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    Hu Jintao tells congress that environment must be a priority

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Party chief says green China must be a priority, as critics point to damage done on his watch Communist Party chief Hu Jintao yesterday emphasised the importance of protecting the environment, but some analysts said its increased degradation in the past decade would tarnish his legacy. Hu devoted an entire section of his speech to the party's 18th national congress ...

  2. New cable tunnel to meet power needs in Tuen Mun and Lantau

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A new cable tunnel will be completed this year in anticipation of a surge in power use in Tuen Mun and Lantau Island next year when several major projects begin, including the construction of a bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau. The 4.5km tunnel, between Castle Peak and Tuen Mun, is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of this year, with two ...

  3. Move to reduce fumes by 2009

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Bus and truck operators have barely begun replenishing their fleets with models meeting current European Union standards for pollution emissions, but the government is already considering bringing in tougher standards for new vehicles within two years. New vans and light buses and trucks may be required to meet the standards after a further two years, in 2011, said ...

  4. Fukuda urged to press Hu on smog

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government to use the opportunity of President Hu Jintao's visit to persuade Beijing to accept its proposal on cutting pollution emissions. Nobuto Hosaka, a member of the Japanese Diet, says environmental issues should be given top priority when Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets Mr Hu. 'We need to tell the Chinese leader that while we admire China's rapid economic growth, we also ...

  5. Hu expounds on green policy shift

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi President calls for more balanced growth President Hu Jintao yesterday expounded on his core domestic policies in front of hundreds of welcoming overseas Chinese on his third day in Australia. The central leadership would make more efforts to steer the world's fourth-biggest economy onto a healthier development road, Mr Hu told Chinese embassy staff and members of local ...

  6. Greens' united voice shifts policy in right direction

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to the 'people-first' policies of President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen. Ms Wang said: 'It appears the central government truly wants to listen to and respect the wishes of the people.' When the dam ...

  7. Hu orders army to pitch in and help local governments in stricken areas

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army should be ready to help disaster relief in drought-hit western provinces, President Hu Jintao, in his capacity as the chairman of the Central Military Commission, has told the army. With drought affecting 61.3 million people in Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan, Hu ordered PLA garrisons to co-operate with local governments ...

  8. Balanced growth marks 5-year plan, Hu says

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Balanced and sustainable economic development will be the main theme of the next five-year plan, President Hu Jintao says. In a gathering with political advisers from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday, Hu said strengthening macroeconomic controls, increasing domestic demand and maintaining price stability would be among ...

  9. Doubts China can hit Hu's green fuels goal

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China is having difficulties meeting a goal for use of non-fossil-fuels set by President Hu Jintao at the UN in New York last year, a senior government energy researcher ... Yan said that if the central government gave up on the target, the green business sector and investors would suffer, as most had taken Hu's pledge as a signal on the direction ...

  10. A rising China

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu Jintao has just completed his first visit to the United States as president and trips to Saudi Arabia and Africa. Is China's rising power a good thing for the world or a cause for worry? Tell us your views. Write to us. ...




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