World leaders launch an ambitious attempt to hold back the earth's rising temeratures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining. Ivor Bennett looks at how investors are viewing the conference and what sort of deal might be reached. (Photo: AP)
Hong Kong citizens' increasing awareness of heritage conservation and the making of a new large government storage facitlity spark the need for more professionaly trained conservators. Recent projects include the restoration of sculptures rescued from the now demolished Tiger Balm Garden, traditional Chinese children's hats, and paintings donated by Wu Guanzhong.
As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in the already busy surrounding waters may disappear altogether.
Seven years after deadly rioting ripped through Tibet, increased surveilance and investment has helped restore calm. But violence could break out again exile groups warn.