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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1200961/new-study-shows-dramatic-fall-number-rivers-china
  2. 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

    ... Water Resources Commission. Water authorities have denied media reports earlier this month that the mainland’s mammoth South-North Water Diversion project is to blame for unusual droughts ... therefore, should not affect water levels in the region, an official at the Yangtse River Water Resources Commission was quoted by the People’s Daily as saying. Lowered water levels in the Han River, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580527/south-north-water-diversion-project-not-cause-hubei-and-henan-droughts
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... there are thought to be fewer than 1,000 left. After years of hard lobbying by Jiangxi officials, the project has already been backed by the Ministry of Water Resources. But since Su was placed under ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government's top planning body said to be discussing scheme at Poyang Lake that has been widely condemned by environmentalists Troubled waters: huge dam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  4. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1363990/between-desert-and-dry-place-beijings-green-projects-drain-scarce-water
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... ships to buy grain from overseas?" he said. Mu's comments reflect a wider debate among policymakers about the best use of the nation's increasingly scarce water resources ... Reuters in Beijing Increase food imports to save water, official says Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  6. News - China

    China keeps fishermen connected by satellite deep in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... waters On Hainan Island, a fishing boat captain has one hi-tech piece of equipment: a navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather ... paid the rest. It's a sign of China's growing financial support for its fishermen as they head deeper into Southeast Asian waters in search of new fishing grounds as stocks thin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561269/china-keeps-fishermen-connected-satellite-deep-disputed-waters
  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China Resources Power president and Shanxi tycoon detained by authorities

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:42pm by Keira Lu Huang, Angela Meng

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Angela Meng Pair's detention comes months after former China Resources boss Song Lin probed for graft Authorities hold CRP president, Shanxi tycoon The president of China Resources Power and a Shanxi tycoon, believed to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial coal investment, have been detained by authorities. CRP announced last night that Wang Yujun, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581011/china-resources-power-president-and-shanxi-tycoon-detained-authorities
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China Resources' former top auditor detained on state secrets charge

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:51am by Keira Lu Huang, Patrick Boehler

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Patrick Boehler Ex-China Resources auditor held over secrets breach A former top auditor of the state-owned China Resources Group has been detained for allegedly ... yesterday. Huang illegally obtained audit results by the China National Audit Office on a controversial investment deal by China Resources in Shanxi coal mines. He then leaked the information to Song ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580513/china-resources-former-top-auditor-detained-state-secrets-charge
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... is already being used as an instrument of war. One could claim that controlling water resources in Iraq is even more important than controlling the oil refineries, especially in summer. Control ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities

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