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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... that will be passed on to local governments since the beginning of this year," said Beijing-based lawyer Xia Jun, adding that he expected the change to be "quite significant". The law ... state-owned enterprises, including oil and power giants, and cancelled or suspended more than 30 large projects by rejecting their environmental impact reports. Lawyer Xia Jun said the concerns ...

  2. Stories with a message

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... it is even wider than a distance of a thousand li*: it is so deep; it is even deeper than a height of a thousand ren*. In the time of King Yu of the Xia dynasty, there were floods nine out of 10 ... Sea; 6. Xia dynasty; 7. seven years out of eight; 8. leap; 9. nine; 10. chickens; 11. money; 12. black; 13. fire; 14. waves; 15. gold Crossword: 1. grasshopper; 2. hare; 3. mouse; 4. fox; 5. ...

  3. Wife of jailed Nobel laureate in contact

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The wife of China's imprisoned pro-democracy activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo reportedly contacted the outside world briefly via the internet, the first time in four months, an NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corp report said. Liu Xia (pictured) reportedly said she was still under strict observation and she was emotionally at the breaking point due ...

  4. Hopes low for any Bohai payout

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an assessment of ecological damages was complete. Xia Jun, a lawyer familiar with marine pollution cases, said it remained to be seen if the marine environmental watchdog or other government agencies ... was also in doubt after its apparent attempts to put all the blame on ConocoPhillips while exonerating CNOOC, a state-owned offshore oil monopoly. Xia expressed concerns that the SOA might lack ...

  5. Help urged for fishermen affected by oil spill

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... began proceedings to take ConocoPhillips China to court. The State Oceanic Administration announced that it was hiring several law firms to handle the suit. Xia Jun, the lawyer who drafted ... for their rights.' Xia had suggested to farmers that they could sue the ministry directly if they did not receive appropriate assistance. 'A number of the fishermen were quite interested ...

  6. Spacecraft launch centre will be built on Hainan

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be able to watch giant rockets rising from the semi-tropical island on a weekly, if not daily, basis. General Armament Department deputy chief of staff Xia Changfa was quoted as saying the work ... greatest- not only the biggest- spacefaring countries, General Xia said. 'It will be completely open to the public,' he said. Tourists will be allowed to view an entire launch- from ...

  7. Beijing reneges on pledges to open to public scrutiny

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... power and enlist public oversight seriously undermined the government's credibility and gave rise to mounting grievances about corruption, pollution and other social woes. Lawyer Xia Jun, ... information remains inaccessible to the public,' Xia told a seminar this week organised by Friends of Nature, a leading environmental group on the mainland. His frustration was shared by Li Bo, ...

  8. Heavy industrial polluters to be refused bank loans

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to be involved in causing pollution. Xia Guang, director of Sepa's policy research centre for the environment and economy, said the economic policy was aimed at encouraging enterprises, especially ... the impact of their activities, such as more difficulty in getting loans, while other law-abiding enterprises will benefit from the policy,' he said. Mr Xia said six industries that had been ...

  9. Salt water leaks into key reservoir in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Yangtze River estuary sees about 12 days of salt water intrusion in a whole year, mostly in winter,' said Xia Qing, former deputy director of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental ...

  10. Millions raised but we haven't seen a penny, say storm victims

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The township is out of commission, with no power, no food and no water supplies,' Shacheng fisherman Xia Mingyang said. 'People are homeless and are sleeping in the open as they cry for their missing relatives. My heart is broken. 'People even had to find 3,000 yuan to pay to cremate their relatives. If not, no one would take care of the bodies.' Mr Xia said officials had ...




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