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  1. Banqueter Zhou turns lean green

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Actress Zhou Xun, who starred in Banquet, has become an eco-activist and is urging others to join her in fighting climate change. 'If only everyone on the planet were ... that are given to us by the Earth but unfortunately, our Earth is really sick now.' Zhou said she had long been aware of the issue of climate change, having witnessed the series of sandstorms- ...

  2. A lonely fight for China's best irrigation hope

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

    ... premier Zhou Enlai came to my rescue. He instructed me to accept the offer with one condition: China would develop its own drip-irrigation technology for staple crops rather than just high-value fruits and vegetables. I had studied spraying irrigation before, so the job naturally fell to me. Premier Zhou's order seemed impossible at the time, but I was glad, nonetheless. I am ...

  3. Growth may override environment

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... drive to keep environmental degradation in check in the next five years, the environment chief warns. Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian admitted that modest progress made through cutting ... of pollutants in the light of local authorities' investment impulse at the outset of the 12th five-year plan for 2011-2015,' the 21st Century Business Herald quoted Zhou as speaking ...

  4. Pollution targets will be met, minister says

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The mainland is well ahead in its five-year plan to meet pollution control targets, the environment minister says. Zhou Shengxian told a national conference ... made such an upbeat forecast on the ambitious battle against widespread pollution declared by Premier Wen Jiabao four years ago. But Zhou gave no details to substantiate his claim and made ...

  5. Local governments to blame for pollution scandals, analysts say

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... never been made public. In the wake of a flurry of heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and Guangdong in recent months, Premier Wen Jiabao and Environment Minister Zhou ... offices across the country, trying to get someone to hear their complaints, often ignored for months or even years. According to Zhou, 12 metal pollution scandals occurred last year, leaving more ...

  6. China's G8 pull-out to have little impact

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the topic broached at the summit. Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the Chinese central bank, launched the reserve currency debate in March when he said the SDR, the International Monetary Fund's ... Asia's chief economist Tim Condon said Hu Jintao's absence from the summit would leave Russia and Brazil to push Mr Zhou's proposal. 'The specificity of Governor Zhou ...

  7. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Laura Zhou Another toxic metal pollution scandal has erupted on the mainland, this time in Anhui province, with at least 24 children, aged between nine months ... and lakes. Premier Wen Jiabao and Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian promised to make tackling widespread land pollution problems a priority in the next five years. Toxic neighbour A battery factory ...

  8. 50b yuan for river cleanup

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the past two years on distributing clean drinking water to its rural population, Environmental Protection Minister Zhou Shengxian said on Tuesday. In a report to a plenary session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, Mr Zhou said the programme had so far benefited 109 million people. Water quality last year was almost the same as in 2006, while the urban sewage treatment ...

  9. Few environmentalists impressed with goals on pollution and warming

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... an arduous campaign in the past five years,' an energy expert at the global conservation group WWF, Dr Yang Fuqiang, said. Even Wen and Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian, a party conservative ...

  10. Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... with a spate of violent protests reported over metal poisoning outbreaks. Even Premier Wen Jiabao and Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian admitted that metal poisoning has become one of the worst ...




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