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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With transparency, China can lead world in safe nuclear power

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... increasing electricity production and exports of indigenously developed technologies. There are significant hurdles, but they can be overcome by maintaining the highest international standards ... heavily polluted cities are reason alone to build more reactors; 79 per cent of power is produced by fossil- fuel-fired power stations, largely to blame for China's carbon dioxide emissions ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Next, we need tougher emissions tests for vehicles still on our roads

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by BRYAN SUEN

    ... in more stringent tests to raise inspection standards. Mechanics are already expressing frustration that proper maintenance of new vehicles, with advanced emission-control systems, cannot ... Bryan Suen Bryan Suen says as old polluting vehicles are retired, Hong Kong should next tighten its emissions checks for those still on our roads Second gear Starting this month, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says this year's tougher standards are a good start For cleaner air, marine emissions must be next target The long-anticipated tougher air quality standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

  4. Principal suffers defeat in Standard League curtain-raiser

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:17pm by Contributor

    ... Contributor Team Principal, comprising with all local development players, suffers a 2-14 defeat by Verity in the Principal Standard League curtain-raiser.  Verity, considered as the title chaser in the League, is, on the other hand, full of star-players. The season opener of the Principal Standard League saw the first year development team of the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China Shenhua Energy to acquire plants from parent

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:32pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Shenhua to buy near-zero emission power plants China Shenhua Energy, the listed unit of the nation's largest coal producer Shenhua Group Corp, plans to acquire from its parent company 3,500 megawatts of "near-zero emission" coal-fired power plants as part of a five-year asset acquisition programme. The plan, to be funded by a share sale ...

  6. Exhausting work

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Of the 117,000 diesel commercial vehicles under licence, 23,000 date back to before the progressively tighter Euro emission standards were introduced; 15,100 are Euro I, 28,000 Euro II, 31,000 Euro III, ... The very worst culprits total 38,100; these pre-Euro and Euro I vehicles generate a staggering 73 per cent of all the particulate emissions of the commercial diesel fleet. There is no technical ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Only three cities to breathe easy in Just three of 74 major cities recorded met national air quality standards throughout last year, a senior environmental official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, ...

  8. Clean-bus idea needs thought, Tsang says

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Perhaps allegations of conflict of interest are still fresh in the mind of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who yesterday deftly avoided any repeat of the media outcry last year. This time, polluting buses were the issue, not light bu ...

  9. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Polluters given deadline to clean up emissions

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... control goals. It also came just over a week after the State Council set deadlines for petrol and diesel producers to meet tougher motor fuel emission standards on their products. Nationwide supply of petrol and diesel must meet National IV emission standards by the end of next year and the much tougher National V standards by the end of 2017. Vehicle emissions, especially from ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with higher standards of professional care and quality services. There is no better example of why China still needs foreign investment. An example of how bureaucracy has stifled private-sector ...




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