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  1. Critical time for the power sector

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's electricity shortages are in some measure attributable to the brisk pace of economic growth. But they also stem from the top-down, centrally planned way in which the power market is run. The challenge for the country's leaders wil ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strand, going both ways, the authorities have found a suitable way to manage the busy flow. In the mornings, until 10am, many people descend on it to their Central offices, or to the Central MTR, ...

  3. Chrysler's lesson for emerging economies

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... auto industry has fallen. Mr Obama is confident that Chrysler will emerge from this 'surgical' bankruptcy stronger and better. We hope he is right. There is a lesson to be learned for emerging economies such as India and China. Their governments take nationalistic pride in their car industries; their growing middle class aspires to owning big and expensive cars as status ...

  4. A necessary, but small step to land reform

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more important to the country's long-term future. The committee is expected to review an amendment to the land management law that will grant farmers more freedom to transfer non-farming ... and urbanisation have been instrumental to the emergence of modern China. As these gather pace, how to get small, inefficient farmers off the land without compromising social stability and agricultural ...

  5. Mai Po wetland reserve faces precarious future, departing manager warns

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's top wetland reserve might disappear without strong management in the face of various threats to its survival, the reserve's outgoing manager says. Lew ... admitting there were questions about the ecological value of the reserve. Dr Young said the Mai Po reserve's management plan had not been updated since 1997, despite new and continuing ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Figures speak for themselves in clean air fight J. R. Henderson ('Onslaught on smokers fails to tackle air pollution problems', December 16) states: 'It is surely time to divert some of the funding from the increasingly hysterical anti-smok ...

  7. Inviting disaster

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Community Plan to deal with conflicts. In 2005, the grouping attempted to make amends. The 10 member countries signed an agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response, and organised ... that Singapore's air force was quickly flying emergency teams into Indonesia, and the Indian navy was helping out in Sri Lanka. But Asian nations were conspicuously absent from the core emergency team set ...

  8. The fine art of installing a green energy system

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong How does zero-emissions work? All the buildings inside the arts hub will comply with compulsory energy building codes that come into force next year. This requires buildings to follow minimum energy-saving standards. Forty per cent of carbon emi ...

  9. letters

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is quite worrying that many of them do not have even a basic concept of how to manage their money, which will be a crucial life skill when they grow up. Parents should educate their children about ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Driving schools to blame for bad motorists I write to highlight the abundance of sub-standard drivers currently on the road in the city. Previous correspondents have written about the incompetence of Hong Kong drivers negotiating such obstacles as roundab ...




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