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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Tibet mine disaster 'shows failure of resources policy to benefit minorities'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Ethnic minorities are not sharing in the benefits of a boom in the mining sector, analysts say Tibet disaster 'shows resources policy flaws' A landslide that crashed down a Tibetan mountain, entombing scores of mine workers, serves as a parable for the nation's resources boom and its failure to benefit ethnic minorities, analysts say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209483/tibet-mine-disaster-shows-failure-resources-policy-benefit-minorities
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    HK$1.6b redevelopment project planned for To Kwa Wan

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:41pm by Ada Lee

    ... Concrete blocks sometimes fell off the walls and water seeped into the flat through broken pipes and the rooftop. A 250 sq cm piece of concrete fell off just two days ago and it was fortunate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475806/hk16b-redevelopment-project-planned-kwa-wan
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Conflict in paradise: resort plan divides Lamma It's one of the most peaceful places in Hong Kong. With lush green hills surrounded by blue waters lapping against the rocks that circle the island, Lamma is where you go to escape the madding crowd. But there is trouble threatening the fresh-air tranquility as residents are divided over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465928/conflict-paradise-governments-resort-plan-divides-lamma-islanders
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of selling public resources to cater to the rich District councillors slam Stanley rezoning plan District councillors have criticised the government's plan to rezone two green-belt sites in Stanley for luxury flats as selling public resources to the wealthy. If the proposal is approved, the two sites on Wong Ma Kok Road, near Stanley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462072/district-councillors-slam-plan-rezone-stanley-sites-luxury-flats
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... daughter in busy Causeway Bay, only occasionally returning to her village home. "My [left] leg was injured 10 years ago," she said. "When the water tank dries up and there is no water coming from the tap, it would be difficult for me to carry water from the well to the house." This was just one of the problems she faced. "There is no doctor to see here ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450198/residents-remote-lantau-village-reveal-their-plight
  6. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... best resources," Wang said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government to launch HK$227m study into building man-made islands

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... on building artificial islands in central Hong Kong waters- including the East Lantau Metropolis proposed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in January- is slated to start in three months. The study area stretches from northern Tsing Yi in the north to the sea border in the south and the waters between Hong Kong Island in the east and Lantau Island in the west. The aim is to identify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451923/government-launch-hk227m-study-building-man-made-islands
  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei struggles for role amid pressure from neighbouring cities

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49am by Zhang Hong

    ... for their regional contributions. The province diverts a significant amount of water to ease chronic shortages in Beijing and Tianjin, and many farmers have also been ordered to plant more trees to reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458675/hebei-struggles-role-amid-pressure-neighbouring-cities
  9. Sport - Soccer - DEVELOPMENT

    David Beckham targets Port of Miami for new Major League Soccer team

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 08:12pm by NYT

    ... stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The crowd capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. "Miami is all about the water, all about the culture," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1457091/david-beckham-targets-port-miami-new-major-league-soccer-team
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... with a 260-room hotel and centres for water sports and outdoor recreation. The plan, based on an option the planning department said was "well-received by the public" in the first round ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447296/former-quarry-plan-would-double-population-lamma-island

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