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Construction Scandal

Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block barely passed Hong Kong's standard for chloride ions.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:44am 1 comment

Flat owners reject official test results on suspected substandard concrete

The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau released a statement on its official website yesterday saying six major property projects in the city, including Jiayu Garden and Ping An International Financial Centre, which at 660 metres will be the city's tallest building when completed, were safe and met national standards for concrete.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:57am

High stakes involved in Shenzhen's concrete scandal

Over the past two decades, Shenzhen has awed many with its construction prowess, building upwards and sideways at jaw-dropping speed and scale. But recently, reports of some property developers using unsuitable materials for construction have rung the alarm bells over building and public safety. Urgent investigation is needed.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am

Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

Safety fears and uncertainty struck Shenzhen's property sector after the city government revoked the licence of a major company over substandard building material and halted the construction of what was to be the country's tallest building.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:19am

Concrete scandal weighs on listed cement majors

Big mainland cement firms took a hit on the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday, following news of a construction scandal in Shenzhen and a possible central government investigation into alleged cartel pricing.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:27am