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  1. Five mainlanders injured in Thailand

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Vivian Cui

    ... mainlanders in Phuket on Sunday night and said the visitors' main problem was the loss of luggage and passports. 'The Thai government has promised that as long as the Chinese embassy ... Vivian Cui China's embassy in Bangkok said yesterday that five mainland tourists were injured when the tsunami struck southern Thailand, but none suffered life-threatening injuries. ...

  2. Fallen tree halts Peak Tram service

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Peak Tram service was suspended for seven hours until 2pm yesterday after a tree near the May Road station fell on the tramway when strong winds from Tropical Storm Neoguri hit the city. Passengers at the Central terminal had to use the Citybus route 15 service. A mainland tourist at the terminal said the service suspension was understandable. Some Peak Tower ...

  3. 34 hurt as Taiwanese tour bus overturns

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... than three million had taken trips to Taiwan. But the number of mainland tourists killed in road accidents has risen as visitor numbers have soared. Twenty passengers, all from Guangdong province, died in October 2010 after their bus was hit by a landslide on the Suhua Highway, northeast of Ilan county, when typhoon Megi lashed the island. In April last year, five mainland visitors ...

  4. No special precautions for Guangzhou visitors to Shanghai

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Shanghai has stepped up measures for Sars prevention, but authorities have stopped short of implementing special steps for passengers arriving from Guangzhou. The city has ordered all hospitals to move incoming patients with fevers to speci ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... last night that a bus carrying mainland visitors had overturned, killing one passenger and injuring 13. The bus was on the way to the Abu Simbel temples in the south of the country. ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Flooding and landslides in quake-hit county of Yunnan in mainland China

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Heavy rain triggers flooding and landslides just days after two tremors kill 81 people More misery for quake-hit Yunnan county Heavy rain hammered a quake-stricken area of Yunnan province early yesterday morning, triggeri ...

  7. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Concern after deadly bridge collapses on mainland

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Experts say 18 collapses since 2007 is not true figure and blame poor quality and undue haste Concern over mainland bridge safety Safety a concern after at least 135 killed by collapsing bridges At least 18 bridges have collapsed on the mainland since 2007, killing 135 people, according to the records of the State Administration of Work Safety. ...

  8. Twin typhoons set to batter mainland

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the northeast. The centre added that 15 more were injured. With Saola barrelling down on the mainland, more than 60,000 fishermen were evacuated from Fujian, cross-strait ferry services were suspended ...

  9. Taiwan under pressure over safety for tourists

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... They said the government should have taken safety into account and not only the number of visitors from the mainland, which is expected to grow from June. Taiwan currently allows up to 4,000 ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With more mainland tourists set to visit Taiwan in the next few months, Taiwanese authorities have come under pressure to improve the safety of tourist facilities ...

  10. A natural disaster made worse by underfunding

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland cities face a similar challenge. Outside visitors may marvel at the gleaming towers and elaborate overpasses in the cities of Beijing, Wuhan, and Shanghai, rivalling the metropolitan areas ... the city greatly improves its inadequate infrastructure and sewage system, and puts in place an efficient emergency management system. Weather forecasting is notoriously unpredictable, but mainland ...




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