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  1. Foreign energy firms face hurdles

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Guangdong Nuclear Power and solar-panel installation-solutions provider Best Solar to win the right to build China's first commercial solar power plant in mid-2009 through open ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Foreign firms, although allowed to develop solar farms on the mainland independently, face tougher financing requirements unless they join forces with Chinese ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Photo-book gives powerful testimony to plight of Myanmar's Rohingya minority

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... correctly, that the stories of the Rohingya are already powerful enough and must be given space. Other authors can tackle other questions. There is, tragically, no shortage of those. One vexing issue ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that they can install solar-powered air conditioning in their vehicles after the idling- engine ban comes into force. There is no doubt that they will hot and stuffy inside their stationary vehicles during the summer months without an air con. But we have to accept that idling engines cause serious air pollution. A solar-powered system has been developed which will regulate ...

  4. It's art in the park with new signs and benches

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of benches 'Branches'. They feature solar-powered LED lights on bird cage-shaped lampshades hanging from curling branch-like hooks. 'The bird cages are inspired by the old men who hang ...

  5. Asian powers skirt N Korea issue

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the declaration was largely due to disagreements among the Asian powers over the wording on the contentious issue- a strong sign that Beijing was still unwilling to criticise its ally, Pyongyang. However, ...

  6. News - China

    China poles apart on missions to Arctic and Antarctic

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... where they believed it could capture delicate signals of climate change. The buoy, weighing 15 tonnes, can run for years without maintenance on solar and wind power. It will gather a large ... a whole new course that went so far into the polar ice that they had to follow a nuclear-powered ice breaker hired from Russia. Desperately in need of first-hand data to enhance meteorological ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... (strategic planning), Housing Department Why we still need nuclear power Germany's decision to rid itself of all nuclear power facilities is short-sighted to say the least. Yes, nuclear power ... been reported yet. However, the number of deaths directly due to coal and oil, that is, mining accidents and oil platform accidents, far exceed those caused by nuclear power accidents. ...

  8. An adolescent great power

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the honour being given to Liu Xiaobo. This demeaning overreaction to Liu's award emphasises the difficulties China appears to have in assuming its status as a great power. Beijing most certainly wants great- power status but is reluctant to accept the responsibility and modes of behaviour that accompany it. As best friend to some of the world's most odious regimes, China says ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Blame geopolitical jostling for island rows

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hooman Peimani

    ... and military supremacy over the region has been the preoccupation of its two major powers, Japan and the US. In the absence of a serious challenger, the two have gone through major military conflicts to establish their dominant position. Japan's defeat in the second world war ended its claim to a pre-eminent position in the region, leaving the US as the unrivalled power. Japan recognised ...

  10. Hong Kong power ahead at world championships

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Hong Kong men's team remain the only unbeaten side in group D at the world championships after overcoming Portugal 3-2 in Moscow last night. Hong Kong, bronze medallists in Guangzhou two years ago, will play their last two group match ...




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