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  1. Ah Pak

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... the bag in the conference room. Tycoon Chao swaps suit for sports outfit Tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung showed up at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai last Friday attired not in his customary snappy ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos to China

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos Snowfall that swept across northern China over the weekend helped ease pollution that had choked parts ... urged people to prepare for further chaos. ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing and mainland in smog chaos

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com A grey matter Beijing and at least seven other provinces and municipalities were blanketed by heavy smog yesterday, with expressways closed and flights cancelled. Mainland media reported that expressways in Beijing, Tianjin, H ...

  4. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com At least 37 people were killed as the heaviest downpour in six decades hit Beijing, causing chaos and sparking criticism of officials ill-prepared to deal with an emergency situation. The rainstorms, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued until early Sunday morning, flooded key roads, left cars floating, paralysed transport, ...

  5. Xi calls for end to chaos and mud-slinging

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping yesterday essentially called for an end to the chaos and scandal-mongering in the city's chief executive election. In a meeting in Beijing, Xi (inset) told ... is not only causing chaos for the election, it is putting Beijing in a difficult position. It is not helping anyone.' NPC deputy Wong Kwok-kin said Xi's remarks showed the central government ...

  6. The chaos shift

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... Only a brave man or woman attempts to regulate the traffic flow in Beijing. With 1,000 new cars arriving on the already jammed roads every day - and cyclists who jump red lights at every opportunity - the city's traffic is notoriously anarchic and seemingly uncontrollable. But bringing order to the chaos is what traffic wardens, or jiaotong xieguan, try and do every day. At one ...

  7. Wild weather and power chaos bring flawed strategy to surface

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The mainland's coal, power and transportation shortages provide the latest example of the quandary Beijing still faces after three decades of economic reform. The root cause of the mess lies in the central government's half-baked effort ...

  8. Games chaos

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Olympics organisers announced major changes to ticket sales after last week's booking system meltdown. On top of the much-touted pollution problems how damaging is this latest setback? Write to us. ...

  9. First snow of the winter brings chaos to capital

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

    ... and caused chaos for commuters yesterday. The slushy mixture of snow and rain- accompanied by high winds and lightning- began falling on Thursday night. According to the Beijing Meteorological ... passing green lights. It was chaos on the road,' he said. Wang Chen said she queued at a five-star hotel for half an hour waiting for a taxi to take her home. 'You could not find ...

  10. The biggest rainstorm in 61 years

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen BEIJING- After the capital's worst floods in decades, there were many reports of chaos and tragedy. But there were also stories of kindness, of people coming to rescue others. As the rain fell on Saturday afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was shivering in the cold, waiting for a bus that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her. 'I ...




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