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  1. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Argentine president reveals plans for skyscraper in shape of the country

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... of the country, together with a stadium shaped like the Falkland Islands. President Cristina Fernandez says the 355-metre tower was expected to cost around US$300 million and would serve as a centre for the entertainment industry, including television and "Hollywood" style film studios. Architectural plans released on Wednesday depict it as being in the shape of Argentina's outline, while ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Town on front line of fight to defend Kurdish capital from jihadis hunkers down

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... Kurdish town hunkers down The main front line between militants from the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters defending their capital, Arbil, was pitch-black. Local residents had either fled or had ... of refugees who fled the Islamic State's seizure of Mosul settled there in a vast tent city designed by the United Nations. The second came on Thursday, when the refugees vanished after ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong farmers wait for the bulldozers amid ambitious new-town plans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by He Huifeng

    ... for Qingyuan, a city about 60km from Guangzhou. Government officials say the new town planned for Qingyuan, which will be built at a cost of 30 billion yuan (about HK$38 billion), will provide homes ... as the authorities start to build at least a dozen new cities and towns, and hundreds of industrial parks, over the next seven or eight years. These construction plans are part of an ambitious, five-year ...

  4. Business - Commodities - DISPOSALS

    Investors dump Sinopec shares on fuel unit deal

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Concerns grow over whether the 25 buyers can bring value to the convenience-store operations Investors dump Sinopec shares on fuel unit pact China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) saw its shares drop 6.8 per cent yesterday after it agreed to sell 30 per cent of its fuel distribution unit to 25 investors for 107 billion yuan (HK$135 billion) since ...

  5. Right balance needed in protecting countryside

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 'to step up our ecological conservation efforts' by declaring our 24th country park on Lantau Island. In practice, however, there remains much to be done to achieve a balance between conservation and development. The Town Planning Board is to consider appealing after the High Court overruled its decision to include land zoned agricultural surrounding University of Science ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country ... long been deserted," he said. "I can't see why we have to plan for a large development there." In Hoi Ha, within the Sai Kung West Country Park, the Town Planning Board ...

  7. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... watching and assessing the impact of Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There has been no official comment, although the public have shown some curiosity. Media ... a "strong, prosperous and united United Kingdom". Observers said the issue was tricky for Beijing because it could encourage discussion of whether the "people's choice" should ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... the Westminster parties deliver on their promises, it will be good for Scotland,” Bruce said. “That’s a very big if and I don’t know if the electorate in the United Kingdom will allow it.” Others, like ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Getting all canny about the independence vote Supporters of both camps, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later ...

  9. A colonial legacy this city rightly cherishes

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If there is a colonial legacy that has been absolutely positive, it is the network of country parks that now cover 38 per cent of Hong Kong's land mass. Without them, the city, ... concrete jungle, the government, with widespread public support, has, over three decades, maintained 23 country parks against the encroachment of rapid urbanisation, property development ...

  10. 'Use idle sites to ease land shortage'

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... brownfield is an important concept in land development in the United States and the United Kingdom, our government doesn't keep the data and often mixes up brownfield sites with abandoned ...




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