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  1. 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 ...

  2. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... talks to demarcate the so-called Mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin also confirmed that Hanoi is still pushing Beijing over the resource-rich Paracels, known as the Xisha Islands in Chinese and Hoang ... said. 'In the spirit that solution of easier issues will take priority over that of more difficult issues... the two sides will focus on discussing the waters off the bay mouth ...

  3. Water is ver precious

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In places where people once took water for granted, they now realise it is a resource that must be used with care. China has been growing by leaps and bounds, but faces a problem common worldwide. ... a motorcycle trip across northern mainland, from Beijing to Kashgar, in the Xinjiang autonomous region. One word can sum up what I saw: 'dry.' But even in a desert there is some water. Modern ...

  4. Plan to tap west's water is stuck in mud

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... River and arid northwestern and northern provinces and municipalities. His proposal has been largely ignored by the country's water resources authorities, who have favoured the south-north ... Resources Minister Wang Shucheng, a staunch supporter of the South-North Water Diversion Project. Mr Guo said Mr Wang's ministry had bought about 100 copies of the book, but much to his ...


    Beijing gives UN baselines for Diaoyu Islands, spurring tension with Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Official move signals shift in policy of negotiation with Japan over sharing resources Beijing files Daioyu Island baselines with UN Beijing has ... ships to nearby waters in the East China Sea. China's permanent representative to the UN, Li Baodong, filed a copy of a document detailing the sea baselines of the islands - tantamount ...

  6. Grand Canal relics 'in danger'

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Damage could be worse than Three Gorges: expert A top archaeologist yesterday attacked the Ministry of Water Resources for delaying the funding to protect hundreds, ... of Water Resources only started planning for preservation last year, two years after the government decided to go ahead with the project. 'It is against the law to start a project without ...

  7. Sailing into troubled waters

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sea in the waters off Palawan in the Philippines, Manila has logged some six incursions since February and, like Hanoi's, the administration of President Benigno Aquino is intensifying ... Brunei almost to Indonesian waters. And the trouble is not just mounting at sea. In Singapore last week, what was widely seen as a historic coming-out party for Liang at the Shangri-La Dialogue ...

  8. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    Low-key reception to mark China-Japan diplomatic anniversary

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... adding that a UN report in the 1970s said the waters around the Diaoyus were potentially rich in resources. Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang criticised Japanese Prime Minister ... escort missions in waters near the islands. He did not deny earlier reports that Chinese frigates were in waters close to the isles. "It's absolutely legal for Chinese frigates ...

  9. Green Global bets on mine in Mongolia to gain market share

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Green Global Resources, which recently bought an iron ore mine in Mongolia, sees the recent strained relations between China and Australia as an opportunity to seek more ... 183.36 million tonnes of ore and Brazil 100.62 million tonnes to the mainland last year, while Mongolia only exported 1.01 million tonnes. However, there are vast amounts of resources that remain ...

  10. Jessica C shows she's no fish out of water as she finds another use for streamlined suits

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... stretches to put it on, but it was a lot of fun. I have never worn this before. Now I really want to go under the water to test it out.' Born in Chicago to a Chinese-Filipino mother ...




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