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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China’s top oil firm blacklisted for environmental breaches

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 05:34pm by Reuters

    ... the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) is under mounting pressure to strike hard against powerful industrial firms long given a relatively free hand to pollute in the quest for profit. ... on Thursday, but the vice-minister of environmental protection, Zhai Qing said at a briefing on Tuesday that the two firms had “basically rectified” the problems discovered in 2012 and last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427169/chinas-top-oil-firm-blacklisted-environmental-breaches
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Developers of mega projects must not shirk duty to protect our environment

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 03:00pm by Wilson Lau

    ... consultations, and it is important to watch out for what measures are in place to address their environmental impact. Mega projects such as the third runway, and the artificial island that the government ... the protection of law, through the designation of a marine park or reserve status, the scheme could be one option to address a project's ecological footprint. Projects that have already been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540929/developers-mega-projects-must-not-shirk-duty-protect-our-environment
  3. Business - China Business

    Premier Li Keqiang encourages private and foreign investment in 'green' industries

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 02:28pm by Reuters

    ... in major cities often far exceeding recommended healthy limits. We also hope China’s energy conservation and environmental protection products will enter the overseas market, and we will open ... environment. “We also hope China’s energy conservation and environmental protection products will enter the overseas market, and we will open the industry to the international market,” he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1356604/premier-li-keqiang-encourages-private-and-foreign-investment
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Waste not, want not: the Sevens launches environmental initiative

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 12:00pm

    ... include the government represented by the Environment Bureau, Environmental Protection Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), co-title sponsors Cathay Pacific ... Staff Reporter A new pilot programme has been launched with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s key stakeholders to minimise the environmental waste footprint of the 2014 Cathay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1453868/waste-not-want-not-sevens-launches-environmental-initiative
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and the decline is likely to be even higher on the mainland because of the less-stringent environmental protection measures there. Friends of the Earth's Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said leaders ... delegates who has introduced environmental issues at past annual meetings, said environmental protection should be given higher priority in officials' criteria for promotion. "The laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's investment in cheap housing prevents large job losses in fragile private sector Affordable home drive protects mainland jobs The downturn ... market afloat, giving policymakers some wiggle room to push ahead with crucial reforms. Protecting jobs is at the core of a slew of government efforts in recent months to boost economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592734/governments-affordable-home-drive-protects-mainland-china
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean air plan will have 22 measures, says environmental watchdog

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:38pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Transparency key to clean air plan, watchdog says The environmental watchdog said the nation's first clean air plan would be comprised of nearly two dozen measures, and reviews of how local governments were carrying out the policy would be made public. The Ministry of Environmental Protection will work with other ministries to draw up the 22 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan
  8. Environmental court proposed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Kong's legal system by creating a court specialising in environmental and land planning law. Environmental litigation now requires more time, money and resources than is necessary, according ... at the University of Hong Kong's law faculty. A retired lawyer and former chairman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, Winston Chu Ka-sun has poured much of his own money into contesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448254/environmental-court-proposed
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... environmental protection chief, said the company had transferred to Ningxia from Jiangsu province, and had been using outdated processes and environmental protection facilities until 10 years ago. Villagers living near the factory told Xinhua that the factory had been discharging waste but had gone virtually unpunished. At the time of the complaints, the city’s environmental protection bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... health is the primary reason [for the revision]," the Ministry of Environmental Protection's website quoted an unidentified spokesman as saying. But, while the new regulations reduce ... and mercury, than household waste. In some European countries, the sludge is burned in separate incinerators. The US Environmental Protection Agency has special emission standards for sludge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be

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