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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. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Video shows 'Vietnamese boat ramming Chinese ships' in disputed waters

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 09:49am by Minnie Chan

    ... ministry has released the first video clips of a Vietnamese boat ramming maritime police vessels sent by Beijing after a Chinese oil rig was installed in contested waters in the South China Sea ... the freedom and safety of navigation in those waters, which he said threatened regional stability. Zhang Mingliang, a Southeast Asian affairs expert at Jinan University, said that compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532371/beijing-accuses-vietnam-ramming-vessels-over-1500-times
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland scientists have identified barely a fraction of dangerous micro-organisms that carry disease and devour water-pipe networks A toxic time bomb in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Flush with bribes, Guangzhou's sewage plant chief jailed for six years

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Official was also blamed for his part in a controversian Asian Games water project in 2010 The chief of Guangzhou’s sewage disposal plant has been sentenced to nearly six years in jail for accepting bribes, after being hounded by allegations he played a key role in a disastrous water project for the 2010 Asian Games. Zhang Hewang, 48, president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550327/flush-bribes-guangzhous-sewage-plant-chief-jailed-six-years
  5. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... the current coalition government is intent on repealing the carbon and resources taxes, we wondered if the genie hadn't been let out of the bottle and that for potential investors an element ... that the government intended to change the investment environment for the mining sector. In addition to tackling the carbon and resources taxes, the government had started to tackle red and green tape, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543891/old-school-politician-macfarlane-tells-it-it-carbon-tax
  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    China's leader Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Brasilia President to meet friends old and new for BRICS talks and to keep the resources pipeline flowing Xi off to do business in America's backyard President Xi Jinping has departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States. Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553212/chinas-leader-xi-jinping-departs-south-america-tour
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1066647/cherish-victoria-harbour-hong-kongs-richest-resource
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Mainland golf courses demolished amid Beijing crackdown

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... authorities who want the revenue from selling land while attracting well-heeled visitors to their regions. The ban was imposed to protect the mainland's shrinking land and water resources- it is home to 20 per cent of the world's population but has just 7 per cent of its water. The only place exempted was the southern resort island of Hainan. But developers had built 639 golf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1543253/mainland-golf-courses-demolished-amid-beijing-crackdown
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Open water event in Shek O launches unique 13-race global circuit targeting all athletes Hong Kong is first in new 'F1 series' Hong Kong on Saturday launches the first race in a newly created world open water series, dubbed "a new F1 circuit for swimming". The World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global network of 13 races, will unlock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551386/hong-kong-takes-centre-stage-first-new-f1-series-swimmers

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