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  1. A city in catastrophe, but rescuers lack even the most basic resources

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... South China Morning Post writer Jacqui Goddard talks to the New Orleans emergency workers who are fighting a losing battle, and the victims who must suffer Things aren't going well ... to relieve the biggest human catastrophe he is likely to witness, but he does not have even the most basic resources. He cannot communicate with his officers, and his officers can barely communicate ...

  2. China Coal mine closed as flooding kills four

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Resources' Kongzhuang mine, in Jiangsu province, were found dead, China Coal said. The other three workers were rescued. Trading of its shares was suspended yesterday before the market opened, ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Coal Energy, the listed unit of the mainland's second-largest coal producer China National Coal, has announced its third suspension in two years ...

  3. Locking heads over nuclear power

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Nuclear power was on everyone's mind at the debate at the Mariners' Club in Tsim Sha Tsui last month. Ning Po College in Kwun Tong and STFA Tam Pak Yu College in Tuen Mun squared off for the first final in Division Three of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The motion was: 'The use of nuclear power should be expanded to help meet global ...

  4. Beijing's edicts lost in scramble for coal

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Central government safety crackdown is no match for Shanxi's corrupt mines Even by the abysmal standards of China's notoriously unsafe coal industry, the city ... to weed out illegal operations. But the decrees crumble under the weight of local protectionism. The death toll from resource exploitation escalates, polluting businesses continue to operate ...

  5. Agency seeks to ensure power, transport services

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... as the country faces a nationwide power shortfall because of coal shortages and damage to power lines caused by heavy snowstorms. Zhu Hongren , a deputy director of the National Development and Reform ... in resources and demand, regional transport bottlenecks and natural disasters, the energy supply shortage will continue in some regions for some time. In some cases, it will be very serious,' Mr ...

  6. Mining companies brace for doubling of resources tax

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Carol Chan Impact on earnings may be minimal due to low base Mainland authorities are believed to be preparing to double taxes on mineral resources as they strengthen efforts ... and declined to comment further. The tax on resources has long been considered too low, particularly to prevent disorderly, wasteful and environmentally damaging exploitation, particularly by small ...

  7. Widespread snowfalls paralyse transport and disrupt power grids

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thursday has formed the most serious hoar frost in 50 years, testing electricity transmission lines. China Southern Grid had recorded 548 power failures by Monday afternoon and 20 substations could not transmit power, China News Service reported. Power to seven counties was cut, affecting more than 129,800 households. The company has sent more than 4,000 workers for repairs, but work is expected ...

  8. Resources rolled out to prevent mining disasters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing The State Council says it will allocate more resources and roll out more specific measures to prevent mining disasters. Zhang Guobao, chairman of the State Council's Office of the Leading Group for Revitalising Northeast China and Other Old Industrial Bases, said the coal mine blast in Liaoning province last month had rung another alarm bell ...

  9. China Coal expands into power generation

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Coal Energy, the listed unit of the nation's second-largest coal producer, has formed a joint venture with customer China Power International ... companies have agreed to set up China Power Shentou Power Generating, a joint venture with 4.98 billion yuan (HK$6.08 billion) of investment. The new entity will be 80 per cent owned by CPID and 20 ...

  10. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of actually blaming anyone. That said, we would be foolish to think it does not have implications everywhere that nuclear power is used, including China. After all, whenever a nuclear accident has ... by an earthquake followed by a tsunami. The issue of nuclear safety has divided a heavily nuclear-powered nation. Investigations into catastrophes triggered by natural events tend to acknowledge man's ...




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