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  1. Government urged to preserve Qing relic

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The 10-metre-wide pier, lying two metres below ground, was built between 1873 and 1875. It and the Kowloon Walled City were the only places kept by the Qing dynasty after Kowloon was ceded to Britain ... the relics would be well preserved.' The stone bridge served as a landing pier for Qing officials and led to the walled city. It was modelled after traditional bridges in the Guangdong areaIt ...

  2. The great wall of Beijing: official plans to lock down whole city

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Beijing authorities think they have a solution to the swelling population of migrant workers encamped on the outskirts of the city: wall them out. Restricted access to some Beijing suburban villages may be extended to the whole city, the capital's party chief said after visiting a walled-off village on Saturday. Dashengzhuang, in Xihongmen town in Beijing's ...

  3. Historic icons are a hit

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham Dinner in the Forbidden City, a fashion show on the Great Wall, a cocktail party in the Great Hall of the People. These- and many other novel options- are possible to organise in Beijing, a city that has a mind-blowing array of venues for anyone planning programmes for convention or incentive groups. Take the Great Wall, an ancient structure open for contemporary business. ...

  4. Nine Dragons Wall deemed 'crude replica'

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said yesterday the Nine Dragons Wall at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai is not heritage and does not have artistic value, according to an assessment in January. The wall was a 'crude replica', it said, and it would be technically difficult to relocate it. China Resources Property said this week that it hoped ...

  5. A family practice

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... But local traditions are better preserved among New Territories communities, and the walled village of Fanling Wai practices some of the most unusual and elaborate celebrations, including a scramble ... this year. People gather outside the village wall to pray for peace and good luck for the village, which was settled about 700 years ago by the Pangs, one of the five largest clans in the New ...

  6. Long-distance call

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Then Zheng read a report about the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Germany. 'Many people in China didn't think the Berlin Wall had anything to do with us. But I was shocked; I thought a new era was coming,' says Zheng. Consumed by confusion, Zheng went to a deserted part of the Great Wall- by the Yan Mountains- where he lived for the next three years, contemplating and creating. The result ...

  7. Bring owners and contractors to book over illegal alterations

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contractors should be prosecuted alongside owners. They are the ones hacking away at reinforcing bars to remove walls or pouring extra concrete to build additions. Given their professional knowledge, ... with structural walls clearly marked. Besides being handy for emergency pipe repairs, they counter the excuse of, 'We didn't know about the structural wall'. Finally, the department should ...

  8. The Great Wall Capriccio

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Composer Liu Wenjin conducts liuqin player Zhang Xinhua, soprano Wang Yige (above), pipa player Zhang Ying, jinghu player Ngai Kwun-wa, erhu players Liu Yang and Lu Yunxia and the HK Chinese Orchestra in his works including The Great Wall Capriccio (excerpts), My Motherland, A Drinking Song and Jasmine. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, ...

  9. Redevelopment means Wan Chai's dragons need new home

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to Beijing's Forbidden City- which is being relocated because of redevelopment. China Resources Property offered the wall- built for HK$2 million in 1983- to the government as a gift, but officials ... of the original Nine Dragons Wall in Beihai Park, to the northwest of the Forbidden City, and created during the Qing Dynasty. It was assembled with 4,700 glazed tiles made in a burning process under ...

  10. Demolish this wall of secrecy around dams

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on surrounding slopes and downstream communities and ecologies. Slopes have been stabilised but water seepage could still weaken hills, and cause slippage. With the river beyond the wall down to half its usual flow, complaints abound about shipping that has been affected. Higher levels of salinity have been reported and that is of concern for fisheries, farmers, cities and towns. There is also ...




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