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  1. 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 ...

  2. Kevin Wall

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... for Water, a global initiative that involves sponsored walks/runs to address the world's water crisis, will take place on April 18 in a number of cities. The Hong Kong part of the event ...

  3. Ulan Bator pitches plan for tent cities

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Kohn

    ... the ger create a maze of walls reminiscent of frontier outposts of the American west. The tents are not new to the city. Since the mid-1600s, residents had a habit of moving the town every few ... sprawled out of control over the past two decades. Rural migrants have flooded the capital in search of work; most of the new arrivals end up in settlements on the city limits such as Bayanhoshuu. ...

  4. The Planner

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1-7, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, Kowloon Walled City Park (entrance at the park's east gate on Tung Tsing Rd), Kowloon City, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Putting It Together Golden ... 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$20-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Oriental Singing Troupe Taiwanese Mando-pop singers including Ching Shan, Chang Di and Hsieh Lei ...

  5. Buildings silent as workers exit, cranes stop

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Building sites across the capital fell silent yesterday and the last of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers began leaving the city in Beijing's last-ditch ... within the city's Sixth Ring Road came to a standstill and will stay that way for 60 days. Infrastructure projects, including interior decorating operations at office buildings ...

  6. Far Eastern Economic Review to call it a day after 63 years

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Far Eastern Economic Review, which for decades chronicled a region beset by revolutions, civil strife and authoritarian regimes, will cease publishing in December. Its parent company, Dow Jones, said yesterday it would close the magazine t ...

  7. Real meltdown is in the Arctic, not on Wall Street

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Scientists have their own way of putting things. This is how Oerjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University, announced the approach of a climate apocalypse in an e-mail sent recently from the Russian research ship Jakob Smirnitskyi in the Arctic. & ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends May 29 Empty City Ink on paper paintings by Lu Peng inspired by the 'Empty Fort ... 2189. Ends Jun 7 From the Wall and Further Tales Works by Italian sculptor Matteo Puglies that focus on the human form and animals. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, ...

  9. China

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Shangahi, Beijing, the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges. Also look out for the new edition of Behind the Wall (Vintage), Colin Thubron's classic about cycling 16,000km across China. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't hold your breath. Candy Tam, Wan Chai Codes prevent green buildings Hong Kong is a walled city of skyscrapers. City planning has been a topic for many years, but it seems to exist in name only. High-rise buildings stand shoulder to shoulder to form a wall. If this situation is not corrected, Hong Kong will become an even more seriously polluted city. Restrictions on the height ...




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