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  1. News - China

    Hu Jintao tells congress that environment must be a priority

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... the environment, but some analysts said its increased degradation in the past decade would tarnish his legacy. Hu devoted an entire section of his speech to the party's 18th national congress to "environmental civilisation" - a term he first coined in his address to the 17th party congress five years ago to describe his vision of growth and conservation. It rated just a brief paragraph back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1078152/hu-jintao-tells-congress-environment-must-be-priority
  2. Pansies take pride of place at 18th annual flower show

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee Rainbows of flowers, rare bonsais and shrubs as well as mushrooms, butterflies and fish will be competing for attention in Victoria Park for 10 days starting today. At Hong Kong's 18th annual flower show, thousands of plants- grown locally or from 17 countries- will greet the estimated 550,000 visitors who will stroll through the show. Themed 'Pansy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446904/pansies-take-pride-place-18th-annual-flower-show
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Carbon and other pollutants far exceed process capacity of country's ecosystems, jeopardising human health and a dozen species, report finds China faces largest ecological deficit ever China is experienci ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103921/china-faces-largest-ecological-deficit-ever-wwf-report-finds
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT: ANALYSIS

    Protests over industrial projects a challenge for China

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com An increasing number of mainlanders are not prepared to accept local government decisions on industrial projects made behind closed doors Rising activism poses challenge Mainlanders are increasingly taking to the streets in protes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1073485/protests-over-industrial-projects-challenge-mainland-officials
  5. Green watchdog's chief not afraid to flex his muscles

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... detractors say he has his eye on a place among the fifth generation of leaders to take the helm at the 18th NPC in 2012, when the present leadership retires. Dai Qing, a writer and environmental ... People's Congress. In the past, cynics dismissed the bustling law-making activities as a futile exercise because of haphazard enforcement. Local governments and powerful heavy industry polluters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492379/green-watchdogs-chief-not-afraid-flex-his-muscles
  6. Tiananmen anniversary takes the heat out of Xiamen plant protests

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anything on the highly sensitive 18th anniversary of the suppression of the 1989 democracy movement. 'Today is June 4, so nobody is going to go out,' said a man who took part in Friday ... in the state-run press that mixed threats with persuasion. The demonstrations were illegal and would be considered 'subversive', the Communist Party mouthpiece Xiamen Daily said yesterday, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595600/tiananmen-anniversary-takes-heat-out-xiamen-plant-protests
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Region famed as the birthplace of China's Communist Party forced to revise its methods after tide of rotting hogs is linked to its farmers Source of dead pigs traced to revered historical site For decades, the river-laced city of Jiaxing in northern Zhejiang province has prided itself as the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1921, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204193/cradle-communist-party-centre-dead-pig-fiasco
  8. Flower show organisers go cosmic

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The star of this year's flower show will be the cosmos, a native of Mexico introduced to Europe in the 18th century that has always impressed with its wide range of colours. A total of 200 organisations will display their exotic flowers and plants at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2009, which opens in Victoria Park next Friday. The cosmos ranges from purple to carmine, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672399/flower-show-organisers-go-cosmic
  9. How the last hunters in China became an endangered species

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... of the reindeer'. Originally, they were reindeer herders, but in the 18th century the tribes adapted to herding horses, which were more prized during the Manchurian period. Due to the industrialisation ... three-storey museum in Inner Mongolia. Inside, he glanced at weathered dinosaur bones, photographs from 1949 when the Communist Party took over China, dusty soldiers' uniforms and antique military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512977/how-last-hunters-china-became-endangered-species
  10. Party nod for 'super ministry' plans

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei and Ting Shi Giant agencies aim to improve efficiency The Communist Party leadership has given the final nod to a much anticipated restructuring of key central government ... and boost efficiency. The annual session of the National People's Congress, which begins on Wednesday, is expected to approve forming a mega ministry of industries and information that would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628164/party-nod-super-ministry-plans

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