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  1. Water cannons, tear gas hit villagers resisting eviction

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

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen authorities want to raze homes for new rail link Shenzhen authorities used high-pressure water cannons and tear gas yesterday to evict several property owners- some ... said. Mr Huang said one of the officials had produced a document from the Shenzhen Land and Resources Bureau at about 7am, saying the houses had to be torn down under urban housing demolition ...

  2. Landfill at water source stirs up unrest in Anhui

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a landfill on the upper reaches of a river that provides their drinking water. The administration of Nangang township, under the jurisdiction of Shucheng county, called a halt to the controversial ... in Jingxi county, Guangxi, overturned 10 vehicles and confronted riot police over drinking water tainted by discharge from an aluminium plant upriver. In Fujian province, the health of tens ...

  3. Extreme water sports

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The original model was designed for use by military troops and was water-resistant to 200 metres. Since then, the brand has added new versions to the line and some are able to withstand depths of up to 2,000 metres. Like the original, the anniversary model is water-resistant to 200 metres. Hands and hour markers have a luminescent coating for visibility in dim light and it has a unidirectional ...

  4. Troops came by air, water and goat trails

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They came from the air, waterways and off-the-map goat trails. Finally, the first troops began arriving late on Tuesday night in Wenchuan county to help with rescue and relief. It was a competition of sorts: eager to reach victims still waiting for help, ...

  5. Another Bloody Century

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... It will not be about territory, though pressure for arable land is growing, but about resources- oil, water, gas. China is already having 'political' problems securing resources to sustain economic ...

  6. Five held after clash over illegal sluice gates

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Mainland police arrested five village leaders from Bomei village in Shantou yesterday after a violent clash between villagers and officers sent to demolish a sluice gate which the government said was illegal. The five people wer ...

  7. Students get a taste of life in ThirdWorld

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... medication and education- fair trade, and hygiene, sanitation and water shortages. Each group was given a specific question relating to their topic beforehand and asked to present solutions ... and Arabs are constantly fighting over power, resources and land in Sudan. We came up with long- and short-term solutions to achieve peace between the conflicting ethnic groups and enable refugees ...

  8. No immediate plan for aircraft carriers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan A People's Liberation Army think-tank on armaments and military equipment has poured cold water on the public's enthusiasm for aircraft carriers, saying China ... aircraft carriers, but the PLA would focus its limited resources on missiles and submarines, which would be more cost-effective and have a better chance of survival in modern warfare. 'Our ...

  9. Climate change will spur conflict, study of wars warns

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Climate change and the resulting shortages of water and food could spur armed conflict, the authors of a new study warn. This is based on the conclusion of a survey ... in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on December 4. 'The level of livelihood resources shrank in some periods due to climate change ...

  10. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in progress. The country is also beset with serious problems arising from a breakneck pace of development including horrendous environmental degradation, a worsening water crisis and the need to fund ... expensive for the bulk of the population. All this points to the need for a spirited and open debate about an appropriate level of defence spending in terms of competition for resources without ...




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