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  1. Push for green consciousness trims perk of unlimited food

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... for meals to reduce paper waste. Previously, they were given coupons, which enabled them to eat as much as they wanted. This year, the swipe cards made sure they only had one meal at a time, with no extra servings. This also reduced food waste. Since many came from outside Beijing, conference members were given a booklet reminding them to save energy, water and paper while in the capital. ...

  2. Rail link's saga of waste and fraud goes on

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Evidence of yet more fraud, waste, mismanagement and irregular accounting and procurement worth billions of yuan was uncovered in the construction and running of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, according to a report by the National Audit Office yesterday. Irregularities included 491 million yuan (HK$600 million) ...

  3. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Beijing tries to plant seeds for a more stable food supply

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... for a more stable food supply The central government has mapped out its first long-term plan for the agricultural seed industry, as a lack of independent biotechnology and a chaotic seed market have challenged its ability to maintain food security. Large seed-breeding bases would be set up, and government-owned institutes and colleges, which currently account for most of the seed breeding, would ...

  4. Yu Chengwei

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... people say all the new venues and buildings are a waste of money because the Olympics will be over in a couple of weeks. Yes, but the venues won't be. They will be part of our country's ... I can't see this changing very much, but our life has improved and we all live as a family, eating together every day, growing our food, and looking forward to this exciting time. ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing to ban online selling of milk powder

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:13pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui Online purchases of milk powder will be outlawed under Beijing’s revised stricter food safety regulations, the Beijing Evening News reported. The new regulations will take effect ... food vendors in Beijing must first obtain a food distribution licence. The licence will expire after a period of three years. Food items will come under three categories, including pre-packaged ...

  6. Wasteful spending on vanity projects setting a bad example

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to contribute to the mainland's efforts to alleviate poverty. The central government's wasteful spending on extravagant projects is setting a very bad example. ...

  7. Waste-water fees to go nationwide

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Charge needed to ensure operation of treatment facilities and curb pollution, senior official says Waste-water tariffs will be extended to all cities and towns- ... the charge, which would be up to 0.8 yuan per tonne, would be essential to ensure the operation of waste-water treatment facilities and curb pollution. By the end of last year, more than 150 cities ...

  8. Happier to pay mortgage than waste money on rent

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Jin, Home buyer Beijing bank officer Helen Jin, 29, bought an apartment with her fiance two years ago before she finished graduate school. With the help of both sets of parents, the couple took out a mortgage and paid 7,800 yuan per square metre for ...

  9. We should not waste this historic moment

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for more than a year. Today, we have a chance to make a difference- and we should not waste it. ...

  10. Fast food protest won't satisfy hunger for change

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The notion that going to a fast food restaurant and ordering a No 3 meal can bring down a government seems laughable, but on the mainland to do so is deeply subversive. Organisers of demonstrations called for today in cities across the nation have asked supporters to meet at specified locations and buy the meal to show solidarity for a Chinese 'jasmine revolution'. ...




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