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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei struggles for role amid pressure from neighbouring cities

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49am by Zhang Hong

    ... roughly 350-member Central Committee. To improve air quality, Beijing has ordered many of its big polluters out of the capital, which often means they go to the surrounding province. In the coming three years, another 1,200 large polluters are expected to be kicked out of Beijing. Hebei, which, at 188,400 square kilometres, is more than 11 times the size of Beijing, might absorb some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458675/hebei-struggles-role-amid-pressure-neighbouring-cities
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... to escape the polluted air of the city just a 25-minute ferry ride away. The thought of a Discovery Bay-like development is jarring for locals used to family-run shops rather than chain stores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465928/conflict-paradise-governments-resort-plan-divides-lamma-islanders
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... here like in northern Lantau, everything would be different … When the water is polluted, all that we farm will die," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450198/residents-remote-lantau-village-reveal-their-plight
  4. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... 60 per cent of cities meet national pollution standards by 2020. "The blueprint will help narrow the gap between urban and rural areas," said Wang Jun, a senior researcher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450765/reforms-seen-key-success-chinas-long-delayed-urbanisation-blueprint
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling villagers blame landfill for 'polluted' stream

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... flows into the Ping Yuen River. The pollution comes from trucks that drive through sewage as they enter and leave the landfill, the villagers say. Sometimes the water is "black ... and that any murkiness in the water was unrelated to the landfill. He attributed the muddy colour to deposits of iron in the hills nearby.   Villagers blame landfill site for 'polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1271299/ta-kwu-ling-villagers-blame-landfill-polluted-stream
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call to postpone building of new Kowloon highway

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... pollution from its construction will affect the district. Green Sense said the overlapping of the highway project and several other large-scale infrastructure development works on the Kowloon ... and pollutants if the highway project goes ahead. "The noise and the air pollutants emitted by the construction are only temporary. But once the works are completed, the pollution brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392672/call-postpone-building-new-kowloon-highway
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Historic houses in century-old village face threat of demolition

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... The site needs to be dug up, illegal access might occur and nearby streams might be polluted too," he said. Cheng said Pak Sha O was a butterfly hotspot, with 93 species recorded so far, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1323777/historic-houses-century-old-village-face-threat-demolition
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Proposed Tai Po beach to made be safe for swimmers

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Fake beach would be dirtiest in city today If a controversial artificial beach proposed for Tai Po were to open today, it would be the dirtiest beach in the city. Environmental officials, however, say a proper sewage system in the Lung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1071396/proposed-tai-po-beach-made-be-safe-swimmers
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco to vote on landfills next year: Carrie Lam

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 07:48pm by Ada Lee

    ... said they would oppose any expansion. Lung Kwu Tan village representative Lau Wai-ping said residents had made multiple complaints about how the landfill was polluting the sea and producing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295289/landfill-plans-will-be-retabled-2014-says-chief-secretary-carrie-lam
  10. News - World - DEVELOPMENT

    Hospital in Lusaka symbol of China's soft power in Zambia

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... pollution, no air pollution. The climate is agreeable." China continues to exert soft power in Zambia. Last month, Hwatai Mining Investments signed an agreement with former president Kenneth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1226954/hospital-lusaka-symbol-chinas-soft-power-zambia

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