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  1. Military rivals seize chance to co-operate

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The military chiefs of China and Japan, usually at odds over territorial and security issues, have found a rare opportunity to co-operate in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, but diplomatic concerns still linger amid the relief ...

  2. Talk of volcanic acid rain sparks online panic

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Apart from flight disruptions and stranded passengers, Iceland's volcanic eruption had another impact on Hong Kong yesterday: online panic over acid rain. Despite the volcano being thousands of kilometres away, internet forums were jammed with worrie ...

  3. 17 dead after building collapses in storm

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan At least 17 people were killed when an unfinished factory in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, collapsed during a rainstorm yesterday morning. A representative of Tengfei Malleable Iron Casting, the company that owned the building, was detained by police after the incident. The factory was being built in the city's Changan district. Witnesses told Xinhua the building ...

  4. 13 dead, thousands homeless after torrential rain

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Flooding in southern China has caused at least 13 deaths and left eight missing in the past few days. More than 250,000 people have been evacuated and officials estimate there has been at least 1.3 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) in economic losses since the beginning of the flood season. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao called Ma Biao , the chairman of Guangxi Autonomous ...

  5. Cab Chat

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The Wan Chai hotel where a Mexican visitor stayed and fell ill was placed under a seven-day quarantine. I think it was right to close the hotel for quarantine because the flu was new to us. It was an effective way to stop the virus spreading in Hong Kong. We also have no idea who else might have the flu, as many people had close contact with the patient. The quarantine ...

  6. President orders PLA to step into economic breach

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The People's Liberation Army is set to play a more active role in helping China combat the deepening global economic crisis after President Hu Jintao made a rare call for the military to 'contribute to the nation's economic development'. Mr Hu made the comment in a keynote speech at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National ...

  7. Sichuan remembers victims on first tomb-sweeping day since quake

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Sichuan residents yesterday mourned tens of thousands of quake victims on the first Ching Ming festival since the massive earthquake, amid a delicate calmness carefully managed by the authorities. The government organised a 10,000-strong mass memorial ceremony at the epicentre, Yingxiu county, while a similar but smaller event was held in Chengdu city. Beichuan county, now in ruins ...

  8. Cab Chat

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan While Wong Wun-chi, 50, supports donations to the earthquake victims, he wonders whether more should be done for poor Hongkongers first It is fine to donate HK$10 billion to the mainland to help victims of the Sichuan earthquake ... only if the money is going to the people in need, and not to people who are greedy. HK$10 billion can do a lot of things on the mainland ...

  9. Beijing's openness has raised expectations

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Like many people, I have been shedding quite a few tears watching reports from the Sichuan earthquake of May 12. The scenes of devastation, dead children, grieving families ... in giving and sharing, but also in expecting a new level of accountability. Continued openness will enable Beijing to meet that expectation. Bernard Chan is a member of the Executive Council ...

  10. Banks likely to raise their economic growth forecasts

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Major banks in Hong Kong say they will probably raise their forecasts for economic growth in light of the sharp rebound from Sars and the expected flood of Guangdong tourists taking advantage of an easing of visitor restrictions. Many forecasters had lowe ...




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