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  1. Open inquiry into Li's death needed

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland authorities have bowed to public pressure by ordering a new investigation into the suspicious death in hospital of June 4 activist Li Wangyang. That doesn't happen often, but what sets this instance apart is the role played by Hong Kong. Hunan provincial authorities admit that persistent questions from outside media and the public about Li's death prompted them ...

  2. Answers demanded in activist's death

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Simpson Cheung An online petition demanding a fair investigation into the death of Hunan democracy and union activist Li Wangyang is gathering steam. Family and supporters ... and democracy activist Wu Renhua in the United States. The petition was titled: 'An urgent appeal for a credible investigation into the death of Li Wangyang.' Many people close to Li were ...

  3. 2 tourists return upset after bus deaths

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two of the 21 tourists who escaped injury when a runaway tour bus killed three Hongkongers near Beijing on Thursday cut short their five-day sightseeing trip and returned to Macau via Hong Kong last night. The two Macau re ...

  4. Coroner on the attack after flooding death

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau The Coroner's Court ruled yesterday that the death of a villager swept away during severe flooding in Tai Po last year was an accident, but it criticised the government ... that the cause of 50-year-old Lam Wing-yick's death was drowning. The family of Lam, a driver, was not happy with the verdict. Chan said evidence from Professor Joseph Lee Hun-wei, president ...

  5. Deputies seek death penalty for polluters

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress released a report yesterday on environmental protection in which they called for polluters to face the same penalties as those guilty of endangering public security. The latter charge can carry the death penalty. Maria Tam Wai-chu, speaking on behalf of the Hong Kong deputies, said the report was based on visits ...

  6. Death knell for HK's role as middleman after 60 years

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The death knell sounded this week on Hong Kong's six-decade role as a middleman across the Taiwan Strait with the final seal of approval on the landmark free trade agreement between Beijing and Taipei. The island's legislature approved on Tuesday the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA) after a marathon debate and numerous protests. ...

  7. Shark nets, pollution blamed for high death toll of white dolphins

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the deaths. 'Some dolphins' intestines were found filled with parasites. We also found some dead dolphins to be thinner than others,' said Mr Chen. He said there was still no conclusive evidence on cause of death, but added his organisation would step up patrols to fight illegal fishing in the reserve zone. Mainland media said the high death toll was due to busy maritime traffic ...

  8. Schools 'should offer death education'

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Schools should prepare children for death and dying so that loss will be less of a shock for them later in life, a leading academic said this week. Speaking before a conference on death education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education yesterday, Allan Kellehear, head of social and policy sciences at the University of Bath in Britain, said the subject should be treated ...

  9. Pundit's death gives city a sports-hub goal

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death of footballer and soccer commentator Spencer Lam Sheung-yee marks the end of an era for local sport. Few media personalities could claim to have become an ingrained part of local culture- Lam was one. His distinctive diction and dry, though often harsh, humour made his voice instantly recognisable on air. No other sports commentator, on TV or radio, could command comparable ...

  10. Low infection risk from airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Heatlth authorities have decided not to contact passengers who were on a Hong Kong-bound flight on Saturday on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. A Centre for Health Protection spokesman said the infection that killed the boy ...




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