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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Strikes portend a summer of discontent in Pearl River Delta, world's factory

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by He Huifeng

    ... raised. In April, industrial action continued to disrupt businesses in the delta, sometime referred to as the "world's factory". Starting an April 8, about 1,000 workers downed ...

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    Foshan district's 'negative list' a positive step for Pearl River Delta economy

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:22am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Local Foshan project guides growth by outlining what it doesn't want 'Negative list' a positive step for the delta economy While a free-trade zone may not be in the cards for the Pearl River Delta next year, Guangdong continues to experiment with economic policies that could lay the ground for one. The local government in Foshan's ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hong Kong is losing to Singapore as Pearl River Delta's role model

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Executive, he has been presented with proof, with Hong Kong losing out to Singapore as a development model for the Pearl River Delta. Guangzhou's city government announced one of its biggest ... the foundations of the Pearl River Delta's Hong Kong-owned factories, most of which are small and medium-sized enterprises in low-end manufacturing industries. The Federation of Hong Kong Industries ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen is losing its fight against pollution in main rivers

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:31am by He Huifeng

    ... it Residents of the Pearl River Delta have been shocked recently to hear reports that more than half of the waterways in Shenzhen, the most developed city in Guangdong, are black, polluted and smelly. ... the government pledged 2 billion yuan to clean up the Maozhou River, the city's largest and one of the most heavily polluted parts of the Pearl River Delta, by next year. But major obstacles remain- ...

  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Risk and reward in running the delta's factories with robots

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by Li Jing

    ... will be an economic boon or a social threat, several cities in the Pearl River Delta have taken a leap by launching government-backed AI programmes. Nearly 2,000 analysts surveyed by the US-based Pew Research ... others are moving their factories out of the delta region. As many as 32 per cent of Hong Kong manufacturers are planning to move their factories from the Pearl River Delta in three years, due ...

  6. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Pollution threats stir delta residents to action

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Following a series of pollution threats, residents could be in for a long battle for the environment Fighting for a cleaner environment Pearl River Delta residents haven't ... after another affect the land they harvest, the air they breathe and the water they drink. On July 6 the Hejiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River- a drinking source for the delta- was found ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Excessive levels of a dangerous heavy metal in staple grain adds possible new irritant to mainland-Hong Kong relationship Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to HK Two weeks after learning nearly half the rice they buy from local markets may contain excessive levels of cadmium, a carcinogenic heavy metal, residents of the Pearl River Delta ...

  8. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... wet markets. Traders complained they had been given little- if any- notice of the ban or how it was to be implemented. Shenzhen is the second Pearl River Delta city to ban live sales after ... He Huifeng Traders in Futian complain they haven't been fully informed of details for delta's second moratorium that aims to keep bird flu in check Shenzhen's half-hearted ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Excess levels of wastewater spews into sea from outlets in Guangdong

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Li Jing

    ... into the ocean through 47 industrial outlets. Lu Chaohua, a Guangdong marine environment official, told the official Nanfang Daily that the Pearl River Delta's dense population and heavy reliance ... occurrence of typhoons brought more torrential rains … As a result, more pollutants on land were flushed into the rivers and ended up in the sea," Lu said. He argued that most industrial ...

  10. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    A textbook case of thwarted academic independence?

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing The exit of an education pioneer does not bode well for a groundbreaking Shenzhen university A textbook case of thwarted academic independence? It was a beginning and an end in one. As the new semester began, Zhu Qingshi delivered his last welcome ...




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