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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen mandy.zuo@scmp.com Capital to harness sea and mountains to secure fresh air and water A Beijing government think tank has made two ambitious proposals to tackle the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving the construction of a huge canal to Tianjin and the other creating a massive artificial fresh air intake in the municipality's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Drink-driving bungle; Fake goods up in flames; Ex-official denies gambling

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 03:47am by WU NAN

    ... Anhui Drink-driving bungle A man has been arrested in Huoshan county near Luan for drink-driving after he rang up the police by mistake and then challenged an officer to a fight, the Anhui ... into a lake at Nanshao county near Nanyang, Dahe Daily reports. The boy's family were visiting a scenic area when he fell into the water. Three men jumped into the lake and rescued him. The men ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1612355/drink-driving-bungle-fake-goods-flames-ex-official-denies
  4. News - China

    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday. "When the World Health ... Safety in Beijing told the paper. According to these arcane regulations, China's national health inspectors do not test bottled drinking water for acidity, or pH level, or for substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228136/china-still-tests-bottled-drinking-water-using-soviet-standards
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental hospital ready to file report to board on tainted water blunder

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... per millilitre- the US safe standard measurement for drinking water. A source said a student had also found coliform bacteria- usually detected in human faeces- in the water supply when ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Councillors told two or three beds affected by 'murky' mouthwash as blunder explained Dental hospital set to file report on tainted water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623170/dental-hospital-ready-file-report-board-tainted-water-blunder
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... consumption of about 610 billion cubic metres. Two-thirds of its cities suffer from water shortages, while close to 300 million people living in rural areas lack access to safe drinking water. Wang ... that in today's China, it was impossible to find an absolutely safe source of drinking water. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... than some might suspect. The move stands to undercut sales of some of the industry’s leading brands. The plan is to promote bottled water and lower-calorie drinks instead, which all three ... The Washington Post Soft-drinks industry joins fight against obesity by pledging smaller containers and lower calories Honey, we're shrinking the bottle In an ambitious pledge, the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hong Kong village where residents drink stream water has plea for mains supply turned down

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... sees plug pulled on hopes for a water supply A 300-year-old village on Lantau Island where residents still drink water from a stream has had its plea for a piped-in supply turned down, partly ... no access to treated water, affecting about 600 residents in all. Instead, people draw water from streams or wells or collect rainwater which they then boil before drinking. Development Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443636/village-sees-plug-pulled-hopes-water-supply
  10. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Guangdong floats plan to divert Xijiang water to its eastern cities

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Plan to divert Xijiang water to east PRD cities The Guangdong government is planning to send water from the Xijiang, or the West River, to Dongguan and Shenzhen to ease supply shortages, the provincial governor said yesterday. Although Shenzhen had the Dongjiang, or East River, Hong Kong had priority over its water, said Zhu Xiaodan at a regional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615912/guangdong-floats-plan-divert-xijiang-water-its-eastern-cities

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