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Old July 21st, 2014, 06:35 PM   #981
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What's so strange about Hon Kwok? It looks normal to me.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 07:37 PM   #982
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Awesome . Do we have a thread for that one? Where will it be located? Who will develop it? More info please
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Looks like it is just across the intersection where hon kwok and Avic plaza is located on shennan boulevard

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Old July 22nd, 2014, 05:58 PM   #984
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First city with a second megatall
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Old July 24th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #985
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First city with a second megatall
Actually there is 3 or 4 other serious megatall proposals (the Baishizhou one,caiwuwei redevelopment,one or even two at Shenwan station)proposals that i can think of,
there is an evergrande proposal that has a plot too but they are very unreliable in terms of supertall constructions,another one by kaisa(which scrapped a 500m tower in Shenzhen so they are very unreliable too.
The mysterious 700m tall future city project which seems unlikely to be built(unproven developer)
If we count Ping an Ifc and this one, we get up to 6 reliable megatalls and 9 if we count all unreliable ones.
In china only wuhan comes close in terms of megatall proposals.
Shenzhen might turn out to be the first city with two,three,four,five and even six megatalls.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #986
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Shenzhen to set up one more university
23 July 2014
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SHENZHEN will build a university of science and technology to boost its higher education strength, according to the city’s education authority.

The university will enroll students from vocational schools. Its educational focus will be on practical skills. Details on the school’s location and when it will open remain undisclosed.

Despite the city proposing to set up at least two vocational institutes in their 12th five-year plan for education, they haven’t made any actions toward that aim. In early July, the issue was brought to the forefront again during two vocational education conferences held in the city in early July.

The city has two leading vocational education institutes, Shenzhen Polytechnic and Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology, which are seeing their numbers of enrollment on the rise in recent years but they still can’t meet the demands for vocational education in the city.

A city college under Shenzhen University is under construction to accommodate the higher education demands from local students.

Like other cities in China, Shenzhen’s vocational education has its bottleneck and creating higher education opportunities would be a top priority.

The city’s education authority admitted that some of the city’s vocational schools face quite a number of difficulties, including poor infrastructure, weak teaching faculties and outdated course settings that fail to provide talents required for society’s development.

The city’s education bureau said the city will expand its vocational education scale and encourage social resources to invest in vocational education. In the next three years, more privately owned vocational schools will be built.
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Old July 26th, 2014, 11:41 PM   #987
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I made a new video about all the supertall projects in Shenzhen:
In total we can count 101 projects now: 76 will be 300m-399m tall, 12 will be 400m-499m tall, 5 will be 500m-599m tall and 8 will be above 600m tall.
Five of this projects are already completed, 11 under construction, 14 site preperation and 71 proposed.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 06:46 PM   #988
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Qianhai to auction 4 land lots
31 July 2014
Shenzhen Daily

TWO months after its land auction, the Qianhai authority unveiled plans yesterday to put four more land parcels up for sale at the end of next month as it is quickening the area’s pace of construction.

The four lots to be sold span 23,400 square meters and have a total base price of 3.25 billion yuan (US$528.46 million). The land parcels would be targeted for sale to companies in the supply chain, e-commerce, product research and development, or export and import trade businesses, which are either overseas-based or have an established presence in Shenzhen’s Qianhai zone. Previous media reports said Qianhai might invite Hong Kong firms to join the land auction.

The 15-square-kilometer zone adjacent to Hong Kong won the Central Government’s support in 2010 as a pilot zone for developing the modern service industry through cooperation with Hong Kong, but its appeal to Hong Kong companies has not been significant to date.

A lack of specific details on incentives being offered to companies and vague policies has posed barriers for some potential investors in Qianhai, which is still a construction site.

The Qianhai authority said it has been considering better ways to sell land to increase its appeal to Hong Kong firms since the beginning of the year. It plans to sell one-third of the land to be auctioned this year to Hong Kong companies.

Internet giant Tencent Holdings won a 24,948-square-meter land parcel in Qianhai for 1.55 billion yuan in the land auction in May.

Last year, Qianhai auctioned six parcels of land totaling 2.55 million square meters for 40.7 billion yuan.
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Old August 17th, 2014, 05:15 PM   #989
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Shenzhen risking birds in reaching for sky
17 August 2014
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Grand plans to transform Deep Bay wetlands into a cluster of corporate headquarters spells woe for migratory species, green groups say

Shenzhen’s plan to convert wetlands on the shores of Deep Bay, off northwestern Hong Kong, into a commercial zone with soaring skyscrapers will pose a major threat to bird migration patterns, environmental experts and groups say.

The city government’s project on what mainlanders call Shenzhen Bay was launched in September. A planning design contest to build a “super city” in the area began in June, drawing 124 entries from around the world.

A jury will select eight designs, with the winner getting two million yuan (HK$2.5 million) and the runner-up 800,000 yuan.

The plan calls for a cluster of business headquarters to be built in the Qiaocheng wetlands in Nanshan district, upstream from the Mai Po marshes in Hong Kong. A 35.2-hectare area will be converted into a dense urban centre, according to a blueprint posted on the website of the city’s Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission.

Officials hope to develop a bay area economy that may eventually be on par with the San Francisco Bay Area.

Several skyscrapers of 150 to 680 metres tall will line the shore of the bay. Underground transport links and overhead pathways will connect the towers, which are expected to cater for 180,000 to 220,000 workers.

Four environmental groups based in Hong Kong – WWF, Green Sense, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and the Cross-border Environment Concern Association – said they knew little of the development plan, but were very concerned that a commercial project so close to Deep Bay would threaten the many migratory birds visiting the Mai Po Nature Reserve each autumn, winter and spring.

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department did not return calls seeking comment, nor did Shenzhen’s urban planning commission.

Dr Wen Xianji – a mangrove specialist for WWF, which manages the nature reserve – said the organisation did not know if the Hong Kong government had been informed about the plan.

But any change on the Shenzhen side would affect the environment in Deep Bay, he said.

“Deep Bay is one of the most important stopover sites for migratory bird species that traverse the East Asian-Australasian Flyway,” Wen said. “Mai Po and Shenzhen’s wetlands in Nanshan and Futian districts have a critical influence on bird migration patterns in East Asia.”

He said the planned skyscrapers on the migratory route would definitely affect shorebirds and the Mai Po reserve.

“The buildings will become a physical barrier to the shorebirds and stop them from flying freely between Hong Kong and Shenzhen,” he said. The ecological value of the reserve and Shenzhen’s wetlands would also be badly damaged, he added.

Yu Yat-tung, research manager of the Bird Watching Society, said: “The wetlands area at Deep Bay is one of the most important in the world, but because of cross-border jurisdictions, it has been treated in two separate ways … Hong Kong authorities cannot plan or manage wetlands on the Shenzhen side, and vice versa. We have heard nothing about the giant commercial project in Shenzhen.

“Such a cluster of skyscrapers would definitely be a deathtrap for the birds. You would [see] flocks circling in confusion around skyscrapers and repeatedly colliding with windows and building signage.”

Johnny Wei, founder of the Cross-border Environment Concern Association, urged the Shenzhen government to conduct and release the results of an environmental impact assessment before construction began.

Wei and Yu agreed that environmentalists on both sides of the border should try to get the Shenzhen government to launch a public consultation, and to maintain transparency as the project moved from planning to implementation.

“But I don’t think the Hong Kong government will do much about it,” Yu said.

And if the past was any indication, he said, attempts might be futile because “Guangdong always focuses on the economy and population flow rather than environmental protection”.

Shenzhen had more than 530 hectares of mangrove forest in the early 1980s, one of the mainland’s most important wetland conservation zones. Today, less than a quarter of that space – just 130 hectares – remains because of urbanisation, local media say.

The Shenzhen Economic Daily quoted the China Coastal Waterbird Census 2014 report as saying the number of shorebirds living in Shenzhen’s mangrove wetlands had fallen 17 per cent since last year.

Xiong Yang, of the Green River NGO, has long studied Shenzhen’s mangrove forests and thinks the situation is bleak.

“The new enterprise-headquarters project will be right next to the wetland park – another commercial reclamation project in the Qiaocheng wetlands – and will become a new threat to the nearby Mai Po reserve, even though the developers and authorities have hailed the park’s new villas, artificial lake and yacht docks as a haven for birds,” Xiong said.

“To make the wetland park attractive to property buyers and tourists, the developers are trying to clean up the area and also bring in seawater. It will make the park look beautiful and clean, but it will be a disaster for the fragile ecosystem.”
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Old August 25th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #990
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Old August 25th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #991
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City to invest ¥31.9b to lower air pollution
2014-August-22
Shenzhen Daily

SHENZHEN will invest 31.9 billion yuan (US$5.18 billion) by 2017 to reduce air pollution and improve air quality as part of its efforts to make the city into the most livable in terms of air quality among major Chinese cities.

The density of PM2.5 particles — which are of 2.5 micrometers or less in size — will drop to below 30 micrograms per cubic meter and 80,000 yellow-labeled (or high-emission) vehicles will be eliminated, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday, quoting Liu Zhongpu, chief of Shenzhen’s environmental commission.

To reduce vehicle emissions, all gas stations have been required to supply National IV-standard fuel. A total of 29,883 yellow-labeled vehicles were eliminated in 2013.

“There was a theory that Shenzhen’s air quality is determined by meteorological and geological conditions. It isn’t completely true, though meteorological conditions are a key factor in determining air quality,” said Yan Min, a researcher with Shenzhen Air Environment Research Institute. Yan said Shenzhen’s air quality is improving because of the implementation of strict control methods.

According to Yan, Shenzhen completed renovations of four power generators at Mawan Power Plant and three incinerators at power plants in Yantian, Bao’an and Nanshan in 2013. The renovations reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide by 6,300 tons a year.

In the first half of the year, the city imposed 17 million yuan in fines on environmental polluters and 20 cases have been handed over to judicial organs for prosecution.

Shenzhen is among nine of 161 Chinese cities (and the only first-tier one) that passed the new, stricter air quality standards in the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) earlier this month. This indicates that only 6 percent of the cities surveyed have air regarded as safe.

The city’s air quality was at “safe” or “excellent” levels on 171 out of 181 days in the first half of the year, according to the local environmental authority. Of the five major pollutants monitored, only average ozone density rose slightly compared with the same period last year. The city’s density of PM2.5 particles averaged 33 micrograms per cubic meter in the first six months, lower than a year ago.

In February 2012, China issued new air quality monitoring standards that include the monitoring of ozone, carbon monoxide and PM2.5, plus that of PM10, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
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I think that's the Shenyun Metro depot for metro Line 7 (Xili Line)
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Cultural Center in Longguang District boke ground according to archdaily.
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Any updates on this project,looked at google earth and parts of it seems to be in the prep stage
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High rents and policy uncertainty dim hopes for Qianhai
1 September 2014
South China Morning Post

On a 15 square kilometre swathe of barren land along the border, workers are busy pouring cement and moving steel bars for a property project that in three months will become the most expensive office complex in Shenzhen.

The 40 low-rise glass-and-chrome buildings will be the first completed project four years after the Qianhai special economic zone was set up as China's test bed for financial reform and a modern services hub to house smaller firms from Hong Kong.

Away from the project, Qianhai is still a muddy piece of undeveloped land reclaimed from the sea on the western edge of Shenzhen. Investors have seen little evidence officials in the zone have a clear idea as to how their hopes will materialise for it to pioneer China's financial reforms.

Instead, Qianhai has begun to embody the frustrations facing every economic pilot zone in China: a surge in rents that forestalls the incubation of innovative start-ups and the chance that local authorities' bold reforms may reach beyond Beijing's comfort zone.

"To many Hongkongers, Qianhai now means land auctions to big developers, a place most small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] cannot afford to enter," said Choi Koo-shum, president of a group representing Hong Kong SMEs.

Spikes in rents signal that opportunities are fading in Qianhai for Hong Kong's more than 300,000 SMEs, which account for over 90 per cent of Hong Kong's industry and commerce.

Qianhai has auctioned 10 parcels of land for a combined 46.4 billion yuan (HK$58.4 billion), mostly to big state-owned conglomerates. That is equal to a fifth of Shanghai's full-year revenues from land sales last year, although Qianhai's land area is 0.2 per cent of Shanghai's total.

Rents at the office project, called Enterprises Park, have reached 350 yuan to 400 yuan per square metre, much higher than the average rents of 260 yuan to 280 yuan per square metre in Shenzhen's central business district.

There are about 12,000 firms registered in Qianhai, of which fewer than 500 are from Hong Kong.

Witman Hung, the representative of the Qianhai Authority in Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post early last month that it hoped to raise the number of Hong Kong firms to at least a third of the total.

Haywood Cheung, president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, which just bought a parcel of land in the zone, expects Qianhai's average rents, after all construction is completed, to be about a third of average office rents in Hong Kong's Central district.

During the past year, the Qianhai authority has been increasing its efforts to attract firms from Hong Kong. It removed the capital requirement of five million yuan for registration and, more importantly, it imposed a favourable corporate income tax rate of 15 per cent on non-financial firms.

The tax concession disappointed financial firms. Such firms account for more than 60 per cent of the registered firms in Qianhai so far. And even non-financial firms do not find the concession to be much of a boon.

"The 15 per cent corporate tax is attractive, yet Hong Kong's tax rate is 16.5 per cent, so it's really not that much different. If Qianhai really wants to attract more companies, one of the policies we have advised them to implement is exemption from withholding tax," said Penny Chen, tax director at KPMG China.

Daisuke Koizumi, head of the business development office in the Hong Kong branch of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, said the limited client base in Qianhai was a major obstacle preventing the bank from entering the zone.

"We only have one customer based there," said Koizumi, whose bank already has a branch in the Shanghai Free-trade Zone. "With so few customers [in Qianhai], getting in there is unlikely."

Essential to Qianhai's success is obtaining Beijing's support for its initiatives. But the zone risks running into the same problem as Tianjin did - aggressively promoting industry amid uncertain central government policy and inadvertently exceeding Beijing's dictates.

"The key for Qianhai's future is how much favourable policy support Beijing will give. So far, it hasn't given enough. It is very hard to promote policies and bargain with the central government if [your highest official] is at a provincial level," said Terrence Chong, an associate professor of economics at Chinese University.

"I have never doubted Qianhai could develop into a regional financial centre. Beijing treats it as Plan B for Hong Kong, in case the situation in Hong Kong becomes worse."
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SZ’s walkability could improve: local residents
2014-September-11 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

MANY residents believe more work needs to be done to improve pedestrian streets and greenways even though the city was recently rated as the second-most walkable city by the China Natural Resources Defense Council after Hong Kong.

In some areas, pedestrian walkways are incomplete and have safety hazards such as street lights that are too dim for night walkers, a report in yesterday’s Shenzhen Special Zone Daily said, quoting residents.

In some areas, pedestrians are forced to walk in vehicle lanes because the pavement is either incomplete or is blocked by businesses whose goods spill out of their shops.

The city’s greenways, part of Guangdong Province’s network, aren’t connected to pedestrian streets, are occupied by vehicles or are in poor condition.

A report released by the China Natural Resources Defense Council, which took 35 cities in China into account, studied walking safety, comfortableness, convenience and government management.

Shenzhen earned high marks in the categories of comfortableness and convenience, but low rates in walking safety and government management.

Shenzhen’s urban administration said it would further enhance management over greenways and improve facilities. It will plan more greenways and work out standards for the city’s greenway construction.

Zhu Pide, vice president of the China City Development Research Institute, said Shenzhen should tighten administration over vehicles and leave more sidewalk spaces for pedestrians if it wants to further improve its walkability.

Hong Kong was rated the most walkable city, as most residents don’t need vehicles to commute. Shanghai ranked third.

Shanghai, Guangzhou and Dalian, along with Shenzhen, were rated as very walkable cities, while Beijing, Jinan and Chongqing were regarded as cities “suitable” for walking.

The report said the use of urban land is closely related to the walkability of a city.
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A project in Houhai, claimed to be 272m:
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^ They talk a lot in the article about 'greenways', I guess I know what that means, but as im living in Shenzhen now, I can't remember seeing a single one. What do they mean with greenways? The sidewalks next to major roads? (which are, indeed, flanked by lush greenery, but come on, still next to a major road). I wish they made it easier for pedestrians to cross roads. Like refugees in the middle of roads, bridges, subways etc.
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Elevated bridges for part of Metro Line 8
2014-September-12 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

THE government will use a mode of combining underground tunnels and elevated bridges in construction of Metro Line 8, which will link Luohu District with the Xiaomeisha tourist destination in Yantian District.

According to Shenzhen’s transport commission’s initial plan, the rail line will travel above ground along Luosha Road after it comes out of Liantang Checkpoint, which is under construction. After it goes through Wutong Mountain, it will go underground again through the areas of Shatoujiao and Yantian District Government.

The commission is comparing the advantages of going underground (using traditional wheel-rail technology) or using elevated bridges (magnetic levitation technology) in the area of Dameisha by taking its geography and road conditions along the line into consideration, Shenzhen’s transport commission said in a letter to Xu Long, a local political adviser.

Wheel-rail trains can travel up to 80 kilometers per hour while low- to medium-speed maglev trains can reach 100 kilometers per hour. Using maglev technology for the 26-kilometer Metro Line 8 could save costs in the long run since it could be built above current roads. While maglev trains are more environmentally friendly, quieter, quicker and cheaper than wheel-rail trains, Xu believe an underground line would be better for Yantian’s environment, a tourist destination in the city. Xu believes an elevated bridge would occupy road resources and damage Yantian’s landscape.

Using maglev technology for the 26-kilometer Metro Line 8 would save the city 280 million yuan (US$46 million) per kilometer, and the line could be built in about three years, much less time than would be needed to construct a conventional metro line.
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