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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle ... vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars are covered by Beijing's call to all ministries and agencies. Requirements for the country's 54 biggest cities will be higher than ...

  2. News - China - AVIATION

    Couple who survived Taiwan air crash rescued schoolgirl from wreckage

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Andrea Chen

    ... Ten-year-old Lee Wei-tung, the youngest survivor, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation, and is in intensive care. Video: Rescuers reach Taiwan plane crash scene as relatives gather at local hospitals Rescue teams told the United Evening News bodies were scattered all around the crash site. The military sent counsellors to the scene to help frontline rescuers, the paper reported. ...

  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon after 48 die in crash

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... officials on Thursday defended flight clearance given to a plane which crashed while trying to land during stormy weather, killing 48 people. Flight GE222 was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday at Magong on the Penghu island chain, with 10 surviving the disaster. Two French medical students were among the dead, the foreign ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    US passports, visas face delays worldwide as system crashes

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com US passports, visas face delays as system crashes A major computer glitch has crashed the United States' global system for processing passports and visas, with delays expected to hit applicants across the world. But it remains unclear what impact the problems will have in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the US consulate in Hong Kong said the technical ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Teenage pilot dies in crash during round-the-world record bid

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... in crash An American teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching for his father who ... it was unusual for them to take off at night but didn't know whether that contributed to the crash. "With a trip like this, there's always a risk, and they did prepare for that risk. You ...

  6. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Fighting rages near flight MH17 crash site, frustrating investigations

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Ukrainian troops and rebels raged yesterday near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as countries which lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone. The Dutch team leading the crash probe was stuck in Kiev, unable to join a handful of international investigators at the rebel-controlled site. Meanwhile, Ukraine's army reported four soldiers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Man dies in car crash on way to fire at his warehouse

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:41pm by CLIFFORD

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Warehouse owner dies in car crash on way to four-alarm fire A warehouse owner is thought to have suffered a heart attack before his car slammed ... at 6.14am on Monday. He crashed his car in Tong Yan San Tsuen Road at 7.45pm on Sunday, about 45 minutes after his warehouse burst into flames. The crash site was about 800 metres from the scene ...

  8. News - China

    Survivor of Taiwan air crash ‘pulled herself from wreckage and ran to call her father’

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:08pm

    ... Andrea Chen One of the survivors of the Taiwan plane crash clambered from the wreckage and ran to a nearby house to call her father for help, reports said. Hung Yu-ting was pinned beneath ... Central News Agency. “She told me ‘the plane crashed’ and sounded weak over the phone,” he said, adding that Hung, a Penghu resident, had flown to Kaoshiung on Tuesday for a conference, but had ...

  9. Business - Companies - VEHICLES

    Belated car recall first big crisis for GM's new chief

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by AFP

    ... But it was only last month that any concrete action was taken. At first, GM announced a recall involving 780,000 cars in the US, Canada and Mexico. GM said it knew of 22 crashes involving frontal impact ... injuries was high regardless of airbag deployment". Just 12 days later the company expanded the recall to 1.6 million cars, saying it had recorded 31 crashes in which the defect might have ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the mainland went from being a kingdom for bicycles to the world's largest market for cars. Vehicle sales far exceeded those in developed countries, though they were not as impressive as the 58.7 ... contributing to serious environmental stress and a potential future energy problem. As residents of car and smog-choked cities well know, a rush to modernity can have unintended lifestyle consequences. ...




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