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  1. Villagers pay price for preserving HK's water

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the losses incurred in ensuring the purity of water supplies for their rich downstream neighbours. Ling Yugan, the head of the county's Environmental Protection Bureau, said: 'It's ... a Guangzhou-based researcher for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, says Guangdong province has offered Heyuan about 60 million yuan a year for the past two years as compensation. Xunwu officials ...

  2. All eyes on 'green' exhibition

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... The fair is the only one in HK dedicated to products and services for environmental protection, writes Andrea Pawlyna As environmental awareness continues to spread throughout the world, the third annual Eco Expo Asia gets under way amid growing recognition of its status as a 'green hub' for all that is new in environmental protection. Commercial, governmental ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and environmental protection Beijing has allocated 2.5 billion yuan (HK$2.82 billion) out of its 100 billion yuan fourth-quarter economy-boosting emergency investment to support conservation and environmental protection, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Almost half will help finance 229 energy conservation projects. A further 830 million yuan has been budgeted for 143 water ...

  4. Hubei launches first domestic exchange for pollution quotas

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rights for SO2 before construction began. 'That the pollution right is no longer free will press enterprises to step up their environmental-protection efforts and discharge as few pollutants ... of broader efforts to reduce levels of toxic waste in its water and air, Xinhua reports. Some mainland environmental experts welcomed the move as a hopeful sign that even less developed regions ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to protect basic health. The Hedley Environmental Index, developed by University of Hong Kong professor Anthony Hedley, shows the real ...

  6. Investors pile into timber ventures on mainland but there are risks

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... and to ensure sufficient time for trees to regrow between harvestings. Apart from fire, natural disasters and other challenges, investors also face environmental risks. Several non-governmental ... are invasive and harm native vegetation and the habitats of local animals. Foreign investors run an added risk: they might not be legally protected in case of a dispute. 'Mainland law does ...

  7. Let democrats offer a manifesto for leadership

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens' equal right to do so. To a large extent, Hong Kong has such protections in place. Citizens have access to the broadest range of information when freedom of expression and freedom to access ... renewed upon expiry and Hutchison Telecom can legitimately expect renewal. In our submissions to OFTA, we have expressed this view and also that renewal is protected by law. But OFTA has failed ...

  8. Clearly inadequate

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... by regional smog, which the Environmental Protection Department says is caused by emissions from transport and power stations in the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong. Most of the locally generated ... the air, environmental scientists say. CLP Holdings, Hong Kong's largest power company, plans to build what will be one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world- generating 200 ...

  9. Deposit protection body eyes spot checks on banks

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The government-appointed Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board wants the power to make spot checks on banks in the wake of the Lehman Brothers minibond scandal. The proposal ... had made proper representations to customers about whether or not their money was covered by the deposit protection scheme. 'Our staff could test the banks' sale process without ...

  10. Built-in system protects data

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... simplifies things. Mr Parenty previously worked for the NSA and has had a wide range of experience in protecting highly sensitive information. One aspect of protecting information is known ... the key under the doormat. The same is true with computers. You must put your digital keys somewhere safe, and if you have five keys instead of 500, you stand a better chance of protecting them. ...




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