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  1. Innovation key to modernisation, Hu says

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Priority given to technology for energy and water resources China has vowed to shed its image as a world-class economy with poor homegrown high technology, and has ... and aviation. Mr Hu said despite some technological breakthroughs, notably the manned space missions and increases in grain production, China still lagged behind leading world powers in terms ...

  2. Energy 'to fuel warmer ties' for Russia, China

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in energy sectors, including oil and gas, will be a priority, considering China's rapid economic growth and rising power demand,' said Sergei Razov, Russia's ambassador to Beijing. He ... for Siberian gas, to which China is also keen to have access, and a nuclear power plant in Lianyungang, their biggest economic co-operation project. The presidents will also discuss growing military ...

  3. Trade and energy on Wen's agenda

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China seeks to gain deals on African resources: analyst China is seeking to convert its political capital in Africa into lucrative economic and trade deals, ... China's goals in Africa, he said, reflected a shift in foreign policy priorities, away from global powers to underdeveloped countries. 'On the one hand, it is due to China's demand ...

  4. Ministry softens its stance on Jinsha dams

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... work on two controversial dams which it halted early this month. Wan Bentai, chief engineer of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said yesterday that the two dams, built by power giants China Huaneng Group and China Huadian Group, may be back on track once the environmental assessment and a comprehensive survey of the river's hydropower potential were completed. ...

  5. New dam another nail in the Yangtze's coffin

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... fish populations. Sources said that even officials at China Three Gorges Project Corporation admitted the proposed dam would be largely cost-ineffective in terms of its power ... River, one of China's last free-flowing rivers, and urged caution with regard to the country's dam-building frenzy. And on Thursday, two major mainland power companies were barred from ...

  6. Think tank calls for carbon tax by 2013

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... fast-growing carbon emissions, official think tanks have proposed. The proposals came hours after President Hu Jintao told a United Nations summit China would cut its carbon intensity ... industrial polluters, such as coal-fired power stations, from which individuals would be exempt, the Economic Information Daily, a Xinhua-controlled newspaper, reported. The institute notes concerns ...

  7. Greens hail rule giving watchdog more clout

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A long-anticipated regulation aimed at tackling the mainland's pollution woes at their roots and expanding the power of environmental watchdogs was approved ... the first draft three years ago. The regulation had virtually given the top environmental watchdog the power to oversee environment-related decisions made by most of other State Council departments, ...

  8. Environment takes a back seat

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... stable and safe.' Environmental experts have long warned against the frenzy of dam-building in such earthquake-prone areas. But power and water- resources officials have even suggested ... of Water Resources, 2,380 dams were damaged by the quake and at least 36 billion yuan (HK$41 billion) is needed to repair them. 'But local economies were hit hard by the disaster, and a lot ...

  9. Vow to raise spending on science and technology

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and technology to back up their determination to turn the country into a leading global power in 15 years. Speaking at a three-day national conference on innovation, Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing would ... to allocate more funds to help government efforts, China Central Television reported yesterday. He made the remarks on Monday afternoon, hours after President Hu Jintao spelt out an ambitious plan ...

  10. Temple move highlights major challenges as waters rise behind Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... water resources minister Wang Shucheng also expressed concerns about the fluctuations, ecological hazards and the grave consequences on downstream embankments of the clear, faster flow of water ... citing poor technology, bureaucratic bickering and graft. He and many experts, such as the former head of the Yangtze River Water Resources Protection Commission, Weng Lida, have suggested ...




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