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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    South-North Water Diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... a water scarcity crisis in the parched north, eventually benefiting 100 million people Operation of the eastern route started at the end of last year, while the central route is currently on trial ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Driest summer since 1961 is to blame, not project's central canal, which has yet to start full operations sending water to arid north, says Yangtse River ...

  2. News - World - UKRAINE

    Merkel holds crisis talks in Kiev as controversial Russian aid convoy pulls out

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... Petro Poroshenko in Kiev and urged a political solution to the crisis. On Friday, Nato said it had mounting evidence that Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine and launching artillery ... it only arrived late on Friday afternoon. Journalists said it appeared that some of the trucks were not fully loaded. Russia said the trucks carried only food, water, generators and sleeping bags ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... said Sudhir Vadaketh, co-author of the book Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus. Lee's team also weathered the 2008 global financial crisis well by dipping into the coffers wisely and initiating policies to cushion both workers and businesses. Singapore's sometimes topsy-turvy relationship with its neighbour Malaysia, on which it depends for its water supply, ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in the wake of the onslaught by Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country’s north and west and driven out ... that could counter the insurgent threat, which has plunged Iraq into its worst crisis since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. Attacks by the Islamic State group and its Sunni militant allies ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis in disputed waters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis A rising Chinese navy, an increasingly assertive Japanese one and resurgent American maritime interests in Asia make for more naval ... in a crisis. Concerns heightened last November when there was a near-miss between the American cruiser USS Cowpens and a support ship of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. The previous month, ...

  6. Shake-up in water services under study

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Suppliers could be controlled by a single bureau for higher efficiency and quality Local water suppliers may be placed under a single bureau to improve efficiency and the quality of supplies, a senior official has said. The feasibility of such a move was being studied by local governments, according to Vice-Minister of Water Resources Qu Haohui. Xinhua's website quoted him ...

  7. News - China

    How Beijing and NGOs are combating China's growing water crisis

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The heat is on to beat China's water crisis In 2009, Yunnan was hit by one of the worst droughts in 60 years. Rural farmers in the southwestern province were dealt a crushing blow ... crisis. Freshwater resources per head amount to about 2,200 cubic metres, less than a third of the global average. The government has warned that it will have exploited all its available water ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan in touch with US, others on Fukushima water crisis

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 09:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan is in touch with experts in the United States and elsewhere on ways to control the spread of irradiated water at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, trade and economics minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. We will be looking for the best knowledge, technology and information with regard to how to manage the contaminated water at the plant Toshimitsu Motegi ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Top Chinese envoy to arrive in Vietnam for talks on 'solution' to South China Sea crisis

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:26pm by AP

    ... fisheries patrol staff and two fishermen have been injured. Thu also disputed Chinese accusations that Vietnamese divers left obstacles in the water to disrupt drilling operations. He said Vietnam did not use divers near the rig but that fishermen were forced to leave behind nets and other equipment because Chinese ships used water cannons to force the fishing boats to retreat. ...

  10. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Europe’s rapidly unravelling economic reform agenda

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro There are many casualties of the four-year-old crisis in the euro zone. One of the most conspicuous and troubling ones is the political will to implement much-needed fiscal ... of last year). Italy has been in a more or less permanent recession since the euro-zone crisis erupted in early 2010 and suffers from a much higher youth unemployment rate than France ...




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