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  1. What to do about Europe's debt prompts soul-searching in China

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daily. Then it declared: 'China cannot afford to do nothing' to help Europe. This is determined by their intertwined interests as a result of globalisation. As a big country, China ... to it and recognising it as a full market economy, then China should not go all out to persuade the Europeans to do so, the Global Times said. If China did have to play a part in Europe's rescue mission, ...

  2. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the wake of the 'naked capitalism that has poisoned Chinese skies and waterways'; and the old standby: childhood obesity. One reading task even pits the benefits of humane animal display ... 4: 'Teens Far Too Materialistic'? Thirdly, I do hope the parents and politicians of Hong Kong are monitoring this type of subliminal indoctrination (that is, social engineering?) ...

  3. Guangdong waters still filthy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... four'- 'lightly polluted'. Last year's results do not show any improvement from 2010. Hong Kong-based Greenpeace campaigner Ada Kong Cheuk-san said little had changed since 2007. ... of water resources because it was still common for people to dump domestic waste water into rainwater drains. Guangdong was hit by an outbreak of lead poisoning last month, with 96 children ...

  4. Why bother with expos when shopping malls do it better

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... connectivity of our airport. If you get on a plane in Hong Kong you can connect to anywhere in the world. Where else can you do this, eh? Hong Kong is unique, you see. Number one theme was 'Green ... the price in most street markets) and you can do it yourself. You'll have more fun, too. Then there is the flag waving element of expos. At the Crystal Palace in 1851 there was no denying ...

  5. Do something NOW

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Beijing seeks firm goals on climate' (South China Morning Post, November 26). It is encouraging to see China taking an active role in global climate negotiations. Mainland officials have said they would n ...

  6. China cannot bear price of progress indefinitely

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of reports from the mainland about industrial poisoning. They are too numerous to detail here. It is enough to say that, in one instance, at least 250 children are reported to be suffering from lead poisoning in villages near a lead-smelting plant, and that in another villagers are said to be still dying of cadmium poisoning blamed on heavy-metal pollution from a chemical plant that first came ...

  7. Hu hails reforms, says much more still to do

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing President marks milestone by warning against complacency The Communist Party yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of economic reforms which have revitalised China and reshaped the world- with a pledge of further chan ...

  8. Doing business becoming easier despite red tape

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and opening a business is cheaper, the World Bank's annual Doing Business report says. But it adds there is still a lot of red tape to wade through. Cuts in taxes and business costs have been offset by big rises in transport costs for companies in import and export businesses, it also says. Hong Kong remains the fourth easiest place to do business, behind Singapore, New Zealand ...

  9. Asia's parochial, make-do 'world city'

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... of infrastructure or efficiency, that will erode our place in the world, as well as our self-confidence. Hong Kong is famous for its 'can-do' attitude. It is also afflicted by a 'make-do' mentality- an acceptance of the second-rate. Aspiring to be a world city, we look to our neighbours and say: 'We're not doing too badly by comparison.' In water and air ...

  10. Hats off to swim race organisers

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lei Yue Mun to Quarry Bay Park. It's taken 33 years. That's too long a break for what will undoubtedly become a high-profile event. For me, coming as I do from Sri Lanka, the number ... But we hear every day that the air we breathe is poisonous, the food we eat is chemically laced, the water we drink is polluted- and yet we are all still around, aren't we? A modicum ...




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