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  1. Toxic cloud survivors in fight to move

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Xiaoyang village, Chongqing This place is not safe, says gas blast villager who fears production will soon resume Survivors of December's deadly gas blast in Chongqing are threatening to hold mass protests unless authorities move them to safer homes before production resumes. The natural gas well in Kai county was closed after the explosion, which released a cloud ...

  2. Clean seawater the key to cholera fight

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... at the source and shoulder the financial burden,' said Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, of the Liberal Party. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong programme yesterday, Mr Cheung said the food industry ... or fish stalls. It did not seek to investigate why and how the water in the fish tanks was contaminated and how this could be avoided in future.' Mr Cheung said one possible source ...

  3. Eco-unfriendly

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property tycoon Li Ka-shing has warned that conservationists' calls for limits on high-rise buildings, which they say damage the environment, are bad for Hong Kong's economy. Do you think he is right? Write to us. ...


    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that are not benefiting Hong Kong' Cheung Kong (Holdings) boss Li Ka-shing, when asked about family affairs such as his son Richard Li Tzar-kai's controversial sale of PCCW. ...

  5. Chat rooms abuzz with criticism of authorities' role in festival disaster

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Web surfers using internet message boards said officials and planners of the disastrous Miyun Lantern Festival had blood on their hands and demanded that heads roll. 'This is a lesson paid with blood ... the organisers and local government cannot shi ...

  6. Stoves burning coal and wood are killing 420,000 a year, says expert

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... He claims most are women and children living in poorly ventilated rural areas Smoke - mainly from indoor coal and wood-burning stoves - is killing nearly half a million residents a year on the mainland, according to a leading international environmental h ...

  7. Tide of misery sweeps the west

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... At least 51 die as worst storm in 40 years causes massive flooding and triggers landslides, leaving thousands of people homeless, crops destroyed and roads badly damaged At least 51 people in western regions have been killed by landslides and floods, caus ...

  8. Extreme weather tied to global warming

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

    ... The paralysing heatwave that has struck much of the nation, and the deadly floods elsewhere on the mainland, can be tied to global warming, scientists say. 'The current extreme weather conditions are related to global warming. The entire world is fac ...

  9. Water, water everywhere - except in Jiangxi and Zhejiang

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... While Hubei, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces try to recover from a month of torrential downpours, a heatwave in neighbouring Zhejiang and Jiangxi has left more than two million people short of water, according to officials and state media. Lakes, streams and ...

  10. Rescuers scramble as Yunnan quake death toll hits 16

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Soldiers and police struggle to reach stricken areas on foot and horseback The death toll from the Yunnan earthquake rose to 16 yesterday as rescuers with food and medical supplies scrambled to reach the hardest-hit areas on foot and horseback. The powerf ...




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