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  1. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Officials will be held responsible 'for life' if projects are found to harm environment Government officials will be held responsible "for life" if they approve a project that causes serious pollution, President Xi Jinping said yesterd ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising imp ...

  3. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Rain-damaged roads cost billions

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain causes subsidence on highways across Gansu, landing government with huge bill for repairs Rain-damaged roads cost billions Sections of nearly all national expressways in Gansu province have suffered dangerous subsidence following two months of heavy rain, forcing the government to spend billions of yuan on urgent repairs. Tens ...

  4. quote of the week

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us, aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone' Stephen Hawking Background Academics paid tribute to the British physicist at a science and arts gala in New York. What Hawking is saying is that scientists work as a timeless team. He ...

  5. Tree-planting project badly hit by dry spell

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Large numbers of trees planted in the past three years are dying in drought-affected areas, severely damaging the world's most ambitious and costliest revegetation ... provinces had perished in the dry spell and that most of the vegetation that had died was young trees. The worst damage was in Shanxi, where the entire planting efforts of 2006 were wiped out. ...

  6. Amid heavy smog, silver lining for face-mask sellers: big profits

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Online sales of face masks have surged more than tenfold this week as people fear the health implications of severe smog that is choking residents in northern areas of the country, particularly Beijing. Comfortable, stylish and durable masks are the items of choice, according to shopkeepers, who say mask sales could evolve ...

  7. Protecting innovation is the key to tomorrow

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Young Tomorrow, the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the international community will observe the 11th annual World Intellectual Property Day to raise international ... intellectual property rights and foster a robust environment for global innovation. Stephen Young is the US consul general to Hong Kong and Macau ...

  8. Project seeks to help young green leaders

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... resources. Young eco-entrepreneurs will be eligible for GBP3,000 (about HK$40,000) to help implement their ideas. The winning teams will also have the opportunity to work with LRQA's global ... are confident that this alliance will give real support to young leaders who want to make a difference while raising awareness of climate and sustainability issues.' The deadline for Hong Kong ...

  9. Lexus hybrid targets young guns

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lexus expands its range of hybrids in Hong Kong this evening with the Ocean Terminal launch of the CT 200h, the first petrol-and-electric small luxury car and the Japanese marque's first compact hatchback. Hybrids are well established in Hong Kong, w ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ...




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