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  1. Lease of mainland's virgin islands open to all comers

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents are eligible to apply for a 50-year lease to develop one of the thousands of islands off the mainland coast that have been put on the market, ... Administration. The leasing arrangement is seen as a move by the mainland to ensure sovereignty. 'Those island development projects involving overseas residents and firms should gain the approval ...

  2. Virgin to use jet fuel made from steel mill waste gas

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Virgin Atlantic Airways says it may have found the best source yet for aviation biofuel. Earlier this month, the airline announced a partnership with New Zealand low-carbon fuel ... but this is the one we are most excited about,' said Andrew Fyfe, the carrier's general manager for Hong Kong. When Virgin launched the world's first test flight on biofuel in 2008, ...

  3. Abandoned ship leaking fuel may soon sink out of sight

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan A half-sunken ship leaking oil is still 'undergoing repairs' in the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter and may soon be completely submerged. The Sunday Morning Post reported two weeks ago that the 51.2-metre fuel-transport ship, Gulf 16, had been abandoned in the typhoon shelter. The rusting 30-year-old hulk has decayed to the extent that it has been leaking ...

  4. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...

  5. Salt water leaks into key reservoir in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than a year ago- and the lowest in decades, state media reported. When the level drops, the dolphins have less room to move and could become stranded on the banks, Tao Le, of the Swan Island ...

  6. Prion Island

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    .... Prion- named for a bird that doesn't really live there any more- is a tiny and faraway British-run island off the north coast of the much larger faraway British-run Atlantic island of South ... Simon Winchester I have just been to one of the loneliest and loveliest islands on the planet. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, found it memorable and transcendental, yet fervently hope never ...

  7. Ontario watchdog accuses logging bosses of fraud

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the Gengma Dai and Wa Tribe autonomous region on the mainland. From 2007 to 2010, 70 per cent of Sino-Forest's revenue came from timber traded through British Virgin Islands companies, ...

  8. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and houses, accommodating wealthy tourists and Dubai's rich. British footballer David Beckham and Oscar-winning actor Brad Pitt are among the celebrities who have invested on the islands. From ... ambitions: boosting tourism and solidifying its image as a financial powerhouse. The most well-known reclamation in Dubai is the Palm Islands project by Nakheel, a local real estate developer. ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... to Nederland, Texas, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon, the company said in a statement. Exxon, hit with a US$1.7 million fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill ... the Pegasus pipeline in 2009 to carry more Canadian crude from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast refining hub and installed what it called new “leak detection technology”. Exxon said federal, state ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Unbiased ruling for island waste site

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Impartial experts vital to safeguard proposed island waste site I read with interest the articles in Lai See about which technology is best to treat Hong Kong's municipal waste. ... being the most logical? This also ignores two other key points, namely that the site at the unspoilt island of Shek Kwu Chau will cost every taxpayer more than other options and take longer ...




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