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  1. Business - Economy - SUSTAINABILITY

    How saving resources can make businesses money

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:11am by PATRICK LOW

    ... on the planet, notably resource depletion accentuated by growth in income and population. Population will continue to grow, perhaps by as much as 40 per cent in the next 50 years, reaching some 10 ... class and half of middle-income consumption by then. Commodity prices are likely to trend upwards for decades to come on account of these pressures. If resource pressure and the threat ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Firms profited in 'shady coal-rights deals'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Li Jing, Zhang Hong

    ... The report said acquiring the exploration rights needed clearance from the Ministry of Land and Resources, the National Development and Reform Commission and state-owned energy giant China National ... the rights to explore coal resources in the province and later benefiting by more than 10 billion yuan (HK$12.5 billion) when two of them sold shares in the ventures to other firms, a mainland ...

  3. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... the world's resources to feed its 1.3 billion people. A furore erupted when the South China Morning Post reported that a Chinese state-owned grain conglomerate (and quasi-military company) had signed ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its ...

  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news-round-up- April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 08:09am

    ... that members of the feared Central Commission for Discipline Inspection had checked in. China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain |Source: The Guardian Beijing accused the UK of making irresponsible comments and using human rights issues to interfere in its internal affairs. Editorial: China neutrality valuable for Ukraine crisis |Source: Global Times "China needs to secure ...

  5. News - China - SPACE TRAVEL

    Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... been given, but some observers have said China could put a man on the moon in about a decade. The lunar rover's power supply system was designed and built by the Shanghai Institute ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Engineers identify power blockage as cause of Jade Rabbit's breakdown, which has left rover parked up on lunar surface for two months Last-ditch ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and launched in China quickly," Zhou said. A commercial updraft power plant would cost hundreds of millions of yuan on the mainland while challenging the country's manufacturing ... through the tower, driving turbines that generate electricity. The higher the tower, the stronger the updraft and the more power created. The highest previous attempt to master the technology, ...

  7. Business - Commodities

    China's plan for iron ore giants hits snag

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai High costs and poor quality of iron ore may jeopardise China's bid to reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers by creating domestic giants Plan for mega miners hits snag China's bid to slash its dependence on foreign iron ore miners by creating its own mega producers risks running aground before it starts due to high costs and poor quality ...

  8. News - China Insider - REAL ESTATE

    'Deputy seat of power' rumour sends Beijing flat buyers flocking to Baoding

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 01:35pm by Amy Li

    ... to become a satellite settlement for China's capital, according to reports in the  21st Century Business Herald. Transactions had spiked and prices of flats had soared by as much as 10 per cent ... that Baoding would become a "deputy" seat of power to Beijing, he said. Both the National Development and Reform Commission and Beijing's executive deputy mayor  denied the rumour. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, GUARDIAN, Gulf News

    ... Xi Jinping's formal election as president 1. China Daily Hopes are running high for the coming decade, as Xi Jinping has made a stir with his refreshing no-nonsense style … His ... for people to swim in five years from now. (Beijing)   2. The Guardian It has been a long time since China has had a presentable first lady. But marriage to the folk singer Peng Liyuan has imbued ...

  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic China’s air pollution could be intensifying ... Asia, much of which arising in China, is leading to more intense cyclones, increased precipitation and more warm air in the mid-Pacific moving towards the north pole. According to the team’s ...




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