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  1. Greener mainland

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should the mainland solve its environmental problems of acid rain, air pollution and fouled water, in light of a warning by UN chief Kofi Annan that rapid growth of urban centres presents daunting social and political challenges? ...

  2. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the last minute, Group of Eight leaders managed to save the once-privileged gathering of rich nations from complete irrelevance. Little progress was made on climate change and trade, but a better-than-expected US$20 billion in farming investment was pl ...

  3. Every dollar donated to the UN has to count

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There would seem no better place than Hong Kong for those seeking funding for humanitarian aid. The global economic crisis appears to be behind us and our billionaires are leap-frogging ... It is for the latter reason that senior United Nations official Catherine Bragg was in Hong Kong this week. She is with the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which is in charge ...

  4. Rice convoys roll across border to help the North

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Pyongyang. The argument that humanitarian assistance served to perpetuate the North Korean leadership had lost much of its weight in recent years, Mr Savage said. 'The theory about squeezing ... neighbour while advocating peaceful resolution of the nuclear crisis. A growing public consensus favouring humanitarian aid has bolstered this stance. 'As recently as three years ago, ...

  5. How China's NGOs can make a difference

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restraints, they were pivotal to mobilising a national humanitarian response to the rescue effort. In the case of the tainted milk, it is arguable that they could have prompted a product recall much ...

  6. Tragic lessons, however difficult, must be learned

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by illegal logging. It is a matter of regret that the dangers were allowed to remain. Two storms in quick succession last week have caused another humanitarian disaster. It is feared that the death ...

  7. It's true, Martians don't want us to repeat their warming disaster

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that allegedly occurred on Mars. According to SupremeMasterTV.com, the Supreme Master Ching Hai 'is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, artist, and humanitarian, whose loving assistance extends ...

  8. Mega-disasters looming over mega-cities

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... vulnerable of all. Jan Egeland, the UN's chief co-ordinator of humanitarian affairs, describes giant cities as places which expose concentrated populations to the worst collective risks in human ...

  9. Global food policies a recipe for disaster

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for smallholder farmers; exemption of humanitarian food from export bans; food stockpiles in disaster-prone and infrastructure-poor places; and fast disbursing support to badly affected farmers rather ...

  10. Hu's opportunity to strengthen his leadership

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairman Hu Jintao to reinforce his leadership. The key lies in whether Mr Hu is willing to de-politicise Zhao's death by showing his humanitarian concern. Mr Hu came to power as the face ... praise. Showing humanitarian concern now would not only consolidate the image of the leadership being close to the people, but further differentiate Mr Hu from his predecessor. Internationally, ...




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