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  1. Western areas call for levies on use of resources

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resources, but because of the south-north water diversion project, we can't fully develop these resources. We should be compensated,' said Li Xiaodong, director of the Shaanxi Development ... Chow Chung-yan in Beijing Officials from inland provinces have lashed out at rich coastal regions for grabbing resources without adequate compensation. Delegates to the National ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Nitrate levels in Beijing’s water system are edging dangerously close to the maximum limit set by the state, according to a Beijing couple engaged in water research, who have not drunk a single drop of local tap water for almost 20 years. According to Zhao Feihong, a researcher, levels of nitrate in Beijing’s tap water have reached a little over nine millilitres per ...

  3. Survey raises alarm over polluted water

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Although the plan was first drafted in 2006 by the ministries of environment and land and resources, bickering among officials, including those from the water resources ministry, has delayed its ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A government survey has shed rare light on a less talked about aspect of the mainland's water woes: massive contamination of groundwater. ...

  4. Beijing's self-made water shortage

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their sacrifice still seems far from sufficient to help Beijing avoid a looming water crisis. Beijing's per capita water resources have plunged in recent years and hit a low of 100 cubic metres ... pricing reforms in Beijing have been long delayed due to strong opposition from government officials and powerful interest groups, according to former water resources minister Wang Shucheng. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Supply and demand

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Ucello

    ... director of the Beijing Municipal Water Resources Bureau, issued a report saying the city needed to focus more on recycled water and rainwater. The report noted that, while 84.7 per cent ... centre. The site is for something much simpler: water. In Beijing, as in many large cities, it's not safe to drink the tap water. The rule is either buy bottled water, use purifiers or boil. ...

  7. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... scattered among different agencies: water-resource development, pollution treatment and ecological protection. The second is to invest large sums into future ecological-preservation projects. ... lake and wetland area in northern China, was suffering severe ecological decline due to water pollution. The cause was not an industrial catastrophe but a slower, chronic wasting, due to dried ...

  8. Waste-water fees to go nationwide

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... been hit by water shortages, China's urban and industrial demand for water resources may spark a regional crisis,' he said. But the country could set a good example for other ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Charge needed to ensure operation of treatment facilities and curb pollution, senior official says Waste-water tariffs will be extended to all cities and towns- ...

  9. Capital's thirst leaves villages dry

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

    ... resources authorities used to pin their hopes on large hydropower projects and water diversion schemes to quench the nation's thirst for water. But the expanding drought-stricken areas, ... Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng has openly warned of worsening water shortages across the country, especially in northern provinces. He added the massive Three Gorges Dam ...

  10. Analysis of China's resource hunt based on flawed ideas

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resources over recent years. Among the latest to examine China's hunt for foreign supplies of vital commodities is Dambisa Moyo. The Zambian economist, a former World Bank and Goldman Sachs ... works a big following. Now, in her new book Winner Take All, Moyo has turned her attention to China's hunger for resources and what it means for the rest of the world. She argues ...




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