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  1. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... become a friend. I once missed a flight from Beijing to Hong Kong because I was busy sending Chunmei a postcard from a post office at the airport. Last month, when I met Chunmei in Chengdu once ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... to be stepped up before returning to Beijing. "The most important task is to familiarise ourselves with the disaster conditions for co-ordinated rescue operations," he said. ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... aircraft from Beijing in the morning to take aerial photographs of the quake-hit area, while five civilian drones were also sent up to survey the area. Forty-five civilian flights were chartered ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... the news portal newssc.org reported. The operation, performed with the guidance of surgeons in Beijing via a remote connection, was the first major surgery performed since the quake hit Yaan city, ...

  5. News - China

    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46- many of them children. Authorities in Yunnan province said that the last three bodies were recovered on Saturday morning after a night of frantic efforts by more than ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    East Asian countries need to improve disaster plans and infrastructure

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... infrastructure helps, but it is only a part of being prepared. Of as much importance are planning, alert systems, monitoring and political will. Last month's flooding in Beijing, the worst to hit ...

  7. Traffic woes drive Beijing underground

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Michael Martin Bumper-to-bumper traffic has become a dawn-to-dusk nightmare on Beijing's ring roads- but city planners have found an unconventional way around the gridlock. Matching ... facilities, cropping up in several districts. 'With the growing economy, Beijing's congestion is also growing at an unprecedented rate,' said independent economist Andy Xie. ...

  8. Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry. The Japanese economy would recover ... spokesman Yao Jian said in Beijing yesterday. China was Japan's biggest trading partner and export destination last year. Bilateral trade totalled US$303.06 billion, according to ministry data. ...

  9. Tokyo goes ahead with planned talks with Beijing and Seoul

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the agenda for a scheduled May summit meeting. The meeting follows President Hu Jintao's visit to the Japanese Embassy in Beijing yesterday to pay his respects to the victims. But analysts said ... an island in the East China Sea. But Beijing has set aside acrimony to extend a helping hand, shipping 20,000 tonnes of free fuel to help Japan with its shortages, sending relief supplies, ...

  10. Beijing suspends nuclear plant approvals

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China suspended approvals for new nuclear power plants yesterday and ordered comprehensive checks of existing facilities to close safety loopholes amid growing ... which Beijing hopes will help reduce the country's reliance on coal and cut emissions of greenhouse gases. For the past few days, as Japan's nuclear crisis worsened in the wake ...




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