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  1. Share resources to solve global disputes

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reasons of religious, ideological and trade conflicts? Perhaps we should treat these problems as arising from unfair and uneven distribution of natural resources- land and oil, for example. ... the harbour? Yes, if the money is spent prosecuting all the parties that pollute the water. I understand that the Environmental Protection Department has the power to prosecute but has not been doing ...

  2. Testing the waters in the East China Sea

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... their row over territorial and energy rights in the East China Sea based on sharing resources in the area. A deal would enable both sides to back away from a dispute that could lead to a military ... on April 8 by Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang. He noted that China had proposed shelving the dispute and working together on developing the area's resources. The East China Sea dispute ...

  3. Troubled waters

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of recoverable resources, adding around 7 per cent to China's total gas reserves. Significantly, it was China's first deep-water petroleum discovery. The exploration well was drilled 250km ... deep-water drilling rigs, the first is not due to be finished until 2011. Beijing has publicly declared its preference for joint development of energy resources in contested offshore zones. Just last ...

  4. On patrol in disputed waters without a bullet in sight

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... nationalism, fishing rights and potential oil and gas resources fuel a range of island disputes. Japan, Taiwan and China all claim the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands south of Okinawa. Russia and Japan dispute ...

  5. Pearl River's source now 'almost dry'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is praying to the sky for water.' Qian Yan, deputy director of the Drought and Flood Relief Department at the Pearl River Water Resource Committee, which is under the Ministry of Water Resources, said yesterday that the drought was having a significant impact on water flows to Guangdong from the west. Water flow to the Tianshengqiao No1 Hydropower Station, at the first major ...

  6. Zijin offers A$545m for miner Indophil in latest resource bid

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn In the latest move by a mainland company to acquire overseas resources, Zijin Mining Group has agreed to pay A$545 million (HK$3.89 billion) for Indophil Resources, which owns ... cents. 'This follows the current trend of mainland Chinese corporates with strong balance sheets looking offshore for mining assets,' said Andrew Driscoll, the head of resources ...

  7. Resources to thrust RTHK into new age

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Joshua But, Eva Wu and Gary Cheung With the uncertainty gone, RTHK will regain momentum as the government promises to give the public broadcaster a boost by pumping in fresh resources ... and come up with the new tasks to provide quality broadcasting services.' The new RTHK, as Lau said, would be given 'sufficient financial, staffing and spectrum resources' to improve ...

  8. Engineers finish marking of sea borders

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to establish China's right to territorial waters and maritime resources, Xinhua reported yesterday. The team had completed work on a lighthouse on Waikejiao- about 70 kilometres off Jiangsu- ... into China's internal waters, and extend its territorial waters and resources claims. Beijing has disputed similar attempts by Tokyo to extend Japan's maritime rights southwards through structures ...

  9. Overseas resources push divides analysts

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee and Adam Chen in Beijing As the central government rushes to push forward its global foray for key natural resources such as petroleum and minerals with an array of deals, analysts are divided over whether the timing is right. 'I don't think now is a good time for China to undertake massive overseas purchases of natural resources,' said Mei Xinyu, ...

  10. Could this be World War H2O?

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... problems, the declining quantity and quality of our water is the most serious. Rising numbers of influential people believe the increasing scarcity of this essential resource will cause a major war ... pollution and global warming are expected to reduce the average person's water supply by a third over the next 20 years. The UN has long considered water a critical resource for sustainable ...




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