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  1. Energy plant

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has submitted a draft zoning plan for a Soko Islands liquefied petroleum gas terminal. Do you back this proposal and do you agree with town planners that it faces a rocky ride? Write to us. ...

  2. Protesters halt power plant

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Wukan, 115 kilometres away. Haimen residents, angered by government plans to build a coal-fired power plant on their doorstep and the pollution it would bring, surrounded the local government ... not be independently confirmed. Online photos showed a stand-off between residents and riot police. Some postings said police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators who stormed government buildings. Other ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said activist groups. One activist said bombs struck a gas station in Ayn Issa town, near a border post that Syrian opposition fighters ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Diplomacy, not nationalism is way forward in island disputes

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to one side in pressing their governments to be more forceful over contested islands in rich fishing grounds that may lie on oil and gas reserves. Landing, planting a flag or putting up ... to plant a flag had the same intention. For their troubles, all they have done is worsen relations. Upcoming leadership changes have not helped. China's political powerbrokers are in the final ...

  5. Rally of thousands forces factory halt

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a petrochemical plant. Shifang authorities said that at least 13 people were injured in yesterday's protest as police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse crowds from government buildings and streets. Witnesses said many more were injured. The crowds were still there close to midnight last night with some online postings claiming police were continuing to fire tear gas. An official ...

  6. Wen, Erdogan focus on trade, N-plants

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the South China Morning Post earlier that Turkey wanted to complete three nuclear plants before 2023, and that Ankara was in talks with China, South Korea and Japan to build two of the plants ...

  7. Rumours fuel new protests in Shifang

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The Sichuan city of Shifang saw renewed protests over a heavy-metal plant yesterday, as hundreds of people returned to express outrage over ... continued tensions and public distrust of the administration after three days of demonstrations last week that led to the shelving of the controversial plant. In response to mounting public ...

  8. Fukushima plant crisis sparks meeting in Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong government delegation travelled to Beijing yesterday to visit the National Nuclear Safety Administration to exchange views on energy safety and development following the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Led by Secretary for th ...

  9. CNOOC reports third oil spill into Bohai Bay in less than two months

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the mainland's northern coast. It is the third spill that the country's biggest offshore oil and gas producer has reported in Bohai Bay in less than two months. It comes a day after a fire broke out ... CNOOC issued statements yesterday on the fire at the Huizhou refinery, some 40 kilometres from the Daya Bay nuclear plant, saying it was put out within three hours. No oil leaks or casualties ...

  10. Plant under threat as popularity grows

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The plant was first 'discovered' by US tourists in the 1970s and suddenly became famous around the world, with people from North America, Europe and elsewhere flocking to Mexico each year to hunt for the famous cactus. It has become so popular that the Mexican government and the Indian community- which mainly used the herb in religious ceremonies- are now warning that the plant ...




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