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  1. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain that hit Tianjin yesterday unleashed severe flooding and paralysed traffic, although there were no reports of fatalities. Unlike in Beijing, residents said they had received government warnings on their mobile ...

  2. Traffic chaos averted despite road closures

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong Island was spared the traffic chaos expected when guests and staff of the Metropark Hotel ended their quarantine last night. Roads surrounding the Wan Chai hotel, including the eastbound lanes of Hennessy Road and parts of Fenwick Street and Lockhart Road, were closed from 4.30pm, four hours before the week-long quarantine order was lifted. Iron railings were ...

  3. Weather chaos reveals flawed disaster planning

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suffered as a result. Other questions include whether the chaos at railway stations could have been better managed. Overcrowded stations and trains are not unusual at this time of the year. ...

  4. Wen acts as cold spell brings chaos

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... provinces, with millions stranded in train stations across the country. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday chaired a State Council meeting and ordered urgent steps to resolve the transport chaos and keep ...

  5. Chao Lake hit by algal bloom again, despite cleanup efforts

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Chao Lake, China's fifth-largest freshwater lake, is turning bright green under yet another algal bloom despite government efforts to clean it up last year. Xinhua ... It was impossible to clean up the lake in the short term, he said. Both Chao Lake and Tai Lake in Jiangsu province were hit by outbreaks last summer, choking off drinking-water supplies to millions ...

  6. Fog brings air, road travel chaos

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

    ... for a large number of flights to the affected areas to take off. The air chaos comes just after a statement from Li Jiaxiang, newly appointed chief of the General Administration of Civil Aviation ...

  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. Bloom of algae poised to choke Chao Lake

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Continued industrial pollution makes further outbreaks inevitable in Anhui, says expert The risk of another algal bloom on Chao Lake in Anhui province ... cent. The blue-green algae found in Chao Lake could develop into another major outbreak at any time, said Ma Jun, author of China's Water Crisis and director of the Beijing-based Institute ...

  9. Heavy rains set off traffic chaos

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Vehicles skidded on rain-slicked roads, causing a number of traffic accidents, when heavy rain lashed Hong Kong yesterday. During the morning rush hour, an eight-kilometre, bumper-to-bumper queue formed along the Sha Tin-bound Tolo Highway as ...

  10. Burst pipe causes traffic chaos

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A water leak last night caused cracks up to 20 metres long in Gloucester Road, leading to serious traffic congestion in Wan Chai. The Transport Department advised drivers to avoid the area this morning. The leak in an underground pipe in Harbour ...




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