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  1. Ma felt typhoon victims were ungrateful, sister reveals

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Typhoon Morakot hit southern and eastern Taiwan on August 8. The disaster resulted in the resignation of the premier, Liu Chao-shiuan, and a cabinet reshuffle on September 10. Wang blamed ...

  2. Chaos on icy roads as temperatures plunge

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Dozens of highways and other main roads were closed as blizzards caused havoc across the mainland. At least nine highways, two national-level expressways and two provincial-level expressways in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Liaoning, Anhui, Sichuan, ...

  3. Flooding, road chaos as 100mm dumped on city

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Clifford Lo Heavy rains from tropical storm Chanthu caused widespread flooding across Hong Kong and chaos on the roads during peak afternoon traffic times yesterday. The city escaped a direct hit from the storm, but the Observatory upgraded the rainstorm warning three times within an hour- the amber signal was issued at 4.35pm, followed by the red signal ...

  4. Weary residents escape the crowds and chaos

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... leave the city to avoid the chaos.' Bridges around the expo site, as well as a tunnel, have been closed and pedestrians and vehicles are barred from the Huangpu riverfront over the weekend. Armed police are deployed outside the expo park and at subway stations, where passengers will have their bags scanned. Zhao said she had also been put off by stories of chaos and incomplete ...

  5. Fair numbers up despite air chaos

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The volcanic ash cloud that enveloped Europe took its toll among exhibitors and buyers during Hong Kong's peak sourcing season last month, but representatives from emerging markets more than made up the shortfall. A poll covering the sev ...

  6. Man-made chaos, but no man-made solution

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... man-made chaos triggered by a huge man-made snowstorm. Ironically, highly respected Conde Nast Traveller magazine had just named Beijing's one of the best 15 airports in the world for its ... The airport and airlines may have launched their own emergency management systems, but there appeared to be little interdepartmental communication. The result was total chaos, with little information ...

  7. Officials blamed for chaos at Beijing airport

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be ashamed of the delays and chaos at the airport. 'There is no competition [in the industry], so they don't care if they lose customers or not,' Hao said. 'If you don't fill ...

  8. Chek Lap Kok chaos amid flights backlog

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Chaos reigned at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday morning as flights resumed in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Storm Nuri. A backlog of passengers flooded the airport. Airline staff struggled to ease the congestion. Long queues snaked throughout the check-in area as thousands of people crammed into the terminal. A total of 598 flights had been affected by the storm ...

  9. Record downpour kills two and brings chaos to swathe of city

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A record-breaking rainstorm brought chaos to southern Hong Kong yesterday, causing widespread flooding and dozens of landslides, one of which killed two occupants of a hut in Tuen Mun as they slept. Torrential rain lashed the city for nearly eight hours from early morning. Hong Kong Island and Lantau were worst hit, with scores of shops flooded and roads blocked, ...

  10. Military base in Shenzhen gives children respite from chaos

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam It took 53 hours for 84 primary school pupils from the Qiang ethnic minority and their teachers to travel from Wenchuan, the epicentre of the May 12 quake, to their temporary school in Shenzhen more than 1,400km away. The children, all from the ...




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