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  1. Vice-premier attacks loose monetary policies

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Vice-Premier Li Keqiang sounded a warning to mainlanders about economic dangers in the world today, in Beijing's latest swipe at US economic pump-priming. Without specifying any country, Li criticised loose monetary policies that might lead to specul ...

  2. Mainland burial sites offer healthy returns

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... is scarce, prices of burial plots have been rising about 10 per cent per year over the past few years, according to Marcy Zhang, the managing director of Shanghai-based Crispins Property Investment Management. That represents a better compound annual return than from the stock market. Some plots are comparable to luxury villas in upscale suburbs, Zhang said. For example, in Qingpu's ...

  3. A scientific hunger for feeding the people

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Zhang Jianhua grew up as a farm boy on the mainland. The plant physiologist understands what it is like to go hungry. The hardships of China's 800 million farmers today are not an abstract problem for him. Rather, they are an intimate part of his past. If ever there is a case for science working for the betterment of people, it is the research of Professor Zhang, who now ...

  4. Pollution may have peaked, top official says

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... up its environment. However, yesterday's remarks by Deputy Environment Minister Zhang Lijun, by far the most optimistic assessment of Beijing's ambitious anti-pollution drive, were ... on pollution sources, Zhang told a briefing yesterday that it was very likely that pollution levels would peak when gross domestic product per capita reached US$3,000. Many believe that it exceeded ...

  5. Shenhua to triple output of liquid fuel from coal

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... and the injection of hydrogen. China Shenhua Coal general manager Zhang Jiming said the first production line had been operating at below capacity because of an insufficient supply of hydrogen. A lack ... shortcomings in its coal-heating facilities were spotted, which meant that even if there was enough hydrogen supply, only 85 per cent capacity utilisation could have been attained. Zhang said ...

  6. Get with the programme: 5-year plan still has targets

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Development and Reform Commission head Zhang Ping told a news conference to launch a public consultation on the draft of the development programme. Over the past few years, the setting of growth ... towards meeting demands from the United States and other governments to accept binding limits. Zhang said the targets would reflect the government's aim of promoting the scientific ...

  7. Clean power not always green power

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... director Zhang Guobao, who retired last month, said renewable energy would account for 11.4 per cent of the country's fuel mix by 2015, up from 9.9 per cent at the end of 2009. The pledge ... don't think it is right for us to exhaust the coal reserves as we must leave some room for development for future generations,' Zhang said in the People's Daily. Coal accounts ...

  8. Shenhua cuts back target for liquid fuels on Beijing curbs

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... This year's production is expected to reach 500,000 tonnes, he added. This compares to the goal of 30 million tonnes by 2020 indicated by chief executive Zhang Yuzhuo in a March 2006 interview ... and chemicals, as high oil price made the idea financially attractive. Zhang said in 2006 its Erdos project would be viable as long as the oil price stayed above US$30. How- ever, industry policy-setter ...

  9. Mayor pledges to spruce up image of Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou He wants to improve sewage treatment, rubbish collection and street cleaning Guangzhou Mayor Zhang Guang-ning has set two goals for the coming year: to spur ... time,' Mr Zhang said. 'The party committee has set us the targets of doubling per-capita gross domestic product by 2010 and making Guangzhou a suitable place for living and working.' Mr ...

  10. Rise in number of cars causes more bad air, environment chief says

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in the past few years, with billions of dollars spent to improve air quality, especially in major cities. However, deputy environment minister Zhang Lijun admitted yesterday that the effort has been largely hampered by a lack of co-ordination. 'A lot of cities have tried to tackle air pollution problems themselves, but they have yet to achieve marked results,' Mr Zhang said ...




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