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  1. 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 ...

  2. Disco Bay split on taxi plan amid conflicting poll results

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip A proposal to allow taxis into Discovery Bay has sparked arguments on two fronts. Whether increased traffic and visitors would ruin the secluded community is one. The other is whether opponents or advocates of the proposal speak for the residents ...

  3. Could this be World War H2O?

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... at the Third World Water Forum in Japan in March. Outlining the history of water conflict around the world, he said there had been 21 armed disputes over the resource in recent decades. Of those, 18 had involved Israel and its Arab neighbours. Proponents of the theory that water scarcity will lead to an armed world conflict frequently point to the Six-Day War in the Middle East in June ...

  4. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... matters and future challenges related to security'. Given that the EU was borne out of the aftermath of horrendous conflict, does Mr Rudd believe that the Asia-Pacific region is facing ... provide the fuel for serious conflict in the not-too-distant future. Mr Rudd outlined some of these challenges in his speech. Firstly, there are the existing conflict zones of Kashmir, the Taiwan ...

  5. Study urges HK rethink on water amid climate change

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the precious resource, a local think tank says. Hong Kong and Macau should be involved with the Pearl River Water Resources Commission and work with other delta cities to avoid future conflicts ... by Beijing since the 1960s. Loh is also concerned about the intensifying competition for water along the Dongjiang watershed. A scramble for water could evolve into conflicts between cities, ...

  6. Welcome to the G-Zero world

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the bodies and certainly not enough time to hear out the cacophony of conflicting voices. The last few meetings have been little more than a pin-up parade for local television stations to show ... will be intensified conflict on the international stage', they claim in the forthcoming issue of Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations. It is possible to quibble with small ...

  7. Worldwide war on water must be won

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for conflict. However, the dependence of Guangdong and Hong Kong on the Dongjiang has not benefited villagers who live around the river's headwaters in Xunwu county, Jiangxi province. To protect ... of water, including sanitation and anti-pollution measures, remains a struggle. It is one that must be won in the fight against famine and disease- and to prevent conflict. ...

  8. World cannot afford a repeat of this travesty

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to reconcile conflicting agendas. If the science of global warming and climate change is right, the world cannot afford a repeat of this travesty of meaningful negotiations. The blame game for the near ... serious efforts behind closed doors to close the gap between conflicting agendas. ...

  9. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the discord and conflict of interests between developing and developed nations, which is at the heart of the climate talks deadlock. Huang said Japan's renewed commitment to cut greenhouse gas ...

  10. Clean-bus idea needs thought, Tsang says

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Perhaps allegations of conflict of interest are still fresh in the mind of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who yesterday deftly avoided any repeat of the media outcry last year. This time, polluting buses were the issue, not light bulbs. Tsang was asked at the legislature about the possibility of paying franchised bus companies to phase out old and dirty ...




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