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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Money, not a social mission, seems to be driving Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:26am by Olga Wong

    ... district-based and public-participation approach to urban decay. Revisiting the history of how the demand-led scheme was set up may lead one to believe the URA's latest move- under the reign ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban renewal body's move away from smaller, less profitable projects leads many to wonder if it is abandoning its mission to society Is the URA putting ...

  2. News - China - LAND RIGHTS

    Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Authorities are urging villagers to move to cities to free up rural land, but there's a price to pay Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost? ... (HK$1.14 million) per hectare and the chance to start a new life as urban dwellers. The plan is part of a pilot programme in Anhui to persuade rural residents to move to urban areas to free up land ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese authorities attempt to put the brakes on wasteful urban construction

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 02:56pm by Nectar Gan

    ... in the rampant construction of new urban districts across China in an attempt to stem the appearance of so-called “ghost towns”, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on Thursday. Permission will not be given for construction of any new urban area unless central districts of the city have become overcrowded or there is a need to avoid natural disasters, The Beijing News reported Dong Zuoji, ...

  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:52pm by Staff Reporters

    ... to her. According to the report, thousands of mainland companies offer the same virtual girlfriend service. The British beat A 21-year-old English teacher from Britain has been hired as an urban ... Shifeng district She said she applied for the urban management job because “Hunan needs better traffic control and a safer environment for pedestrians”.   JIANGSU Beggar supports family A beggar ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Watch: Burst water pipe creates urban geyser at busy Causeway Bay junction

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:55am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com A water pipe at the junction of Canal Road West and Leighton Road burst this morning, creating a large and powerful jet of water which crashed against the flyover above. The pipe burst at about 10.30am and the ensuing urban geyser continued for more than two hours before the Water Supplies Department brought the flow of water under control. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Better planning 'could cut suicides' Urban planners have been urged to do their part to create a living environment suitable for the city's elderly, who are nearly twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the population. In particular, experts in suicide prevention said, urban neighbourhoods should be designed to promote ...

  7. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Rural casualties of an urban age

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:07am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Older generations in the countryside can be at risk of suicide as children move to cities and long-standing roles in the family change Rural casualties of an urban age The last few decades have been an era of unprecedented change on the mainland as millions of rural people have left the countryside- and traditional family dynamics- behind ...


    Xi Jinping has ambition to push through sweeping changes in China

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... of China] works or doesn't work much like the Qing dynasty in the crisis years of its decay and decline, in which wealth and power entangled itself with thugs and gangs because ruling groups ...

  9. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Beijing in pictures a century ago

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:54am

    ... Thousands of photos of daily urban life in Beijing dating back to 1900s unveiled by a relative of a long dead of Austro-Hungarian navy soldier in Vienna, in 2007. All pictures by Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must persist in its pledge to liberalise the land market

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:31pm by Hu Shuli

    ... deepens, one clear goal that has emerged is to treat all land targeted for development the same, whether it is rural or urban land. Yet detractors are once again questioning such equal treatment. ... role in the economy. Respect for land rights is what divides the reformers and their dissenters. Some people have also called for more attention on regulating the use of rural and urban land, ...




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