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  1. Shanghai officials pass the typhoon test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Ho Shanghai's preparedness to face a typhoon that smashed into eastern China this week has reinforced the financial centre's reputation as the mainland's most ... southern neighbour Ningbo in Zhejiang. Heavy rain fell intermittently on Wednesday, but that was enough to inundate 400 roads in Shanghai's city centre. High water levels were recorded in many ...

  2. High-speed railway safety probe amid crackdown

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a State Council circular on Sunday, follows a rocky first few weeks for the high-profile link between the capital and the mainland's financial centre. Extensive disruptions occurred three ...

  3. Construction projects keep losing ground

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... on China's financial centre. Shanghai aims to boost state spending to a record high this year, investing 115 billion yuan (HK$108 billion) on infrastructure alone, by speeding up or bringing forward ...

  4. letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'non-intervention' policy, which is why it has become a well known financial centre. Tiffany Yu Yik-tung, Leung Shek Chee College We can all make a difference How can I make an impact on the world? What ...

  5. Food safety centre 'can do more'

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The new Food Safety Centre needs more resources to be more effective in protecting consumers against tainted products, legislators said. They aired their concerns yesterday after being told that the centre, set up after contamination scares involving food imported from the mainland, would hold 2,000 more tests each year than the 61,000 handled previously. Site visits ...

  6. Why everyone ignores financial 'quake' signs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on your watch. It is the head of the Japan Meteorological Agency and he has bad news. He tells you that the arrays of precision sensors operated by the agency's Earthquake Prediction Centre ... or to evacuation points. There could be panic, stampedes, crushes. The financial costs would be severe. Shutting Tokyo's businesses for just a single day would cost Japan more than US$5 billion ...

  7. Due care

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be plugged. It is understandable why so many centres don't want to be defined as a school: obtaining the licence is a huge logistical, financial and operational nightmare. It can take more than ... residential buildings that have partitioned flats, it's worth noting that children are often not at home. Instead, when they are not in school, they are at tutorial centres, ballet classes, arts ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for first five months of year The government registered a deficit of HK$1.7 billion in the first five months of the financial year. Government spending from April to August hit HK$129.8 billion, while revenue was to HK$128.1 billion. Officials said the deficit was normal because most revenue, such as salary and profits taxes, would not be received until towards the end of the financial ...

  9. News - China

    Red Cross slated over Baoxing quake relief canvassing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 08:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... struck by the 7.0-magnitude Yaan earthquake. Financial news magazine CBN Weekly reporters took photographs of a Red Cross booth in Baoxing county and published them on an official account ... that reads, “Baoxing county Red Cross: 4.20 earthquake disaster relief donation booth.” The CBN Weekly post said, “Setting up donation boxes to solicit money at the centre of the rescue operation ...

  10. Twin typhoons set to batter mainland

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... people to flee their homes. Most schools and businesses were closed, and financial markets halted trading. More than 250 domestic and international flights, including some to and from Hong Kong and Japan, were cancelled or delayed. Rail traffic was also paralysed across most of the island due to rising floodwaters, the island's Central Emergency Operation Centre said. Television ...




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