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  1. Railways probe is 'unprecedented'

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The investigation facing the Ministry of Railways is unprecedented, Chinese legal experts say- its representatives having been removed from the panel ... panel, effectively making the Wenzhou crash in Zhejiang the first rail accident to be scrutinised without influence from the ministry. At least 40 people died and nearly 200 were injured ...

  2. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of processing the rare metal indium, which is essential for producing liquid crystal display screens and solar panels. But Hechi's reliance on the energy-intensive and heavily polluting metal ...

  3. Expert sees planned new energy mix as ill-advised

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of renewable energy, Tso points to practical concerns. 'Hong Kong doesn't have the specific geographic and physical conditions for building wind turbines or solar panels,' he said. ...

  4. Panel seeks more time for train crash report

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Stephen Chen Almost two months after the Wenzhou high-speed train crash claimed at least 40 lives, a government panel investigating the cause of the deadly accident has said it still needs time to finalise its report- originally due to be published in the middle of this month. Although investigators had completed 'a large amount of foundation ...

  5. High-speed trains recalled for fixes

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at too high a cost. 'Why do we always trade lives for progress? This is a Chinese characteristic,' he wrote. China Central Television said the panel was still deliberating but was quite ... representatives were removed from the panel investigating the crash. Their inclusion had prompted fierce criticism from a public furious at officials' handling of the crash. Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  6. Crash probe may hurt overseas sale

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in developed markets, say experts. 'The government's handling of the probe into the July 23 accident is not good enough. This will have a large negative impact on the Chinese public's trust in high-speed trains and especially international confidence. If the probe is not well conducted, other countries will be distrustful of the quality of Chinese high-speed trains,' ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Tombstone- the Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962 edited by Zhou Xun Yale University Press Two works lay out China's Great Famine in all its horror, ... between 36 million and 45 million people. Mao and his policies killed more Chinese than the Imperial Japanese Army during the war of 1937-1945. The other is Tombstone by journalist Yang Jisheng ...

  8. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for indium, a rare metal essential for producing liquid crystal display screens and solar panels. Cadmium is a by-product of processing indium. It can cause cancer and failure of the nervous system ...

  9. Probe ruled out over loss of plane's wing panel

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department says it has no plans to further investigate an incident last Thursday when a wing panel fell off an Orient Thai Airlines plane ... caused the panel to come off, although industry sources said the aircraft was 'quite an old model'. The spokeswoman said investigations into the airline's safety should be led ...

  10. Panel on highway safety is proposed

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... away from Tuen Mun Road. It is understood that Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung is considering the formation of an independent panel to review safety ...




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