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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Bureaus' financial records attacked

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Bureau of Communications were found to have spent 83 million yuan budgeted for building stations on other projects. Staff of the Water Resources Bureau embezzled money assigned for river ... tens of millions of yuan. The financial irregularities were committed by the bureaus of science, technology and information, environmental protection, urban management, communications and water ...

  4. Probe of disgraced mayor over, Shenzhen chief says

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Nanshan district head Liu Qingsheng replaced arrested Futian district party boss Li Ping after he was detained on April 29. Water resources bureau chief Jiang Zunyu replaced arrested Longgang ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... protection, three girls took a bottle of water from West Lake in their home province of Zhejiang and poured it into the Yellow River on Sunday, the Lanzhou Daily reports. The trip was organised ... to one lucky couple every month. Shaanxi More get access to tap water The percentage of rural residents in Shaanxi with access to tap water has risen from 40 to 72 per cent since last year, ...

  9. Wang Rong makes debut at Shenzhen party congress

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... emissions, better utilising land resources and improving residential water storage facilities. He also said the city needed to come up with ways to reform the public service sector as most current ... highlighted the challenges lying ahead of Shenzhen, where the shortages of land and resources are hindering development. The Yangcheng Evening News reported yesterday that Shenzhen had a floating ...

  10. 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 ...




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