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  1. More funding for food, rural drinking water

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The mainland's powerful economic planning body has allocated 73.9 billion yuan (HK$82.1 billion) to boost agricultural production and tackle the problem of drinking-water ... be invested to bring safe drinking water to 32.05 million drought-affected people. The drought threat was highlighted recently in a national survey showing that more than 40 per cent of drinking water ...

  2. Reversing the trend

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the most immediate problems around the world is water scarcity. During World Population Awareness Week, that runs from tomorrow until Saturday, we need to recognise that more than 1.2 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water and half of the world's 6.3 billion people lack adequate water purification systems. If we don't do ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Raw water thoroughly treated to make sure it is safe for drinking I refer to the letter by Veronica Wang ('No law in place to make testing of domestic water pipes mandatory', December 19). Hong Kong's drinking water is among the safest in the world. All raw water is thoroughly treated to ensure that drinking water is clean and wholesome. Furthermore, residual ...

  4. Drummers set the beat as novice bartenders keep the drinks flowing at refugee fund-raiser

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Street on Thursday. As a team of African drummers set the beat for an evening of raffle ticket sales and heavy drinking- in the spirit of community service, of course- 10 guest bartenders sporting electric-blue sequinned bow ties geared up for rapid rounds of charity bartending for a packed house. 'I've had plenty of practice drinking- but not so much mixing drinks ...

  5. News - China - INCOME

    Guangzhou has highest average salaries for cities in mainland China

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Survey of cities, based on data from statistics bureaus, shows employees in the Guangdong capital receive an average of 57,470 yuan a year Guangzhou leads the way in top salaries A survey of more than two dozen urban areas on the ...

  6. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... of drinking water are contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic from industrial discharges. Unicef reports that China is one of the countries in the world most seriously affected by arsenic contamination. Several studies carried out on the effects of drinking arsenic-contaminated water show serious effects on children's intellectual development. Toxic ...

  7. Avoid unnecessary illnesses and health risks

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Business travellers Jet lag - to minimise jet lag, drink plenty of water before, during and after the flight; avoid alcohol and beverages such as coffee and tea; allow time for rest and to adjust to the local time zone; Food and water hygiene - always drink boiled or bottled water and eat properly prepared cooked foods; Safe sex - don't have casual sex with strangers ...

  8. Key recommendations

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for two days Maintain the indoor ventilation rate of more than six air-changes an hour by keeping all windows and doors of the classrooms open Young pupils should be discouraged from drinking water directly from drinking fountains Clinical Doctors should consider hospital admissions or more thorough investigations for serious complications in case of repeated visits by a patient ...

  9. letters

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of us never think about the possibility of a water shortage. We take water for granted, and waste a lot. We don't only use water for necessities such as drinking and washing- we waste ... tragedies. Nika Ho, Mu Kuang English School Stop taking water for granted Many provinces on the mainland have suffered droughts this year. Citizens in Macau and Guangdong have had to reduce ...

  10. Poverty relief for ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents was just 72.4 per cent of the national level. Yang said the government would increase construction of railways and roads, provide more drinking water, improve health care and advance ... drinking water and more than 6 million needed to be relocated simply because their living conditions were unsuitable. He also said it was strategically important to guarantee the welfare of ethnic ...




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