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2009-01-13 14:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong has been ranked as the world's freest economy for the 15th consecutive year in the 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, jointly published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Following the index's release in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John C. Tsang said the Hong Kong government would continue its role as a facilitator. "We provide a business-friendly environment where all firms can compete on a level playing field...

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2008-10-22 14:15:00

Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely built-up and populated metropolises, is under pressure from green groups to curb its energy use from neon signs and lighted advertising. With the popularity of green consciousness and global warming fears, environmentalists are increasingly critical of this ostentatious display, calling it unnecessary and wasteful. Hahn Chu, the environmental affairs manager for Friends of the Earth, said the trend is getting worse and worse: "Hong Kong always thinks...

2008-09-18 15:00:18

According to news.gov.hk: About $130.8-billion worth of Hong Kong's total exports to the Mainland in the second quarter were for outward processing, up 8% on the same period last year, the Census & Statistics Department says. The value of domestic exports to the Mainland for outward processing dropped 31% to $3.7 billion while the value of re-exports to the Mainland for outward processing rose 10% to $127.1 billion. The value of imports from the Mainland related to outward processing fell...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao website on 15 September [Article by Yi Hsiung: "Both Sides of Taiwan Strait Join Hands in Exploiting Diaoyu Islands' Resources"] A few days ago two major energy enterprises in the mainland and Taiwan decided to join hands in prospecting for and exploiting oil and gas resources in China's Diaoyu Islands waters. This move marks the rise of cross-Strait energy cooperation to a new height and also deals a heavy blow to some Japanese energy...

2008-09-07 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Mainland Issues New Policies To Ease Cross- Strait Travel"] XIAMEN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) - Mainland residents with permits to go to Taiwan will be able to travel to and from Taiwan through the islands of Jinmen, Mazu and Penghu, Wang Yi, director of State Council Taiwan Affairs Office announced on Sunday. Residents of 13 mainland provinces and municipalities can take tourist trips to...

2008-09-05 12:00:29

Excerpt from report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 5 September ["Vietnam Protests Over Chinese 'Invasion Plans'"; headline as provided by source] Vietnam has formally protested to China over so-called "invasion plans" appearing on mainland websites that purport to detail the complete military occupation of the country by China. Hanoi has twice summoned senior Chinese diplomats to voice its concerns over the material which, while unsourced and apparently...

2008-07-30 06:00:49

Text of report by Singapore newspaper The Straits Times website on 30 July [Article by Michael Richardson: "Asia's Hunger for Oil and Natural Gas"] Rising demand for oil to churn up South China Sea ASIA'S thirst for oil and natural gas, together with a new generation of deep-water oil drilling vessels being built in China, South Korea and Singapore, combine to intensify the jockeying for control of a vast area of the South China Sea that is being disputed by six regional countries....

2008-07-30 00:00:33

WORLD MARKETS The stock market was pulled lower by overnight losses on Wall Street and heightened fears over the US financial sector. The blue- chip Hang Sang Index shed 429.21 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 22,258, its fourth straight day of losses. Banks, airlines and exporters saw heavy selling, with companies exposed to weaker US demand particularly out of favour. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-15 09:01:12

NSR today released its newest market survey and forecast report: "China Satellite Markets: Assessment of Commercial Satellite Transponder Demand in China, Hong Kong and Macau." This study offers the most in-depth and detailed assessment of commercial C- and Ku-band transponder demand in China available to the industry and drills down into the details of the major market and application trends in the region. The report outlines the many regulatory and market hurdles facing the mainland China...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

Israel-based renewable energy developer SDE has signed an agreement for developing sea wave power plants across China. Construction of the power plants will be financed by investors from Hong Kong and China. Two joint venture companies, formed in Hong Kong by SDE and the investors for the implementation of the agreement, will build an initial model in the Guangzhou Province in southern China. In the event the model proves to be successful, they will launch the establishment of sea wave...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.