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Don't hold your breath for stimulus, state media says

Growth-challenged China is unlikely to launch massive stimulus measures like the four trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) package three years ago, Xinhua said yesterday.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Drinking water crisis in north

Millions of people in the northern part of the mainland have no potable water amid a prolonged dry spell that has prompted the agency co-ordinating flood and drought relief efforts to issue a stern warning.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Drought, rising costs shatter Guangdong farmers' faith

The drought in Guangdong is the worst farmer Huang Jiaxiang has lived through in decades.

'This is the most severe drought I've seen since 1963,' the 67-year-old said. 'My family farms 2.5 mu of land, but we can only plant 1.3 mu this year and about 10 per cent of that will yield nothing.'

A mu is a Chinese measurement of area equal to 667 square metres.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Drought grips millions as its effects spread

Drinking water shortages, parched cropland worst in a decade

The worst drought to hit the mainland in a decade is threatening food production and restricting access to drinking water for millions.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

South braces for double blow of floods, drought

Extreme weather conditions are looming over the southern half of the mainland with the southwest municipality of Chongqing withering in a drought, and floods forecast for Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Guangdong.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Surplus will be at least $10 billion, say experts

Higher-than-expected income from land premiums and stamp duty could inflate the government's budget surplus to at least $10 billion when the final results for this financial year are reported in May or June.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

$1.3 billion unused in home loan scheme

About $1.3 billion is still unused after two years' operation of the Home Starter Loan Scheme, according to the Housing Bureau.

The bureau has proposed allocating the money to help more single people buy their own homes. It has been estimated that 2,600 more single applicants could benefit in the next two years if the revision is approved.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am