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  1. Astra Otoparts drives quality into vehicle industry

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... leading designer and manufacturer of components for four- and two-wheeler vehicles for the OEM and replacement markets. "We provide our clients with utmost satisfaction in terms of quality ... Working mainly with Japanese OEMs for almost four decades is a testament to the distinct quality that goes into every product of the company. Collaborating with more than 40 business units, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan to give Hong Kong world-class air quality in 7 years

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... yesterday unveiled a seven-year plan to cut Hong Kong's notorious roadside air pollution, while admitting some of the targets might be hard to meet. Billed as an air-quality roadmap to 2020, ... Kong to be among the best in the world in understanding air quality so that we can continue to fight air pollution aggressively," Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said. Our goal ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... Lawrence Chung and Agence France-Presse Fighter jets scrambled after maritime patrol planes allegedly enter sensitive area Mainland 'breaches' Taiwan air zone Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com UN move to improve air safety welcomed Hong Kong's aviation community has welcomed moves by the UN to improve safety in the skies after a passenger jet ... feet over the country's east, where its forces are battling separatists. Small military jets had been shot down, but it was not public knowledge at the time that rebels had surface-to-air ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    US tours prove need for quality

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:14pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Sold-out stadiums and high TV ratings indicate strong and growing interest in soccer- but fans want only the best US tours prove need for quality Dick Young did more to change ... countries, they prefer to watch soccer of the highest quality. Their baseball, American football, hockey and basketball leagues are the best in the world. Not so with soccer and no league has done ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... in Iraq. "Those resources represent American lives and American sacrifice." Officials said US-supplied equipment destroyed in more than 90 air strikes in the past three weeks included ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... said Sunday's weather condition also contributed to the sudden worsening air quality. A cloudy, foggy day with little wind appeared to prevent the pollution from blowing away. After being ... and factories. Cracking down on firework displays is only an environmental protection campaign, nothing more,” one internet user said online. Beijing’s air quality has frequently made headlines ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing's air quality will worsen without coal control, Greenpeace says

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Campaigners say Beijing’s air quality will not improve until consumption reduced Greenpeace campaigners warned yesterday that Beijing's air quality would only deteriorate without ... example is that although China reduced emissions of sulphur dioxide ... we didn't see a remarkable improvement in air quality Zhang Kai, a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace, said ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... in mid-air 'near miss' The encounter between a People's Liberation Army fighter jet and a US Navy surveillance aircraft off China's southern coast last week underlined mutual ... said. Pan warned that relations between the US and China soured in 2001 when a PLA Navy J-8 fighter jet and a US Navy EP-3 spy plane collided in mid-air over the South China Sea near Hainan. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Why city’s quality of life is getting worse, starting with inability of the average household to afford to buy even the most modest of homes 14 years to save ... This is indicated by the Chinese University's latest quality of life index, released yesterday. The index lists the housing affordability ratio for last year at minus 4.91, down from minus 3.49 ...




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