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  1. Meltdown October the hottest on record

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and urbanisation in China. In the past, the northeast monsoon came to Hong Kong and resulted in cooler temperatures. But the monsoon last month was rather weak, which resulted in cooler air failing to reach the southern China coastal areas.' September was also one of the hottest Septembers in more than 100 years. The 1971-2000 climatological record shows there has been an average ...

  2. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the increasing occurrences of unusual snowstorms and flooding on the mainland have been the results of La Ni?a and El Ni?o, along with rapid and reckless industrialisation and urbanisation. China, one ... a role. China Daily quoted an unnamed official from the office as saying it had induced both storms, but another official later disputed the report, insisting the second storm was 'completely ...

  3. Radical rural reform to be discussed by leadership

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of reforms.' While China has undergone rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past three decades, development has become increasingly lopsided. The urban-rural wealth gap continues to grow, ... Outlook magazine said yesterday. The party's Central Committee will hold a plenary session from Thursday to Sunday. Under China's one-party system, the meeting will be the most important ...

  4. Why China's next generation could be fed by Africa

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... and urbanisation, Africa could become a 'food basket' for the country's 1.3 billion consumers, according to Hong Kong-based Sino-African relations analyst Andrew Leung Kin-pong 'China ... consulting firm Beijing Axis reported that natural resources like minerals and fuels comprise more than 90 per cent of China's imports from Africa. The firm found that between 2006 and 2008, ...

  5. Farmers forced into juggling act as wells run dry

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... in villages for the young as a rapidly modernising China pursues development and urbanisation. The drought has already pushed some farmers to work longer at other jobs this year. Shi Weibing, 43, ... to statistics of the All-China Women's Federation, 58 million children in rural areas were left behind by their migrant parents. 'It's not good for children's psychological health, ...

  6. Winner of quake design was driven 'to do something'

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in the Greenville Student Design Competition, organised by architectural firm Aedas and the South China Morning Post's Homes for Hope project. Gao, who represented the trio at last week's award ... the models,' Gao said. 'Now it's proved that our idea really makes sense.' He expects to graduate from Harvard next summer and plans to return to China. 'China is developing so fast ...

  7. 18pc of budget for farming to ensure food security

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told the National People's Congress. Dr Hu Biliang, deputy director of the China Centre for Rural Governance Research, said agricultural and rural issues were more important this year 'because besides soaring food prices in the international market, China is facing more pressure in the domestic market'. The mainland has witnessed rapid urbanisation and industrialisation ...


    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year and 7.4 times last year's GDP. 'Urbanisation creates not merely supply, but demand as well,' said Tang Min, an economist with the China Development Research Foundation. But, ... Woods Lee Sixty years after the founding of the People's Republic, China is finally on the brink of realising the dream of prosperity for its people and dignity on the world stage. ...

  9. China South Locomotive faces challenge to enhance its margin

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... to 367.55 million yuan by the end of this year on the growth in the rapid transit market because of urbanisation. 'The recent Sichuan earthquake will also bring along more demand for China ... Kandy Wong and Wong Ka-chun China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock, the mainland's largest maker of rolling stock, could be a good pick for investors seeking market leaders, ...

  10. Fang Minghe

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... I often spent time at the seaside on my own, watching birds and taking pictures of the surroundings. I was born in 1984, a time when rapid urbanisation was taking place in east China and Wenzhou ... As China has passed laws to protect its environment, such as a ban on logging after the floods along the Yangtze River in 2008, such abuses have moved to neighbouring countries. To me, China ...




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