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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Rain-damaged roads cost billions

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain causes subsidence on highways across Gansu, landing government with huge bill for repairs Rain-damaged roads cost billions Sections of nearly all national expressways in Gansu province have suffered dangerous subsidence following two months of heavy rain, forcing the government to spend billions of yuan on urgent repairs. Tens ...

  2. Police investigate two separate fatal traffic accidents

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Updated at 11.56am: Police on Tuesday were investigating two separate fatal traffic accidents in Kowloon, a spokesman said. Both accidents involved a person being run over by a vehicle. On Tuesday morning, about 6.20am, an 81-year-old woman was reportedly ...

  3. Airs and graces

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping, the wife of former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, raised a lot of eyebrows not very long ago when she attempted to get seat 'A1' on a Dragonair flight to Shanghai. Now we have a tycoon's wife, Helen Kwok, who refu ...

  4. The biggest rainstorm in 61 years

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen BEIJING- After the capital's worst floods in decades, there were many reports of chaos and tragedy. But there were also stories of kindness, of people coming to rescue others. As the rain fell on Saturday afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was shivering in the cold, waiting for a bus that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her. 'I ...

  5. Chen faces a second weekend of protests

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Opposition urged to focus efforts on flood relief, not fighting Thousands of people yesterday rallied against Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for a second ... attention from opposition demands for him to resign. Clad in a raincoat, a wet Mr Chen appeared in front of TV cameras inspecting parts of central and southern Taiwan troubled by serious flooding ...

  6. Official in fatal case of hit-and-run in Jiangsu

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prompted questions about whether abuses of government power or resources are involved. Chen Wenya, vice-chairman of the Jiangyan committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... issued three statements denying that Chen had fled the scene. They said he had called the hospital and asked that an ambulance be sent. He then called the traffic police and waited until ...

  7. Trapped train passengers plead for help on internet

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Stephen Chen Desperate passengers on a high-speed train that partially derailed in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, last night after a collision turned to microblogging services to plead for help. 'Help! The train is close to Wenzhou south station. Kids inside the carriage are all crying. No staff are coming to us. Please save us,' one person who ...

  8. 25-year jail term sought in food scare

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the defendants have not only caused health hazards to the people in Taiwan for a long time, but have also triggered panic and disorder in society,' said Chen Te-fang, chief prosecutor at the Changhua Prosecutors' Office in central Taiwan. Chen said the scandal had caused enormous losses to unwitting food makers and had ruined the reputation for food safety that Taiwan had built up ...

  9. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Concern after deadly bridge collapses on mainland

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Experts say 18 collapses since 2007 is not true figure and blame poor quality and undue haste Concern over mainland bridge safety Safety a concern after ... about the rush to build bridges is shared by other industry experts. Bridge scientist Chen Zhaoyuan , a Tsinghua University professor and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, ...

  10. Rescue under way after reporter's SOS

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A rescue ship was last night steaming to the aid of a fisheries supply ship that lost power in the South China Sea, a Xinhua reporter aboard the distressed vessel blogged. The vessel, the Qiong Sanya F8168, is the flagship of a 30-strong fishing fleet sent by Beijing to assert China's claim to disputed waters in the South China Sea. ...




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