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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news-round-up- April 14, 2014

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 08:05am

    ... Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers |Source: Financial Times After supplies to Lanzhou were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant contaminated the city’s water treatment plant, highlighting once again the dangers posed by ageing pipelines. Top Marine in Japan: If tasked, we could retake the Senkakus from China |Source: Stars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1482000/posts-daily-china-news-round-april-14-2014
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines files UN case challenging China's claims in South China Sea

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila presses case before arbitration tribunal challenging China over resource-rich waters in South China Sea, but Beijing will not take part Philippines ... and resource-rich waters as a violation of international law. "It is about defending what is legitimately ours. It is about securing our children's future. It is about guaranteeing freedom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461286/philippines-files-un-case-challenging-chinas-claims-south-china-sea
  3. Yoho Resources gains from unconventional discoveries

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:45am by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... advantage, and thereby improve its competitiveness against oil majors. Yoho Resources is among the few early explorers of unconventional shale plays within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. ... in line," McLachlan says. "We are also working up new ideas for strategic land acquisition and possible alternative sources of funds."   Yoho Resources www.yohoresources.ca ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1433990/yoho-resources-gains-unconventional-discoveries
  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hong Kong village where residents drink stream water has plea for mains supply turned down

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com HK$1 million cost per head is too much, says government, leaving residents of 300-year-old village to continue to rely on water from stream Village sees plug pulled on hopes for a water supply A 300-year-old village on Lantau Island where residents still drink water from a stream has had its plea for a piped-in supply turned down, partly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443636/village-sees-plug-pulled-hopes-water-supply
  5. Interested in starting a business? Consider a master’s in entrepreneurship

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:50pm by Donna Lin Niles

    ... Donna Lin Niles Interested in starting a business? Consider a master’s in entrepreneurship (via Education Post) Business schools and MBA programmes have long been building entrepreneurship studies, centres, and focus areas for business students hoping to launch their own companies after graduation. Despite the high cost of a traditional MBA, the resources, knowledge…   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1473402/interested-starting-business-consider-masters-entrepreneurship
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... of current issues, the curriculum focuses on approaches and methodologies in different academic disciplines. But this approach requires a lot of teaching resources, which most local schools may ... waters. The Marine Department will soon commission a review on berthing and sheltered spaces for local vessels. A consultant firm will be engaged for the first part of the review by tender, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1482504/letters-editor-april-15-2014
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2014

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... being such a victim again. China's military build-up is defensive. Peter Lok, Chai Wan   One way to raise our water tariffs In the budget, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah is considering raising water tariffs to offset the possibility of a structural deficit. The Water Supplies Department is a public enterprise that provides its service at an affordable price. His proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1467829/letters-editor-april-8-2014
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia’s exclusive growth is leaving too many behind

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:59pm by VINOD THOMAS

    ... is that many lower-income groups have inadequate access to basic services in health care, education, or safe drinking water and sanitation, leaving them ill-equipped to participate in economic ... combating corruption. In doing so, they also need to ensure the current trend for decentralising responsibilities is matched by a transfer of fiscal and human resources to lower-level governments. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1473348/asias-exclusive-growth-leaving-too-many-behind
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Project succeeds in lifting Dongjiang water quality

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... Supplies Department's advisory committee on water resources and quality of water supplies. "There was also no industrial waste or pollution that we could see," Chan said. The river ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Project succeeds in lifting Dongjiang water quality The Dongjiang, the Guangdong river that supplies most of Hong Kong's fresh water, is significantly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1350220/project-succeeds-lifting-dongjiang-water-quality
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    ‘Ugly’ US$20 diamond reveals proof of water held deep within the earth

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Geologists believe an 'ugly' US$20 stone offers proof that minerals retain liquid up to 660 kilometres beneath the surface of the planet Diamond holds proof of water ... as much water as all the world's oceans put together. The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held fast within minerals in what is known as the earth's transition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447933/ugly-us20-diamond-reveals-proof-water-held-deep-within-earth

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