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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not enough, landslides and bridge and road collapses continued to block or hinder access to emergency workers and supplies, and heavy rain and floods compounded the misery. That is not to detract from the emergency response and rescue effort reported in mainland media. But it should be remembered that many Chinese still live in underdeveloped rural areas. Hence the creaky infrastructure, including ...

  2. Medics on site for riding mishaps

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... planned for. He said in such a case the emergency plan would concentrate on triage between hospitals. 'We have a plan as to what patients will be distributed where. We hope it will not happen ... not expected to be large'. Beatrice Cheng, a senior manager at the authority in charge of equestrian plans, said all sorts of scenarios had been played out. 'Even trophies being presented can ...

  3. Support for energy conservation

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing An industry leader yesterday echoed Premier Wen Jiabao's call for energy conservation to ensure the mainland's sustainable development, but others dismissed concerns that the nation faces an energy crisis. Mr Wen allocated a f ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Emergency services performed heroically during ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... City should be proud of emergency services' efforts to save lives Whatever the outcome of the inquiry into the horrible Lamma ferry disaster, one thing is already clear, Hong Kong's emergency services responded outstandingly to that dire and completely unexpected emergency. We may remember that this sinking occurred on a public holiday, when many emergency service ...

  5. Shutdown order for 10 types of industries

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Beijing Guangdong energy crisis forces sacrifice Guangdong will order about 10 types of energy-consuming industries to disconnect from the power grid to overcome the province's worst electricity crisis in 30 years, a senior government ...

  6. For safety's sake

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... response to emergencies- practice and financial support were also needed. The Beijing government has pledged 500 million yuan to upgrade equipment for special police officers charged with ensuring ... emergency plans for responding to a large-scale terrorist attack and a large-scale hostage incident. Meanwhile, the department has finished drafting training plans to 'improve the professional ...

  7. 20 rescued from blazing building

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo About 80 firefighters yesterday rushed to rescue residents trapped in a blazing Fanling building with only one staircase. Two women, aged 25 and 69, were sent to North District Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and were discharged last ...

  8. cab chat

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with ROBIN KWONG Mickey Lau Chi-wah, 49, gives his insight on bloodworms, voting and illegal passenger vans Ride from Sha Tin to Quarry Bay: $184 It's a pretty interesting question, why all of a sudden there are bloodworms in the pools. Neither I nor ...

  9. No end in sight for severe energy shortages

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A State Council report sees challenges in decades ahead, saying 60pc of the oil supply will have to be imported by 2020 The mainland will continue to face serious energy shortages in the next 20 years, according to a report by the State Council. ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com City government launches emergency strategy and urges citizens to help event run smoothly Capital in state of high alert for national congress Municipal ... scheduled to open on Thursday next week. The official Beijing Daily reported that the municipal government convened a video conference on Monday about an emergency response mechanism covering water, ...




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