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  1. Zhuhai unit faces collapse

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... is on the brink of collapse after banks rejected an 'insulting' offer to restructure HK$4.49 billion in debts and threatened to take steps to liquidate the company. Zhu Kuan Group, owned ... Its business covers hotels, highways, bridges, tourism, engineering, real estate, maritime and land transport, and water parks. Given its cash crunch, most of its development projects have ...

  2. Millennium bridge opens after wobbly start

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... company, British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and Arup Engineers, and they quickly came up with a stunning winning design for London's Millennium Bridge. The three planned to build a shallow steel suspension bridge 325 metres long across the Thames. Their design, a four metre-wide aluminium deck flanked by low, stainless steel balustrades and supported by low, hanging cables, ...

  3. On top of the world

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... the bridge and the climb. Each of us was breath tested and we signed a medical form to say that we understood the BridgeClimb's safety conditions. We passed through a metal detector into the dressing room. We were given a grey BridgeSuit which we put on over our clothes. I secured my glasses with a small lanyard and put all my belongings in a locker. Soon, we were all dressed and ready ...

  4. Tung has to build more political bridges

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Cartledge

    ... to repress a small twinge of pleasure. Here was a man who had been given gift after gift- the closer economic partnership arrangement, mainland tourists, a bridge to Zhuhai- and still he and his ... a role in all these issues- even in South Korea, most people would prefer a shaky North Korea surviving to the shock of having to cope with a collapse across the 38th parallel. But the 1990s, ...

  5. Construction projects keep losing ground

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of the historic Bund district and near the Nanpu Bridge. Police still had the area closed off yesterday, but workers could be seen pulling down a building in danger of collapsing. The incident caused ... waters of the Huangpu river after repairing a flood wall weakened by the collapse of an underwater tunnel earlier this week. But a string of accidents involving construction of Shanghai's ...

  6. SFC considered shutting CA Pacific before its collapse

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir The securities regulator was on the brink of shutting down CA Pacific's business six months before the brokerage's 1998 collapse, which left thousands of investors ... its debts. A total of 5,212 claimants sought $2.4 billion. The actual loss was later quantified by the SFC as $938 million. The aftermath of the group's collapse was protracted ...

  7. Classroom collapse injures 15

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fifteen students were injured when a classroom collapsed after heavy rainfall in Hua county, Shaanxi province. Four students with broken bones were taken to a hospital in Weinan while ... Secondary School broke and the back wall collapsed, Xinhua reported. There were 31 students and a teacher in the classroom at the time. Torrential rain - the highest recorded since 1961 - began ...

  8. Three held over Shanghai tunnel collapse

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai police have arrested three people who they say are responsible for the collapse of a half-built subway tunnel. Part of the tunnel under the Huangpu river collapsed on July 1 after water seeped inside. The accident led to ground subsidence nearby, causing three buildings to collapse while a flood barrier was partially destroyed. A municipal government official said Li ...

  9. Building work in Xinhui suspended following collapse

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place at 10am on Tuesday as a seven-storey department store under construction collapsed. Twenty-one workers who were completing the roof were buried in debris. Rescuers earlier pulled out five ... suddenly snapped and the whole building collapsed in five seconds. Survivor Wu Zhonghua told the Information Times newspaper: 'I was on the sixth floor and I suddenly felt the floor beneath me ...

  10. Student, 17, dies after collapsing

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Form Six student died after collapsing during a morning assembly at his school on Lantau yesterday in front of 330 schoolmates and teachers. Tam Ho-ming, 17, fainted in an indoor hall at Po Leung Kuk Mrs Ma Kam Ming Cheung Fook Sien College at Fu Tung Estate shortly after 8am- about 10 minutes after the assembly began. The student was taken unconscious to Princess ...




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