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  1. Shenzhen's roots reach back 7,000 years

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

    ... transforming itself from a sleepy fishing village to a special economic zone. But Shenzhen Museum deputy director Ye Yang said the discovery puts Shenzhen's history back 7,000 years. Before ... the Xiantouling site. Carbon dating of the artefacts showed they were about 7,000 years old. Mr Ye said there were still thousands of square metres in Xiantouling waiting to be excavated. 'We may ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Zhang Hong and Stephen Chen Former premier reveals meetings with chief executive over 20 years ago as book on his time as mayor of Shanghai is launched in Beijing Zhu Rongji lifts lid ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does Hong Kong really need 470,000 flats over the next 10 years?

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23am by CARINE LAI

    ... is necessary or realistic. Hong Kong's days of rapid population growth are over. The Census and Statistics Department projects a modest population growth in 10 years, from 7.25 million now to 7.83 ... Council at the end of January, development densities will rise by 20 per cent, except in the already extremely crowded parts of northern Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. This means that permitted ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Retirement age of new Hong Kong civil servants to rise to 65 under new plans

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Phila Siu

    ... Kong's biggest employer, with more than 160,000 on its payroll. About 4,200 civil servants have retired each year over the past five years. The bureau has forecast this will rise to 6,000 a year until 2018, then shoot up to 7,000 a year till 2023. It will then slow to 5,400 a year up to 2028. The government is considering extending the retirement of new recruits in batches, to minimise ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with Hong Kong waste plant

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... The average demand for compost in Hong Kong is about 20,000 tonnes per year, therefore, 7,000 tonnes of compost each year from the OWTF phase 1 could be absorbed. As regards the issue of cost raised ... The compost produced shall be required to meet the compost and soil conditioner quality standards promulgated by the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre, which is the compost standard adopted in Hong ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:05am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... came as part of the authorities' crackdown on selective abortion after the relaxation of the one-child policy. Chen had allegedly worked with a Hong Kong woman since March last year ... testing is legal in Hong Kong. The mainland's strict birth-control policy used to allow for just one child, but it has been relaxed since last year to allow some families to have a second ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Sweating and on the verge of tears: Chinese officials carry out self-criticism on TV

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Senior officials sweat over self-criticisms Senior officials revising their self-criticisms nearly 30 times, sweating and "almost in tears", ... Jinping sitting next to them. The "democratic life meetings" were spread over four half-days in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei this week. The concept was introduced by the communists ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing ready to talk to Tokyo about Diaoyus, says Wang Yi

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 11:52am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com We can sort out a way to deal with the situation if Tokyo first admits there is an ownership dispute over the islands, says foreign minister Beijing ... owner last year, for rising tensions between the two neighbours. "The Diaoyus are an integral part of Chinese territory," Wang told an audience after he delivered a speech ...

  9. News - China - URBANISATION

    Non-residents face hard and costly road to get around the hukou barrier

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Hard, costly road to leap the hukou hurdle After working in Beijing for 10 years, Gao Feng, 36, a senior manager at a private technology company, nearly has ... became more open and diversified. Reality proved me wrong," Gao said. Over the years, Gao has legally divorced his wife twice to qualify to buy flats. The first time was to allow his wife ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ding Shumiao, tycoon linked to ex-rail chief, stands trial

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Shanxi tycoon Ding Shumiao described at trial as top financial backer for Liu Zhijun, colluding with him on 185b yuan in ministry projects Ex-rail minister's accused financier has day in court Ding Shumiao, a businesswoman accused of colluding with former railways chief Liu Zhijun over projects worth more than 185 billion yuan (HK$233 billion), ...




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