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  1. Travel congress upbeat on prospects

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Congress taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 2,000 travel professionals from the American Society of Travel Agents are attending. Despite thick smog in much of the city, ... for a peak season. 'We have the China National Day 'golden week' coming up and expect to welcome around 400,000 mainland visitors over that period,' Ms Chong said. 'We hope ...

  2. Beijing may lower goal for curbing pollution

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Beijing-based Green Earth Volunteers, said it would be a shame if the report on lowered targets was confirmed in the lead-up to the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico. The targets will be officially unveiled in March during the annual National People's Congress session. ...

  3. Will new national energy agency be just another toothless body?

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and broad policy purview. Some overseas media has highlighted the unusual fact that the commission has included a deputy chief of staff from the People's Liberation Army, the minister of state ... to seriously affect people's lives. Recently the mainland has experienced mini energy crises when power demand soared after major snow in the north or hot weather in the south. As usual, energy ...

  4. More city bike paths will fuel people's desire to ditch cars

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong could provide cycling paths in pedestrian areas to encourage more people to abandon their cars to cut air pollution. Citing the experience of London after the introduction of the congestion-zone charging scheme since early last ye ...

  5. Climate caps don't work for China

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Research Centre at Shanghai's University of Finance and Economics, said. In contrast to developed nations with their established and sophisticated welfare networks and knowledge-based ... to the costs for small and medium-sized enterprises, require massive plant closures in polluting manufacturing industries and cause a huge loss of jobs. Zhuang said that while the nation's leaders ...

  6. Why get upset over call to love one's country?

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Opposition to the broadcast of the national anthem before the television news, as mentioned in 'Longer view of the national anthem' (May 14), was inevitable in our free society, but it should not sway the government's decision to make the footage longer. The broadcast is meant to nurture people's patriotism, not dissimilar to the Clean Hong Kong and blood donation ...

  7. Climate change blamed for sandstorm blanket

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

    ... national meteorological administration yesterday denied the accusation, saying that the storms of sand and dust were caused by global climate change. They said there was no evidence showing ... become an annual phenomenon over the past decade. Each year harmful 'yellow dust' hits Japan and Korea, forcing school closures and causing tension between neighbouring nations. Japan ...

  8. US, China need to talk about things they can do

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developing and developed nations are in principle seeing eye to eye on how to deal with them is good. But there would be greater comfort if the countries' governments were diplomatically closer. ...

  9. letters

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to enrich our lives and make ourselves happier. Don't compare your life to other people';s. Work on making your life as rich as you can and cherish how lucky you are. Cheung Hoi-ching, ... such an agreement would affect their trade. The worst thing is the US is one of the greatest greenhouse gas-emitting nations and has a huge population who could all do something to help. We can't ...

  10. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan's foreign minister did not change the tune next day. It seems the words regret and apology not only have a different meaning in Japan than in other nations, but among Japan's high ...




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