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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum. Rapid urbanisation has heaped pressure on water resources and drainage systems ...

  2. Onslaught continues as south braces for storms

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy downpours that swept across southern China last week have returned, stronger and spreading across a greater area- threatening to compound problems ... still missing, according to China News Service. The death toll was 10 in Hubei, one in Anhui and two in Jiangxi. The majority of victims were killed or injured by flash floods or mudslides. ...

  3. Pollution of water sources to be tackled

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... accounts for 18 per cent of the national water supply, it has become the lifeblood of China's parched north. It accounts for 65 per cent of the freshwater supply for domestic use, 50 per cent for industry and 33 per cent for irrigation and farming in northern areas. 'With the acceleration of urbanisation and industrialisation, many parts of the country have seen serious overuse ...

  4. Laws alone cannot make roads safer

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mainland China's roads have a well-deserved reputation for being among the most dangerous in the world. Making them safer is obviously of direct interest to Hong Kong, as we cannot ... a licence, but the schools and examiners generally have low standards. With the nation undergoing one of the biggest urbanisation movements in history, there is also the problem of people from rural ...

  5. Chaos in capital a perfect storm

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design's Water Centre, said that the rainfall in some of the worst-flooded areas on Thursday was probably the heaviest in a century. 'Beijing's ... Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute, said that most of the mainland's investment in urbanisation was on the surface, resulting in inadequate supporting infrastructure underground. ...

  6. Cities are facing a sinking problem

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... land in the United States, according to the US Geological Survey. Tao said the worst sinking on the mainland had occurred in the Yangtze River Delta, the North China Plain, and the Fenwei ... started to sink. Shanghai spends billions of yuan annually pumping water underground to fight subsidence, according to China Central Television. The construction of skyscrapers and underground ...

  7. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... that were exported to Islamic countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan last year. The company's owner attributed their rapid business expansion in recent years to loans from China ...

  8. Tough road to improve food safety: top official

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... record to structural problems that most developing countries faced. 'China is still in the process of modernisation, urbanisation and industrialisation... Social productivity still lags far behind people's increasing demand for safe food and drugs.' she said. 'Taking the above into consideration, China is still in a period of intense contradictions and high food ...

  9. Briefs

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the country faced the twin pressures of rising inflation and an economic slowdown. He said rural progress was equally important to urbanisation and industrialisation, given the mainland's large ... among others. 'No one can deprive [farmers] of such rights,' Wen said. But the premier warned that rapid urbanisation would not likely spur development in rural areas at the same pace, ...

  10. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities have dismissed fears that a series of minor earthquakes, which struck China last week, were a sign of a major, destructive one yet to come, Oriental Morning Post reported. Between February 18 and 22, a total of 10 earthquakes, all magnitude 4 or greater, struck China, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. Eight ...




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