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  1. Calm the waters

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, where they have large expatriate communities, to protest against what they called 'Chinese bullying'. Potentially resource-rich areas around ... to China this week with a warning that incidents in the disputed waters of the South China Sea could escalate into conflict. America's highest ranking military officer pledged to maintain ...

  2. State agencies reveal spending

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and cars - commonly known as the 'three public consumptions'. By yesterday, nine agencies had disclosed their records, including the State Council's Office of South-North Water Diversion, the Ministry of Land and Resources and the Xinhua news agency. The South-North Water Diversion Office said it spent an average of 56,300 yuan (HK$68,500) per person per overseas trip, ...

  3. Michael Tien tests the waters in Kowloon West for Legco run

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... West yesterday. Flanked by party heavyweights in the middle-class district of Mei Foo, Mr Tien began a voter registration campaign to test the waters for his possible maiden Legislative Council ... that the party would focus resources on Kowloon West and New Territories East and West in the election, implying that vice-chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee was no longer keen to switch from the transport ...

  4. Farmers win back their river as water takes centre stage in poll

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am

    ... they decided to lease a river to a private company. A 23km stretch of the Sheonath river was leased for 22 years to Radius Water and farmers were not allowed to irrigate their fields, fish, bathe, wash clothes or even drink water from the river, according to Frontline magazine. The firm built a dam to hold back the water, which it sold to water-intensive distilleries, ironworks and a thermal ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 18, 2012

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... claims that these buses might be seen as anti-pollution saviours. John Yuan, Beijing   Storm water a wasted resource I took a picture of a storm drain at Pak Kong Au, Sai Kung, during Severe ... are we not investing and doing more to capture this free resource that literally falls from the sky? Is water too difficult to treat? Could the relevant departments please provide reasons why we ...

  6. Decree reaffirms fight against rampant land misuse

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rules into practice in order to protect arable land and farmers' interests. The Ministry of Land and Resources reiterated its commitment to crack down on illegal land acquisitions on Thursday, while at the same time saying it will support key projects that feature high on the national economic development agenda. Major projects focused on energy, communications, water ...

  7. Resource we can't afford to waste

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... down their overall results and limit their opportunities for advancement in their education or career. Otherwise they are at serious risk of becoming a wasted human resource that we can ill ...

  8. Government salary system out of date

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... With a monthly salary of HK$282,080 or more, our ministers are perhaps among the best paid politicians in the world. But their fat packages also make them easy targets for public criticism in an ever-demanding society like Hong Kong's. Over the years ...

  9. Navy to launch live-fire drill in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese navy will launch a six-day military drill today in disputed waters of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands. The location of the live-fire drill, in waters east of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, is not close to the disputed islands, which Japan calls ...

  10. Testing the water and causing ripples

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... While none of these acts can be challenged as outrageously incorrect, they have stoked suspicion that Leung has been quietly but deliberately testing the water. 'He is stretching ...




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