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  1. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... On Financial Secretary John Tsang's claim that he is middle class: Law Hin Lau - If he claims he is also middle class, then the rest of Hong Kong wage earners are all below the poverty line. Patrick Siu - I can get his message: If you are neither super rich nor financially dependent then you're in the middle. More like useless rather than false information to me. ...

  2. Pupils of school hit by flood return to classes

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and authorities over the death toll and compensation. Local education official Xu Dejun said about 150 students of Shalan Township Central Elementary School in Ningan attended classes yesterday at Shalan Middle School. Officials say 92 people- 88 students and four teachers- were killed when the elementary school was hit by a flash flood unleashed by torrential rain last Friday. The school ...

  3. The huge fracture down the middle of the BRICS

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... everything they can to sabotage any deal. In other words, there is a huge split right down the middle of the BRICS on the one issue on which they are perceived to stand shoulder to shoulder. India, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... of effective oversight undermine this approach. Chinese authorities face a daunting task. A few decades ago, China was a poor, largely rural country with an agrarian economy and almost no middle class. Today, it is the world's second-largest economy, with a thriving manufacturing sector and a rapidly growing, prosperous middle class. Until relatively recently, environmental protection ...

  5. UN chief urges Beijing to boost aid to Africa

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, due to speak at the China-Africa co-operation forum tomorrow, appealed to Beijing last night to provide more assistance to Africa, not only for economic development but also in po ...

  6. DNA clue to a better class of potato

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Even small potatoes have their DNA sequenced now. And a company in the Netherlands has just announced the successful genetic sequencing of Cannabis sativa, the annual plant that has been widely consumed for centuries as an intoxicant an ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... New York cities- which should nicely offset its "cancer villages" and toxic rivers. Meanwhile, the 1.3-billion-strong nation with a swelling middle class obsessed with consumption ... forests, via the smog-enveloped Middle Kingdom, which he knows intimately. His edgy travelogue is especially unnerving because, as he says, China is surging just as the earth teeters on the brink ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CCTV exposé on Sinopec hints at changing times

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... especially those in the middle classes. With wealth comes aspirations, and high on that list has been a clean and healthy environment. Pollution-spewing refineries and factories have been the target ...

  9. Natural attractions are sure winner with tourists

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is the newly discovered gem of Gulf tourism. The Kingdom has been practically off limits for many years, but is gradually easing visa restrictions and welcoming organised tours in ever increasing numbers. It is the natural attract ...

  10. Wind farm will not compensate for loss of world-class geopark

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

    ... The Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong regrets that the Environmental Protection Department has approved the offshore wind farm environmental impact assessment report. It will do irreparable damage to our geological heritage. The 140-million-year-o ...




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