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  1. Beijing among six worst for pollution

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun April's air quality worsened across a range of cities Beijing was among the six cities with the mainland's worst air quality last month, according to the latest report by the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre. The report, released on Sunday, said overall air quality across the nation worsened in April, compared with both the previous month and the same ...

  2. The template for a thoroughly modern nation

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... them is illegal.' The drafting of China's Five-Year Programme for National Economic and Social Development, as it is now formally known, usually begins more than two years ahead ... the evolution of the economic system and the leadership's development philosophy, but also the nation's rapidly changing lifestyles and socio-political environment. Under Mao Zedong, ...

  3. Nations not close to preventing dangerous climate change

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a proactive role in shouldering the responsibility for carbon reduction. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should ensure that Hong Kong can play its part in meeting the national reduction ...

  4. Will new national energy agency be just another toothless body?

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei After more than two years of bureaucratic wrangling, the mainland leadership last week announced the establishment of the National Energy Commission (NEC). Energy analysts ... but the previous attempts have produced little. As part of the economic reforms, the mainland leadership abolished the ministry of energy in 1993 and created three national energy conglomerates, leaving ...

  5. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Naval forces from about 40 nations, including China, failed to prevent a hijacked mainland ship with 25 crew from reaching a pirates' haven in Somalia. In its efforts to rescue ... of Defence has convened a meeting of these nations soon to discuss greater co-operation and intelligence-sharing. Of course, this will do nothing to address the social disasters that spawned a piracy ...

  6. Biofuel can help nations curb effects of global warming

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world should act now to help combat climate change, by reducing the amount of oil their nations use. H. Y. Tsang, Sai Kung ...

  7. Satisfaction with HK government the lowest in six years, poll finds

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Public satisfaction with the Hong Kong government is at its lowest point in six years, a survey shows. People also consider themselves worse off than at any time since 2002. ... either 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied' with the government's performance in the preceding six months. Ng Kai-hon, who was responsible for measuring people's ...

  8. Helping nations to see the wood for the trees

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... contributes about 20 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity and most of it occurs in forest-rich developing nations in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. Any international ... commitments. US President-elect Barack Obama has promised to bring the US back to the table. Kyoto includes national cap and trade systems that allow countries and companies to achieve reductions ...

  9. True cost of coal to nation 'far exceeds' market price

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... contaminated water, degraded land and caused massive land subsidence. Coal is also responsible for China's enormous carbon dioxide emissions, which are believed to have made the nation ...

  10. New rule on sale aimed at nation's farmland reserve

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... reported in March. One mu is equivalent to 670 square metres. The new rules will exempt national projects, including military projects and a pipeline to transfer natural gas from Xinjiang ...




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