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  1. Floods poised to hit cities; there may be worse to come

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Floods are poised to hit the central mainland cities of Changsha in Hunan and Wuhan in Hubei as waters in major rivers continue to swell to record levels- predicted ... scrambled in Wuhan to check river defences with water levels rising rapidly. In Changsha, dam workers on the Han River- a tributary of the Yangtze- battled through Sunday night until yesterday ...

  2. Heavy storms wash away bridges

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... tried to drive because I never expected the floodwaters could be so high,' a BMW driver told the Xiaoxiang Morning Paper based in Changsha, after his engine stopped. 'Now it seems like ...

  3. Beijing airport takes third place among world's busiest hubs

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... second-tier airports in Wuhan, Changsha, Sanya, Chengdu, Xian and Chongqing. However, analysts have warned that the mainland air industry faces turbulence despite the growth in recent years. They said ...

  4. Drought in south and central areas to continue

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... by prolonged drought along the Xiang River. Annual average rainfall in Hunan this year dropped up to 80 per cent below average. People in the cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan were short ...

  5. Seabed 'buffered quake'

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The tremor- which was felt everywhere in Taiwan, including Taipei about 200 kilometres away- shook skyscrapers and other buildings, sending panicking people into the streets. A number of mainland ...

  6. Out and about

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong is home to many engineering marvels. Skyscrapers, cross-harbour tunnels and, of course, Chek Lap Kok airport, figure high in the popular imagination. But the most significant- and under-recognised- is the city's network of freshwater reservoirs. The early 1960s saw desperate water shortages in Hong Kong. Crippling droughts in China, partly caused ...

  7. 23 dead, 24 missing after Hunan floods

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Thousands of homes collapse as disaster strikes Twenty-three people were killed and another 24 left missing in the rainstorms which hit 30 counties in Hunan province in the past week. Quoting sources at the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Xinhua said 4.6 million people in 12 cities, including Changsha, Xiangxi, Loudi, Huaihua, Hengyang, Yueyang and Yiyang, had been ...

  8. Extreme weather tied to global warming

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the temperature has several times risen above 40 degrees Celsius in the past few weeks. This week has been no different. On Monday, at Changsha in Hunan the thermometer reached 40 degrees; today ...

  9. Fights break out over scarce drinking water

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The PLA Air Force dispatched aircraft to trigger artificial rain to ease the worst drought in a century that has seen dozens of fights break out over drinking water in the southwest of the country. There have been at least 41 disputes over water in Luoping county, Yunnan, one of the provinces hit hardest by the extreme dry weather since late last year, Changsha ...

  10. Profit warning triggers Hunan Nonferrous dive

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... of HK$1.65 in March 2006. By comparison, the H-share index fell 0.03 per cent while the Hang Seng Index closed with a gain of 0.7 per cent. The Changsha, Hunan-based metal producer on Tuesday night ...




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