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  1. Fears over plan to develop valley

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Town Planning Board decides northeast part of Sha Lo Tung should become conservation zone and site of special scientific interest January 2001: Court of First Instance blocks company?s judicial ... hands, on which it would build. The plan would require doubling the single-lane road linking the valley with Ting Kok near Tai Po. The valley is one of 12 ecologically important sites identified ...

  2. Heritage sites retain status despite Unesco's concern over 'problems'

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to making serious efforts to protect heritage sites compared with their enthusiasm at the time of their bidding and their interests in making profits from commercial development.' Leading ... of world heritage sites despite serious concerns over their conservation. But the decision is no victory for Beijing, which received more warnings for the state of its heritage conservation than ...

  3. Deal with the public's concerns about Tamar project, government urged

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Olga Wong

    ... interest early. 'Where is the area for demonstrations? How much indoor and outdoor space will be really open to the public?' he said. Scientific data on air movement around the design, ... The Frontier's Emily Lau Wai-hing said a special meeting of the Legislative Council planning panel should be called to hear more details from officials. Another legislator who has closely monitored ...

  4. Four scientific giants honoured by Hong Kong's 'Nobel Prize'

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong paid tribute to four world-scientific grandees yesterday with the announcement of this year's Shaw Prize, the city's version of the Nobel Prize. The winners are an astronomer who helped explain why so many galaxies look like spiralling discs; two mathematicians who found deep connections between prime numbers and the mathematical principle of symmetry; ...

  5. Scientific ambitions caught in gender trap

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... believed a combination of factors, including women bearing the bulk of family care responsibilities, discrimination and differences in interests, were to blame. Two months before Dr Summers made ... of female scientists has also been attributed by some to women's perceived lack of interest or ability in the field. Professor Halpern acknowledged that studies had shown girls tended ...

  6. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing resolves to do more for underprivileged classes Shanghai yesterday played host to the start of the Special Olympics with President Hu Jintao presiding over the ceremony as China prepared to hold the Beijing Olympics next year. It marks the first time the Special Olympics, intended for people with intellectual disabilities, is being held ...

  7. Conservation promise after watchtowers join elite list

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the nation's 35th- and Guangdong's first- World Heritage site. But with administrators of many heritage sites under fire from Unesco and visitors for a 'file-and-forget' approach ... has been spent since then. Wang Jian, of the China Travel Service in Guangdong, said the company had been doing more watchtower tours in response to public interest. 'We have had ...

  8. Wikipedia: a triumph for public, but reader beware

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is to present free knowledge to everyone on the planet with a neutral point of view. With the assistance of customised software to monitor editing, the site's administrators do their best to filter out vandalism, factual errors and bias. It claims that most of the writing and editing is done by a core group of not much more than 1,000 including site administrators. But it is nonetheless ...

  9. Special lab for Everest torch challenge

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Games' organisers Bocog have taken heed of President Hu Jintao's call for scientific development- and have set up a special lab to design the iconic Olympic relay torch that will ascend Mount Everest. Scientists have been recruited to work at the specially created 'torch design laboratory' at the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp ...

  10. Tourist site offers glimpse of nuclear age's secrets

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Qinghai research base that propelled the mainland into the nuclear age has formally opened to tourists, state media said yesterday. Visitors to the site of Nuclear City ... The complex was set up in 1958 and work at the base led to the detonation of China's first atomic bomb at the Lop Nur test site in October 16, 1964 and its first hydrogen bomb on June 17, 1967. ...




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