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  1. Toxic gas leak takes its toll

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the injured suffered damage to their lungs and one worker was in critical condition. An army chemical warfare team stopped the leak and was checking if any gas remained. ... killed one man and put more than 260 people in hospital, Xinhua reported. Phosgene is best known for its extensive use as a chemical weapon during the first world war. It is now commonly used ...

  2. Factory boss held as gas leak fells 370

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Police in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, have detained a chemical factory manager after a gas leak caused by an explosion at his factory left more than 370 people sick. Xinhua said a large quantity of hydrogen chloride gas was released on Saturday when a compressor exploded at Kaifeng Modern Chemical Technology Factory. The gas quickly spread through the factory ...

  3. Silent warfare

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... Cynthia Yeung My roommates are engaged in a silent feud- the kind that you wouldn't notice if you weren't a sharp observer- and I find myself in the position of the mildly involved but emotionally detached witness. I suppose the contrasting char ...

  4. Gang warfare

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI One would never imagine Christine To Chi-long, who looks just like the girl next door, to be the scriptwriter of gangster thriller Jiang Hu. The film is to premiere on April 26. The film, starring Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Andy Lau Tak-wah, Eric Ts ...

  5. Class warfare

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... The escalation of gang attacks on rival college students in Bangkok shows what happens when you mix social complexes with a misplaced sense of honour. Jason Gagliardi reports Bangkok's worst violence between rival gangs from the city's vocation ...

  6. PLA faces more cuts in switch to hi-tech warfare

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... information warfare, which requires advanced technology and fewer servicemen. Money saved by the streamlining process would be directed to procuring advanced military hardware, providing better ...

  7. Animal warfare

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Personality clashes and financial intrigue... no it's not the plot of a mystery novel but the goings on at Hong Kong's animal charity. Simon Parry fills us in She presided over an astonishing $6 million turnaround in the organisation's fina ...

  8. Hi-tech advances offer silver bullet in warfare

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... DAVID WILSON One of the world's oldest military treatises, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, argues that 'subjugating the enemy's army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence'. Increasingly, the United States army is approachi ...

  9. Chongqing war victims to seek Tokyo compensation

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meetings with Chinese lawyers and victims, the report said. Veteran Japanese lawyer Keichiro Ichinose, who helped Chinese victims of Japanese germ warfare experiments claim compensation, was among ... for compensation. Last September a Japanese court ordered Tokyo to pay US$1.7 million to 13 victims of chemical weapons abandoned on the mainland by the Japanese army. The judge said Japan could have ...

  10. The Real Cruel Sea

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by John Fox

    ... John Fox The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943 by Richard Woodman John Murray $450 During the first world war, the blockade of vital trade routes by German submarines almost brought Britain to its knees. By late 19 ...




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