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  1. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crisis management mechanism, and focus on air and navy defence.' A highlight of the Asean Regional Forum this week will be the security dialogue attended by foreign ministers from 27 nations ...

  2. Seoul must know when to draw the line

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... South Korean planes are now only armed for air-to-air combat against North Korean planes intruding into South Korean air space. South Korea's new defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, has said ... post south of the line? How should the South Koreans respond then, and when would their American ally join the fray? The answer is that the Americans and South Koreans have to set a red line ...

  3. Taipei proposes counter-offer on easing of air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Taiwan intends to ask the mainland to open air space over the East China Sea for civilian flights as a counter to Beijing's proposal to scrap the median line ... this month. Mr Wang suggested Taipei should consider abolishing the median line to clear the way for increasing commercial air transport. The senior official, who declined to be named, said ...

  4. Clean fuel project kicks off in Shenzhen

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... was also at the event, said the construction of the pipeline represented a 'big step' towards building a greener Pearl River Delta. 'For Hong Kong itself, it will bring an additional supply of natural gas which increases the portion of cleaner fuel for our power generation, which in effect would bring in clean air,' Mr Yau said. A Hong Kong government source said Mr ...

  5. Events

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insider dealing provisions of the SFO'. Hong Kong Bankers Club. Tuesday, July 10: Joint British and Canadian chamber lunch: 'Better air quality... but at a cost: A tough choice ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong's filthy air along the way. Hong Kong's roadside pollution in Central and Causeway Bay on Sunday was 'high' even on the government's Air Pollution Index, ... air quality at this level as 'dangerous,' which doesn't sound particularly inviting since marathon runners can take in up to 10 to 20 times more air pollution on average than ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ...

  8. Sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As sea levels rise, salt water is threatening to devastate crops and livelihoods in the Mekong delta, writes Greg Torode Standing on the jetty at the little river port of Phuoc Long near the tip of Vietnam's Mekong River Delta is to look out on a timeless scene. A khaki-coloured expanse of water stretches more than a kilometre to an unbroken line of coconut trees on the far ...

  9. Container lines freeze bookings

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com European exporters face having their shipments to Asia disrupted for up to six weeks after a raft of container lines stopped accepting cargo bookings this week in an effort to clear a backlog of freight at European ports. Maersk, the world's largest container line, together with French rival CMA CGM, confirmed they had frozen cargo bookings ...

  10. HK ahead of mainland cities for Asia expats

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that because the study's aim was to calculate a hardship allowance, costs should be factored into pay and benefits. Hong Kong scored well on most criteria, but due to its air pollution problems was unable to beat Singapore, which earned the top spot in Asia and globally. The result is similar to that of rival company Mercer in its Quality of Living Index last year. The ECA study says air ...




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