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  1. How the law helped China progress

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland. A runaway population growth puts undue strain on resources, such as water, the environment, education, health and welfare. Starvation, drought, a lack of land and services can lead ...

  2. Quick action urged to save starving Siberian tigers in zoo

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fund for Animal Welfare (China), was quoted as saying on a news website. Eleven Siberian tigers died from diseases triggered by starvation in the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in Liaoning ... period, according to The Beijing News. 'The tigers' health conditions are deteriorating because of starvation and cold weather,' Hua said. 'I'm extremely worried ...

  3. Better use of money

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of disease and starvation. In trying to show off their power, many leaders neglect the poor- both in their own country and abroad. I agree that dreams drive us forward. But when life is being threatened, we need to adopt a down-to-earth approach. When the earth is suffering because of climate change, starvation, economic crises and wars, how can we give attention to other planets which ...

  4. Hu visits the 'birthplace' of historic reform

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... But yesterday Mr Hu commended the 18 farmers for their pioneering reforms to allow their colleagues to escape starvation. '[It] served to help the country explore ways to advance rural reform ... seaboard. The land reform was able to lift the farmers in Xiaogang out of starvation one year later, but most of the villagers still live under the subsistence line and depend on state poverty ...

  5. Dying bamboo threatens pandas

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Animal Preservation Station, told a panda breeding conference on Sunday that the situation would be tightly monitored. 'No wild panda has been found dead of starvation to this date,' Mr ...

  6. We must stop wasting mooncakes

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is heart-breaking. It would be much better to send that money to help people dying of starvation in Africa. Susan, Editor ...

  7. Benefits of GM foods outweigh risks

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... can help us produce large amounts of higher-quality, longer-lasting food more quickly. In developing countries, where many people face starvation, this technology could save lives. It also ...

  8. No need to remove trees from HK's maintained slopes to stop them falling

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that most of the trees that fall in urban areas do so because of similar water starvation. The solution is not to remove all trees from maintained slopes, but to create horizontal cracks ...

  9. Rice shortages are a symptom of greater ills

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... from starvation and disease. Droughts and floods are the reasons you most often hear for rice shortages in North Korea- plus terrible mismanagement by leader Kim Jong-il, who has to rely ... pestilence wiped out crops. The worst fear of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is that of starvation among those categorised as living in poverty- one-third of the population lives ...

  10. Draining away our ability to feed people

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was in the early 1970s, when consumption was outrunning production due to rapid population growth. Grain prices were even higher in real terms than they are now, and there was near-starvation in some ...




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