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  1. China is hurting its future by not acting on lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But the government has a lot of work to do to address the hundreds of thousands of people across China already exposed to toxic levels of lead poisoning. Lead poisoning is occurring in China not just ... Joseph Amon Another village was found last month to have been poisoned. More than 300 people, including 99 children, were diagnosed with acute lead poisoning in Zhejiang province. ...

  2. China's people can do without trade in trash

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the remote Guangdong village of Lianjiao, near Nanhai city, where the surplus after recycling is burned or used as landfill. The consequences are poisoned air and water, and health problems ranging ... recycling operations and employed others to do the dirty work. Sadly, there is a Hong Kong connection apart from our proximity to the environmental threat. British recycling companies are supposed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Trans-Pacific Partnership may do more harm than good for China

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by WOO JUN JIE, SUVI DOGRA

    ... Woo Jun Jie and Suvi Dogra Woo Jun Jie and Suvi Dogra say joining US-led initiative may undermine its regional influence China has more to lose than gain from signing up to Pacific trade pact That the Trans-Pacific Partnership has gained significant curre ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    I thought I could do a better job, says man arrested for impersonating official

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:20pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... official in March. On Wednesday, his lawyer said Zhao would plead not guilty to charges of fraud, because his client had not profited financially from them. He said Zhao just thought he could do ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    One Western habit Asia can do without: its fatty, sugary diet

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Stephan Richter

    ... lifestyle, little to do with quality of life. The biggest nonalignment movement in the world's history ought to be launched by the developing countries now. They should declare ... But as long as it is shying away from what it ought to be doing, it is illusory to believe that much weaker agencies (and governments) abroad could take on these firms. Asian nations should learn from ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ANHUI Boy's suicide to avoid lessons A 16-year-old boy killed himself by consuming a poisonous substance because he did not want to take summer "cram lessons", the Xinan ... food poisoning Six foreigners and 114 domestic guests were sent to hospital with food poisoning symptoms on Sunday after eating a buffet breakfast at a luxury hotel in Sanya, Xinhua reports. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Xi Jinping must do to root out corruption

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:25am by STEVE TSANG

    ... Neither has anything to do with China’s tradition, heritage or genetics. Hong Kong has proved that, even without democracy, its Chinese population has been completely able to tackle corruption ... Xi’s pay grade, as the Politburo as a whole is not ready to do so. But he can still make a real impact without democratisation. Taking on his relatives is something he can do if he is so ...

  8. Business - Comment

    'Nuclear option' will do more damage to China than Japan

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Given the huge surplus China could gain from its trade with Japan, it would have more to lose from a tit-for-tat imposition of sanctions 'Nuclear option' will do more ... would do untold harm to perceptions of China's role as a reliable link in the global supply chain. It would severely damage China's already diminished competitiveness and accelerate ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... buying yet another part of IBM). As for the jokes circulating in the lead-up to the games, people laughed and moved on. Perhaps that is what our Russian friends should do, even as they contend ...

  10. Lower interest rates may do little to boost China's growth

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rate cuts will do anything to spur bank lending. With external demand weak, the domestic economy burdened by overcapacity, especially in the manufacturing sector, and the potential ... interest rate cut, although at first it sounds like good news, may do little or nothing to boost China's economic growth rate. ...




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