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  1. Shanxi faces dog cull to stamp out rabies

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... launch culls when dog populations are deemed too large or disease-ridden. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693085/shanxi-faces-dog-cull-stamp-out-rabies
  2. When the water stops

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... shortage we are facing. It is bad. It is unfair for the rural population and undermines any serious effort to conserve water. With limited supplies, water shortages are the biggest challenge ... their use of hazardous chemicals, or the Pearl River- China's third-longest- would suffer irreversible damage. Another side effect of industrialisation and urbanisation- population growth- also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698431/when-water-stops
  3. Warning to cadres over second children in HK

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... policy is absurd because it violates basic human rights, and it reinforces the country's ageing population.' In July, Shanghai became the first mainland city to encourage couples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691217/warning-cadres-over-second-children-hk
  4. Guangzhou's world theme park closes

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the mid-1990s have been the worst hit, as they have struggled to keep up with the changing tastes of an increasingly well-travelled population. Zeng Yi, manager of Nanhu International Travel Service, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689392/guangzhous-world-theme-park-closes
  5. Stealth protest over waste burning takes off

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... a sprawling community of more than 100,000 people where a third of the homes are owned by Hongkongers- and two kilometres from several other populous residential developments. While the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698437/stealth-protest-over-waste-burning-takes
  6. Guangzhou plans reform to boost income of rural residents

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... level. City Communist Party deputy secretary Zhang Guifang said the authorities would reform the decades-old household registration, or hukou system, which has divided the city's population ... level of social welfare. But there were no details about when the plan would be implemented. Academics said the wealth gap between the rural and urban populations would be narrowed by abolishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666878/guangzhou-plans-reform-boost-income-rural-residents
  7. Is express link on the wrong track?

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Kong? And if they do, who will actually benefit most? Not the two million-odd Hongkongers- 28 per cent of the population- who did not travel to the mainland once in the past five years, nor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697031/express-link-wrong-track
  8. Light rail link planned to boost spur line

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... at Lo Wu and plans for a new town at Kwu Tung, with a projected 100,000 population on the spur line's route, have yet to materialise. The KCRC had estimated 60,000 people would travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693090/light-rail-link-planned-boost-spur-line
  9. Strict one-child policy driving mainlanders to give birth in HK

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Guoqiang, deputy director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, warned those who wanted to give birth in Hong Kong that their children would be deprived of the much-desired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683601/strict-one-child-policy-driving-mainlanders-give-birth-hk
  10. Linguistic heritage in peril

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'There is no official research or records on this. But it is easy to come up with this conclusion,' said another Cantonese campaigner, Lu Hanen. Guangzhou's population reached 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695060/linguistic-heritage-peril

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