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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Car crash scandal complicates leadership transition

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Emerging details of Beijing car crash in March have served to complicate an already uncertain picture after Bo Xilai's downfall Crash scandal addsintrigueto reshuffle ... it to start in the second half of next month. While the Bo scandal has been extensively reported on since March, details only recently began to emerge in the crash of a black Ferrari that killed Ling ...

  2. Minister, wife unhurt in car crash

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A car carrying Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung and his wife was involved in an accident in Wan Chai last night, but no one was hurt. The vehicle, driven by a government chauffeur, was hit from behind by a private vehicle at about 8pm on Queen's Road East when the driver braked suddenly. Both drivers passed breath tests. ...

  3. Lesson of 1997 learned, says think-tank

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The head of the government's leading think-tank says the administration will study the 'strong message' given by a top advisory commission, which warned against cutting public spending and failing to introduce relief measures ...

  4. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... However, in addition to two missiles missing their targets, a drone crashed into a small town in the east of the island, creating a large crater and scaring residents. Adding to the confusion, ... by a Hsiung Feng 2, went out of control and crashed in a town in Taitung, eastern Taiwan. No-one was injured, but nearby residents were shocked when they heard the loud explosion and found a big hole ...

  5. Young activists hit back at Henry Tang jibe

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... fatal car crash'. They blamed the government for failing to tackle a series of problems such as high property prices, the widening wealth gap and the demolition of Tsoi Yuen village to make ... courageously forward could easily end up in a fatal car crash'. Fan Cheung Fung, spokesman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said it was wrong for Tang to shift the blame for social ...

  6. Carmakers group sees boost for green car sales

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the state's subsidies, up to a total of 120,000 yuan for an electric car. Green vehicles on the mainland start from 350,000 yuan. Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary general of the China Association ... losses.' The carmakers must cover the incentive at the time the car is sold and then claim it from the government. Vehicle analyst Julian Yang said increased subsidies were unlikely. 'If you ...

  7. Thousands vow protest over mainland cars

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christopher DeWolf Organisers of a protest against a controversial government scheme that would allow mainland-registered cars into Hong Kong claim nearly 7,000 people have made an online pledge to take to the streets today. The protesters, supported by a coalition of political parties, green groups and community activists who say that allowing in cars from the mainland ...

  8. Liberals against letting more mainland cars into HK

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The normally government-friendly Liberal Party yesterday piled more pressure on the troubled plan to allow more mainland cars into the city for short visits, announcing it would oppose the scheme. The Transport and Housing Bureau confirmed yesterday the plan, part of a cross-border agreement which will also see up to 50 Hong Kong cars each day allowed ...

  9. Mainland's rapid rebound was driven by liquidity, academic says

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its relatively recent emergence on the world economic stage, the mainland can still draw on plenty of experience when dealing with local, regional and international economic and financial issues, says Professor Jie Gan, associate professor at the ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tortoise-like, so slowly to be barely discernible. A great deal of the time, the same vehicles circulate with only the driver in the car, waiting to pick up shoppers. Meanwhile, pedestrians are hemmed ... that cannot sustain them. Norman de Brackinghe, Pok Fu Lam Rationalise use of private cars in city We have had to endure air pollution in Hong Kong for many years. This is caused by different factors, ...




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