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  1. Big stink as Pearl River Delta battles a rising tide of sewage

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Officials in the heavily polluted Pearl River Delta are waging war on sewage sludge swamping the region. Winning the war, however, might be difficult. It's well known that Guangdong has a big problem. Foul-smelling landfills are filling up and waste incinerators are being planned close to residential areas, sparking protests about health concerns. But while most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704997/big-stink-pearl-river-delta-battles-rising-tide-sewage
  2. letters

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai tragedy was not inevitable I was shocked and saddened by the deaths of dozens of people in last month's fire in Shanghai. It was a shame that such a tragedy, where the victims were mostly retired teachers, came so soon after the success of t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733569/letters
  3. Sleaze expo drove underground has resurfaced with a vengeance

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A trip to the convenience store beneath the South China Morning Post's Shanghai bureau late one evening this week turned out to be more eventful than expected. A reasonably well-dressed young man approached, then leered, uncomfo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732343/sleaze-expo-drove-underground-has-resurfaced-vengeance
  4. Hangzhou deputy mayor linked to corruption probe

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai A deputy mayor of Hangzhou has been fired and placed under investigation in a probe believed to be related to allegations of corruption. Xu Maiyong, 50, was relieved of his official duties yesterday by Zhejiang provi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678505/hangzhou-deputy-mayor-linked-corruption-probe
  5. Source of Pearl River is slowly drying up

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas in non-polluting enterprises and organic farming in underdeveloped, mountainous areas upstream. 'Businesses from the Pearl River Delta could also co-operate with upstream provinces ... It runs through most of the southern region and helps nourish more than 300 million people. According to a 2008 report on the Pearl River's water resources, the delta consumed more water from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710579/source-pearl-river-slowly-drying
  6. Cities vie for centenary honours but Beijing trumps

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Four cities on the mainland are competing for the honour of leading celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution- Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai. Gaining the title would bring prestige and commercial benefits an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734631/cities-vie-centenary-honours-beijing-trumps
  7. Thousands pack streets to mourn Shanghai fire victims

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Tens of thousands of mourners packed a Shanghai street yesterday to pay their respects to the 58 victims of last week's massive apartment building fire. Yesterday marked the seventh day since the disaster, an important moment ac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731228/thousands-pack-streets-mourn-shanghai-fire-victims
  8. Shanghai no threat to HK, yet: mayor

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... especially in the areas of finance and logistics. While Shanghai could lead the Yangtze River Delta area, Hong Kong will play the main role in the Pearl River Delta. 'Hong Kong can integrate ... a collision between boats caused the worst fuel spill on the Huangpu river in 50 years near a drinking water source, causing one local journalist to ask why traffic was not restricted on the river ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427773/shanghai-no-threat-hk-yet-mayor
  9. Lax safety led to gas blast, probe finds

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A massive gas explosion in Nanjing last week was caused by lax safety supervision of construction workers digging on the site of an abandoned factory, an initial investigation into the incident reported to the State Council yesterday. The offici ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721153/lax-safety-led-gas-blast-probe-finds
  10. Chengdu bus tragedy blamed on suicide-arsonist

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A blaze that engulfed a bus in Chengdu killing 27 people and injuring 74 early last month was believed to be the work of a suicide-arsonist, local police said yesterday. Xinhua said the suspect was a 62-year-old unemployed man named Zhang Yunl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685660/chengdu-bus-tragedy-blamed-suicide-arsonist

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