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  1. Dialogue vital on issues that define our times

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial crisis had exposed shortcomings. But he acknowledged that the dollar was still the global reserve currency and said China hoped it would remain stable. This is a sensible response. China ... of the dollar as the world reserve currency, denying that it is pushing for discussion on reform at the G8 summit. At the same time, he has reaffirmed China's interest in reducing the dollar's ...

  2. Study shows climate concern high in HK

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hongkongers still care about climate change despite the financial crisis, but are less willing to live a greener life, according to a global survey. Findings showed 23 per cent of residents rated climate change as the most important world issue- the second highest percentage, following Mexico with 28 per cent. In Britain and the United States, only 10 and 8 per ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    No simple solution to flats crisis

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Hongkongers should back C.Y.'s efforts to provide more homes Solving the housing problem has become a top priority for the Hong Kong SAR and its chief executive Leung Chun-ying. This was reflected in his policy address. Some solutions suggested inclu ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to resolve crisis over city waste Hong Kong will spend at least HK$31 billion on waste-handling infrastructure in the next seven years, it was revealed yesterday. And included in the measures ... environment minister Christine Loh Kung-wai gave the first clear indication that incineration remained a priority as the government seeks an ultimate solution to the city's waste crisis ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Act now on city's pollution crisis, warn campaigners

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group urges measures on roads and at sea as environment official pledges 'big moves' on city's pollution crisis ahead of policy address Act now to halt fall in air quality, campaigners say Air quality at shopping and commercial districts is continuing to decline ahead of new measures to curb the city's pollution ...

  6. China fights climate tariff ahead of G8

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... system. The idea of an alternative global reserve currency has been floated by some emerging powers since the global financial crisis hit last year. China first raised the idea in March. Mr He ... Shi Jiangtao and Kristine Kwok in Beijing China has staked out its positions on climate change and the international currency system ahead of next week's Group of Eight summit, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The true extent of China's energy crisis

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by SHUJIW YAO, DAN LUO

    ... to develop non-fossil-fuel sources or another ambitious renewable energy target. While commendable, these promises risk masking the true extent of China's future energy crisis- and its gloomy ... in the south and east. China's solar industry has also faltered. Overcapacity has prompted a sharp fall in the price of solar panels and US anti-dumping duties, coupled with the euro-zone crisis ...

  8. Farmers grappling with volatile currency

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... at least you know that it will rain one day. But with the currency, the way it's been this year, it's hard to predict,' said Charles Burke, the chairman of the economics committee ... With the aussie up 30 per cent in the past 18 months, that means Australian farmers have collectively lost A$3.45 billion as a result of currency appreciation. 'The volatility of the currency is even ...

  9. Environmentalist warns of oil-crunch crisis

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... economies worldwide on the same scale as the global financial crisis. The claim came from a visiting British environmentalist and convener of the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy ... reserves finally ran dry. Only, governments and companies preferred to view the oil crisis through rose-tinted glasses- the same attitude that held sway before the financial crisis, he added. ...

  10. Fukushima plant crisis sparks meeting in Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong government delegation travelled to Beijing yesterday to visit the National Nuclear Safety Administration to exchange views on energy safety and development following the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Led by Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah, the delegation was joined by power firm representatives, members of the Energy Advisory ...




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