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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... for their protection is falling behind. While a political refugee is given some modicum of protection, often those who flee their environmentally devastated homeland are seen as mere migrants. When US ... environmental ruin The rising tide The modern world has long thought of refugees in strictly political terms, victims in a world riven by competing ideologies. But as climate change continues unabated, ...

  2. Environmental officer who dumped toxins convicted

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A former environmental protection official in the Hubei provincial capital, Wuhan, has been given a suspended one-year prison sentence for his role in the illegal dumping ... District Environmental Protection Bureau, was given the toxic waste for disposal by a local ether manufacturer. The court said Wang not only failed to properly handle the waste, but also allowed ...

  3. Insurers push coverage against environmental damage

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Russek said. The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) in February introduced a 'green insurance system' requiring industrial companies to buy insurance against potential ... of Sepa to ministry level, creating the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Damage control Insurers see the market helped by tougher policies against pollution The claims limit on pollution ...

  4. Environmental watchdog barks, but who listens?

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) over the past three years, which have attracted much fanfare on the mainland, few are impressed by the watchdog's vows to clean up the country's ... Shi Jiangtao It is no surprise that the mainland's top environmental watchdog has bared its teeth again at local authorities and industrial polluters after a spate of water crises ...

  5. Hong Kong's unseen environmental disaster

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Civil Engineering Department granted an illegal reclamation contract without the approval of the Environmental Protection Department, leading to a $270 million compensation claim ... billion in environmental damage, which taxpayers will have to pay. Thus, we are left with fewer public funds and a worse environment. Following the collapse at Tseung Kwan O, in order to ensure ...

  6. Protect buyers in Hong Kong but don't mollycoddle them

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of form-filling and even tape-recorded interviews. It seemed to me that, after the public outcry over banks' methods of selling investment products, we might have gone too far in protecting bank customers. That is certainly not the case where the property market is concerned. Many people believe that buyers in Hong Kong need more protection from misleading information from sellers. But how ...

  7. New bill to protect scenic spots

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the filming in 2004 of epic blockbuster The Promise, by internationally acclaimed director Chen Kaige. State Environmental Protection Administration investigators concluded the crew caused damage ... Raymond Li Regulation follows outcry at damage by film crews A regulation drafted by the Ministry of Construction aims to protect natural beauty and includes fines of up to 1 million yuan ...

  8. Beef up protection of food chain

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and broad powers to ensure the safety of our food supplies, just as we have one to lead the fight against disease. After Sars we got the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) to take on the key role ... with food safety issues. The hygiene standards and regulatory safeguards are there to protect us. Health scares over the past few years have usually arisen from loopholes in an otherwise sound food ...

  9. Chemical plants pose huge threat: watchdog

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and waterways, says the country's top green watchdog. Of the 7,555 petrochemical plants surveyed by the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), 81 per cent are close to main rivers ... crackdown on polluters in the wake of a massive water crisis in the Songhua River last year. Unprecedented attention has been placed on environmental protection, with China's top leaders ...

  10. Finally, our voice is heard

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... small houses in villages to be environmentally unfriendly. But that is not true. New village houses are well designed, and pass all environmental regulations. Daniel Lam Wai-keung ...




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