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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US scientists say natural-gas system leaks more methane than estimated

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Gas system leaks more methane than thought The natural-gas system in the United States is leaking far more methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the air ... and found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is missing leakage from various sources in North America, including faulty pipelines, wetlands, natural seepage from the earth's crust ...

  2. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Education is the best weapon in fighting public apathy over recycling

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by Alice Yan

    ... Greenery and Urban Management Bureau announced last week it would launch another effort get households to sort their rubbish, residents took little notice. They have shown little interest ... strong opposition from residents. They are wary of government assurances the plant’s emissions would be safely managed. Their scepticism is justified – one only has to consider the Lanzhou tap ...

  3. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    How liquidity evaporates from China

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Beijing is unlikely to pump water to fill its tanks amid uncontrolled infrastructure spending How liquidity evaporates from the mainland system Bill Phillips was a New ... and obsolete power stations In the past few months, real estate, trust lending, fixed-asset investment, export growth, factory managers' optimism and consumption have all been weak, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Macau casinos, major Hong Kong companies look at facial recognition

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... to offer the small palm-sized black box that connects to an existing CCTV system. NEC's Hong Kong managing director, Elsa Wong Yuk-kuen, branded the device a "secret" for retailers ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com New mobile system aims to let workers know who you are as soon as you enter Casinos, big companies look at face recognition Casinos in Macau and major companies ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Abuse of parole system targeted in corruption crackdown

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:48am by Zhang Hong

    ... The Communist Party's Central Politics and Law Commission yesterday issued a guideline to strengthen supervision and increase transparency in its parole system as part of Beijing's ... and penalty reductions. "Criminals charged for taking advantage of duty, destroying financial management order and conducting financial fraud, as well as those in mafia organisations, are most ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 5, 2014

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by LETTERS

    ... of saving our precious resources. Fion Sy, Yau Yat Chuen   We need more environmental awareness People from all over the world were encouraged to switch off their lights for 60 minutes ... the increasing importance of environmental protection. They feel it is just too much trouble for them to switch off these lights for one hour and then turn them on again. And they feel it is not worth ...

  7. News - China

    Foreign workers in Beijing leaving their families at home to protect them from smog

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:58pm by BLOOM

    ... in China for his job as general manager of a global technology company. He now Skypes with the family twice a day and lives with "constant jet lag" as he travels to Florida once a month ... to 1980s and 1990s hardship packages for executive-level candidates in cities that are hard hit with pollution," said Angie Eagan, managing director for China at the recruitment firm MRIC. ...

  8. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Japanese whalers hint at plans to resume hunts after UN court ban

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... an environmental group that has pursued Japan's whaling ships during their Antarctic hunts over the past few years. They noted that the Japanese government had not granted permits for the next season. ... the government will come up with a policy course." Japan has long maintained that most whale species are in no danger of extinction and scientific whaling is necessary to manage what it sees ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    ICBC mulls bid for Pioneer to extend global reach in asset management

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chinese banks' global ambitions come as Euro lenders retreat from asset management business ICBC mulls bid for Pioneer Investments Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is considering a bid for Pioneer Investments, one of Europe's biggest money managers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Pioneer, owned by Italy's biggest bank by assets, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2014

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by LETTERS

    ... The government has proposed a HK$1,500 penalty for shop- keepers who block pavements with goods. I agree with this proposal as the present system involving summonses and court hearings is time consuming ... the large-class teaching system that prevails in Hong Kong, more than 30 students will have their lessons together. Because there are so many of them, most will tend to sit silently and listen ...




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