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  1. 55 years after beating the French, general fights for a green Vietnam

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Hanoi Fifty-five years after he masterminded the crushing defeat of the French empire in Indochina at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam's famous General Vo Nguyen Giap is still ... of Dak Nong. The Chinese aluminium corporation Chinalco has been granted a contract for one of the mines, despite Vietnam's long history of conflict with, and distrust of, its northern ...

  2. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... medicine in China, Vietnam and Thailand- with the help of the Hong Kong government. A DNA data bank set up by the South African government and the University of Pretoria in 2010 now has DNA ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... mouthpiece called for a “declaration of war” in the new Lunar Year on “unscrupulous enterprises” engaged in the illegal and often secretive discharge of untreated waste into waterways. It urged ...

  4. A food crop guilty by association

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer One of the main problems facing the GM aubergine in India is its association with the controversial company Monsanto, a 109-year-old United States multinational that part-owns Mahyco, the company that has created Bt brinjal. Monsanto has been under fire from environmental groups for many years. It produced Agent Orange- a deadly chemical used during the Vietnam war ...

  5. Green fighters need golden hearts in toxins war

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Known as the world's factory, China is a popular destination for investors from around the world keen to build production plants. These factories provide job opportunities for locals- but this often comes at the expense of the natural en ...

  6. Economic route key to Sino-Vietnamese peace

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China and Vietnam have had a constructive approach towards their territorial disputes since restoring relations in 1991. Regular high-level talks and agreements have gone a long way to calming rifts. For all the effort, though, bouts of tension, particularly over the South China Sea, have ensured that the regional instability that was at its height with a brief land war 29 years ...

  7. Vietnam offers clues as to how outbreak may have happened

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez If Guangdong animal authorities are puzzled as to how a massive duck die-off could have occurred, they need only look to Vietnam for answers. And as Guangdong tried to control a suspected bird flu outbreak, a call was made last night for Hong Kong to immediately stop imports of frozen ducks and geese from Guangdong. Vietnam experienced a resurgence in bird flu ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to get them to second guess themselves,” said Michael Mann, professor at Penn State University and author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate War.” “In that sense, the hundreds of millions ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos may need incentive to stop building Mekong dam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... The dam will irreversibly change the nature of the river already under stress from several dams upstream in Yunnan. Cambodia and Vietnam, which lie downstream, pleaded for delay, to no avail, ... and Vietnam. Vietnamese firms, too, have built dams on Mekong tributaries in Laos and Vietnam. Therein lies the rub. Hanoi wants the natural and electrical power of the Mekong. But one precludes ...

  10. Vietnam quizzed on deaths from bird flu

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and HIV/Aids control, Trinh Quan Huan. The deaths follow a bird flu outbreak in the spring that killed 16 people in Vietnam and eight in Thailand, prompting the slaughter of about 100 million birds. Following the latest incident, Hong Kong's Health Department contacted Vietnamese health officials and the World Health Organisation. 'We hope to obtain more information from Vietnam ...




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