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  1. Bad weather delays Bohai clean-up report

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it carefully with a team of experts. It did not say how long it would take. The administration has chosen four law firms to provide legal services as they bring ConocoPhillips to court for economic ...

  2. Public services sidelined by growth, say scholars

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... public services to address rising social discontent, a leading legal scholar has urged. Jiang Ping, a former president of the China University of Political Science and Law, said the prolonged ... with the rising demand for public services rather than placing too much emphasis on how to attract foreign direct investment,' he said. His views were supported by Ding Yuanzhu, a senior researcher ...

  3. Fire at tyre plant raises fear of legal loophole

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to evacuate the area and made at least one fireman sick. A spokesman for Jets Technics declined to comment on the fire. The Fire Services Department said the blaze was caused by ignition during the tyre-shredding process, but it was not sure whether the operator had violated rules on the volume of dangerous goods stored onsite. It said that because of a legal loophole, officers had difficulty ...

  4. First steps along a long road

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and retail, as well as financial, legal and business consulting services. Likewise, the Green Building Awards, organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building ...

  5. Controversial reclamation work had been approved, say officials

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A controversial reclamation near Cyberport is completely legal and is in fact far smaller than what could have been built in the area, the Drainage Services Department says. At the same time, a prominent waterfront protection activist has said that while it may be legal, the reclamation highlights the lack of protection for marine environments outside Victoria Harbour. ...

  6. Respect for green sets stage for production

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... system as our engagement in a long-term commitment to environmental conservation and protection,' says John Chai, executive director. 'As awareness grows of the legal, social and cultural aspects of the environment, we are prepared to be at the forefront to manage our services and products to meet the coming challenges.' The Environmental Performance award is given ...

  7. Burns warning for theme park

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Polly Hui

    ... is liable to a maximum fine of $2,000 and 14 days' jail. But the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the two Disneyland spots were outside their jurisdiction. Different authorities gave unclear instructions as to the legality of wax burning in those areas yesterday. Police divisional commander for Lantau North Bill Fong ...

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

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

    ... 'China... is prepared to further deepen reforms in education, health care, housing, public cultural services and enhance investment in people's livelihoods in the new year,' the commentary said. 'More attention... will be given to protecting the legal rights of China's vulnerable groups and ordinary workers, as well as fulfilling the general public's expectations ...

  9. Local authorities get more say on investment plans

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and spelt out in much clearer terms,' he was quoted as saying by the official China News Service. The spokesman also noted that only approval documents issued by the development and reform commission would be recognised as the legal basis for government approval of foreign investment projects. No other government departments, such as land or town planning agencies or quality and safety ...

  10. Campaign to clean up gets lost in the smog of bureaucratic resistance

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... of China Environment Service Industry Association. So far, the maths involved to measure the extent of pollution is not always untainted. Authorities have repeatedly discovered data on the volume ... of a complete legal framework. Three major emission trading markets in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai had been launched in the past year, but none has begun operation in earnest. For example, the first ...




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