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  1. Rock-solid career in civil engineering

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government is committed to training and recruiting geotechnical engineers to ensure slope safety. The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) ... to CEDD's geotechnical engineer graduate programme, as it provides a rare opportunity to work in key projects. For its training programme, the CEDD is eyeing high-calibre civil engineering graduates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990067/rock-solid-career-civil-engineering
  2. Guangdong to carry out more tests on toxic soil

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... contaminated vegetables in samples taken from 12 wet markets. 'Soil contamination affects the ecosystem as well as food safety, which is why it has caused much concern in society,' Mr Li said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623485/guangdong-carry-out-more-tests-toxic-soil
  3. Wired society

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disruption of the internet caused by Tuesday's earthquake off Taiwan left people in Hong Kong facing the question: what would we do without it? How has the Net changed your life? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576852/wired-society
  4. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond Penguin, $125 It's now obvious to Beijing that China has a problem. It needs high levels ... and Steel, examines how and why some societies succeed and others fail. He argues that the choices made at critical junctures of development largely decided their fates. He examines the collapse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536130/collapse-how-societies-choose-fail-or-survive
  5. Steps towards a 'well off' society

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the development of democracy, law and spiritual civilisation, further improve public order, reduce the number of industrial accidents and make further strides towards building a harmonious society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520051/steps-towards-well-society
  6. Time to sign the UN convention

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong prides itself on being a fair and caring society. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all and offer protection to those who cannot take care of themselves. But our ... flooding in Pakistan, a civil war in Ivory Coast and violent regime change resulting from the 'Arab Spring'. The refugee agency's Hong Kong Office says it is no longer in a position ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994309/time-sign-un-convention
  7. Senior civil servant jumps to his death

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A senior civil servant jumped to his death from the roof of a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department office in Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, at about 5pm. Chief health inspector Wong Kwong-ming, 46, was found unconscious and taken to Kwong Wah Hospital, where he was declared dead. Food and environmental hygiene director Eddy Chan Yuk-tak said the department would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607578/senior-civil-servant-jumps-his-death
  8. Workers blamed for bridge collapse

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com Part of a nearly completed bridge collapsed in the northeast province of Liaoning late on Monday afternoon, and the local government said worker negligence was to blame, as construction procedures had not been properly f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004511/workers-blamed-bridge-collapse
  9. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... if needed and added that the Red Cross Society of China had published contacts for international fund assistance.   4.20pm XInhua says China Mobile Sichuan has "airlifted" emergency ... engine to the scene. 1pm The number of dead or missing persons has climbed to 203, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Out of the 11,500 people reported injured, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219713/live-blog-yaan-earthquake-day-2
  10. Cost of platform safety doors a small price to pay for peace of mind

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... impaired. In a civil society such as ours, can we truly compare the worth of human life to money? There is no need to recite the studies supporting the case that platform safety doors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993530/cost-platform-safety-doors-small-price-pay-peace-mind

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