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  1. Summer flu peak worse than winter, study finds

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... 'It is too early to say that global warming has led to a change in the influenza activity as infection is determined by a number of factors other than weather, including people's daily ... effectiveness will be decreased if it is administered too early or too late,' Professor Chan said. He added that as swine flu was a new virus, people should have inoculations against it once ...

  2. Vice-premier attacks loose monetary policies

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... their own recoveries, have adopted policies to seek continuous monetary expansion and massive increase in liquidity,' Li wrote in an article published in the official People's Daily ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Vice-Premier Li Keqiang sounded a warning to mainlanders about economic dangers in the world today, in Beijing's latest swipe at US economic pump-priming. Without ...

  3. Carfree day takes heat off the planet

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has promised to use public transport tomorrow to help take the heat off the planet. Koo said Hong Kong has a very efficient transport network so there's no reason why people can't take a train, bus or tram to work. 'Giving up driving really doesn't affect people's daily lives. Sometimes, they can reach their destination faster if they take public ...

  4. All talk and no action?

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was published on the People's Daily website. After a few days, Mr Huang's statement was pulled, and the Fuzhou government was allowed to publish a libellous retort accusing Mr Huang himself ... this is because they have no choice: Beijing is quick to crush any protest. But there are other reasons. For one, the benefits of growth have meant that most people have seen a substantial improvement ...

  5. Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a magazine controlled by the People's Daily, came as another bombshell in a week that has refocused attention on the country's poor food safety record. Up to 10 per cent of rice grown ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The mainland's heavy metal pollution and its mounting health risks have been grossly underestimated, with millions of hectares of farmland and more than 12 ...

  6. Billions to be sunk into water pipes

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... meet people's daily requirements. ... that leaking pipes and widespread water pollution in urban areas were posing severe threats to the water supply and the environment. 'About 20 per cent of the water supply in cities and townships ...

  7. More city bike paths will fuel people's desire to ditch cars

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong could provide cycling paths in pedestrian areas to encourage more people to abandon their cars to cut air pollution. Citing the experience of London after the introduction of the congestion-zone charging scheme since early last year, British transport expert Jack Opiola said cyclists' numbers rose by 24 per cent as traffic flow slipped 30 per cent. Mr ...

  8. Clean power not always green power

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ...;I don't think it is right for us to exhaust the coal reserves as we must leave some room for development for future generations,' Zhang said in the People's Daily. Coal accounts ... for approval at the annual session of the National People's Congress next month, have yet to be unveiled. But senior officials from the National Energy Administration, the country's top ...

  9. Counting the high cost of growth

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... into it every year, according to People's Daily. Environmental Protection Minister Zhou Shengxian has labelled environmental disasters threats to social stability. Mr Zhou's ministry ... The obsession with 'develop first and clean up later' had caused the near-breakdown of the nation's resources and environment, and the people's lives were in great danger, he said. ...

  10. Dirty reality behind solar power

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for production capacity to be reduced. But most people in the industry think this action has come too late. People's Daily published a story last week about a plan to build Asia's biggest solar ... to bring modern, clean power to the world's poor. In the next five years, the programme would bring solar-powered street lamps to 1,000 villages in China, India and Africa, where people are so ...




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