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New regulation sees ban on skipping unlucky numbers on buildings

Developers will not be able to skip "unlucky" numbers such as four, 13 and 14 in the registration of Beijing addresses after a new regulation comes into effect on Saturday.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 3:23am

Sham car factories still busy in Hubei

The black market for illegally pieced-together vehicles in Hubei province thrives, despite repeated crackdown orders, due to the support of local manufacturers and oversight agencies, state media said.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Data security paramount

Companies can face serious problems if confidential papers go missing and end up in the public domain due to the unsafe disposal of classified waste.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Car park firm breached drivers' privacy

The privacy watchdog yesterday said one of the city's leading car park management firms had obtained drivers' information from the government's vehicle registry to promote its services.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Blaze kills elderly man, burns teen girl helping

An elderly man died, and a teenage girl helping was severely burned, in a blaze that swept an old tenement building in Jordan.

The 18-year-old girl, Tang Ho-hei, helped the man, 64, and his wife, 58, escape, but he was certified dead after about 20 hours. The wife and Tang were in critical condition.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Domains of our own

For websites, popularity and hit rates are an important measure of success. And some of that has to do with the domain name. Just ask Edmon Chung Wang-on, a Hongkonger who is developing domain names in Asian languages.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

4 die in suspicious blaze at tenement

A pregnant woman, her two sons aged one and six, and a teenage girl were killed yesterday as a suspicious fire ripped through their 54-year-old tenement building.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'16' licence plate goes for sweet HK$8.5m

A garment factory owner bid HK$8.5 million for the licence plate '16' at the Transport Department's vehicle registration auction at the Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday. It was the highest bid of the day, although the businessman said he was prepared to go to HK$10 million. Some 45 plates were sold for a total of HK$18.6 million.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Dark age' hits flats as 34-storey hotel looms next door

The dark age has arrived for homeowners in a Sheung Wan building - literally.

A three-storey building next to it is turning into a 34-floor hotel that will completely block some of their windows.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing to launch car plate lottery website

The official website for the Beijing car licence plate lottery will be launched after midnight tomorrow, Meng Qiao, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Transport Committee, was quoted by The Beijing News as saying yesterday.

30 Dec 2010 - 12:00am