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Chinese ‘container hospitals’ ready to deploy in Africa

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net Africa’s first ‘container hospital’, developed by Chinese scientists, could be ready for use by the end of the month (June), following two years of development. It will be located in either Cameroon or Namibia, depending on government approval. Its developers say that the hospital’s ten component containers can be slotted together in different configurations, like toy …

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Asia-Pacific Analysis: Easing megacity congestion

By Crispin Maslog – SciDev.Net Science may be the only way to keep traffic moving in the region’s huge cities as car numbers continue to rise, says Crispin Maslog. South-East Asia is home to three of the world’s megacities: Jakarta with an estimated population in 2012 of 28 million, Manila (20.7 million) and Bangkok (13.8 million). [1] A megacity is …

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Pray for Ya’an: Shanghai Youth League Committee and Touchmedia Encourage Advocate Blood Donations by IT Youth

A special youth focused “Touch Your Heart – Donate for Love” blood drive campaign was launched recently under the auspices of the Shanghai Committee of the Youth League, Touchmedia, the Shanghai Blood Center and the Shanghai IT Youth Talent Association. As a part of the “Shanghai IT Youth Caring Plan”, the campaign aims to assist public spirited IT entrepreneurs wanting …

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Can disaster risk reduction lessons be learned from China?

China, which annually faces almost every disaster possible – including earthquakes, floods, cyclones and landslides – is doing something right in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), experts say. “China has learned from the experience of many years of heavy human and economic losses how important it is to put a cap on annual acceptable losses if it is …

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Western Union’s 31,000 Book Drive for China’s Provinces: International Red-packet Giving also Gifts Knowledge to Children in Need This CNY

Western Union rallies consumers and supporters with the aim to stock libraries in China’s 31 provinces The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today invited the Chinese community globally to join a Chinese New Year drive. The goal is to gift the China Youth Development Foundation 31 libraries of 1,000 books, enough for each of mainland China’s …

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Rural Population’s Demand for Better Water Quality Increases Adoption of Mobile Water Treatment in Asia Pacific

Rapid urbanization in the Asia Pacific is prompting the rural population to intensify its demands for a better quality of life, which includes access to cleaner and purer water. This, coupled with demand for high quality water from water-intensive industries, makes a robust case for mobile water treatment in the region. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.environmental.frost.com), Asia-Pacific Mobile …

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Young Chinese Painters Join Kenyan Youth for Event Celebrating Art & Environment

UNEP Announces Winners of 5th Chinese Children’s Painting Competition Venue: UN Recreation Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri Date and Time: 16 July 2012, 11:00-13:00 Speakers: UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Representatives of Chinese youth and Luo Hong Fund A group of over 20 Chinese children will travel to UNEP headquarters in Gigiri to receive their first-place prizes in the 5th …

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