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  1. Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant. But anti-nuclear activists accuse the government of overconfidence and say it underestimates the potential impact of a nuclear disaster. The government agreed to revise its emergency plan for Daya Bay after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year. ...

  2. Exit strategy for disaster zones

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with them to prepare robust crisis management protocols, medical evacuation response plans and incident management plans.' Business travellers may have an accident or become seriously ill ...

  3. What we must learn from Japan's crisis

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anxiety and fear are the natural products of the unknown. There has been much of both since Japan's nuclear crisis became apparent in the wake of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami ... the 20km exclusion zone around the plant. They have been given no indication when they will be able to return to their homes and get on with their lives. Officials admit that the timetable ...

  4. Insurers count the cost of disaster year

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... still have only 1.1 per cent market share in China. Insurers this year were also hard hit by poor investment markets as the euro-zone debt crisis smashed investor confidence in equity markets ...

  5. Asia Financial hard hit by disasters, investments

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday the company had no significant exposure to euro-zone debt and would reduce its exposure to securities and increase its weighting of fixed-income products in order to better position itself ...

  6. Quake zone comes back to life

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... One internet user expressed shock at the plan to develop tourism in the disaster zone. 'People who travel are looking for fun and relaxation,' they wrote. 'Why on earth turn a post-quake zone into a tourist area? Chinese merchants are abandoning all morals.' The deputy chief of Wenchuan's propaganda office, Xie Lushuang, was quoted by the Beijing Morning Post ...

  7. Public to be involved in nuclear drill

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the 'emergency zone'' around the Daya Bay nuclear complex from a 20 kilometre to a 30 kilometre radius. Tung Lung Chau, home to just two people, is the only Hong Kong territory within the 20 kilometre zone around the mainland plant. However, if the area was extended, as a senior security official said it might yesterday, it would cover Lai Chi Wo, Tap Mun, Hoi Ha, High Island Reservoir, ...

  8. Volunteers reach out to grieving Japanese

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Post-Crisis Counselling Network, said many people are still haunted by the disaster, even though it has been more than a year since it happened. 'They need help to deal with their sorrow and get ... A lawyer for a decade, Chan did not have to attend court for a week and instead of taking a rest decided to do something more meaningful with her time. 'We visited the zone very close ...

  9. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo A chronic shortage of nurses in private homes for the elderly is behind huge waiting lists for places at the facilities, a service group says. At least 400 more nurses are needed in the homes to cope with demand, said Grace Li ...

  10. Quake zone hit by yet another relief scandal

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Another scandal hit quake reconstruction efforts in Sichuan this week, with 90 million yuan (HK$108 million) found to have been misused by a county government in Mianyang, one of the regions worst affected when the quake stru ...




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