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  1. Drop in surface wind speeds an early warning for industry

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the phenomenon. But the finding is bad news for the wind power industry. The study, carried out by a French team led by Professor Robert Vautard, of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, ... in Asia, particularly China. A possible reason for the decline is an increase in surface roughness due to the fast growth of trees in a warming climate and an increase in the number of soaring ...

  2. Boutique industries find footing on roof of the world

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Tibet's industrial base is very small. It aims to develop 'boutique' products, brands that make use of the region's special climate and geography. One ... and 17,400 tonnes of ferrochrome. It aims to become the biggest lithium producer in China, and possibly the world, by extracting the mineral from the Zhabuye Salt Lake. Eco-tourism is a sector ...

  3. Strong textile industry can weather storm

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Jacqueline Tsang The financial crisis hit the textile industry hard this year as scores of manufacturers in China and across Asia found themselves out of business due to a shortage ... make it a cost-effective sourcing platform in Asia for those seeking high-quality fabrics from China and across Asia. Ms Wen said these favourable circumstances could help the industry sail ...

  4. Cinderella industries await their prince

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... are being tipped to become the next wave of high-growth industries. China, the world's second-largest energy consumer and one of the most pollution-prone economies, has huge opportunities ... last year from 1.7 billion yuan in 2003. The industry is expected to see further explosive growth as more people discover its profit potential, Ms Zhao said on the sidelines of the China Power ...

  5. Construction industry's top polluters fined again

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of the worst repeat polluters in Hong Kong's construction industry have been fined yet again, but way below the maximum. The Environmental Protection Department's July list ... The companies are Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and Hyundai Engineering & ...

  6. Garment industry hopes to clean up its act

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... Seth Yeung Pat-Nie Woo is the head of an alliance of local garment manufacturers trying to reduce waste and promote sustainability in an industry that is rarely associated as a standard ... is a tremendous amount of post-industrial waste being generated by our industry,' Mr Woo said. 'The textile and apparel industry is generally not seen as run by people at the forefront ...

  7. New rule on sale aimed at nation's farmland reserve

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... 'With only 7 per cent of the world's arable land, China must feed one-fifth of the world's population. The loss of arable land due to rapid urbanisation and industrialisation is a serious challenge that China has to face,' said Xavier Wong, director and head of research at Knight Frank. 'Farmland security is a strategic concern of the mainland government ...

  8. China to be world's biggest carmaker by 2020

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... individuals to buy cars, industry officials said yesterday. At a forum attended by foreign and mainland industry officials, they described the car industry as a pillar of the mainland economy, an engine of domestic demand and an instrument to improve efficiency and quality of life. But there was barely a mention of the downside of the industry's runaway growth, such as pollution, ...

  9. China Boon buys into cemetery business

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... with the approval of local governments. 'We believe China Boon could broaden its source of income by diversifying into the industry and it will be able to benefit from the earnings,' chief ... Kandy Wong China Boon Holdings will pay 185.47 million yuan (HK$213.1 million) for a Hangzhou cemetery operation, a booming business on the mainland where the supply of burial plots ...

  10. US emissions bill could cut China exports 20pc

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... As part of a greenhouse gas reduction measure being considered in Washington, the government may grant free emission allowances to energy and trade-intensive industries in the US and require importers to buy emission allowances, which would effectively be the equivalent of a border tax. China, the largest supplier of consumer goods to the US, faces average tariffs of more than 20 per ...




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