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  1. Business - Companies

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Mudslide buries dam workers

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hydroelectric power plants. As of last night, none of the workers had been rescued. The incident occurred near the site of the Baihetan Dam, which is being built in the ecologically vulnerable Jinsha ... of electricity a year, or nearly two-thirds that of the Three Gorges Dam, according to local government figures. No completion date had been publicly given. Construction began in 2008. There was no word ...

  4. Dam advocate loses sight of his cause in caustic remarks

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Debate has re-emerged over the mainland's burgeoning obsession with large dams. But the fresh squabbling appears to stem less from a debate over the pros and cons of dam building, as it had in the past, and more about the personal attacks launched by a key dam advocate against a vocal critic. Zhang Boting, deputy secretary general of the China Society of Hydropower ...

  5. Infographics - News - MYANMAR

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... and smuggling along the porous Myanmar-China border. It follows a Chinese state-owned hydro-power conglomerate lobbying for the construction of Myanmar's biggest dam to provide electricity ...

  6. News - World - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong-based company unveils route of Nicaragua canal to rival Panama’s

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... experts warn that construction could cause profound ecological damage by damming rivers, splitting ecosystems and moving tonnes of earth. The company predicted that 5,100 ships would use the canal ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Valley of the dammed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Yongshan, Yunnan province jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Yunnan villager Li Dongmin knew that trouble could lie ahead for people evicted for a dam as the deadline for relocation ... a section of the upper Yangtze River is called), was among the first in his village to be moved to make way for the Xiangjiaba dam, being built on the mountainous border between Sichuan and Yunnan ...

  9. Dam plan speeded up despite warnings

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Plans for a controversial dam project on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River are poised to move forward in Chongqing despite fierce public ... local authorities in the southwestern municipality had markedly accelerated final preparations for the hydroelectric Xiaonanhai Dam. At an estimated cost of 23.9 billion yuan (HK$29.4 billion), ...

  10. News - China - BOOKS

    People's Daily review of Li Peng memoir hails his 'Yanan spirit'

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Li Jing

    ... was instrumental in building the controversial Three Gorges Dam. His daughter Li Xiaolin is chairman of China Power International Development International, and his elder son Li Xiaopeng, formerly ...




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