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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Capturing the full ugliness of a one-size-fits-all approach

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and by insensitive government architecture and lack of planning. We are assured there is no shortage of subjects, arising out of the government's one-size-fits-all approach. So standard designs ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, contains excessive levels of heavy metals and industrial pollutants and is not suitable for drinking for at least six months of the year. The Dongjiang, one of the world's most polluted ...

  3. Pollution penalties must fit the crime

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 1,500 kilometres separate Hong Kong and Qujing in Yunnan province, where a chemical plant dumped 5,000 tonnes of a toxic heavy metal into a major tributary of Guangdong's Pearl River. While dangerous levels of the chromium waste have been r ...

  4. A sweet golden melon fit for a princess

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... You might say the people's princess is getting a down-to-earth tribute in Hong Kong. The Diana watermelon, a golden-yellow variety developed by a Taiwanese breeder who greatly admired the late Princess Diana, received approval yesterday from the Agri ...

  5. Punishment must fit the crime for eco-vandals

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not the answer. To make the punishment fit the crime, the penalties must be tough enough to prompt reflection as to whether the gain to be made from breaking the law is worth the risk. If not, ... of urgency in response to environmental threats and tougher penalties to fit the crime and public expectations. The government could start by explaining why the person ultimately responsible ...

  6. Ekin Cheng fits bill in eco-friendly role

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin If any local celebrity qualifies to be the spokesman for an eco-friendly hair product, Ekin Cheng Yee-kin is the man. The long-haired actor, who has been a WWF ocean environment ambassador since 2002, appeared alongside mainland actress Lynn Xiong ...

  7. Putting power into gym workouts

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Members of the California Fitness gym in Central step out on radical new equipment under the watchful eye of Hong Kong-based Frenchman Lucien Gambarota, who invented a system by which their efforts provide power to light the premises. California Fitness officially launched the 'powered by you' experiment to its members and the public yesterday. ...

  8. Despite cleanup, Pearl River not fit for controversial swim

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou More than 10,000 people, mainly soldiers, students and government officials, will swim in the Pearl River next month to mark 31/2 years of cleanup efforts. However, the Guangdong Environment Protection Bureau says the river rema ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Japanese society cannot survive if we stop all nuclear reactors or keep them halted Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Afghanistan has entered into a critical transition period. China is a trustworthy neighbour and friend President Hu Jintao's message to his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai (above) Does the airport need to grow indefinitely? Can it? I don't think it fits ...

  10. News - China

    Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 07:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... water had not been fit to drink for a long time and only drank bottle water. They had also built home-made clarifier ponds to clean the water from the stream before using it on crops, Xinhua ...




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