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  1. UN chief urges Beijing to boost aid to Africa

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Syria, has engaged in a diplomatic push to encourage Beijing to back a tougher response to deadly attacks on civilians by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Ban's appeal came during ... sanctions and military intervention in Syria if Assad's regime or insurgent forces fail to comply with a UN peace plan. Russia and China have blocked previous efforts to sanction Syria ...

  2. Israeli bombs' oil-slick threat to Med

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Lebanon's coastline will be hit but also Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Greece and even Israel,' Mr Sarraf said. The Israeli blockade of Lebanon's waters had made it impossible to send ships ...

  3. Mining boom brings conflict

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the country has led to increasing environmental concerns, with a number of high-profile protests in all corners of the mineral-rich country. Now, conflicts are stirring in the South Gobi, which ... at the Mongol Ecology Centre, adding to the existing conflicts with coal truck drivers and the local community. 'The government earns big profits from having those roads operate. No doubt, some ...

  4. A climate of conflict

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Edesess

    ... Michael Edesess Last September, the United Steelworkers, a major United States labour union, filed a 5,800-page petition to the US Trade Representative accusing China of illegally stimulating its green technology export industry- technologies such as wind ...

  5. Conflict over legislation sows seeds of confusion in the countryside

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... A rural land law designed to give farmers greater legal protection has hit snags, according to inspectors sent into Sichuan to monitor the situation. The inspectors said they had found a conflict between the law and a reform introduced three years ago to encourage farmers to return their land for reforestation. Under the 2000 programme, farmers were paid by the government to give ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2012

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... future. Mr Leung will have to use his leadership skills to deal with groups and political parties that have conflicting interests. Obviously, such a herculean task is unlikely to succeed unless he ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Protesters expected as Tsang meets Legco Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside the Legislative Council today as Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen attends his last q ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental impact assessment system may be enhanced: Minister

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Assessment system maybe enhanced, says minister The environmental impact assessment system- which the authorities rely heavily on to address conflicts ... and included elements of public participation. Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said conflicts might remain "unavoidable" even after they formulated an action plan ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of this conflict. The more one provokes the other, the more the other responds, and the conflict raises the risk of a nuclear war. It would be sensible for the US and South Korea to carry out their joint ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT: ANALYSIS

    Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to environmental advocacy group Friends of Nature, said such conflicts of interests could not be solved by issuing top-down administrative orders, as the existing implementation and supervision mechanisms ...




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