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  1. Apec summit ready to push for Asia-Pacific food safety body

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing is a full member of the Apec forum and has been playing a greater role in the body and in other international forums in recent years. The mainland's economy is the world ... is also expected to crop up when leaders from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation economies, including President Hu Jintao, meet later in the week- the first time food safety has been ...

  2. Cross-strait nuclear safety pact eyed

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nuclear crisis. The co-operation is aimed at joint efforts to prevent a nuclear incident, said a statement released yesterday after the conclusion of the two-day Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum in Chengdu, Sichuan. 'To strengthen co-operation and exchanges in nuclear-power safety, both sides support including nuclear safety in the forum and pushing ...

  3. Social justice can come in many forms

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cultural and social issues. This year's programme included four seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. Forum 1- Different ... or driving less often. Forum 3- Economic Success and Social Injustice This two-hour seminar asked whether economic progress is in conflict with environmental protection. The first speaker, a finance ...

  4. World can't let the innocent starve

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... North Korea, it seems, is always hungry. The World Food Programme has put out another call for international help to feed up to 6.1 million starving and malnourished people, about one-quarter of the country's population. Such an appeal may be hard for the world to stomach given the leadership's economic mismanagement and disregard for its citizens, on top ...

  5. More active role seen for HK on the world stage

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should play a more active role on the international stage to help less developed countries and fulfil its global responsibilities, a post-tsunami forum was told yesterday. Speakers praised Hongkongers for leading the world by raising $700 million for tsunami victims. But many also pointed out their failure to help those living in dire circumstances, which ...

  6. Bad news stories help us re-evaluate our lives

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Ramsay, Young Post Editor At the World Editors' Forum in Vienna last week, speakers raised an interesting point: Why is news so depressing? As someone who deals with news ... bombs, murders, starvation, economic woes and plane crashes. Most professional news agencies seem to think that unless it's bad news, it's no news at all. Yet that is simply not true. ...

  7. Field Notes from a Catastrophe

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... of concern about climate change from the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum in Sydney last Sunday. Australian zoologist Tim Flannery won over his compatriots with his ... for the next generation'. As one reviewer concluded: 'It should be a wake-up call to the world. Sadly, it feels more like an obituary.' ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum. Rapid urbanisation has heaped pressure on water resources and drainage systems ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... them relate to one another and equipping them to expand their vision, can be replicated not only across the less economically developed world, but also more economically developed places like ... years ago in Britain, partners with 35 networks around the world - these are churches and community organisations which are united in their purpose to help children at risk. Networks encourage ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and supervision of privately run post-secondary programmes. Leaders gather for World Investment Forum The World Investment Forum opens in Doha. According to its organisers, the high-level biennial ... and Development, in Accra, Ghana, in 2008, the forum 'has become one of the world's leading international investment events, attracting over 1,800 participants from 120 countries, including heads ...




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