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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks: Vietnam claims South China Sea oil block, demands that bidding stop

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 06:17am by John Kennedy

    ... and refurbishing old ones in the region in order to lay the ground-work for an “air-sea battle” with China. East Asia Forum--  The changing face of Chinese investment   Chinese outward direct investment ... Holdings Still Gets Top Rating  --  CNPC Nears Resumption of Oil Projects in Sudan and S. Sudan  --  Sinkholes a Growing Problem in Urban Areas, Say Experts China Daily--  Healthcare system to get ...

  2. Shenzhen seas seriously polluted

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the World University Games are no longer in effect. The 2011 study, issued on Wednesday by Shenzhen's Urban Planning and Land Resources Commission, found a total of 565 square kilometres ...


    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... compensation and redevelopment is almost as old as those memories. Various discussions were held in the 1990s and the past decade, but all fell through. The Urban Renewal Authority and private ... retired, putting much-needed building repairs out of their financial reach. 'The buildings are in really bad shape,' said Yeung. 'Fixing them up is like pouring money into the sea ...

  4. Happiness campaign gasping for air in a sea of misery

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... demolished by Guangzhou authorities to make way for infrastructure and real estate projects. The city government had earlier earmarked 138 urban villages for demolition by 2020, with villagers' ...

  5. Border protection emblem unveiled

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, and the Philippines and Vietnam over the South China Sea. Tensions between China and its neighbours have simmered for several months, prompting ...

  6. Business - Money - MIGRANT WORKERS

    Residency drags urban drive

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Patrick Ho

    ... for discretionary spending. Moreover, city residents consume more than their rural counterparts, given differences in lifestyle and income. The annual consumption of an average urban resident in the mainland is about 19,000 yuan (HK$23,300), while that of an average rural resident is 6,000 yuan. If the urban population grew to 65 per cent in 2030, the country would have 300 million more people ...

  7. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Big winners tipped amid mainland's urban shift

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... tipped amid mainland's urban shift Construction, commodity and retail stocks were likely to be the biggest winners from Beijing's economic policies next year, analysts said. Promoting ... Wah-fung, legislator for financial services in Hong Kong, said urbanisation could mean villages being transformed into urban areas as well as more people moving from the countryside to live ...

  8. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... reached the same conclusion as a growing number of urban mainlanders: it was time to carpool. More specifically, Shi "vanpools". For 50 yuan (HK$61) a day- half the price of a taxi- Shi ... issued a nationwide call for more spending to improve urban transport. But the expansion of bus and train lines may do little to slow the increase in traffic congestion. Beijing built 13 subways- ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China’s 'League of Urban Losers' find an oasis in Dali

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:31pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Just like the American hippies who fled to California to practise an alternative lifestyle in the 1960s, some Chinese bohemians have in recent years migrated to the remote city of Dali in southwestern Yunnan province for a life closer to “nature and soul”, said a report by China’s iRead magazine. The booming immigrant community has named itself “the League of Urban ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Urban renaissance

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 02:54pm by Jimmy Chow

    ... into a modern commercial and residential district. The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has announced the final revision to the project, and expects to turn Yue Man Square, the traditional core of Kwun ... of the largest urban residential projects will be launched next year. It will sit next to the West Kowloon Cultural District and the planned Express Rail Link. A joint venture between Wheelock and New ...




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