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  1. Liaoning sends drones over East China Sea

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese marine authorities began drone patrols for the first time over water and islands in the East China Sea close to North Korea last week. Liaoning's marine department said it had set up an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) deployment and control centre in the coastal city of Dalian and would send drones on frequent missions to monitor ...

  2. Drones to be used to help regions hit by disasters

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Seven provinces and municipalities plan to introduce pilotless aircraft, or drones, to monitor geological hazards such as earthquakes and landslides, which claim hundreds of lives and cost billions of yuan in economic losses every year. Hu Jie, an official with the Ministry of Land and Resources, revealed the plans during a press conference to discuss the three-day ...

  3. Weather - Hong Kong

    Vicente strikes HK

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Typhoon Vicente was the second storm to shut down the city this year. It was strong enough for the Observatory to issue the No 10 hurricane signal for almost three hours early yesterday morning. It was the first time that the No 10 signal w ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... selfish Joyce Hung writes that we are now seeing too many demonstrations and strikes in Hong Kong ("'Success' for strikers has hurt society", May 10). Could this have anything ... Valley   Need for law on collective bargaining The dock workers' strike dragged on for weeks and until it concluded there appeared to be little consensus between the two parties. I think ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... It added that it would be removing a third of the dumped material later this year to meet slope maintenance requirements. It also stressed it would strike a balance between ecology and housing, ...

  6. HK girls strike award with lightning proposal

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... named 'Lightning Bolt, Strike', also believes shopping malls can be made greener by setting up water and rubbish recycling systems and planting a lot of trees outside. 'Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Reclamation is one option

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... with only preliminary studies conducted. The government agrees with striking a balance between social, economic and environmental needs. In selecting potential reclamation sites, places of high ...

  8. Striking a balance amid growth

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilisation, is now the site of what is claimed to be the country's first environmentally friendly economic development zone. But the main priority of local governments on the northern Shandong coas ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... North America, we had Hurricane Sandy having a direct strike on New York City. The disaster raised the issue of the vulnerability of cities under extreme weather." While observatories could ...

  10. Magnificent five strike gold

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Five companies bagged the coveted Gold Sectoral Awards at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) event because of their well-developed environmental management systems. A spokesman for the HKAEE's adjudicating panel also ...




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