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  1. Economist attacks nation's revered farmland policy

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... red line' that no one could cross. But independent economist Mao Yushi said yesterday the policy would hinder industrialisation. It was no longer relevant to link food security ... the professor said. 'When hundreds of millions of farmers give up farming and flood into cities, you cannot keep the cities from expanding,' he said. Professor Mao said the policy would also ...

  2. True cost of coal to nation 'far exceeds' market price

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... damages are underestimated for using coal in China, as a result of market failures and weakness in government regulations,' said Mao Yushi, lead author of the report and founder ... taxes. His view was supported by Professor Mao, whose study showed that the introduction of a coal tax would raise prices by up to 23 per cent and reduce consumption by about 12 per cent. ...

  3. Doubts cloud top official's pledge on amount of arable land

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experts, including Yuan Longping, 'the father of hybrid rice', and renowned economist Mao Yushi have warned that arable land has long since dropped under the 120 million hectares ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a scarf or wearing a mask. This year, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even Mao Zedong, the long-dead chairman ... become a serious international issue, and The Guardian called it "airpocalypse". Although some may laugh at the Mao mask as a joke, for people living in Beijing, the smog and sandstorm ...

  5. More than 40pc of drinking water unsafe in countryside

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... contained excessive levels of micro-organisms such as coliform bacteria, Ministry of Health spokesman Mao Qunan said as he announced the findings yesterday. Coliform bacteria are present in human ... of drinking water in rural areas still has a long way to go to improve the health conditions and quality of life of rural people,' Xinhua quoted Mr Mao as saying. 'Most people living ...

  6. Dispossessed and desperate

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... period, from 1911 to 1949. Mao Zedong's land redistribution provided formidable momentum to fuel a rural revolution and his own rise to power. Last year, the State Land and Resources Ministry ... and the working class now largely backs developers. Farmers lack social welfare protection, largely as a result of Mao's belief that they should be self-sufficient. Mao never envisioned China ...

  7. Taiwan pledges to improve tourist safety after Beijing shows concern

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taiwan's transport minister, Mao Chi-kuo, said yesterday. His pledge came after reports that the mainland authorities were not happy with a growing list of accidents that have killed 32 mainland ... tourists, Mao said he did not think so. 'It has nothing to do with our plan to allow mainlanders to visit Taiwan individually,' he said. The director of Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, ...

  8. China's limitless thirst for water

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and left unsuitable for drinking. Only about 12 per cent of the nation's water is used in homes. Mao's big plan It was Mao Zedong who suggested that water be moved from the wet south ...

  9. Beijing's cleanup bill to cost 1.6pc of GDP- environment official

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

    ... degradation, according to the national legislature's environmental chief. Mao Rubai, director of the Environment and Resources Protection Committee of the National People's Congress, said: ... every year.' Speaking at a forum organised by the country's top environmental watchdog yesterday, Mr Mao said that the projected budget would be just enough to control pollution ...

  10. Obsession leads to cluster

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heroes of China's struggle to gain independence from foreign powers. All of the statues, including those of Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, face in the same direction, and have expressions ...




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