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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... But the ambitious plan could be hobbled by the region's limited water resources, although local officials seem oblivious to that fact. As a testament to the region's economic ambition, Ningxia ... are water-intensive and constrained by water resources," Zhang said. "That's why the industry has developed very slowly in other coal rich regions, such as Xinjiang." But he said ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ..., Chen Lei, to talk about the precious resource. Part of that includes sharing the experiences of Australia, where water supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin - known as the country's food ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find ...

  4. Water wastage will soon leave China high and dry

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... healthcare or education. The root of the problem is bad pricing. With fresh water resources estimated at just 2,200 cubic metres (or tonnes) per head, China is much shorter of water than most other ... and householders enjoy some of the cheapest water in the world. The result is rampantly inefficient water use. In the country's arid north, where resources are estimated at just 750 cubic metres per ...

  5. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands dispute about resources not land

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... If the continental shelf is delimited in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on the Law of the Sea, China will lose a lot of territorial waters - and the resources underneath. ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The dispute over the Diaoyus is about more than national pride - ownership of the rocky archipelago will give access to rich resources ...

  6. Warning of Sino-US conflict over resources based on fallacy

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... resources and dominate the world's economy. Similarly, you might have thought that the financial crisis of 2008 was caused by excess US consumer debt, dangerous financial engineering and lax ... Then there's Copenhagen. The authors pick up on reports from the time that blamed the Chinese delegate for watering down the final agreement to the extent that even emissions targets for developed ...

  7. China's limitless thirst for water

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Susan Ramsay Water is a resource no living creature can do without. As the world's poulation increases, there is a greater demand for water, not just for drinking, but also for farming and industry. China is the most populous nation in the world, but it has only 8 per cent of the world's water resources. Some 80 per cent of these resources ...

  8. Business caught in grip of mainland water crisis

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of non-profit group China Water Risk, said. 'Water resources are falling on a yearly basis and increasing scarcity will affect business bottom lines, stifle growth, and threaten social ... with industry water first.' The Ministry of Water Resources has said 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.9 trillion) will be spent on water infrastructure over the next decade. But while the government had ...

  9. Beijing faces major water shortage until at least 2014

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Service reported yesterday. Work on the huge South-North Water Diversion Project had been delayed and Beijing would not be able to use water resources from the Yangtze River until at least 2014. ... Cheng Jing, head of Beijing's water resources bureau, was quoted as saying on Sunday. The project is designed to divert supplies from the water-rich south of the country, mainly ...

  10. Financial gap threatens to sink Beijing's ambitious water goal

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a specialist company researching China's resources and heavy industrial sectors, 'but if there's one thing that can destroy the China story, it's water.' For years, China has ... not just extravagant, it's crazy, considering that China has the most meagre water resources of any major industrial economy. As the first chart below shows, the country can boast only around ...




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