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  1. India admits worst case of radiation exposure at power plant

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am

    ... Hydro-electric facilities. The balance is generated by nuclear, natural gas and oil power plants. But nuclear power generation has increased more than six times from 400MW in the mid-1970s despite public ... But government is silent on the extent of contamination suffered by six workers India's Atomic Energy Department has revealed that six workers at its Kalpakkam nuclear power plant ...

  2. Siemens plans venture to make turbine parts

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... a 5 per cent stake. The two firms also have a manufacturing joint venture in coal, gas and nuclear power plant products. In May last year, Siemens said it would spend 581 million yuan (HK$666.7 ... Eric Ng in Nanjing German industrial giant Siemens is in advanced talks with a mainland firm to set up a joint-venture plant in Shanghai to produce a key component for wind-turbine ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... approval for pipelines Hong Kong and China Gas, also known as Towngas, has received initial government approval to build two 28.6km underwater pipelines to carry natural gas from Shenzhen across Hong Kong's northeastern boundary to the company's gas-production plant at Tai Po's Waterfront Park. Objections to the plan must be submitted to the Director of Lands in the next ...

  4. Mainland mine gas explosion kills 21 miners, leaves 16 men missing

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan An explosion at a state-owned coal mine in Henan province yesterday morning killed 21 miners and left 16 missing, the country's work safety watchdog said. The State Administration of Work Safety said 276 workers were working underground at a colliery in Yuzhou when it was hit by a 'sudden coal and gas outburst'. A total of 239 miners made it to the surface ...

  5. Wal-Mart finds Elec-Tech plant unsafe

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accidents, which had left many workers with severed hands and fingers. The South China Morning Post last month reported the allegations of poor safety at Shenzhen-listed Elec-Tech's plants ... improved safety conditions in the workplace and offered additional financial compensation to those disabled by industrial mishaps. Elec-Tech, which also has plants in Zhongshan and Shenzhen, is one ...

  6. New Foxconn suicide after boss visits Shenzhen plant

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam and Danny Mok Another worker jumped to his death at Foxconn's main Shenzhen complex last night hours after the company's boss, Terry Gou, flew in to visit the plant ... from a Foxconn worker saying a man had been found lying on the ground at the Longhua plant. Gou, chairman of Foxconn's Taiwanese parent company Hon Hai Precision, said earlier the 11 ...

  7. Workers, unionists clash at Honda plant in Foshan

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Verna Yu

    ... had threatened to sack his workers if they did not agree to sign, they said. Staff at the plant are demanding that their monthly pay be raised to between 1,700 yuan (HK$1,938) and 2,500 yuan a month, according to workers. Honda said last night some employees had returned to work at the plant in Foshan after the company offered to lift the starting salary from 1,544 yuan to 1,910 yuan, ...

  8. Blackout woes for plants in Dongguan

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... The once-in-a-century drought ravaging Yunnan, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces has hobbled hydropower plants, which have reduced electricity supplies to Guangdong by about 23 per cent in the first three months ...

  9. Two killed in ethnic clash at toy plant

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A massive fight between Han and Uygur workers at a Hong Kong-owned toy factory in Guangdong has left two dead and 16 seriously injured. The central government, which greatly fears any form of ethnic violence, ordered an investigation and told ma ...

  10. 1,500 out of work as Shenzhen plant shuts

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Another 1,500 workers lost their jobs yesterday when a Hong Kong company closed its production line in Shenzhen. BEP International's decision brought the second large-scale layoff of workers in Guangdong within a week. About 6,500 workers ...




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