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  1. Mistakes compounded disaster, academics say

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in at least 50 years. Bridges collapsed, roads were washed away, houses were damaged by water a storey high and mountain villages levelled by mudslides. Typhoon Morakot has caused damage ... to roads and bridges and rebuilt structures that collapsed, it had not noticed the seriousness of the problem. Worse still, it had not heeded the misuse of land resources. These included cutting ...

  2. Bridge landing site threatens unique Lantau geology

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen believes that the San Shek Wan landing point on Lantau Island for the bridge to Zhuhai is the best choice from an environmental-conservation viewpoint, I must assume that he is not speaking to the government's Environment, Transport and Works Bureau ('HK landing picked for Delta bridge', January 12). When Save Our ...

  3. Bridge will challenge Nansha port plans

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Consultants re-examine development blueprint for Guangzhou island Guangzhou's ambition to develop Nansha Island as a deep-water port will face a challenge if a bridge is built linking ... role and the competition it would face in what he called the 'new economic environment' the bridge proposal had created. The plan to build a container terminal and logistics centre ...

  4. Bridging the great divide

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Julian Gearing

    ... Exiled Tibetans are hoping the time is right for China's president to pave the way for their return, writes Julian Gearing When President Hu Jintao was Communist Party secretary in Tibet in the late 1980s, he cracked down on an independence protest b ...

  5. Toll bridge called to account

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangdong's audit office has been urged to disclose the financial status of the controversial Luoxi bridge to end a debate over whether it should continue ... of construction, then they should cease. 'The audit office should make the accounts public,' he said. The heavily used bridge over the Luo River in Panyu district was built in 1988 and partly ...

  6. HKU pair to build bridges on Japan trip

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH University students Yvette Leung On-heng, 23, and Derek Baram, 22, will join 34 young people from the Asia-Pacific region on a visit to Japan to get a taste of the country's culture and traditions. The University of Hong Kong students, who ...

  7. Chen plans address to 'bridge the gap'

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... normalise their relations,' Mr Chen said. 'I hope my National Day address this year can help ease cross-strait tensions, head off unnecessary confrontation and bridge the gap between ...

  8. Cleaning up the mess after a big player falls

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Lehman Brothers minibond crisis showed just how ill-prepared Hong Kong is for the collapse of a new breed of hybrid investment products. Bank deposits are insured up ... industry is considering its own compensation fund in the case of failures. But crossover products have left consumers without protection. Ten months after Lehman collapsed, leaving behind HK$20 ...

  9. Prediction

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... in 1979 following the collapse of government in India. By building a data set based on his knowledge of Indian politics and feeding it into his model, he came up with a correct prediction few ...

  10. A bubble warning we shouldn't lose sleep over

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of measures taken by the same officials to prop up collapsing financial institutions during the global economic crisis. And the crisis itself was largely brought about by policies of deregulation ... the global financial collapse. Our officials may be tempted to heed the advice of the IMF. The fund's brand value still carries cachet. But they should think very carefully before taking ...




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