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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Rules strangling supply of old people's homes'

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Town Planning Board records show it received only 10 applications for building residential care homes in the past five years. At the initial stage of applying for a change of land use, only ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Review of two-decades-old planning limits demanded as every year thousands of elderly are dying on waiting lists for care homes 'Rules strangling supply ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... In addition, there were 40 hawker bazaars in 1972. By 1974, town planning documents showed there were 49,310 daytime stalls in business areas around the city. There were 150 stalls for every 10,000 ... hawker streets catering to the locals. Yip criticised Hong Kong's city planning and spatial use. Instead of building a city full of luxury flats and office space, the government should save ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... violent protests at the neighbouring Legislative Council building against plans for two new towns in the New Territories. On one occasion protesters used bamboo poles to try to pry open the doors ... It was due to be finished by the end of this month but a government spokesman said yesterday it had been delayed by bad weather. It comes ahead of planned protests over the National People's ...

  4. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Life in a Beijing satellite town: Elderly parents queue for hours at bus stations for commuter children

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... this month drafted an ambitious plan to integrate Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei into a mega urban cluster, which would include the development of four or five new satellite towns around Beijing. ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Every weekday before dawn in the remote Beijing satellite town of Yanjiao, Hebei province, more than a dozen elderly people stand shivering in the cold ...

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    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Robotics. His first foray into business involved creating custom designed circuit boards for factory automation and education. But an investor who saw potential in him and his inventions enabled him ... robot fire detection system, it will put forward a budget plan to the Legislative Council in 2016, he said. Sham graduated this year from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regulation of medical devices delayed

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Regulation of medical devices delayed Plans to regulate the use of medical instruments have been delayed, prompting anger from lawmakers. The Food and Health Bureau wants to introduce a registration system to cover instruments, traders and assessment bodies, as well as an appeal board to monitor advertisements and keep track of after-sales ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... challenge: building his own basketball court. While there are plenty of them around town, Cha says he might need something tailor-made as "there have to be more hoop stands to help achieve ... timetable is nothing new. The personal trainer and nutritionist set up the cycling event in just 31/2 months. Cha has set himself a goal of breaking 10 records in five years. Meanwhile, he plans ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Johnson Yeung Ching-yin said recent controversies could make a difference this year. They included the Legislative Council's debates on controversial plans to build two new towns ... not take such action itself. The march, with a theme of universal suffrage, will be led by villagers who will lose their homes to the development plan in the northeastern New Territories, students ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... response from the government, a lawmaker says. The idea was floated in an attempt to relieve downtown areas of the pressure brought by mainland shoppers, but the Tourism Board preferred to leave ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mainland passenger may be Hong Kong-bound with bomb, Taiwan warns

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:50pm by Lawrence Chung, Phila Siu and Danny Mok

    ... on alert for ‘passenger carrying bomb’ A mainland woman might be planning to board a flight from the mainland to Hong Kong with a bomb, Taiwanese authorities have warned. Taiwan's airport ... long-haired and that she might board a Dragonair or Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong today or tomorrow. The intelligence gave no further details. Jeff Sun Jianfeng, vice-president of Hong Kong ...




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