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  1. News - China

    Several arrests as Kunming protest over petrochemical plant ends

    Posted May 16th 2013, 11:59am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Hundreds gathered outside government offices on Thursday morning to protest against plans for a petrochemical plant, in the second major public display against the project. ... of a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in Anning near the province's capital Kunming.  Traffic has been blocked by the protest one block away from the government's seat ...

  2. World leader in green tech, world beater in greenhouse gas

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chart). China's emissions from cement plants alone are now greater than the total greenhouse gas emissions of Germany, the world's fourth-largest economy. Beijing has traditionally ... technologies doesn't seem to be having much of an impact where it's really needed: in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. BYD's sales of electric cars are negligible. And while generous ...

  3. IBM eyes key role in China gas works

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regassification plants that will run on gas from Australia's North West Shelf. To ensure security of supply, China signed a US$25 billion, 25-year contract in 2002 with a consortium of Australian gas ... Bien Perez IBM aims to corner the market in building information technology infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in China following its landmark effort in Guangdong ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    China retail gas, diesel prices to rise 1pc

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 07:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China announced on Friday a small hike of a 100 yuan (HK$125.3) per tonne, or roughly 1 per cent, to its retail gasoline price ceiling and a 95 yuan increase to diesel, effective Saturday, largely offsetting a previous cut early this mo ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ningbo protests against growth at any cost

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it that way. Authorities ignored weeks of petitioning against expansion of the plant, operated by oil and gas giant Sinopec, and sent in riot police with tear gas when demonstrators refused to end ... been aware of the need for changed ways, yet were unprepared for demonstrations over the planned expansion of a petrochemical plant that led to clashes with police at the weekend. They have ...

  6. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Latin American riches lure mainland miners

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Oil and gas, especially in offshore Brazil, the biggest draw for Chinese firms in Central and South America, says investment specialist latin american richeslure ... and gas, especially in offshore Brazil, were the biggest draw for mainland firms in Central and South America. Iron ore and non-ferrous metals such as copper, of which China is a big importer, ...

  7. News - China

    NZ approves China-backed plans to build two infant formula plants

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Wellington

    ... Reuters in Wellington New Zealand has given two big Chinese dairy firms the green-light to build infant milk formula plants in the country, paving the way for overseas firms to expand ... Industrial Group to buy land to build the two formula processing plants, valued at more than US$168.43 million each. The Chinese firms are keen to tap into New Zealand’s massive milk supply ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    China joins US in leading fight against climate change, report says

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of emissions China is rapidly assuming a global leadership role on climate change alongside the United States, a new study says today, but it warns that greenhouse gas emissions worldwide continue ... billion into renewable energy last year, second only to Beijing. The report said the impact of the economic downturn and a progressive shift from coal to gas had kept Washington on track to meet ...

  9. Business - China Business - RESOURCES

    China Shenhua Energy takes on parent group's new coal, power assets

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... on May 23, when China Shenhua said the coal-to-fuel and chemicals plant and coal mines had a combined equity value of 225.8 billion yuan (HK$276.31 billion), less than 7 per cent of the equity ... said the coal to fuel and chemicals operation produced 248,000 tonnes of diesel, 235,000 tonnes of naphtha and 53,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas in the first half. He said the operation ...

  10. News - China

    18 miners die in coal-gas explosion

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 06:55pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say 18 people have died in the country’s latest coal mine accident. The official Xinhua News Agency said five people remained trapped underground on Saturday after a coal and gas explosion in Xiangshui coalmine in southwestern China’s Guizhou province. It says 28 workers were in the mine at the time of the accident. Five of those ...




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