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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1210121/fractious-asia-risking-conflict-over-resources
  2. Business - Economy - INFLATION

    Beijing still has room to stimulate economy as prices rise 2.4pc

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:05am by AP

    ... growth target this year. Relatively low inflation could give Beijing room to carry out promised reforms to make prices of electric power, gas, water and other resources more market-oriented, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1475589/consumer-inflation-china-rises-24pc-year
  3. Business - China Business - EXPORTS

    Higher quality trumps higher prices at Canton Fair

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:29pm by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Guangzhou denise.tsang@scmp.com Nikola Cubrilo settles for a higher price for a set of bathroom water hoses at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, satisfied with the marked improvement in the product he used to source in the past few years. Touching the shiny stainless steel water hose on the display wall, the importer from Serbia is impressed with the improved finishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1485887/higher-quality-trumps-higher-prices-canton-fair
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's deadly water problem

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says the dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China's massive water problem, which the government is already desperate ... waited five days to report the spill, forcing neighbouring Handan city to temporarily cut off drinking water to a million people. These recent episodes are but the latest in a long list ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199574/chinas-deadly-water-problem
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1034472/ningxias-coal-and-farm-projects-pose-critical-threat-water-supplies
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ... manner", instead of going to court, to save costs and resources. Further details of the agreement could not be disclosed, he said, citing the confidentiality clause. The spokesman said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470007/compensation-deal-struck-clean-plastic-pellets-spilled-typhoon
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's unsustainable water policies

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says complacency has led Hong Kong to rely too much on water from the Dongjiang- itself facing increasing stresses- while failing to push for better conservation ... of the extensive river system of southern China, together with the Xijiang (West River) and the Beijiang (North River). These water sources are valuable assets of the Pearl River Delta. The water from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1196453/hong-kongs-unsustainable-water-policies
  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Affordable New York office space is going fast

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... economist. We need to really use our resources and some of the tools in our toolbox Alicia Glen, New York deputy mayor "The early-bird tenants have largely taken the best stock" of class ... for developers. "If we really want to help these businesses grow, we need to really use our resources and some of the tools in our toolbox, whether it's zoning or tax incentives to encourage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483021/affordable-new-york-office-space-going-fast
  9. News - World

    ‘Deep Water’ movie production halted in wake of Malaysia Airlines disappearance

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com A thriller about a flight from Beijing that crashes into shark-infested waters leaving passengers locked in a battle for survival has been postponed in the wake of the heartbreak surrounding lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Australian movie Deep Water was due to tell the terrifying story about a flight from Beijing to Sydney that crashes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457625/deep-water-movie-production-halted-wake-malaysia-airlines-disappearance
  10. Comment - Letters

    Desalination an option to ensure free flow of Hong Kong's water supply

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... for this situation, we need to explore new water resources which will not be affected by climate change. Amongst others, seawater desalination readily offers a viable option. Currently, the cost of seawater ... All options on tableto ensure HK water supply doesn't dry up I refer to the letter by Mr Gravis Cheng ("Desalination is best option in the long run", December 1). I would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1376301/desalination-option-ensure-free-flow-hong-kongs-water-supply

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