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  1. News - China

    The solution to Beijing's problems: move the capital to Hebei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... It would not only greatly ease the problems Beijing is facing but also significantly boost economic development in Hebei. Almost all central government ministries and agencies occupy prime land ... resources have declined to 100 cubic metres, far lower than the internationally accepted standard of 1,000 cubic metres. This is one of the main reasons that the central government has decided ...

  2. Balance of power

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its tariff to almost half the original proposed rise of 9.2 per cent? It may be an old power story newly alight with the momentum of other anti-corporate protests at Occupy Central and Dolce ...

  3. Rumblings from the heartland

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the burned-out remains of a nearby building. Violence erupted on November 12 after a long-running conflict over what villagers claim was a land grab by local officials. Villagers had occupied the nearby ... and local officials in the preceding decade. The park occupies a small fraction- about 3 per cent- of the farmland sold to Xiaolan via a Dongsheng development company in 2001. It sits on a block ...

  4. Space agency looks to capture sun's power

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Technology, a research institute under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said on its website on Thursday that it had submitted a plan to the central government to build a massive ... in particular the US and Japan, take the lead and occupy strategically important locations in space. The US space agency Nasa proposed a solar power station as early as the 1960s, while Japan's ...

  5. Timber company may sell logging rights in Brazil

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... facility there. However, the work site was occupied by the military last year after thousands of workers went on strike over poor work conditions, according to press reports. Construction ... legal advisers and would continue to negotiate with the central government. Sustainable Forest reported a 24.9 per cent increase in net profit to HK$341.5 million for the year to March, compared ...

  6. Government headquarters plan is 'false conservation'

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A green group said the demolition of the west wing of the government's headquarters in Central and related excavation during its redevelopment will create enough waste ... to the proposal by developers Sun Hung Kai and New World in 2004 to tear down six never-occupied subsidised housing blocks on the harbourfront and replace them with luxury flats. The developers called off ...

  7. Suburban farms plan to fight food price rises

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is occupied. Agricultural production bases are forced to move farther from key consumer markets,' he wrote. At the two-day conference, policymakers decided to greatly increase investment in agriculture and rural development, China Central Television reported. The central government spent 828 billion yuan (HK$965 billion) this year- up from an originally budgeted 818 billion yuan. Despite ...

  8. Another winter, another fuel crisis

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... to meet the emissions-cut target imposed by the central government, are virtually forced to shut down the regional generators (which contribute about 70 per cent of all industrial emissions) ... and nuclear energy only 1 per cent. In mature economies, coal occupies only 20 to 30 per cent. Overwhelming dependence on coal and large thermal power plants and their massive transmission networks ...

  9. Ningxia races to harness sun and wind

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chief of the Ningxia Development and Reform Commission's comprehensive affairs section, said. 'We have about 300 sunny days in a year. And we don't need to occupy farmland ... burgeoned in Ningxia in recent years as central government subsidies triggered a renewable energy frenzy. When it comes to harnessing the wind, there has been talk of too much investment ...

  10. Golf course for Tai Po landfill gets the nod

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hectares but the golf course will only occupy the 15 hectares that have been used as a temporary driving range since 1999. Plans for a golf course on the site were also made public that year. Shuen Wan is among 13 landfills that have been restored since 2006. They occupy 291 hectares but only about 55 hectares can be used. Ellen Chan Ying-lung, an assistant director in the department, ...




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