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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Scrap policy that gives free water to Hong Kong households, say experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... water 'a drain on resources' A decades-old policy that gives each household 36,000 litres of fresh water for free every year should be reviewed, experts advised ahead of World Water ... increasingly inclined towards dissent and protest. Dongjiang water resources advisory committee member Dr Man Chi-sum said the free-water policy should be kept as it could encourage users to save ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Commodities - LAWSUITS

    Citic Resources sues for return of metals stored at Qingdao port

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Resources Holdings has launched legal action against the warehouse operator at Qingdao port for its missing alumina and copper stocks. Citic said in an update to the Hong Kong stock exchange ... portal Caixin said Decheng and its parent, Dezheng Resources, borrowed 14.8 billion yuan (HK$18.5 billion) from mainland banks. The size of the potential losses foreign banks are facing ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... on an artificial island separated by a water channel from Shek Kwu Chau. Pratt expressed concerns on the transfer of waste to the facility through the busy shipping lanes. Containerised municipal solid ... (" Simplify responsibility for tree safety ", August 22). I believe that the government has to deploy more resources in order to protect Hong Kong's natural environment. I also ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Watch seller Citychamp revenue increases

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:03pm by Sophie Yu

    ... it was prepared to allocate a “significant amount of various resources” to transform the brands it owned into “long-term revenue drivers”. Rossini and EBOHR remained the market leaders in the short ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Department keeps issuing pointless warnings on beaches

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... on August 15, there was a shark sighting and notices were put up telling people to keep out of the water under pain of prosecution. This despite the beach being protected by a shark net. More ... reason the notice was posted or the beach was closed was to protect bureaucrats who saw the word "shark" and went into full panic mode. The water was clean and safe. Yet tourists ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Water shortage curbing growth of coal-to-chemicals projects

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:53am by Eric Ng

    ... on the mainland. The provinces and autonomous regions of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang together have 76 per cent of the mainland’s coal reserves, but their combined water resources amount to only 6.1 per cent of the national total, according to a report published by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research last year. With their per capita water ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Cherish Victoria Harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng As swimmers raced in it yesterday, it is worth noting how much we owe Victoria Harbour Cherish the fragrant harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource As I walked down ... into the water. The swimsuits were sleeker, the high-rises taller, the water was cleaner (apparently), but little else had changed. "This is just like the photo!" another swimmer exclaimed. ...

  10. News - World - RESOURCES

    UN fears developing nations will spark global shortage of clean water

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... earth's limited resources. Asia would become the biggest hot spot for conflict over water extraction, where water sources straddle national borders. "Areas of conflict include the Aral Sea ... Agence France-Presse Surging appetite for fresh water and electricity- especially in developing countries- threatens to put 40pc of the world under 'severe stress' Asia hot spot ...




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