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  1. Deadly crash revives Taipei's call for new jets

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese authorities have found the remains of three pilots killed Tuesday night when two F-5 fighter jets crashed into a mountain- an incident that added new urgency to the island's request for new US jets. The crash involving an F-5F and RF-5E prompted the air force to ground its entire fleet of ageing F-5 fighters yesterday pending ...

  2. Mainlanders go home after railway crash

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung More than 30 mainlanders- injured tourists and some relatives of those who died in an accident on a scenic railway in southern Taiwan last month- returned home yesterday. They were the first family members and tourists from the tour group t ...

  3. Relatives hold ritual for train-crash victims

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The bereaved families of five mainland tourists killed in a train accident in southern Taiwan last week recited Buddhist sutras to comfort their souls during a ritual in Chiayi yesterday morning. 'Wish you eternal peace,' ...

  4. Europe needs financial discipline, and an external 'bad cop' to enforce it

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng Travelling in Europe this week before the International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, there was an air of worsening crisis. A series of bad news fed the fear factor. Shortly after the Swiss National Bank intervened in the Swiss ...

  5. Crash of 1973 worse, says Arculli

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu, Daniel Sin and Yau Chui-yan The 'great crash' of 2008? Not according to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chairman Ronald Arculli, who said yesterday that he was not too worried about the economy and that the crash in 1973 was even worse. 'In 1973, the Hang Seng Index dropped from 1,700 points to 1,200... and finally plunged to 150 points. We will be able ...

  6. Muslim countries to produce world's first 'Islamic' car

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt Iran Khodro, the nation's biggest carmaker, plans to produce the world's first 'Islamic' car, featuring a compass for finding Mecca and compartments designed to fit headscarves and copies of the Koran. The car, which is expected to be made in conjunction with Turkey and Malaysia, could provide an opportunity for the three countries involved ...

  7. Cars torched amid sweep on theft gang

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thieves set two cars on fire early yesterday after police arrested three alleged members of a stolen-car syndicate, including its ringleader. Police are looking for more members of the gang, which they believe has stolen more than 30 cars in the past four months. Officers from New Territories North regional crime unit arrested two men and a woman on Wednesday ...

  8. Compact Ractis ticks all the boxes

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese marques often launch cars in Hong Kong before any other foreign city. This is because Hong Kong drives on the left, as the Japanese do, and the marques can easily ship us cars off ... Hong Kong seemed to like its five-seater Ractis runabout when the 'New Wave Japan Hatchback' was presented in Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong's car lovers seem to have forgiven ...

  9. Short and informative

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... and saves lots of time and effort. It is an efficient form of writing. Classified Adverts Cars Mazda. A three-year-old 1.6l Mazda car for sale. Bodywork in good condition and a new engine fitted recently. Only 16k on the clock. Must be seen. Price: $12,000. Phone 34454 between 9am and 5pm. Toyota. 1997 Corolla. Gold colour. Regularly serviced. Never been crashed. Road tax paid until next ...

  10. Deals clinched with Iran and Turkmenistan

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu CSR Corporation, one of the two dominant state-owned rolling-stock builders, yesterday announced agreements worth 7.16 billion yuan (HK$8.74 billion). The firm, which built the train that crashed near Wenzhou on July 23 killing 40 and injuring 200, said CSR Ziyang Locomotive, a subsidiary, and China National Machinery Import & Export Corp would sell two more ...




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