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  1. Bridge that splits north and south splits opinion

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A controversial bridge in Jiangsu province that city chiefs say marks the boundary between the country's north and south has won central government recognition. The bridge in Huaian, built at a cost of 4.2 million yuan (HK$4.8 million), features walk-through red and blue spheres to represent the different climatic zones of the south and north. It has been adopted ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... "Megacities" - home to more than 10 million citizens - are proliferating in Asia at breakneck speed. The three most densely populated large cities in the world are in South Asia. By 2025, 21 ... Changyong Rhee says the recent floods that hit Asia were just a foretaste of the devastation that will follow if the spreading urban sprawl is allowed to overwhelm infrastructure and our ...

  3. Asia's resolve to seek nuclear energy remains unshaken, post Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... major impact on the global nuclear energy industry. Asia has been the main arena for nuclear energy, especially since the 1990s. This is reflected in the large nuclear sectors of Japan and South ... to mitigate global warming and reduce health hazards to their people. Asia-Pacific's large and growing energy needs also demand a continued use of nuclear energy and the expansion of this sector ...

  4. The treasure islands of Southeast Asia

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Offers of birdwatching, holiday cruises and flying tours have rekindled tensions over disputed atolls and reefs in the South China Sea. In March, Taiwan built ... its assertion of 'indisputable' sovereignty over the Spratlys, which it calls the Nansha Islands. The People's Liberation Army held military exercises in the South China Sea ...

  5. South China Sea becomes Beijing's latest 'core interest'

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an intensifying competition in Asia's oceans. The talks on China's assertion over the South China Sea and, hence, its naval power in the region were renewed as Japan's Kyodo news agency ... Kristine Kwok First there were Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang. Now the South China Sea has become the latest addition to China's 'core interests' in territorial integrity. ...

  6. Farmers urged to go north as big dry strangles the south

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... the country's parched south to the rain-sodden tropical north, hailed as one of the world's last agricultural frontiers. This week a federal government taskforce will begin studying the prospect of encouraging farmers to bow to the harsh realities of drought and climate change, and abandon the dry-as-dust south. Farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia face ruin as the lifeblood ...

  7. Energy forum turns up power

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... things are moving in the right direction. As far as Hong Kong goes, I do not think there is any other city in Asia besides Singapore where there is the presence of people who are prepared to have ...

  8. HK health experts head south to advise on bird flu

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edwin Tsui. The H5N1 bird flu was first reported in Hong Kong in 1997. Six people were killed at that time. Since 2003, the disease has killed at least 94 people in Asia. Many countries have ...

  9. Ominous fallout from South Korea

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... official said on Wednesday that the South's uranium enrichment programme was 'dangerous' and could fuel a nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia. In North Korea's first response ... Michael Richardson The disclosure that South Korean scientists in a government-linked research institute experimented in enriching uranium inevitably raised speculation that Seoul may have ...

  10. Unesco seeks to protect South China Sea's heritage

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The South China Sea's rich history of maritime trade and its unexplored cultural heritage, especially shipwrecks, single it out as needing protection, Unesco officials ... for a three-day workshop on the protection of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region, attended by about 100 underwater-archaeology experts from 20 countries. 'The objects discovered ...




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