, put together by the university and the Dunhuang Academy, aims to give researchers and the public an experience similar to visiting the actual Unesco world heritage site, where some ...

  8. Real doubts over an artificial beach

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People here usually accept that they either live near a beach, or that visiting one for leisure or swimming is an outing to be anticipated. Tai Po District Council is an exception, claiming that beaches in Sai Kung are too far away for its residents. As a result, the government has agreed to create a small beach for Tai Po close to an area of special scientific interest ...

  9. Emperor no garden-variety ruler

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Adrian Wan The secrets of Emperor Qianlong's Forbidden City garden will be revealed in Hong Kong today. They form an exhibition- A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong- that opens at the Hong Kong Mus ...

  10. China must look beyond its Mideast commercial interests

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When Premier Wen Jiabao sets foot in the Middle East, the headlines will be about Iranian posturing, but the core of Beijing's business will be in the Arabian Peninsula. Expect deals to be struck in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar - ...




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