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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Ishvara shows promise with next season in mind

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:21pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in their first or second start. Ishvara is the first of them to win beyond 1,200m here but the key could be his dam side, with Ishvara's mother the Kaapstad mare, Asiana. She won to 2,100m in New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1543141/ishvara-shows-promise-next-season-mind
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Empty streets, heavy security as Modi visits Indian Kashmir

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36pm by Reuters

    ... that Indian-controlled Kashmir nominally enjoys. His government has promised to renew the debate on the sensitive issue. Modi was later due to inaugurate a hydroelectric dam in the mountains close to the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546995/empty-streets-heavy-security-modi-visits-indian-kashmir
  3. News - China - THREE GORGES DAM

    Financial irregularities of Three Gorges Dam project total 7.9b yuan

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to the Three Gorges Dam project, including around 279 million yuan in funds intended for relocating residents. The auditor also said construction mismanagement had led to an extra investment of 808 ... concerning compensation for migrants, geological disaster prevention and ecological protection in reservoir areas. "The infrastructure and public services of the Three Gorges Dam is flawed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1256028/financial-irregularities-three-gorges-dam-project-total-79b-yuan
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's hydropower expansion plans defy lessons of Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hydropower plans defy Three Gorges lessons A decade after China began filling the Three Gorges Dam, concerns about the project's environmental and human cost endure even as the country prepares a huge hydropower expansion. More than 1.2 million people were displaced as the water in the dam, which started accumulating 10 years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252835/chinas-hydropower-expansion-plans-defy-lessons-three-gorges-dam
  5. News - China - Graft campaign

    China's graft watchdog drops euphemisms and uses 'adultery' as charge against officials

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... the more damming: "keeping or having improper sexual relationships with several women". Xu Jie, deputy chief of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls which handles petitions, was sacked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545683/chinas-graft-watchdog-drops-euphemisms-and-calls-it-its-adultery
  6. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Water officials go online to expose shoddy work on dam in eastern Guangdong

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... claim shoddy work makes key dam 'dangerous' Three water-resources officials in eastern Guangdong have exposed shoddy construction at a key embankment dam project that has seen seven ... million) in damages. Zhao has been beaten up and offered bribes. Many have wanted us to cave in Zhao described the unfinished embankment dam on the Rong River as a classic "tofu" project, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228746/water-officials-go-online-expose-shoddy-work-dam-eastern-guangdong
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1308925/controversial-mekong-dam-could-devastate-local-population
  8. News - China - SINO-INDIAN RELATIONS

    Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall Beijing's coyness over hydro plans for Tibet's Yarlung Zangbo sparks mistrust from India over downstream impact on Brahmaputra Dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1303506/chinese-dam-concerns-raise-fears-future-water-conflict
  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... storms hit the area on Friday, the China News Service said. Heavy downpours caused rivers to overflow their banks and a dam to burst, submerging areas in the north and west of Guizhou province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  10. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    State-backed Chinese firm Gezhouba to help build dams in Argentina

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Gezhouba to build dams in Argentina State-controlled dam builder China Gezhouba Group will join forces with Argentine firms to build dams in Argentina worth US$4 billion, the Shanghai-listed firm said yesterday. Gezhouba and two Argentine firms, Electroingenieria and Hidrocuyo, will build two dams in the southern province of Santa Cruz. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1299084/state-backed-chinese-firm-gezhouba-help-build-dams-argentina

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