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    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... in the vast area that Beijing claims in the resource-rich South China Sea. Analysts said the new rules rolled out by Hainan- the latest move to reinforce control of the intensely contested body ... at better protecting the country's fishing resources. Passed by the Hainan People's Congress in November, the rules came into effect on January 1. They are designed to help the government ...

  2. Q&A: Fiona Kotur-Marin

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but with the great resources available here it gave us a niche and a good opportunity to define ourselves. So living here has played an integral role in the collection. You recently collaborated ... but I'm very much an American living in Hong Kong. It was important to stay close to the manufacturing base. We're now sold across 300 doors in 10 countries. Today, where you are based ...

  3. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for environmental sustainability should not be limited to concerns regarding air quality, but extend to all shared and common resources, including the availability of fresh water. Today there are between 40 and 50 million people living and working in the delta. While closer economic co-operation within the delta, such as through the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, or the construction ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... coverage and diversity in all marine parks are stable, with a slight increase. We will continue to do our best to protect and conserve marine resources in the marine parks. In the long run, ... excuse for environment degradation', July 29). To protect marine resources in our marine parks and prevent them from over-exploitation, all fishing activities are prohibited except ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FISHING

    Fishermen, green groups sceptical about trawling ban

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... about a rejuvenation of marine ecology and an increase in fisheries resources of up to 50 per cent in 20 years. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department assistant director Dr So ... are still trawling for answers Days before a ban on trawling in local waters turns a new page in Hong Kong's marine conservation efforts, environmentalists and fishermen remain sceptical about ...

  6. Turn Central Market into a merchant marine museum to celebrate heritage

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to how to use the vacant space located in the middle of the city's business and financial district. The answer is simple. A museum of merchant marine should be established, which would be the first of its kind in this part of the world. Ever since the early 1840s, Hong Kong has been a city of merchant marine, and this has played an important role in ensuring the city's growth ...

  7. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Alarm over shrinking coral reefs in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and adjoining Hainan Island ," said the study, published in the latest edition of Conservation Biology . "On offshore atolls and archipelagos claimed by six countries in the South China Sea, ... Coral loss in the South China Sea - where reefs stretch across about 30,000 square kilometres - was compounded by poor governance stemming from competing territorial claims. Some marine parks ...

  8. News - Asia

    Resource deals could end island rows: Australia FM

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 10:26am by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday urged Asian nations at odds over disputed islands in the South China and East China seas to find a way to draw up resource-sharing pacts. ... sovereignty claims should be put to one side in favour of drawing up resource-sharing agreements. There were at least three precedents for such a deal, including one between Thailand and Malaysia ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks, August 21

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 08:30am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Keywords:   South China Sea, Nationalism, Gu Kailai, Rare earths, North Korea, Liu Xiaobo, Arctic icebreakers, Western China, Standard of living, Architecture, Consumerism, Kenya, Antigovernment punk bands.   The Diplomat--  Why the South China Sea is not a “Sudetenland Moment”--  A Deadly Brew: Resources, Nationalism, and History Ma Jian--  China’s Show Trial ...

  10. Threat to marine life a public issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny Wu THE majority of Hong Kong people are aware of marine conservation issues and strongly support the implementation of no-take zones, according to a survey conducted by the World ... it is the government's responsibility to protect the marine environment and biodiversity. WWF Hong Kong conservation director Andy Cornish said the survey results were very encouraging and showed strong public ...




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