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  1. Lubricating a squeaky relationship

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's interests in securing supplies of oil and natural gas in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are emerging as a new source of tension with the United ... policy dialogue last year to build on 25 years of bilateral energy-science and technology exchanges, designed to reduce reliance on imported oil and gas. This may be wrapped into the plan, ...

  2. Scientist called on to ready Beijing for terror gas attack

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategies, Liu said. 'If you are a trained terrorist, you will want to choose a time and a location to release the toxic gas so that it can kill the maximum amount of people,' he said. ... to the north of the Great Hall of the People. The toxic gas would spread quickly to a large area on the square. 'When such an incident happens, a security department of the government will use ...

  3. Emissions at least on par with US: official

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing admits it may be world's top polluter A top climate official has admitted the mainland's greenhouse gas emissions are at least on a par with those ... deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, also said yesterday rich countries must take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing money and technology ...

  4. Two killed in ethnic clash at toy plant

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A massive fight between Han and Uygur workers at a Hong Kong-owned toy factory in Guangdong has left two dead and 16 seriously injured. The central government, which greatly fears any form of ethnic violence, ordered an investigation and told ma ...

  5. 'Gas field deal will not affect territory'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Agreement heralded as model for future A vice-minister of foreign affairs yesterday defended a deal to jointly develop the disputed East China Sea gas fields with Japan ... the Chunxiao gas field, was set up by China and is within China's territory, but under the deal, Japanese investment will be allowed in the project. The agreement prompted concerns from some ...

  6. Tokyo invited to share offshore gas project

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kyodo in Qingdao China has proposed to Japan that the two countries jointly develop a controversial offshore gas field. The suggestion was aimed at dealing with Tokyo's complaint over a mainland consortium's construction of a new natural gas rig in the East China Sea near Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese officials said. Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing made ...

  7. Rivals back 'pipeline of peace' to bring gas from Iran

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... Kashif Khan in Islamabad As India and Pakistan prepare for their first serious meeting in a bid to kick-start a stalled US$4 billion gas pipeline from Iran, fears are rising ... The 2,600km pipeline, known as the 'pipeline of peace', will originate in the South Pars fields in Iran and distribute much-needed gas to the two energy-starved South Asian neighbours. ...

  8. If taxis can be converted to gas, why not buses?

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clocks are also causing the smog. I also thank Kowloon Motor Bus for its diligence when explaining why clean-running natural-gas buses are unsuitable for Hong Kong ('Natural gas and hybrid fuel not suited to buses', September 23). It claims there is a risk of gas leakage in 'tunnels and bus depots', 'high global warming potential' and the fuel tank ...

  9. Challenges facing new envoy to Japan start with gas-field dispute

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing A row between Beijing and Tokyo over offshore gas fields complicates the tangled web of economic and political relations China's new ambassador to Japan ... oil prices this year again directed attention to the potentially rich underwater gas field. The issue was set to take priority in relations, along with demands for compensation by victims ...

  10. Co-operation urged with Japan in global hunt for oil and gas

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... billion. Just yesterday, Beijing expressed concern over a Japanese decision to explore a natural gas field near the Diaoyu Islands, which are claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan. 'China ... to develop the Chunxiao natural gas fields. Japan has opposed the project, claiming the proposed wells would touch the Japanese economic zone, violating Tokyo's sovereignty. In an effort to ease ...




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