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  1. More mega-disasters ahead as environment deteriorates

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China, already one of the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters, will face even greater wrath from Mother Nature because of climate change and environmental stress, ... classified as once-in-a-century disasters. As the environment deteriorates and extreme weather becomes more frequent, no part of China is free from the risk of natural disasters, the report said. ...

  2. Clean environment is essential for our long-term development

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... success but, on the other, ignoring the environment and exacerbating our pollution problems. A society can only enjoy sustainable development if it has a good environment. A society depends upon ... development. Through raising people's living standards by keeping the environment clean, we can be assured of a rapid and sound development. Borromeo Li Ka-kit, Kwun Tong ...

  3. Roadside air quality worse in first half

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Health-threatening roadside air pollution continued to get worse in the first half this year. The latest air-quality monitoring data shows the number of hours at street level with a very ... - the maximum level under the API system - for 106 hours over the three days when the city was affected by the sandstorm from northern China. The Environmental Protection Department countered by saying ...

  4. Stimulus on track but at cost to the environment

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and it remains an arduous task,' said Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, at a briefing in Beijing yesterday. Citing it as China's main contribution ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's much-touted stimulus measures lifted the economy during the global slump, but it came at a cost to the battered environment, senior officials have ...

  5. Energy goals to be overhauled

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

    ... Stephen Chen Nuclear and wind power expected to get far more emphasis for 2020 China's midterm energy development goals are tipped to change radically early next year with a surge in nuclear and wind power plants. As the central government pushes infrastructural projects to stimulate the economy, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is revising the 20-year ...

  6. China's emissions 'poised to double'

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Five-Year Plan for Coal Industry Development, (2006-10) the National Development and Reform Commission forecast that China's coal production would reach 2.6 billion tonnes in 2010- a level ... and infrastructure construction. At the same time there was an increase in demand for residential electricity supplies. More than half of the rise in coal consumption since 2000 has been driven ...

  7. For China, the answer is simply blowing in the wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... include Longyuan Power, China Windpower Group and China Power New Energy. These are basically wind-farm developers, and of the three, only Longyuan has made any substantial global sales. Only one ... is that China spends aggressively on infrastructure. The second, as the 'factory of the world', China is under pressure from Kyoto and other environmental treaties to cut pollution levels. ...

  8. China urged to adapt to climate change

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen With temperatures rising rapidly, China should focus on adapting to the new environment rather than trying to slow down global warming, a senior central government climate change scientist recommends. 'Global warming is happening now. To China, a huge developing country, it is more realistic and urgent to fit into the new environment than to try to slow down ...

  9. Think-tank urges Beijing to end frantic urbanisation

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has reached a crossroads in its urbanisation drive, and now is the time to shift the focus to the environment and people's welfare, according to a report ... opportunity to change direction, said the Blue Book of Cities in China, the annual report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The report put the mainland's urban population at 607 million, ...

  10. Remote Gansu pins hope on new chance to catch the development bandwagon

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and is hiring more hands. A number of men from his village have already gone and wages were said to be good. The gas pipelines in question are the second backbone conduit traversing China ... billion) line which will pass through 14 provinces and municipalities in east and south China. Construction of the gas pipeline started in February and as it cuts a 1,100km corridor through Gansu, ...




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