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  1. Reforms loom for resources pricing

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and trigger social unrest. Mr Ma said the government would continue to reform the pricing mechanism for resources, including oil, natural gas and water. 'The reform is irreversible. Anyway, ... Jane Cai in Beijing The mainland's heavy reliance on cheap energy, minerals and land was set to change with steady reforms to resource pricing, a top planner said yesterday, ...

  2. Antarctica seen as vital source of future resources

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... types of natural resources, including iron deposits so large they could satisfy the world's demand for 200 years. 'Even the water- totally uncontaminated and enough for 7,000 years ... point, an area known as Dome A. Scientists would also install full-sized seismic survey devices for the first time, which would analyse subterranean structures and aid in mapping such resources ...

  3. China Resources to build US$1.2b Wuxi chip plant

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang State-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) will invest US$1.2 billion to expand its semiconductor production in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, and move up the value chain. ... with a registered capital of US$500 million, would be 60,000 wafers per month. Its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary China Resources Logic has the capacity to produce a total of 72,000 six-inch wafers a month ...

  4. Western areas call for levies on use of resources

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resources, but because of the south-north water diversion project, we can't fully develop these resources. We should be compensated,' said Li Xiaodong, director of the Shaanxi Development ... Chow Chung-yan in Beijing Officials from inland provinces have lashed out at rich coastal regions for grabbing resources without adequate compensation. Delegates to the National ...

  5. Protesters battle police over brewery's pollution of water

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... polluting drinking water, says a Hong Kong-based human rights group. The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said yesterday that residents of Shiyuan fought a 'violent and bloody' battle with police at about 7pm after they took to the streets demanding that Hong Kong-listed China Resources (Shifang) Breweries immediately stop releasing effluent into rivers nearby. ...

  6. Dam blamed for decline in lake's water quality

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... lake, Jiangxi water resources authorities say. A survey of Poyang Lake last year found that the amount of water classified as polluted- worse than level 3 on the mainland's six-tier scale- had doubled to 17.9 per cent, Xinhua reported yesterday, citing the 2006 Jiangxi Water Resources Gazette. The survey tested 2,184 sq metres of the 3,283 sq km lake's surface. Water rated ...

  7. No price too high for China's clean water

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if it is reluctant to adopt the user-pays principle in full. Given that it is a scarce and dwindling resource, more realistic levels of water rates would engender respect for it and encourage conservation ... by clean air and water. The reality, however, is that compromises have to be made. Economic development is an imperative that puts ever-increasing pressure on the environment, particularly ...

  8. Another year of water shortages for Guangdong

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by factories along rivers and inefficient use of resources, Guangdong's water resources department said. 'Inefficiencies' meant that only 30 per cent of Guangdong's available river ... Guangdong's rivers to encourage conservation, according to the provincial Water Resources Department. The department will also cap water draws from the Dongjiang. Under the scheme, cities along ...

  9. Guangdong faces water rationing after trial

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to provincial water authorities. The Guangdong Water Resources Department yesterday said it would encourage users to save water and stick to the recommended use rates from March 1. Guangdong has battled ... a guideline and has no punishment at present, but is very likely to become mandatory in two years. [Mandatory restrictions] are an inevitable trend,' a water resources official said, adding ...

  10. 'Substantial' rise planned in Dongjiang water rates

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangdong plans to increase water prices for users along the Dongjiang, or East River, to encourage conservation, according to the provincial Water Resources Department. ... are also expected by 2010 for Guangdong's Xijiang (West River), Beijiang (North River) and Hanjiang to make better use of the province's water resources. But the department did not detail ...




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