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  1. News - China

    New study shows dramatic fall in number of rivers in China

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 02:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Landmark census reveals new statistics about mainland’s water resources The number of rivers in China with catchment areas of at least 100 square kilometres has dropped by more than 50 per cent compared with 60 years ago, a landmark survey on national water resources reveals. China’s Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday released its first ever ...

  2. News - China - ENERGY

    Between a desert and a dry place: Beijing's green projects drain scarce water resources

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Li Jing

    ... could drain already scarce water resources in the country's drylands in the northwest, eroding land and causing more sandstorms. "If water depletion continues … not only will the local ... at the US-based World Resources Institute (WRI), says. To make things worse, the coal-abundant northwest, where the gas projects are based, already experiences chronic water shortages. Five provinces- ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's water resources going down the drain

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by SU LIU

    ... Su Liu Su Liu says the government must raise conservation awareness and take measures to minimise waste of the city's precious water resources Down the drain The Environment Bureau ... resources after use and become a more sustainable society. However, the blueprint does not include the most critical and recyclable resource of all- our limited water resources. According to a Water ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's deadly water problem

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says the dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China's massive water problem, which the government is already desperate ... waited five days to report the spill, forcing neighbouring Handan city to temporarily cut off drinking water to a million people. These recent episodes are but the latest in a long list ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's unsustainable water policies

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says complacency has led Hong Kong to rely too much on water from the Dongjiang- itself facing increasing stresses- while failing to push for better conservation ... of the extensive river system of southern China, together with the Xijiang (West River) and the Beijiang (North River). These water sources are valuable assets of the Pearl River Delta. The water from ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... natural resources- including water, mineral ores and fossil fuels- has always played a significant role in shaping the terms of the international economic and political order. But now ... an environmental crisis. Population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation are exacerbating resource-related stresses, with some cities experiencing severe water shortages, and degrading ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Retailer China Resources Enterprise H1 profit down 11.1pc

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 01:09pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Ap China Resources Enterprise (CRE), the mainland’s second largest operator of hypermarkets, reported an 11.1 per cent year-on-year decrease in net profit to HK$1.005 billion, ... production, and the food and beverage sectors. It operates 4,400 retail stores including the Vanguard supermarket chain. It also produces C’estbon bottled water and Snow beer. It blamed China’s ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China Resources Land buys site in Qianhai for 10.9b yuan

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 05:39pm by Sandy Li and He Huifeng

    ... Resources Land, the property flagship of state-owned China Resources (Holdings), paid a jaw-dropping 10.9 billion yuan (HK$13.8 billion) for the third commercial site in the Qianhai special economic ... by the authority, and its bid for the other was 66 yuan higher than the 3.56 billion yuan minimum bid. A CR Land vice-president said the firm was just testing the waters in the first land sale. "This ...

  9. News - Asia

    Resource deals could end island rows: Australia FM

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 10:26am by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday urged Asian nations at odds over disputed islands in the South China and East China seas to find a way to draw up resource-sharing pacts. ... in claiming islands and waters even without effective control of them -- in some cases hundreds of miles from the Chinese mainland and close to rival claimants’ coasts. Tensions have spiked amid hopes ...

  10. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China Resources is hit by extravaganza clampdown

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Firm cites Beijing's drive against lavish spending for 60 per cent drop in first quarter profits China Resources is hit by extravaganza clampdown The campaign to curb extravagant spending by mainland officials and rising material costs took a toll on China Resources Enterprise, which saw a more than 60 per cent drop in net profit in the first ...




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