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  1. News - China

    Chinese officials launch 'green' ad to fight back against swimming challenge

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Haunted by media attention after local officials were challenged to swim in polluted rivers, Wenzhou authorities fought back with a 140,000 yuan advertisement campaign boasting of their environmental protection record, Beijing ...

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    China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 07:40am by John Kennedy

    ... authorities have turned to the nascent municipal bond market to raise new debt. China Digital Times--  Supporters Fight Execution of Domestic Violence Survivor  Human rights researcher Joshua ... to Abuse  “ He stubbed out cigarettes on her face and legs. He would take her hair and hit her head against the wall. He locked her on the balcony for hours in the winter,” said Mr. Li, speaking ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Protesters fighting Tolo Harbour beach marching against the tide

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Making waves against Tolo Harbour beach at such a late stage seems unlikely to bring results Protesters marching against the tide The battle to stop the construction ... and small-house developers in the New Territories, did not hesitate to support it. The surprise was that some pan-democrat lawmakers did not put up a serious fight against the project. Apparently they did ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department not helping fight against pollution

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Totally unacceptable and outdated transport solutions At a time when roadside pollution has been increasing ("Emission cuts on target but air quality gets worse", October 11) and the deputy director of environmental protection has stated that &q ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

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

    ... who are discriminated against cannot work to their best ability. Are gender stereotypes necessary? Although men and women have different physical abilities, there are no reasons why ... of mass media and Chinese tradition in our society, however, we often deliberately separate the role and characteristics of two sexes. Men should be strong, muscular and protect women who should ...

  6. Against odds, city harks back to agrarian roots

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and flowers rather than the traditional staple, rice. Organic farming was introduced in 1988, with the government launching an Accredited Farm Scheme in 1994 to protect consumers against farms using ...

  7. No proof that wild weather signifies a warming planet. But don't bet against it

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer It was 42 degrees Celsius in St Louis, Missouri, last weekend, about the same as in Saudi Arabia. Along the US Atlantic coast, it was cooler, but not much: 41degrees in Washington DC, just short of the city's all-time record. And scores h ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Island Women's Association's project began in August. Now enthusiastic volunteers turn up daily to help transport tubs of kitchen waste from two collection points to a community ... be reduced." Hong Kong has failed to make much headway against waste disposal problems. Of the city's 13 landfills, only three still operate, and the last is due to close in 2018. The government ...

  9. Villagers seize sewage plant as evidence in pollution row

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Quanzhou, Fujian Villagers Quanzhou, Fujian, claimed a temporary victory against a wastewater treatment plant which they believe to be the source of local pollution problems. Peace returned to Fengwei town yesterday, two days after a violent clash between angry villagers and police, when a protest against the pollution turned violent. For the moment ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... only a fraction of rapes are reported: it is the same victim-blaming that leads to women being afraid to report such crimes. Mr Lai wrote on the Security Bureau website that Hong Kong prides itself on being a "free, open and secure society". A society where women are scared of reporting serious crimes does not fit any of those descriptors. I expected a public apology ...




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