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  1. Villagers hold land rally

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter About 1,000 villagers angered by land seizures and alleged corruption rallied in front of Guangzhou's government headquarters on Tuesday. The protesters from Wanggang village demanded adequate compensation for land seized by their local government. They threatened to turn their village into 'a second Wukan' if their dispute was not solved. (Wukan ...

  2. Peasants' land grabbed after Wen visit

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com An illegal land grab in Henan's Shangcai county has sparked an online outcry, with wheat fields destroyed shortly after Premier Wen Jiabao visited nearby counties and extolled the contribution of peasants to the nation. After coming under immense public pressure, the county government halted the land grab in Jingzhuang village less ...

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    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... grave sites in Yuen Long straddle conservation areas, while four are inside country parks and at least one is near a site of special scientific interest, according to the Land Justice League. ... application system run by the Home Affairs Department for the unbridled land occupation. “You can pretty much put a grave anywhere and the bureau will have no idea as it never goes to check,” Eddie ...

  4. Reporting this week

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Airlines, Henderson Investment, Henderson Land Development, Hopewell Holdings, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Jiangxi Copper, Midland Holdings, Paliburg Holdings, SCMP Group, The Wharf ... Today Interim: Angang Steel, BYD, BYD Electronic (Int'l), China Resources Power Holdings, Geely Automobile Holdings, Little Sheep Group, Regent Pacific Group, Towngas China ...

  5. China's Australian farm plan doesn't hold water

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns The average Australian farmer has had it tough in recent decades. What scientists describe as a one-in-1,000-year drought has driven many off the land and, for those who remain, ... that China's rapidly dwindling agricultural land is reducing its capacity to produce enough grain to feed its population. What is also driving the looming crisis is changing taste buds. As people ...

  6. Greens ramp up pressure to stop land swap

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Green activists are pressing the government to reject a land exchange deal with Henderson Land for a luxury housing development in Nam Sang Wai they say would destroy one of the last remaining wetlands in the western New Territories. Green Sense and the Professional Commons said a land search had revealed that the government still holds 22 hectares of the 98-hectare ...

  7. China Gas goes upstream with holding in producer

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Mainland supply increasingly tight due to rapid demand and robust growth Piped-gas supplier China Gas Holdings has branched out to upstream exploration by paying 62.16 million ... in China approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources to explore gas, in addition to the country's three oil giants- China National Petroleum Corp, China National Offshore Oil Corp and China ...

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    Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... pollution on the map The Ministry of Land and Resources is compiling a nationwide "pollution map" to gauge the level of heavy-metal contamination in soil due to human activities, according ... while findings from the study jointly conducted by the land ministry and Ministry of Environmental Protection have been keep secret. "Why don't they do some follow-up research ...

  9. Car-fumes protest is still holding up cross-border link

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the fourth land crossing between the two cities and the first major infrastructure project between the mainland and Hong Kong since the handover- would be delayed. The Western Corridor also includes ...

  10. Greens want land swap for country park landfill

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government's advisory body on country-park policies will discuss in the coming month whether land should be added to the Clear Water Bay Country Park to compensate for 5 hectares lost to an extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday that the Country and Marine Parks Board would hold a meeting ...




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