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  1. the five Ws

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Your primer to an issue in the news What? China announced that it is making changes to its one-child policy for families affected by the recent earthquake in Sichuan. Where? The announcement affects parents in Chengdu and two of the hardest-hit cities, Dujiangyan and Pengzhou. When? The policy was launched in the late 1970s to control China's rapidly increasing population ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo bolsters defences for storms that would dwarf Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... for damagethat would dwarf Sandy Tokyo, the world's most populated city, is building defences for a once-in-200-years flood that could dwarf the damage Hurricane Sandy wrought on the US east coast. ... of 1,782 square kilometres, eclipsed New York- Newark as the world's most highly populated area in 1975. Now it has 35 million people. Edogawa, the fifth-most populated of Tokyo's 23 ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Floods hit Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... that is below street level is usually populated with cyclists and people sitting at cafes, but it was under water yesterday. "We left England yesterday, and it was sunny and warm. We didn't ...

  4. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... deaths are already more than two per 10,000 per day in Somali, the worst-hit region of Ethiopia (four deaths per day counts as full-scale famine). Country-wide, 20 per cent of the population ... is that they have had too many babies. Ethiopia's population during the last famine was 40 million. Today it is 80 million. You can do everything else right, but if you don't control ...

  5. Mega-disasters looming over mega-cities

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson In the wake of the tsunami disaster, experts are warning that the rapid growth of mega-cities is exposing an ever greater proportion of the world's population ... with a population of 10 million or more and a dense concentration of people, often in slums in developing and newly industrialising countries, where people stream in from poor rural areas in search of work. ...

  6. Beijing's plan to safeguard Lhasa's heritage

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has approved a much anticipated urban development plan for Lhasa that includes protection of heritage sites and a limit on its downtown population ... in the next decade. The plan, issued by the State Council, said Lhasa's downtown population would be capped at 450,000 by 2020. But it did not state the current population of downtown Lhasa ...

  7. Propaganda chiefs ban reporters from outside quake zone

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Communist Party's publicity department banned the media from provinces other than Qinghai from covering the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Tibetan-populated Yushu ... visiting the Tibetan-populated Aba and Ganzi prefectures in the west of the province. However, then as well as now, many mainland media has chosen to ignore such bans, with some sending up ...

  8. We must save water to save the planet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... in the developing world. The problem is caused by extended droughts, rising agricultural demand, dams in the upper reaches of rivers, pollution and, most importantly, the growing world population. If you ... because of climate change and escalating demand from the ballooning population. And that brings the issue back to Guangdong and Hong Kong. Water supply here is secure as it is prioritised within ...

  9. 22 dead in Sichuan grassland fire

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Twenty-two people were killed and at least three severely burned in a grassland fire yesterday in the Tibetan populated Ganzi prefecture in Sichuan province. ... The total number of injured was unclear. Daofu sits in a forest-covered area at the eastern edge of the Qinghai- Tibetan Plateau. It has a population of 45,000, about 89 per cent of whom are ethnic ...

  10. Epic census cataloguing 1.2b people starts

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the development of the second most populous nation. But it will also gather fingerprints and iris scans as part of the most ambitious aspect of the project: issuing all Indians with hi-tech identity ... The 2000 census China did likely involved more people, counting the population at 1.295 billion. The Indian tally is not expected to exceed that, but the amount of data being gathered ...




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