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  1. News - China

    China's potential weakness now worries West more than its strength

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:35am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg For all the hand-wringing over China's growing assertiveness, the risk of its economic and social destabilisation worries the West more The threat of weakness China ... It's Chinese fragility. As China's economy grows at its slowest pace in 24 years, the country's domestic strains are drawing increased attention. While Americans stew over ...

  2. Business - Economy - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China-US co-operation would reduce hot air on climate change

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 10:22am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Bilateral action by the two largest polluters, China and the United States, is the most effective way to unlock the global impasse on climate change Miles and miles of hot air ... the dominant GHG, takes 100-200 years to dissipate. According to the World Resources Institute, China accounted for 23 per cent of total GHG emissions in 2010, while the second-largest source, the US, ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Increased dependence on electricity from mainland China not wise

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... the Pearl River Delta's bad air pollution. There are many huge petrochemical and fossil-fuel power plants along the coast east of Shenzhen and northeast of Hong Kong which are rapidly expanding. Our air pollution is at its worst in the winter months, when the prevailing wind is from the north. In summer, when the wind is mostly from the south, air quality is much better. Given ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... China's environmental problems are not China's alone. There was perhaps some shock in the US recently, with a report that China's air pollution significantly affects the west coast. ... costs. There may be cause for optimism in China's fast development of renewable energy. But don't celebrate just yet. In January, Armond Cohen, co-founder of the US-based Clean Air Task ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US$20m China aircraft gift has unintended repercussions on Tonga

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nuku'alofa Gift to Pacific island nation has unintended consequences as tourism slumps and New Zealand, a key supporter, is seriously upset China aircraft a big ... a 60-seat turboprop Xian MA-60. When Tonga took delivery of the plane, which came with spare parts and training, it prompted New Zealand company Air Chathams to leave after five years rather than ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Decorator denies he fired air pressure gun at two buildings in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Man denies shooting at buildings A decorator denied in District Court yesterday that he fired ball bearings from an air pressure gun at five flats in Yuen Long over the course of two days, breaking the windows and hitting a passer-by. The court heard that Choy Sim-kit, 48, was found in a parked van with a pair of binoculars trained on one of the two ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... as they interpreted it as a move to suspend the trial scheme until the law is ready. "The property tax is an issue that has plagued the market for a long time," Yu Liang, president of China Vanke, ...

  8. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China plans artificial island in disputed Spratlys chain in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KRISTINE KWOK, Minnie Chan

    ... Liberation Army senior colonel, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the construction of a landing strip on Fiery Cross Reef would allow China to better prepare for the establishment of an air ... Kristine Kwok and Minnie Chan The move indicates a shift from defence to offence in the East and South China seas China plans to make disputed reef a vast island China is looking to expand ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Air New Zealand pilots stood down after mid-flight cockpit lockout

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Pilots stood down after cockpit lockout Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after an incident in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a flight from Australia. The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after departure was delayed when ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - RANT

    Rant: cabin fever

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Oliver Chou Cabin fever Remember the acronym CAAC from the 1980s? Officially meaning the Civil Aviation Administration of China, we all joked that it stood for China Airlines Always Cancelled. Thirty-odd years later, little has changed. Air China flight CA112, from Hong Kong to Beijing, is a case in point. On June 19, the sky over Chek Lap Kok was beautifully clear ...




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