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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Decisive action needed on retirement protection scheme

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... Decisive action now needed on retirement protection scheme Hong Kong people have been waiting a long time for a retirement protection scheme. This issue has become more pressing given ... it is funded, I agree with the idea of retirement protection. Dating back to Tung Chee-hwa's administration, the government talked of the Confucian concept of the elderly being looked after ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's crackdown on English teachers vital to protect pupils

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Crackdown vital to protect pupils Demand for foreign English teachers on the mainland is so great that getting a job can be as simple as submitting a résumé. Background ... protect students but will also likely create teacher shortages. It will take time for the industry to adapt, although such action is essential nationwide if there is to be safe and productive ...

  4. Recycled environmental report on incinerator plan falls short

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... capability if it is built as currently proposed by the Environmental Protection Department. The environmental impact assessment report of the proposal to build an incinerator near Shek Kwu Chau has ... proceed, but said the director of environmental protection should have the professional knowledge to ensure that the environmental impact of projects are kept to a minimum to safeguard public ...

  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 ...

  6. News - Asia - NATURE

    Japan agrees to buy fewer eels from neighbours in bid to protect species

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan to buy fewer eels in conservation bid Japan has agreed to cut purchases of juvenile eels from its neighbours by 20 per cent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry said the agreement with Beijing, Seoul and Taipei, reached on Wednesday, called for reducing eel-fry hauls for one year, beginning in November. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan to slash emissions by updating old buses

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... by over 60 per cent. The Environmental Protection Department is seeking HK$400 million for the project after seeing the results of a 17-month trial which showed the equipment can reduce emissions ... for the programme was about HK$400 million. The department said it would seek approval from Legco's finance committee for funding next month if the environmental affairs panel endorses the project, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Guangdong's greener future

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says the renewal of China's economic powerhouse will best be achieved by focusing development on the delta, upgrading people's skills and creating a greener environment in its outer regions Guangdong revisited Long China& ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... protection pact More than 30 countries have set the first-ever deadline to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal has been eroded by a key player, Brazil, that is refusing ... "This is the family photo we have been looking for for decades," said Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the United Nations Development Programme. "The forest ...

  10. 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. ...




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