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  1. Investment in Africa 'ignoring social standards'

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Network, told a Washington forum on the role of the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim) in Africa on Thursday. 'This will help the Chinese develop investment standards based on common and acknowledged practices,' he said. There has been growing international concern about the environmental and social impact of China's rapidly increasing investment in Africa. The World Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586236/investment-africa-ignoring-social-standards
  2. When good land goes bad

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The pressures of people and animals are combining in numerous parts of the world to turn useful land into deserts. The deputy executive secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Gregoire de Kalbermatten, said troubled regions included northeast Brazil, North Africa and the Middle East. Deserts and desertified land, by some definitions, take up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553311/when-good-land-goes-bad
  3. China Oilfield Services

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from China. Other activities include investment holding and the selling of logging equipment. The group operates solely in the mainland but also offers its services in North and South America, Africa and Europe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554257/china-oilfield-services
  4. We must save water to save the planet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... water from the Dongjiang, or East River. Although 'no-water' days seem quite distant in Hong Kong, in some parts of the world such as North Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739668/we-must-save-water-save-planet
  5. Trony sees light times ahead in Africa

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... are rising, following sharp increases of crude oil prices amid widespread protests and political instability in the major oil-producing regions of the Middle East and North Africa, making solar power ... Environment Fund provide most of the funding for solar energy projects in Africa. 'If you look at a satellite night shot of the earth, you'll notice that most of Africa is dark,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740891/trony-sees-light-times-ahead-africa
  6. Plug into the power of China's deserts

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... North Africa and the Middle East, the region's communities could see even bigger benefits. It is in everyone's interest that China is an active player in this area. Beijing, together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963843/plug-power-chinas-deserts
  7. Asia must catch the sun while it shines

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as North Africa by planting large-scale mirrors across the Sahara and then linking them up to a grid in Europe. The concept is to harness the sun's power where it is most abundant and transmit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733931/asia-must-catch-sun-while-it-shines
  8. On the right track?

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Rising world oil prices will add to its already elevated inflation, which could threaten socio-economic development and political stability. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967346/right-track
  9. Child killers in our midst

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... in the lowest categories. A few countries in North Africa and the Gulf- including Iraq- also have very high small particle levels in their air, but Asia certainly carries off this dubious prize. Indoor ... or simply wait beside dangerous roads. In 2002, 180,000 children were killed in road traffic accidents. The world's most dangerous roads for children are in Africa, but China is not far behind. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460846/child-killers-our-midst
  10. Foreign bird species invading mainland, says ornithologist

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

    ... is still dominated by native bird species.' Little troublemaker The goldfinch or European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) breeds across Europe, North Africa and western and central Asia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675148/foreign-bird-species-invading-mainland-says-ornithologist

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