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  1. Pressure on river spells the end of our low water bills

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with such gay abandon. Hong Kong has few water resources of its own. Although the government embarked on a major programme of reservoir construction in the 1970s, earmarking almost a third of the territory's land area for water catchment, today Hong Kong is able to meet only about a quarter of its demand for water from its own resources. The rest, around 700 million tonnes a year, is piped ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Water firm poised to profit

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Henry Chan

    ... in exchange for 233,000 shares of the company. It is ironic that while China is so close to the ocean, it has a severe water shortage. In 2003, China had the fourth-largest water resource in world, ... Increased tariffs and public wastage of scarce supplies make Guangdong Investment an attractive prospect, says Henry Chan Runaway water tariffs and wastefulness north of the border make ...

  4. Tapping ideas

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christine Loh In January, the State Council promulgated its 'opinions' on implementing a strict water-resource management system, establishing limits on development, use ... and other stakeholders- especially Jiangxi province, the Dongjiang's source- to protect and manage the water resources of the whole of the Pearl River basin. A step forward for all the cities ...

  5. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... and shamed four concrete-mixing plants- including one owned by Hong Kong-listed China Resources Cement Holdings. The report also accused the two largest sandpits in Shenzhen, which supply concrete-mixing plants, of using seawater instead of much more expensive fresh water to wash sand. It said sea sand was used in several government-funded projects, including subways. Shenzhen Metro ...

  6. Shenzhen seas seriously polluted

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Nearly half of Shenzhen's coastal waters were found to be seriously contaminated last year, and nine sewage drainage lines were found to be discharging excessive pollutants, according to a maritime study. A professor of marine chemistry says the problem could worsen this year, as some temporary efforts to improve water quality last year ...

  7. Shanghai, Shenzhen ports end year well

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Shanghai and Shenzhen, the mainland's two largest ports, posted their strongest performance for 2009 last month, with throughput comparable to levels before the global financial crisis. However, analysts are not pointing to strong recove ...

  8. Shenzhen tech lacks resources

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHOW CHUNG-YAN in Shenzhen Shenzhen needed to make better use of resources and develop indigenous research for its hi-tech industry to flourish on the international stage, the vice-mayor ... resources.' Mr Liu said the city needed to plan ahead and co-ordinate with industries to make the most economic use of land and energy. More importantly, he believes the city's hi-tech sector ...

  9. Zhuhai smooths the waters for owners of luxury yachts

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam and Ng Kang-chung Luxury yacht owners, Zhuhai welcomes you. Hong Kong and Macau yachts will be able to sail and moor their pleasure boats in Zhuhai waters starting from January ... procedures before they can sail into mainland waters. Though the process may take only seven days, owners who make regular visits need to give up their Hong Kong or Macau licence to apply ...

  10. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Concrete scandal weighs on listed cement majors

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... untreated sea sand. The city's Housing and Construction Bureau punished 31 concrete companies, including two wholly owned subsidiaries of China Resources Cement, the Hong Kong-listed firm said yesterday. The construction bureau ordered a one-year halt to production for one subsidiary, Shenzhen China Resources Wenwei Concrete and revoked certification for another, Shenzhen China Resources ...




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