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  1. An ultra-effort in aid of asylum seekers: 250km run through desert

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Bonita Choi Ming-yui, 25, has enjoyed running since she was at school. The equity analyst, who works for a Singaporean brokerage in Hong Kong, will take her hobby to a whole new level when she takes ...

  2. Skateboarder pushes himself to the limit

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. In town right now is a man trying to skateboard his way across the globe. New Zealander Rob Thomson has spent the past two years with a customised board (and customised trailer) riding th ...

  3. HK man in race across driest desert on Earth

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong adventure racer yesterday began one of the world's most gruelling marathons- a 250km foot race across Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. Derek Tsan Kwik, 36, set off on the opening 30km section of the high ...

  4. Two deserts down, two deserts to go for intrepid fund-raiser

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam Two down, two to go! Martyn Sawyer (below) is back in town after finishing the second leg of this year's gruelling Four Desert (foot) Race. Last November The Hong Kong and Shanghai Ho ...

  5. Dams 'won't harm' Mekong River nations

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing Plans to develop the Mekong River will not harm nations downstream, a senior official has said. Suo Lisheng, deputy minister of water resources, said China had established a framework for consulting southwestern neighbours to protect ...

  6. Armed Chinese force set to patrol Mekong

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China will station up to 1,000 armed officers to patrol the Mekong River as it prepares for the resumption of navigation by its ships on the waterway following the killing of 13 mainland sailors last month. Officials ...

  7. Cold comfort at home

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Last week, I wrote about how animals like the Arctic fox are being threatened by climate change. But it's not only animals that have been affected. Millions of humans around the world could also be forced to move due to global warming. ...

  8. Global award a green light for river activist

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao meets an environmentalist whose persistence changed China's approach to hydropower projects International attention and public participation in the campaign against Yunnan's plans to dam the Nu River have encouraged green NGOs despi ...

  9. Destroying Yunnan's 'Gold Cross' will defeat the purpose of mass hydro schemes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Your Focus article 'A barrage of doubts' (June 6) discussed China's new wave of hydroelectric power development frenzy comprehensively. On top of the geological hazards and social problems associated with the resettlement, there are many mo ...

  10. Miles not smiles in the Gobi

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rob Lilwall healthpost@scmp.com We prepare to leave at 8am, and outside dawn has just risen over Inner Mongolia. We have been sleeping in a little truckers' roadhouse hotel which we stumbled upon last night, after three hours of marching through the ...




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