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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In South America, Xi eases the way for bilateral trade

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:57pm by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... of the country", connects 13 of 23 provinces as well as the port of Buenos Aires. It transports cement, coal, metals, wood, sugar, grains, water and wine. Argentina is an important supplier of agricultural products to China: it was Beijing's principal provider of soya bean oil and peanut oil last year. Argentina has abundant natural resources and is the world's third-largest producer ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by SU LIU

    ... Su Liu Su Liu calls for holistic management of Hong Kong's water resources, which means officials must do more to capture and recycle wastage A closed loop In his policy address last ... say about a sustainable water policy for sustained economic growth? Almost nothing. The "total water management" strategy launched in 2008 governs Hong Kong's water resources ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com It never rains on the MTR, it pours A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares. The damaged pipe shot a jet of water some 20 metres into the air- high enough to hit the overhead electricity cables close to Fo ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RESOURCES

    Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Critics of plan to raise water tariffs say property rates would then have to be cut as owners are offsetting HK$1 billion in government costs Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates' Property owners who are indirectly financing the freshwater supply by paying general property rates should be entitled to a refund ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Pressure on Hong Kong team to bring home Asian Games gold

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:29pm by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... annually. This is a simplistic way of looking at it, but on the whole it gives a fair picture of the financial resources going into winning a medal at an international event. Over a four-year cycle, ... are sending more team sports. Basketball, soccer, water polo and volleyball, which were only represented by men's teams at the last Games, will also see their women's teams compete ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there is also will. A quarter of a century ago, its waters were hazardous to health; now, in some places, it is safe to swim. Those achievements should not be allowed to falter through unnecessarily delaying schemes or baulking at reasonable costs. Environment officials believe that water quality has improved so much that there is no need for now to go ahead with an upgrade of the centralised ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Louis van Gaal takes credit for Dutch win after switching tactics during water break

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:37am

    ... Reuters Coach gives himself a few pats on the back after comeback against Mexico Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal took advantage of the first official water break at the World Cup to switch tactics and conjure up a late win for his side over Mexico on Sunday. He used the second-half break for water – introduced because of the sweltering temperature estimated at around 35 ...




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