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  1. Davos forum's founder plans Chinese summit

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... growing influence on the world stage, says the founder of the World Economic Forum. The northeastern city of Dalian is due to host the inaugural forum in September of the world's new ... from west to east,' said Professor Schwab, who is chairman of the forum. 'Dalian will be a launching pad for a second community inside the global economic forum.' Professor ...

  2. Shanghai forum hears of nuclear power plans

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not a cultural centre,' said Zhang Shengman , managing director of the World Bank. Mr Zhang said Shanghai still had some way to go before becoming a true world metropolis. The two-day forum was held ... In a case of duelling forums, Shanghai played host yesterday to a high-level conference on the challenges facing the mainland and the rest of Asia. At the Shanghai Forum, a top development ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Health and economic fallout from climate change is already here, study says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than US$1.2 trillion (HK$9.3 trillion), wiping 1.6 per cent annually from global GDP, according to a new study. ... group, a non-governmental body from Europe, and the global Climate Vulnerable Forum. It was written by more than 50 scientists, economists and policy experts, and commissioned by 20 governments. ...

  4. Green projects touted as answer to economic woes

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Boao, Hainan Asian nations were urged yesterday to embrace investment in green technologies and renewable energies as a way to drive the world out of its economic crisis. 'The window of opportunity for green technology is open now,' Finnish Prime Minister Matti Taneli Vanhanen told a lunchtime panel at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan. 'The global ...

  5. Climate change forum is just hot air, say activists

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Ministers and government representatives from countries accounting for more than half the world's carbon dioxide output met in Shanghai yesterday to discuss ... outfits missed this, as its schedule was brought forward at short notice. The forum on environmental change involves some of the largest industrial nations, including China, India and the US. Yang ...

  6. December date for Clinton forum

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and public health. It will be the first time a Clinton Global Initiative forum will be held outside the US since its first annual meeting in New York in 2005. Labelled CGI Asia, it is the first of a series of international meetings. 'This meeting holds tremendous promise and opportunity for change throughout the Asian continent and around the world,' Mr Clinton said. He said ...

  7. Public forum to look at air-quality review

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is inviting the public to attend a forum next week on the review of its air-quality objectives after consultants unveil initial results that will map out a strategy. The forum will be held on March 20, a day after lawmakers are to be briefed by the consultant. An expert group that has steered the review since 2007 will also meet tomorrow to discuss ...

  8. Does tourism bring more damage than economic benefits?

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a lot of time and money to restore them- if they can be repaired at all. Also, travellers can spread infectious diseases around the world. A pandemic could kill millions of people and destroy world economic growth. Then there's global warming. Most tourists travel by air, and planes release huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This causes the Earth's ...

  9. Beijing expands on plans to set up Fujian coastal economic zone

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to draw more than 8,000 Taiwanese delegates from all walks of life, will focus on cross-strait links ranging from economics to culture to the academic. The forum follows a year that has seen ... Will Clem in Xiamen The central government has expanded on plans to develop a major economic zone on the coast of Fujian province aimed at further strengthening blossoming ties ...

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    China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 07:40am by John Kennedy

    ... China's coal consumption is set to surpass that of the rest of the world combined very soon. At All Roads Lead to China, Richard Brubaker r ecently brought up the broader reason why Beijing's ... routes from the Gulf of Aden to Malacca Strait and, later, the Northern Sea Route via the Arctic. Washington Post--  China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined   Coal, ...




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