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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... On claims by officials that as the water in the harbour is clean enough, HK does not need to go ahead with a HK$30 billion waste-water scheme: Andrea Pisani- What is the meaning of "clean enough"? Ask environment officials to have a swim in the harbour and see if they dare to! Carol Watkins- Clean enough? I want to see the officials drink a glass of that water. Darlene ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Basic rights still being neglected Breathing filthy air and drinking polluted water are, unfortunately, common threats for many people on the mainland. Over the years, ... be drinking and using contaminated water during the period is worrying. It goes against the transparency and accountability expected of governments nowadays. Regrettably, public health has yet ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Harcourt Road water pumping station relocation complies with heritage impact assessment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... with the project for relocating Harcourt Road water pumping station. Since the announcement of the new heritage conservation policy in the chief executive's policy address in 2007, the government has ... their operations will affect any heritage sites. The project for relocating the Harcourt Road water pumping station has followed strictly in accordance with this mechanism and the assessment has identified ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Fans should always drink sensibly when watching World Cup

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... Fans should always drink sensibly when watching World Cup The world has caught World Cup fever, and Hong Kong is no different. Reports of fans staying up all night to watch the games- missing work and binge watching- abound. As fans gather to watch the last-16 ties and quarter-finals, the Hong Kong Forum for Responsible Drinking wants to remind people to celebrate these events ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must focus on saving water, to help save lives

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... is not a given. The United Nations has estimated that 768 million people are still without access to improved drinking-water sources- that is, water protected from contamination- while 2.5 billion people ... simply cannot afford these essential services, meaning numerous families in impoverished urban and rural areas must survive without safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. These figures ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The club of insular leaders goes global

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:21pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the water we drink and the food we eat. While this is happening, politics is becoming more insular and parochial. In China, Japan and Korea, instead of realising and building on the benefits ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Take fluoride out of our water

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:03am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Fluoride is a toxic additive that must be taken out of our water I refer to the letter by David Wong, of the Water Supplies Department (" Fluoridation of drinking water ... in adults and children. It can be lethal at only five grams. Like G. Holloway, I would like to know why Hong Kong's water supply, unlike many advanced countries, is still being treated ...




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