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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expanding Pearl River Delta region will strain environment

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by SU LIU

    ... in the Pearl River Delta region into a mega urban cluster of a projected 100 million people. Hong Kong and Macau will one day be linked with the new special zones of Hengqin (Zhuhai), Qianhai ... to be healthy. As a powerhouse of the Chinese economy, the Pearl River Delta (minus Hong Kong and Macau) encompasses only 0.5 per cent of the nation's land area and only 4 per cent of the mainland ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region in Asia and only the third in the world. It follows figures released last month by Civic Exchange, a think tank founded by Loh, which showed that within the Pearl River Delta region, Hongkongers ...

  3. Residents in the Pearl River Delta region worried about pollution and water quality, survey shows

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 80 per cent of Pearl River Delta residents say pollution is adversely affecting their lives, while 60 per cent are concerned about the quality of the region's water supply, a poll shows. The Guangzhou Public Opinion Research Centre interviewed 2,006 people from nine delta cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan about their experiences ...

  4. Big stink as Pearl River Delta battles a rising tide of sewage

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Officials in the heavily polluted Pearl River Delta are waging war on sewage sludge swamping the region. Winning the war, however, might be difficult. It's well known that Guangdong has a big problem. Foul-smelling landfills are filling up and waste incinerators are being planned close to residential areas, sparking protests about health concerns. But while most ...

  5. Pearl River Delta air just keeps getting worse

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Cheung Chi-fai Guangdong cities on list of filthy Air quality in the Pearl River Delta is some of the filthiest on the mainland, with the number of smoggy days ... a report by meteorological experts in Beijing and Guangzhou, the newspaper included delta cities, especially those west of the Pearl River mouth, on a list of mainland cities suffering from ...

  6. Pearl River Delta reels under more rain

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam in Guangzhou Heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the Pearl River Delta as 1.66 million people over nine provinces and regions in south China were displaced from ... Administration said water was receding in cities including Sanshui and Dongguan in Guangdong. However, water levels would remain high in the Pearl River until the weekend, as upstream water continued ...

  7. Power-boost plan to help Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Chenzhou With the annual summer electricity shortages approaching, red-chip company China Resources is doing its bit to alleviate power problems in the Pearl River Delta ... the figure would double when the new generators were installed. The Pearl River Delta has become the mainland's most important manufacturing centre and export powerhouse, but it has been ...

  8. Water diverted into Pearl River system to ease salinity problem

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Guangdong authorities yesterday began diverting 900 million cubic metres of water into the Pearl River Delta system to try to ease a water salinity problem in Macau, ... Zhuhai and Zhongshan has turned excessively saline in recent months as a result of a prolonged drought in the Pearl River Delta basin. Meanwhile, Mr Tang told a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Portugal ...

  9. Source of Pearl River is slowly drying up

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas in non-polluting enterprises and organic farming in underdeveloped, mountainous areas upstream. 'Businesses from the Pearl River Delta could also co-operate with upstream provinces ... It runs through most of the southern region and helps nourish more than 300 million people. According to a 2008 report on the Pearl River's water resources, the delta consumed more water from ...

  10. I was misquoted over state of Pearl River, says water expert

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Mainland water expert Ma Jun has denied issuing a widely reported warning on the worsening quality of water in the Pearl River. He said he was misquoted by two Guangdong-based ... about the pollution of the Pearl River, I was quoted as warning people against swimming there,' he said yesterday. The two reports were picked up by other mainland media and Hong Kong ...




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