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  1. Call to make food safety a national security issue

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's top lawmakers have proposed making food safety a matter of national security after a nationwide inspection found major problems. A team of legislators that conducted ... awareness that food safety was part of national security and no less important than the security of finance, grain, energy and the environment, the Xinhua report stated. They called on the State ...

  2. Water is a matter of national security

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... importance as food and the economy. It is a matter of national security. ... of the nation. He called for an all-out effort to step up the building of irrigation systems and conservancy projects and spoke of the need for efficiency and sustainability. We need to hear such words ...

  3. Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in an apparent attempt to turn up the heat on US-based oil company ConocoPhillips amid growing public impatience. Six ministries and State Council agencies, including the ministries of Agriculture, ... oilfield, Penglai 19-3, have resulted in one of the nation's worst marine contaminations in decades, but the leaks have yet to be brought under control, as the maritime watchdog and the US ...

  4. Aid agencies ordered to halt food handouts

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... and Premiere Urgence. 'It's not possible for us to hand over our operations to national staff. We remain hopeful the decision will change once they realise the donors won't fund without ... Clifford Coonan in Beijing North Korea has ordered aid agencies, including the UN's World Food Programme and non-governmental organisations, to stop providing emergency food aid ...

  5. Brave nation starts to recover

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... have lost everything. The government will do what it can and Japan's friends overseas will assist, as will aid agencies and donors. One estimate suggested that the impact on the national ... at US$309 billion, making it the most expensive natural disaster in history. By way of comparison, Hurricane Katrina caused US$125 billion of damage to New Orleans and surrounding states when ...

  6. Video shows Mercedes ramming taxi in fatal crash

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A dramatic traffic video capturing a fatal road accident was shown in court yesterday, as evidence against a businesswoman accused of dangerous driving. Taken from a taxi, the video was shown in the District Court, where Lam ...

  7. UN agency sent aid worth US$1b

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The UN World Food Programme began supplying food aid to China in 1979. In less than three decades, the agency sent provisions worth US$1 billion. Through a fund-matching arrangement the mainland committed US$1.2 billion, mostly in the form of shipping and distribution costs, to the cause. At its peak, the agency had more than 20 staff in China overseeing more than 70 ...

  8. Oil-rich nations' duty to help subsidise food

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... Ho Lok Sang Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reported as having said that the price of oil, at US$115 a barrel, is too low and that, as a strategic commodity, it should find its real price, presumably at a higher level. When adjusted for inflation and the depreciated US dollar, he added, the price of oil is currently less than it was in 1980. This is not true. By my ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... Agencies in New York At least 40 people were reported killed in the US by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country, including 17 in New York City. Killer storm Sandy wreaks havoc in eastern US Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke yesterday to flooded homes, fallen trees and power cuts caused by the giant storm Sandy, which swamped New York's ...

  10. US fails its own in their hour of need

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opposite effect. Fema has lost its political clout as an agency of the new Homeland Security Department, whose main mission is counterterrorism. Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophe waiting ... and the nation were unprepared. After the forces of nature devastated America's second-biggest port city, organised society began to break down. A week later President George W. Bush is still ...




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