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  1. 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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

  4. 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 ... 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 has proposed remedial measures, including ...

  5. Bitten by organic bug

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Greenwood

    ... Shaken by decades of conflict, the long marginalised Moro are struggling against a harmless-looking bug that is devastating rice crops. Desperate attempts to deal with it only stoke ... as a hotbed of Islamic terrorism, the reality on the ground feels a lot different. Few women strictly adhere to the headscarf, and inter-marriage between Christian and Muslims is common. 'The ...

  6. Only grant land for small houses when there is confirmation of adequate access

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The picture of Wendy Hui from Kwun Hang Tsuen in Ma On Shan after she was 'bludgeoned over the head' is a rare insight into the violence over access and parking in villages ('Women assaulted in long-standing village row', May 3). The iceberg of growing disturbances and frustration is invisible, as most villagers keep their mouths shut when tyres are slashed ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... over the proposed HK$2,200-a-month Old Age Living Allowance, with arguments made for and against the imposition of a means test. One of the purposes of the means test is to ensure costs ... Lam    Segregated compartment not the answer Some people have suggested women-only compartments on the MTR's trains because female passengers face the risk of sexual harassment. Although ...

  8. Factory axed as Shifang heeds protesters' calls

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if they sought to continue the 'illegal' protests. There were many reports of violence against peaceful demonstrators, including teenage students, with photos posted online showing bloodied ...

  9. How long before we can punish eco-criminals?

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer There was no law against genocide in the early 1940s; it only became an internationally recognised crime after the worst genocide of modern history had actually happened. Similarly, there is no law against 'ecocide' now. That will only come to pass when the damage to the environment has become so extreme that large numbers of people in rich countries ...

  10. A rare victory for environmentalists

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... spilled over into violence, with bombings at the Myitsone dam project that killed at least four people and injured at least 20, and several clashes between Kachin Independence Organisation forces ... the scheme China's overseas Three Gorges Dam project. But the Myitsone dam, near Myanmar's northern border with China, has long been a magnet for criticism, protests and even violence ...




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