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  1. Trains stop again on high-speed flagship line

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Traffic on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line came to a halt yesterday morning for the second time in less than 48 hours, leaving several ... carriages without air conditioning, of hearing bangs and flashes, and of watching staff make emergency repairs to what appeared to be damaged electrical cables. The Xinmin Evening News reported last ...

  2. Third breakdown in four days hits high-speed line

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hours to departures. Many passengers lined up for refunds and some headed to the airport. On Sunday, the power supply to a train on the high-speed line was cut in Shandong province, trapping hundreds of passengers in airtight cabins for more than two hours without air-conditioning. Nineteen trains were delayed, with the authorities blaming bad weather for the disruption. The Ministry ...

  3. One pilot missing in Xian air show crash

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Defence Review, said this meant that the plane had only recently rolled off the production line and had not yet been delivered to the air force. 'It means the two pilots are test pilots ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A mainland-made JH-7 fighter-bomber plunged nose-first into the ground at an air show in Xian yesterday morning. One pilot who ejected was injured, while ...

  4. Aviation adviser calls for regional airspace accord

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... air-traffic hubs to ease the region's crowded airspace. London-based aviation adviser NATS said in a report the Airport Authority released yesterday that better information sharing between ... 'cluster' to better exchange information when bad weather or other events snarl air traffic. 'There is currently no means of regulating traffic within the Southeast Asian area except by local ...

  5. Air traffic safety risk from lack of staff

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry As Hong Kong considers a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport, some air traffic controllers claim they are already struggling to cope with a manpower shortage they say ... dangerous levels of fatigue in the control tower. They said air traffic teams were increasingly stretched as flights hit record levels of up to 1,000 flights a day and preparations were made ...

  6. Airing grievances

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plan to build an oil refinery in Nansha, 80km northwest of Hong Kong, has sparked new fears for air quality. What can the city do about environmentally damaging development across the border? Write to us ...

  7. All too common disasters are a sad reality of life

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... On the street above Laoximen station, where the accident occurred, the taste of rage hung thick in the air as throngs of onlookers gazed at the rescue operation. With no information whatsoever, aside ... joint venture that produced the signalling equipment and rolling stock on the line- touted on Casco Signal's website as being 'the first driverless and high-density line ...

  8. Health warning as pollutants build in delta fish

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China Sea Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who told the Yangcheng Evening News the Pearl River Delta was headed for ecological disaster unless more was done to curb ... are talking about seafood cultivated near shorelines of the Pearl River Delta.' The Guangdong Oceanic and Fisheries Administration reported that more than 40 per cent of waste water discharged ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ... of the burnt-out air balloon basket and shreds of balloon material. Armed guards patrolled the area but did not stop people from approaching the debris of the balloon in which the victims took their final ...




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