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    China poles apart on missions to Arctic and Antarctic

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Beijing's missions to the Antarctic have an economic motive, but those to the Arctic signal its concern about the consequences of climate change China's Poles apart A Hollywood blockbuster movie might have been responsible for Beijing's partial change of attitude to the North Pole. Hitting cinemas in 2004, the American sci-fi disaster ...

  2. Fewer companies satisfied with city's environment, poll reveals

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... environment. About two thirds of respondents rated the economic outlook for the next year as 'good', with the remainder rating it as 'satisfactory'. Half the companies said ... Celine Sun Fewer companies feel the quality of the natural environment is satisfactory, casting a shadow over the city's overall positive business image, a poll revealed yesterday. ...

  3. 'We are focusing on domestic development... we need a peaceful and safe environment'

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Premier Wen Jiabao warded off mounting accusations of China's growing assertiveness yesterday, saying that its priority was domestic development and international ... on a 'just and fair political and economic new order. We are focusing on domestic development. We need favourable external conditions and a peaceful and safe environment'. But when it came ...

  4. Stronger China develops signs of a dual character

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... environment in which countries can compete economically without the disruption of military conflict. In line with its pledge of peaceful development, China has become increasingly involved ... a top national priority for China. Its total water area is just over 270,000 square kilometres, less than half that of the US. However, China claims maritime territory of 3 million square ...

  5. Anxious developers use every trick in the book

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the ration on home purchases,' said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential for Greater China at DTZ. Some of the sites are in areas without fully equipped infrastructure and are being ... Autumn Property Exhibition, as developers made a frenetic bid to drum up sales. While this week's 'golden week' national holiday is a traditional peak time for property sales, ...

  6. Land sales dip 38pc in first half

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of this year, representing a drop of 38 per cent compared with the first half of 2011, according to a report by China Index Academy, one of the mainland's largest property research institutes. ... the start of a trend of developers bidding aggressively in the face of improving market sentinment. According to China Index Academy, the total number of government sites launched for sale dropped ...

  7. New Great Wall of China is digital

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with more than 100 soldiers were now linked. The newspaper said the digital surveillance system was part of a 4.7 billion yuan (HK$5.3 billion) infrastructure project begun in 1994 after China ... with Russia over Heixiazi Island- which Russia calls Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island- was solved. Russia formally handed over half of Heixiazi to China four years later, ending a decades-long border dispute ...

  8. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Guangzhou would start preparing for an enormous increase in residents. The report quoted Chen Li, director of the commission's development and planning department, as saying the population development strategy would be 'total' for eastern China, 'partial' for the central regions, and 'selective' for the west. Mr Chen said China urgently needed ...

  9. Mopping up operation after protest inspires curator's latest show

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. John Batten is not one to hold back his opinions. On Tuesday, the curator hosted an unusual closing reception for Helen ... and created exhibitions. I think June 4 reoriented the world to look at China and it was one of the most defining moments of the 20th century.' ...

  10. Mysterious newspaper item inspires fiction writing contest

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Good writers find inspiration and creativity everywhere. For example, the Hong Kong Writers' Circle has chosen a most unusual source for its summer story competition, which has just been launched. The English-language collective picked a cryptic news story from last week's South China Morning Post ...




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