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  1. Smog in Guangdong worst since founding of people's republic

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meteorological bureau. A bureau report reviewing the atmospheric state of Guangdong last year said the average number of smoggy days reported was 75.5, the highest since 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. It also revealed that some inland cities which had been relatively free of smog had started to report an increasing number of smoggy days. In Hong Kong, smog last ...

  2. Great leap backwards

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in 1958 and the people's communes were set up by amalgamating dozens of large-scale collectives. A commune would eat up a town and scores of villages, or even several towns, and contain ... economic growth were not trickling down to the countryside. This philosophy was only altered in 2004, when President Hu Jintao announced it was time for cities to nurture the countryside ...

  3. Land of hope

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing has announced major reforms in rural policy that are meant to give farmers more control over their land without full privatisation. While the land will still belong to a collective, such as a village, farmers will be able to subcontrac ...

  4. Central region losing ground economically

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... levels. The report, the first of its kind to assess the economic development of China's hinterlands, provides further proof of the country's glaring regional imbalance. It followed ... Ting Shi Six provinces underperform other zones, says think-tank China's central region has the most sluggish economy in the country, not only lagging far behind prosperous coastal ...

  5. Countryside in sharp focus

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... During the annual session of the National People's Congress, which ended last week, the government emphasised non-economic targets in its new five-year plan for 2006-2010. The emphasis has shifted from economic growth to human, social and environmental targets. Beijing's newest economic strategies were laid out by senior officials at the NPC, then at a meeting of the China ...

  6. Back to square one on energy roundabout

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to be seen. Beijing-based energy consultant Robert Blohm said: 'It's like they are just putting everything in a sketch just to get the approval of the National People's Congress. ... which should be positive to the industry as it theoretically would help balance the interests of different energy sectors.' History suggests reform is a never-ending cycle. China first ...

  7. A disaster in the making

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... China's economic miracle has accomplished the largest-scale industrialisation and urbanisation in the history of civilisation, it has also created environmental destruction on a horrific scale. ... manufacturing and production methodology, a sudden environmental crisis will occur in China, which could destroy our economic and social regime.' While investment conferences rattle off statistics ...

  8. Balanced growth marks 5-year plan, Hu says

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... challenges. 'That means China will be faced with a more urgent and challenging task in transforming its economic growth mode, improving people's livelihoods and safeguarding social ... foundation for stable growth in grain production and rural income, economic restructuring, environmental pressures, and the need to improve people's livelihood and maintain social stability. ...

  9. Heritage at risk from south-north canals plan

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The massive south-to-north water diversion project has put hundreds of mainland historic monuments in jeopardy, and heritage officials have questioned the efficiency of efforts to protect the sites. They estimate 700 sites, including section ...

  10. Rural reforms offer hope to farmers

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ambitious new reforms to slash the number of township officials and transform the rural bureaucracy represent the boldest attempt yet by the central government to secure a better deal, and the chance of a better life, for China's long-suffering farmers. A pilot scheme expected to be put in place later this year will see township governments scrapped and replaced by representative ...




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