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  1. Business - Economy - RESOURCES

    BHP Olympic Dam decision shows boom is over-- Minister

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 09:17am

    ... It has got tougher in the last six to twelve months.” Ferguson’s comments came after BHP announced on Wednesday it would halt the planned US$20 billion Olympic Dam copper expansion in South ... crisis without sliding into recession. BHP said it had shelved the Olympic Dam expansion as it reported a 35 per cent slide in second-half profit, the biggest sign of the pain inflicted ...

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    BHP Billiton profits slump by more than one third, Olympic Dam expansion review

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 01:50pm

    ... Top global miner BHP Billiton shelved its planned US$20 billion Olympic Dam copper expansion on Wednesday as it reported a 35 per cent slide in second-half profit in the biggest sign ... weakest pace in a decade. BHP CEO Marius Kloppers said the company needed to take a fresh look at the massive Olympic Dam expansion, which had been due for a final decision in December, in light ...

  3. Champion of Three Gorges Dam dies

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pan Jiazheng, a top hydraulic engineer and staunch advocate of the Three Gorges Dam, has died of cancer, aged 85, in Beijing. As one of the first domestically trained engineers after the Communist Party came to power in 1949, Pan dedicated most of his life to dam construction and was awarded a national lifetime-achievement prize ...

  4. A lesson dam lobby looks set to ignore

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was unexpectedly halted in Myanmar late last month. The suspension of the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River was seen as a rare victory in a nation long ruled by an authoritarian military regime. ... the Myitsone dam? The fact that China has been snubbed by a long-time political ally that was once dependent on its political and financial support is extremely telling for environmentalists about how ...

  5. A rare victory for environmentalists

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Many see the suspension of the Myitsone dam project as a victory for those who want to preserve the environment. But it is more than just listening to the views of local residents and conservationists. The dam project became a key issue for Myanmar as it began to build closer ties with the United States and other Western nations, after previously ...

  6. Beijing delays Green Dam filter

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... to PC firms to install Green Dam-Youth Escort software. Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying the installation plan was postponed as some computer producers said 'such massive installation ...

  7. Damming up the flow of information

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Controversy has swirled around a proposal to build a series of hydroelectric dams on the Nu River- one of the last free-flowing waterways in China. Decisions made ... dams. Together, they would generate 22,000MW, the equivalent of about two dozen big nuclear-power stations. But Premier Wen Jiabao suspended the project in April 2004, telling officials ...

  8. Festival must-sees

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... lets foreign countries use China as a rubbish dump. No Tears in Three Gorges Liu Gujun is a fisherman who strives to clear the debris produced by the Three Gorges Dam project. Dream on the Wall ...

  9. China's role as river master stirs discontent

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... rivers flow for much of their early course through Chinese territory. For Southeast Asia, by far the most important is the Mekong. In 1986, when China began building the first of a series of dams on its section of the Mekong, hardly anyone in downstream countries paid attention. But today, as China races to finish the fourth hydroelectric dam on the river's upper reaches, concerns ...

  10. Grand Canal relics 'in danger'

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the project was going to damage more relics than the Three Gorges Dam did if measures were not urgently taken to ensure their safety. Speaking at a CPPCC panel discussion, Professor Liu said he ...




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