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  1. Beijing faces major water shortage until at least 2014

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Beijing faces a serious water shortage that cannot be alleviated before 2014 at the earliest and authorities are being urged to launch measures to combat drought, China News Service reported yesterday. Work on the huge South-North Water Diversion Project had been delayed and Beijing would not be able to use water resources from the Yangtze River until at least 2014 ...

  2. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has ... of Huang's colleagues on the Chinese negotiation team. Huang said Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto had indicated Japan's willingness to withdraw its opposition to the extension ...

  3. Diversion won't end water crisis, report says

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... living around the Danjiangkou reservoir in Hubei province on the Han River are expected to be relocated by 2014, according to officials. So far, 87,000 people have been moved or are being ... to water-technology.net. The government then put back the date at which the central waterway would begin supplying water to Beijing to this year, with a further delay announced last year citing 2014 as the start ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the 150-metre-high interior of Shek Kwu Chau. Hong Kong faces imminent pressure to tackle the waste problem, as our three strategic landfills will be full in 2014, 2016 and 2018, respectively. While ... illogical. Firstly, the claim that Chinese people in the seafood industry have no interest in improving the sustainability of shark fishing is unsubstantiated. They arguably have a greater vested ...

  5. Snakes and bladders

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Mak Tai-kwong deftly takes a snake from one of the many drawers of a large brown cupboard labelled with the warning, 'poisonous snake' in Chinese characters. He cuts ... is then mixed with two types of liquor (including snake wine, which is made by soaking steamed snake meat in alcohol and a secret blend of Chinese herbs), and Mak stirs it before offering ...

  6. For China, the answer is simply blowing in the wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... If Europe's wind industry continues to expand, then the Chinese's fast-growing wind manufacturing industry might be one of the beneficiaries. A number of Chinese companies have been expanding ... of China's top three turbine manufacturers is listed in Hong Kong- Dongfang Electric, which is No3 but has no global sales. The second-largest Chinese turbine producer, Xinjiang Goldwind Science ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and others. Jan 8, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9626 2014 Dongzi: Songs On The Road HK Stop The Chinese singer-songwriter performs folk songs; Wong Hin-yan ... calligrapher Tong Yang-tze's exploration of new possibilities in Chinese calligraphy. Today, 10am-6pm, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends today Visual ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children to local schools from age three to age nine and eight respectively. At this point, it was sadly obvious that they were not able to learn efficiently in a totally Chinese environment. After ... Chinese support and only a few hours each evening with a tutor, it was clear they could not function fully in a Chinese environment. I do not enjoy paying the ESF fees. I would choose a free ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite repeated denials of a political deal between the government and Beijing's liaison office, local deputies to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are still waiting for an official record of the contentious remarks made by a deputy director of the office, Li Guikang, in a Beijing session last month. Mr Li surprised delegates when he revealed ...

  10. Clean power not always green power

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for approval at the annual session of the National People's Congress next month, have yet to be unveiled. But senior officials from the National Energy Administration, the country's top ... of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, said wind power generating capacity grew by more than 60 per cent last year, with the total installed capacity now 41.8GW, surpassing the US. ...




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