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  1. China Gold panning for overseas options

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Gold International Resources, the overseas development arm of state-owned China National Gold Group, the nation's second-largest gold producer, ... companies in mature markets, which have proven resources that can be developed into commercial projects. 'We are mainly looking at gold, copper, and silver mines that have at least one million ...

  2. Destroying Yunnan's 'Gold Cross' will defeat the purpose of mass hydro schemes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Urgent Issues to be addressed'. A year later, all these urgent matters seem to have become even more urgent. One in particular must be addressed again: the safeguarding of the 'Gold Cross' region. Destroying this sensitive area would threaten China's ecological safety, national security and future competitiveness. The Gold Cross is a large oasis of biodiversity ...

  3. Golden rewards for genuine 'liquid gold' engineers

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rex Aguado David Wilkes is associate director of Arup and the new global president of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). A specialist in river and coastal engineering, his work covers master planning and development, ...

  4. Green focus will see small gold mines shut down

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is planning to order the mainland's smallest gold miners to shut down in an attempt to eliminate short-term, profit-focused operators that ignore ... on Monday. Since the state does not regulate the gold industry's output, rising gold prices have encouraged mining firms- many privately owned- to join the sector. Many such firms were small ...

  5. Turning green tech into gold in China

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The bleak global economic outlook may have dimmed enthusiasm elsewhere but in Hong Kong, green businesses are gearing up to branch out on the mainland. Many clean-tech businesses based in the city see 2012 as the beginning of ...

  6. Theme park not just for the birds

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Shuk-wa AS GOLD COAST'S colourful theme parks rival each other with bigger animals, thrill-seeking rides and exotic wildlife, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary looks a bit anaemic ... Gold Coast theme parks don't- a natural Aussie bush setting where children can see and interact with the country's native animals. Visitors can also observe indigenous animals seldom ...

  7. Magnificent five strike gold

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Five companies bagged the coveted Gold Sectoral Awards at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) event because of their well-developed environmental ... Farm's Wellcome supermarket was the gold award winner in the retailers' sector. The company was commended for its initiative in implementing a 'No Plastic Bag Day' and the use ...

  8. A green gold rush

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world have pumped tens of billions of dollars into to rejuvenate their flagging economies. In the rush for 'green gold' many issues have surfaced, including the capabilities and limits ... and Guangdong's shared goal of developing the Pearl River Delta into a region that will appeal to quality living with low pollution levels is seen as an extra boost to the green gold mine. Despite ...

  9. Shanxi pays a green price for its success with black gold

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Shanxi, the mainland's largest coal-producing region, has never seen better days economically than in the past five years, thanks to a fivefold jump in coal price and a doubling of national electricity demand. With a population of about 33.92 ...

  10. Race to the Pole is just a rush for fool's black gold

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer What connects oil at US$135 a barrel with last month's discovery of huge cracks in the Ward Hunt ice shelf off Ellesmere Island at the top of Canada's Arctic archipelago? And what might connect those two things with a new, even colde ...




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