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  1. 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
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of Changshou in Hunan province’s Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination, the People’s Daily reported on Monday. Mountain spring water has become the source of choice for many residents in recent years. They believe tap water is too polluted to drink, cook, bathe and even clean with, because a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1193667/hunan-villagers-refuse-drink-tap-water-deemed-safe
  3. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, ... reservoir, which connects to Jinhai Lake, Beijing’s major water resource. Officials of Urban Management Bureau who were supposed to oversee the site could not be reached for comment, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197470/mountain-rubbish-potential-threat-water-resource-beijing
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Method of extracting natural gas may contaminate drinking water

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Fracking can foul drinking water New evidence shows that fracking may contaminate drinking water, according to a study. Researchers at Duke University in the US state of North Carolina analysed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across the gas-rich Marcellus shale basin in the state of Pennsylvania. They found concentrations of methane were six times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1271913/method-extracting-natural-gas-may-contaminate-drinking-water
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Safe drinking water- an unfinished agenda

    Posted May 24th 2013, 06:03pm by NOELEEN HEYZER

    ... Noeleen Heyzer Without water there is no life. Clean drinking water and sanitation are basic human rights – essential to life and to all other rights. Lack of access to clean water ... Between 1990 and 2010, more than 2 billion people around the world gained access to safe drinking water, which meant that we achieved that Millennium Development Goal (MDG) five years ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1245155/safe-drinking-water-unfinished-agenda
  6. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Health Association Professional Committee for Drinking Water and along with her husband, a member of the Industry Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Public Nutrition and Development Centre, are both self-proclaimed experts in water.  "Our family probably drinks the most water in Beijing. No other [family] is more particular about their water than ours," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1122123/beijing-researchers-abstain-drinking-citys-deteriorating-tap-water-20
  7. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Sai Kung's Duke of York pub to serve its last drinks

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:31am by John Carney

    ... with no other option but to close the popular watering hole. Hie has been working in the Duke for the past 19 years, starting as barman when he was 17 years old. He progressed to bar manager before ... Duke Of York bar. "Many of our customers have been drinking here for the past 15 to 20 years and only drink in the Duke, so it'll be a big change for them to drink elsewhere. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1340806/sai-kungs-duke-york-pub-serve-its-last-drinks
  8. The timeless enjoyment of tea-drinking has made it a fashionable addition to any luxury lifestyle

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 08:46pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... Annabel Jackson Tea cheers Were it not for tea, Hong Kong, as we know it, would not exist. The world's second-most consumed beverage after water has been responsible for shaping ... industry," Martin-Leke says. "It is definitely one of the hottest trends." Fine tea drinking has never been more popular. "We have had eight years of continuous growth on our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1344391/timeless-enjoyment-tea-drinking-has-made-it-fashionable-addition-any-luxury
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Coca-Cola ads defend diet drinks amid sales decline

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was the full-calorie versions of soft drinks and "everyone would be better off drinking water or seltzer water instead". ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US beverage giant's new campaign touts safety of artificial sweeteners amid decline in sales Coke adverts defend diet drinks Faced with falling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296938/coca-cola-ads-defend-diet-drinks-amid-sales-decline
  10. Business - China Business - THE INTERVIEW

    Herbal drink giant's recipe for home-grown success

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... a decade, JDB launched its second drink, Kunlun Mountain- high-end bottled mineral water- in 2009. JDB faced its most severe challenge in April 2011, when state-owned Guangzhou Pharmaceutical, ... Coca-Cola' Herbal drink giant's recipe for home-grown success Leading mainland beverage maker JDB Group has been dubbed "China's Coca-Cola" because of its business model, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1314083/herbal-drink-giants-recipe-home-grown-success

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