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  1. A billion seen living in cities by 2030

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China's urbanisation will continue on an unprecedented scale and pace, to the point where 1 billion people will be living in mainland cities by 2030, according ... York cities- will appear on the mainland. Urbanisation at such speed and volume would put huge pressure on the leadership, the report said. That pressure would include securing enough public ...

  2. Chalco sees prospects for industry

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... consumption of 12.85 million tonnes, implying a surplus of about 350,000 tonnes. But Mr Xiong said China's industrialisation and urbanisation would remain and demand for aluminium would increase ... Carol Chan Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco), the country's largest aluminium producer, said it remains confident about the medium to long-term prospects of the mainland industry ...

  3. On the right track?

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pushing global motorisation to record levels. Rapid urbanisation is also revving up the country's motoring population. China's urbanisation rate increased to approximately 46 per cent ... Deborah Gordon, Yuhan Zhang China is quickly becoming a motorised nation. Between 2000 and 2010, its car population grew by a factor of 20. The nation's vehicle fleet- cars, trucks, ...

  4. Rapid urbanisation to persist, says ministry

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's unprecedented urban expansion will continue for the next 10 to 15 years, the government says. Over the past quarter-century, the nation has urbanised on a scale ... yesterday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The mainland now has 655 cities and 20,000 towns, it said. Urbanisation would continue at high speed as more of the country became ...

  5. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

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

    ... to live and work in urban areas. 'That would be a challenge to any government on Earth,' said Wei Jinsheng, an urbanisation analyst at the China Population and Development Research ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ...

  6. Shanghai yard wins huge order from U-Ming

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... increase demand for coal, and China's continued urbanisation under its 12th five-year plan would 'lead to better market sentiment in 2014'. ... imports in key economies such as China, South Korea and Europe grew 12.2 per cent. A 6 per cent increase in iron ore imports to 703 million tonnes has been forecast for China this year. Ong said ...

  7. Meltdown October the hottest on record

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and urbanisation in China. In the past, the northeast monsoon came to Hong Kong and resulted in cooler temperatures. But the monsoon last month was rather weak, which resulted in cooler air failing to reach the southern China coastal areas.' September was also one of the hottest Septembers in more than 100 years. The 1971-2000 climatological record shows there has been an average ...

  8. Think-tank urges Beijing to end frantic urbanisation

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has reached a crossroads in its urbanisation drive, and now is the time to shift the focus to the environment and people's welfare, according to a report ... opportunity to change direction, said the Blue Book of Cities in China, the annual report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The report put the mainland's urban population at 607 million, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

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

    ... finds China faces largest ecological deficit ever China is experiencing its largest ecological deficit ever- caused by decades of high economic growth and rapid urbanisation- as total emissions of carbon and other pollutants far exceed the capacity of its ecosystems, a new study says. The "China Ecological Footprint Report", released yesterday by the global conservation body ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-minister blames China's pollution mess on lack of rule of law

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... urbanisation and industrialisation, China has accumulated huge environmental debts that will have to be paid back, Qu said. He said recently he regretted that some of the very forward-looking ... ruleof law fed pollution mess China had a chance to avoid environmental disasters some 40 to 30 years ago, the country's first environmental protection chief has lamented amid worsening air ...




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