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  1. Resource tax revamp due

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... said more types of resources would be taxable, including underground water, to curb wastage. The resource tax reform has been under consideration since June last year when mainland media ... Eric Ng The central government will likely launch a long-awaited resource tax reform in this year's second half, including a broadening of the tax base, according to a mainland ...

  2. Lack of water a major threat to development

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing A severe shortage of natural resources, especially water, on the mainland will hinder the central government's ambitious plan to speed up the urbanisation ... sufficient water, with very severe shortages in more than 200, posing an unprecedented challenge to the country's development. 'Shortage of natural resources, and water in particular, ...

  3. Water prices to surge amid shortage

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

    ... governments across the country were looking at price rises to better conserve water. The mainland's per capita water resources are a quarter of the global average. 'The Chinese government ... Irene Wang Water charges in Beijing will more than double in the next two years to combat worsening shortages. The increases were announced yesterday by the State Administration ...

  4. News - China - INCOME

    Guangzhou has highest average salaries for cities in mainland China

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... said salary levels paid by industries that had a monopoly, such as resources and telecoms, should be limited, to ensure equal distribution of income. "These industries- especially some ...

  5. Reversing the trend

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more people means less water available per person. In order to stop overburdening the Earth and its resources, we must allow every woman access to voluntary family planning. In observance ... One of the most immediate problems around the world is water scarcity. During World Population Awareness Week, that runs from tomorrow until Saturday, we need to recognise that more than ...

  6. Thousands in limbo over delay in giant water diversion project

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... since Beijing banned the construction of new buildings in the reservoir areas in 2002. The Ministry of Water Resources said funding shortages and the rising costs of cutting pollution ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Resettlement of hundreds of thousands of people remains the biggest challenge for a massive water-diversion project that aims to relieve the nation's ...

  7. Red tape must not get in the way of saving lives

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Water sports and pleasure vessels have become more popular in the sea around Hong Kong. But the safety awareness of those taking part has not kept pace with this increase in popularity. ... for example, risk not only their own lives but valuable public resources should they run into trouble. Marine police are usually the first on the scene of accidents. However, because the force's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    HK Paralympians call for more resources to foster future stars

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com After winning 12 medals in London, athletes say they need better facilities, more coaches Returning Paralympians call for more resources Amid the triumphant return yesterday of the Hong Kong Paralympics team from the London Games, a sporting official called for more resources to nurture the city's talented disabled athletes. The 28-member ...

  9. Drug for smokers to quit could be a drag on resources

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing's municipal Legislative Affairs Office has released draft tobacco control legislation requiring medical institutions to provide 'guidance and help' for smokers. The draft, released for public c ...

  10. Precious resource

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Tien Pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth is a numbers problem. Ten years ago, they numbered around 600. Today, that figure is pushing 45,000, accounting for 46per cent of all live births in the city. Some 45,000 extra is too ...




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