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  1. Islanders sail into Central to march against incinerator

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Hundreds of Cheung Chau and South Lantau islanders landed at Central pier number five yesterday for a protest march against plans to build a giant incinerator on nearby Shek Kwu ... The incinerator would emit about 2,900 tonnes of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and 217 tonnes of respirable suspended particles per year. Around 700 people took part in the march from the Central ...

  2. Government shown real way to conserve Central

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his 2009 policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced an ambitious 'Conserving Central' scheme which was supposed to herald a new government mentality over conservation and heritage issues and reflect the concerns of the public over these areas. 'The idea of conserving Central is premised on our respect for the history of the district,' said ...

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    The solution to Beijing's problems: move the capital to Hebei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... It would not only greatly ease the problems Beijing is facing but also significantly boost economic development in Hebei. Almost all central government ministries and agencies occupy prime land ... resources have declined to 100 cubic metres, far lower than the internationally accepted standard of 1,000 cubic metres. This is one of the main reasons that the central government has decided ...

  4. Air quality in Central reaches worst this year

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai As a chill wind from the north descended on the city yesterday, roadside air quality in Central plunged to its worst this year, posing a threat to public health. The air ... reading in Central was related to the district's setting and landscape. 'There will be air recirculation when the north wind interacts with the hills in Central, resulting in a trapping ...

  5. Drought in south and central areas to continue

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The severe drought that has ravaged many southern and central provinces, leaving millions short of drinking water, will not ease soon, the top weather bureau says. Dry spells look set to continue and more areas are expected to be in the grip of drought, which has affected at least six provinces, central and local government officials warn. The China ...

  6. Central slaughtering plan may be scaled back as demand drops

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government will delay seeking a legislative amendment related to the setting up of a central slaughterhouse for poultry from this legislative year to the next. It has said it was likely to scale down its plan for the facility, now that the trade in live poultry has shrunk. Gabriel Leung, the undersecretary for food and health, said yesterday the administration was still ...

  7. In defence of more roads

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... no matter how convenient our rail networks are. The key traffic problem in Hong Kong is the congestion between Central and Wan Chai, which causes a knock-on effect in other parts of the island. It takes a long time to drive through those busy districts in rush hour, and the proposed Central-Wan Chai bypass is badly needed. To me, building this road is like paying a debt that we owe ...

  8. Food wholesalers threaten Central slow-drive

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Food wholesalers, who have been urging the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to ditch an 11.4 per cent rent rise, threatened yesterday to stage a slow-drive through Central and close markets temporarily if their demands were not met. The wholesalers also won the support of legislator Wong Kwok-hing, who yesterday vowed to fight for them. The traders ...

  9. Coastal industries face tighter central control

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland's rapidly growing offshore and coastal industries would have to contend with tougher regulations, higher duties and direct central government inspections, ... for more than two decades, Beijing was determined to take it back. Mr Sun told a conference in Changsha, Hunan province, that the central government would keep a tight grip on the granting ...

  10. Lack of coal causes power cuts in five central provinces

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Five provinces and cities in the central mainland are facing power shortages due to a lack of coal. Central China Grid Company said supplies at 25 coal power plants were at a critical level, according to a Xinhua report. The company, which supplies power to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing and Jiangxi, said it had seen a sharp drop in coal stocks since the end ...




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