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  1. '200 hurt' in clashes over urban merger

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they had received no compensation from the new merged government for houses that were demolished in urban redevelopment projects carried out under the old Shuangqiao government. After local ... of Wansheng district protested late last month and early this month against their merger with Qijiang. Wansheng residents also rioted over the rural-urban merger in April. A staff member at the Dazu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003407/200-hurt-clashes-over-urban-merger
  2. News - China

    Scholars divided over historical, geographical and legal claims to the disputed Diaoyus in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by CARY

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Experts from around the world debate the complex historical, geographical and legal claims to the archipelago in the East China Sea Scholars wrestle over the Diaoyus Small it may be but an archipelago on the eastern side of the East China Sea is now a big problem for China and Japan. Uninhabited and covering barely seven square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049658/scholars-divided-over-historical-geographical-and-legal-claims-disputed
  3. Hong Kong is the best city to live in, new ranking system finds

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Lim Wan-fung, president of the Institute of Urban Design, said Lovato used important indicators but his approach may have overlooked hidden problems. 'He couldn't have seen ... It was not immediately clear whether Lovato has visited Hong Kong. Lovato measured urban sprawl by using Google Earth and the OpenStreetMap website, weighing the balance of population and settlement density ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005821/hong-kong-best-city-live-new-ranking-system-finds
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China isn't seeking to limit freedom of navigation in South China Sea

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... Luo Jia Luo Jia questions the Philippines' own motives regarding South China Sea China isn't seeking to interfere with freedom of navigation The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement this month on the freedom of navigation in the so-called "West Philippine Sea". It said that "the freedom of navigation is a customary right under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1044729/china-isnt-seeking-limit-freedom-navigation-south-china-sea
  5. Masterplanners consider heritage and environmental impact

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the government's planning department, the housing authority and consultancies. They are required to have an education background in urban or town planning. The University of Hong Kong offers a master of science degree in urban planning. Fresh graduates usually start off as assistant masterplanners. They are required to get an accreditation from the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. Degree holders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972844/masterplanners-consider-heritage-and-environmental-impact
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... unity on South China Sea issues US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on Southeast Asian nations to present a united front to Beijing in dealing with increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and set a date for diplomatic progress to be made. Clinton, who will arrive in Beijing today for two days of talks with Chinese officials, is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1028978/clinton-urges-asean-unity-sea-disputes-ahead-beijing-visit
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Asean unite over South China Sea?

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode considers whether the call for Asean claimants to the South China Sea to settle their own disputes first will in fact work United stand? There is a simple, compelling logic to the call from the Malaysian foreign minister at the weekend for Asean claimants to the South China Sea to settle their own claims before raising them with China. As the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1013205/can-asean-unite-over-south-china-sea
  8. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trefor Moss Was it Deng Xiaoping who said that possession is nine-tenths of the law? No matter. China is actively applying this simple precept in the South China Sea, a disputed region ... Island- one of many disputed territories in the South China Sea- drives a bulldozer through the diplomatic and legal niceties about who owns what in one of Asia's most hotly contested areas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008213/birth-sansha-city-signals-death-diplomacy-south-china-sea-dispute
  9. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea ahead of a key regional summit in Cambodia this week. China should rethink its current policies in handling territorial disputes and act more assertively to strengthen its sovereignty ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006263/tougher-line-urged-south-china-sea
  10. Hong Kong retains investment allure

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An international real estate report has named Hong Kong as the fourth most promising real estate investment market in Asia-Pacific for 2011, ranking with Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai and New Delhi as the five most favoured cities in the region. The report, jointly published by PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) and the Urban Land Institute, says that the residential sector shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735045/hong-kong-retains-investment-allure

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