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  1. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am. In the Yuen Long case, police arrested the 50-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing ... in Central, police arrested the driver for dangerous driving causing death, then released him on bail. The taxi was left for hours at the scene for inspection, causing a traffic jam that stretched ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... committee's permission before building near the old site. Some villagers had already tried but had been turned down. "In addition, the village will never supply electricity to the hillside, even ... other villages - at least their new flats are of good quality. Some quake victims in Deyang have complained they found cracks in their new flats. Two years after the central government hailed ...

  3. News - China

    Red Cross slated over Baoxing quake relief canvassing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 08:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... Red Cross Social Supervision Committee, a third-party supervisor set up to monitor the Red Cross Society of China. “As Baoxing county was itself a hard-hit area, setting up a donation booth was inappropriate. The social inspection committee has demanded the Red Cross rectify this right away,” it said in a post on its microblog account. The Red Cross Society of China’s reputation has been ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011. One ambitious US$3.5 billion proposal ...

  5. Man jumps to his death in Central Library

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A man in his 40s died yesterday after climbing safety barriers and jumping from the sixth floor of the Central Library in Causeway Bay at about 4.45pm, police said. He was taken unconscious to Ruttonjee Hospital and died at 5.18pm. It was the first such incident in the 12-storey building. A government spokesman said the 1.22 metre barriers were higher than required under ...

  6. News - World

    Four dead as Russian plane crashes into motorway

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:11am by AFP

    ... Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said all options-- including bad weather, pilot error and a technical malfunction-- were being explored as possible causes. President Vladimir Putin has been ... on board a Kazakh military jet were killed in a crash in the south of the ex-Soviet Central Asian state. ...

  7. New school bus crash amid call for cash

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A minivan belonging to a kindergarten in Henan province and acting as a school bus collided with a truck yesterday, as a central government committee called ... said initial investigation suggested a wet and slippery road might have caused the accident. The call for increased spending was made by a State Council work-safety committee charged ...

  8. Lack of coal causes power cuts in five central provinces

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Five provinces and cities in the central mainland are facing power shortages due to a lack of coal. Central China Grid Company said supplies at 25 coal power plants were at a critical level, according to a Xinhua report. The company, which supplies power to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing and Jiangxi, said it had seen a sharp drop in coal stocks since the end ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... by the central government's strict limits on imported cotton that are intended to protect the interests of domestic farmers, the Hunan Daily reports. The average price of domestic cotton was 19,000 ... National Natural Reserve, which contains the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers, is still suffering from severe ecological degradation despite the central government spending more ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of a political demonstration. No wonder we are accused of being unpatriotic. The central government is taking a tougher line than ever before in an effort to stamp out corruption. I think ...




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