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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... towards southern Zhejiang. The entire coastal area of Zhejiang was expected to encounter strong winds and downpours until tomorrow. Provincial water resources director Chen Chuan told the China News Service that the impact of the storm would be significant. Chen said persistent rainfall in the province had already raised water levels in rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Zhejiang ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the world, including Singapore and London. "We would need to develop more water resources while cutting our water consumption so that we can be in a better position to tackle any uncertainties ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY

    Firefighters bring in water to battle blaze as building's hydrants fail

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Firefighters battle blaze as hydrant system fails Firefighters had to use hoses up to 700 metres long to draw water as they fought a blaze in a flat ... causing more than 360 residents to be evacuated. Thirty of them were led to the roof. Firefighters found inadequate pressure when they tried to get water from hydrants in the 24th-floor corridor ...

  4. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama visit to Tokyo

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, two days after US President Barack Obama declared his support for Japan. The vessels entered 22 kilometres into Japan’s territorial waters off one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Chimpanzees wired for war, 50-year study in Africa shows

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... of habitat or food creates ever-greater competition for resources. But new research, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, said coordinated violence is an evolutionary strategy. Chimps kill to wipe out rivals, thus gaining territory, mates, water or food, it suggests. In Darwinian terms, they seek an advantage to help them survive and hand on their genes to future generations. ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese official disputes report linking fatal earthquake in Ludian and filling of reservoirs

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... former head of the Yangtze River Water Resources Protection Commission. “Power companies and local government should keep closer monitoring and do more research before and after reservoir ... on September 10, cited an analysis by Fan Xiao, an engineer at the Sichuan Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in Chengdu, as saying that crude data he collected showed a rough correlation between ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... But the ambitious plan could be hobbled by the region's limited water resources, although local officials seem oblivious to that fact. As a testament to the region's economic ambition, Ningxia ... are water-intensive and constrained by water resources," Zhang said. "That's why the industry has developed very slowly in other coal rich regions, such as Xinjiang." But he said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ... in which the dental hospital might have used "heavily contaminated" water to rinse patients' mouths from mid-February to mid-June. The independent hospital, which is run ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - POLICIES

    Hangzhou market’s green shoots need watering by further policy easing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Analysts call for cuts in taxes and mortgage rates to fuel sales pickup after city scraps buying curbs More easing needed to spur Hangzhou market While there are tentative signs of a housing market recovery in Hangzhou, ...




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