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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising improvements in a few cities, said an environmental report released in Beijing yesterday. Beijing's air was the second ... , chief editor of the report, said that he could understand why some foreigners had reportedly left Beijing for better air. "They made a wise decision because I don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212552/air-quality-beijing-second-worst-out-31-mainland-cities
  2. Foreign energy firms face hurdles

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Foreign firms, although allowed to develop solar farms on the mainland independently, face tougher financing requirements unless they join forces with Chinese state-backed partners, according to Enfinity Development (HK). That is because wholly foreign-owned projects have to be at least one-third financed by shareholder funds, compared with the 20-25 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989017/foreign-energy-firms-face-hurdles
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

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

    ... Kong's schools are victims of rote-learning and an oppressive exam system. These are problems that should be dealt with while language skills in English and Chinese need to be addressed. ... English words. They have to know that the words mean. With English they should also practise speaking it, especially with native English speakers. It is clear that language standards are dropping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1237099/letters-editor-may-13-2013
  4. Yangshan set for second phase

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Russell Barling

    ... Annette Chiu in Shanghai and Russell Barling Shanghai is courting foreign investors as it awaits formal approval for the project Plans for the second phase of Shanghai's massive ... The Shanghai municipal government is courting foreign investors for the four-berth, five billion yuan project. Operations are expected to start in 2007. 'We hope [phase two] approval will come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445971/yangshan-set-second-phase
  5. Letters

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for schools ('Rethink of language policy urged', December 6). With English widespread and Putonghua becoming more popular than ever, students are learning more about languages. Students in Hong Kong should not only be bilingual in English and Cantonese, but trilingual in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. However, is it possible to revise the language policy in Hong Kong? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619475/letters
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Calls for governor Li Xiaopeng to resign after second Shanxi disaster cover-up

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Officials accused of hiding a second disaster in a fortnight, and once again fingers are pointed at son of former premier Li Peng five-day ... of aniline entered the Zhuozhang River last Monday, state media reported. The spill at the Changzhi city chemical plant owned by Tianji Coal Chemical Industry was the second incident in two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1121667/calls-li-xiaopeng-resign-after-latest-disaster-cover-shanxi
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to get them to second guess themselves,” said Michael Mann, professor at Penn State University and author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate War.” “In that sense, the hundreds of millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1314639/un-climate-report-will-not-sway-us-deniers-experts-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

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

    ... or the US to apply the same solutions." The WMO has launched a new version of the MyWorldWeather mobile application- developed by the Hong Kong Observatory- which now supports seven languages: Chinese, English, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. It provides official weather forecasts for more than 1,600 cities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198305/uns-top-weatherman-visits-hong-kong-observatory
  9. letters

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Britain, you can improve your English. You can also gain experience from real life, not just knowledge from textbooks. You can also learn to communicate with foreigners, which is important because ... Get rid of park smoking areas Second-hand smoke is harmful to non-smokers. Family members who smoke should cut down on their habit. When smokers give up, their health will improve. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715840/letters
  10. 20 foreign rescue specialists await mainland visas

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Twenty foreign rescue specialists heading for Sichuan were awaiting the results of visa applications in Hong Kong yesterday. The volunteers- 10 Britons, eight Canadians and two ... that the requests were being transferred by the British consulate to Beijing. Four days after the earthquake, the Scot feared a 'second disaster' could happen if survivors were not given food, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637775/20-foreign-rescue-specialists-await-mainland-visas

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