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  1. Spilling over

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minxin Pei Something odd is happening in China. The country is arguably experiencing the most intense and violent social unrest in recent years despite the unusually repressive measures imposed by Beijing since the 'jasmine revolution' to mainta ...

  2. The raging of the bulls

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the thrills and spills ...

  3. Cash to help poor as food prices rise

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The government will take steps to counter the effect of rising food prices on the poor, as figures show vegetables and fresh fruit becoming increasingly expensive. Officials have pledged to adjust social welfare payments to meet the needs of s ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a more sustainable use of resources. Louis So, Sham Shui Po Obama's anger doesn't help BP With regard to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, two questions spring to mind. Does BP merely rent the drilling facility and, if so, why is the company the butt of so much opprobrium? Also, if a US oil company operating in the North Sea had accidentally caused a similar spill, would the British ...

  5. Livelihood issues darken the public mood

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... has proved to be short-lived. Inflationary pressure on daily living has significantly diluted the impact of tax cuts and subsidies on the likes of electricity and water fees. Rising oil prices ... of the overall economy and quality of life will inevitably spill over into politics. Candidates from across the political spectrum will be of one voice, championing an anti-inflation agenda, although ...

  6. Residents drive against oil station

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 300 Tuen Mun residents yesterday staged a go-slow drive in 100 vehicles to protest against a proposal to build an fuel oil pumping station near their homes, fearing it could affect the environment in the area. The residents, mainly from Aegean Coast, opposed the station planned for So Kwun Wat, as it could attract more trucks, resulting in more noise and air ...

  7. letters

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Not all biofuels are good for the planet Cathay Pacific is planning to use biofuels to meet strict carbon emission requirements. This is great news, because if airliners use renewable energy, it will benefit the environment. However, if using biofuel mean ...

  8. Oil prices, austerity measures erode pension fund returns

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Target set at 5pc gains next year but slowing global growth still a risk factor High oil prices and the mainland's economic control measures have crimped pension fund ... quarter, he said. However, things had turned around in the fourth quarter, Mr Konyn added. 'The pull-back of the oil price to below US$45 per barrel and speculation that regional currencies ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... issues including territory, oil and power-sharing. "Security might be better if the Americans were... controlling the situation more, but despite that, their departure must ... special interests, and oil is the most important." Abed Alayan, 47, was seated surrounded by cardboard boxes holding clothes and other goods on sale on the side of a street near Khilani ...

  10. Too poor for one square meal a day

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Ng Kang-chung Low-income families in the city cannot afford even half the price of a square meal needed for a balanced daily diet, according to a study. The Oxfam Hong Kong study released yesterday found that an adult needs to spend more than H ...




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