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  1. 20 jailed over Hunan bridge collapse that killed 64 in 2007

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Courts in Hunan sent more than 20 people to jail yesterday for their roles in the deadly collapse of a stone bridge that claimed at least 64 lives more than a year ago. ... was the developer of the 328-metre-wide stone bridge, which collapsed on August 13, 2007, in Fenghuang county, a month before it was scheduled to open. Some victims' families claimed the bridge ...

  2. Collapsed building con like 'looting a burning house', says magistrate

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man has been jailed for cheating the government out of HK$36,000 by claiming to be a victim of the To Kwa Wan building collapse- an action a magistrate described as like ... Wai Road collapsed and killed four people on January 29, saying he lived on the fifth floor. Although he lived in another building 500 metres away, he accepted the money and accommodation ...

  3. Macau bridge too weak for railway

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Macau's showcase 7.5 billion pataca light rail project is in trouble again- this time due to a corruption-tainted bridge that may not be able to bear its weight. ... six-year old Sai Van bridge poses for a successful installation of the planned light rapid-transit (LRT) rail system, a flagship government project intended to relieve transport bottlenecks ...

  4. Low bridge cuts cruise terminal down to size

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... because of a nearby bridge. The complex, which took more than four years to build, aims to give the city a bigger share of the cruise ship business in Asia and help rejuvenate the North Bund area. But ships taller than 50 metres above the waterline would not be able to pass under the Yangpu Bridge, which spans the Huangpu River north of the terminal, an official confirmed. The Huangpu flows ...

  5. Pair jailed for life over tower that keeled over

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong The two largest shareholders in the company that developed the 13-storey residential building that collapsed in June in Shanghai were sentenced yesterday to life in prison ... and that Zhang had misappropriated 440 million yuan in the company's assets and was responsible for the one death, that of a worker who was inside when the building collapsed. The court also ordered ...

  6. Curse of the 'tofu' schools strikes again

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in the prefecture said 70 per cent of the schools in Yushu had collapsed, China National Radio reported. Karsum Nyima, the deputy head of news for the Yushu county television station, said he saw many ... collapsed, killing many schoolchildren trapped inside. Nyima Gyaltsen, principal of Yushu No 3 Primary School, said all 18 single-storey campus buildings had collapsed and many students had no chance ...

  7. Reform school

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Ai Weiwei One of China's most prominent contemporary artists, Ai is leading a campaign to document the identities of children killed when their shoddily built schools collapsed during ... while on a trip to show support for Tan Zuoren, an activist who investigated the causes of the school collapses and was on trial on subversion charges. (He was jailed for five years ...

  8. Protesting democracy activists held at border

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... travel documents. The group had gone through Hong Kong immigration but had not reached the Shenzhen immigration desk when they were approached by the plain-clothes officers on the bridge ... for help. 'The Hong Kong police officers just followed us as we walked on the bridge. They did nothing to help us. Do the mainland police have the authority to arrest us on the bridge ...

  9. Sichuan police detain 40 parents seeking justice after earthquake

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok About 40 parents seeking justice over the collapsed school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake were detained by police yesterday for trying to petition the authorities. ... are very angry and frustrated now,' she said. In the letter, the parents urged the government to investigate the building quality of the collapsed schools and properly compensate them ...

  10. Akai trial on hold for auditors to be quizzed

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick The US$1 billion negligence trial against Ernst & Young over its role in the collapse of former client Akai Holdings was put on hold yesterday following explosive ... and expert reports. Akai was a global consumer electronics giant, listed in Hong Kong, which collapsed in 1999 in suspicious circumstances after reporting a US$1.8 billion loss. Its founder, James ...




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