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  1. Food fight to resume after flood

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok As I trudged out of the Bangkok floods last week, one of the sights that struck me was that of a chap of modest means wading through the waters, pulling ... It was a reminder of how seriously Thais take their food. Floods might take your home, your car, even your livelihood, but no natural disaster is going to come between a Thai and his favourite snack. During ...

  2. Floods cause chaos

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Karen Lee Bracher What happened? Flooding has inundated tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals, causing death and homelessness in a city of 12 million people. Authorities have cut off their electricity and water supply. Where and when did the floods occur? Since Thursday, incessant rain over Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the hills to the south have ...

  3. The water margin

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the highest risk- in terms of its population and assets- from flooding, followed by Shanghai, Tianjin, Ningbo and Qingdao. Hong Kong ranks ninth in terms of the amount of assets exposed to potential coastal flooding, ahead of Ningbo and Qingdao. This should not surprise us because these are the country's main coastal cities and ports. However, it is sobering to juxtapose populations ...

  4. New satellite centre helps predict natural disasters

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Zhuang Pinghui A remote sensing station which uses satellite information will help predict severe flooding and landslides in Hong Kong, southern China and neighbouring ... will be fully operational next year. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. As well as predicting natural disasters like floods and landslides which plague the mainland and other parts of Asia, ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they had revoked Yi Chin's licence and would help the tourists return. Lawrence Chung Five killed in Hunan floods Torrential rain in southeastern Hunan province has triggered flooding along the middle and lower reaches of the Xiang River, killing at least five people and leaving seven missing, Xinhua reported. The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Office said several counties along ...

  6. There still must be room for safety

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... but a line has to be drawn between what is right and wrong. Free markets are supposed to get balances right, although there are times when they need help. Now is one of those occasions. The flood ...

  7. Beijing polishing image in Africa

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as taking away opportunities and flooding markets with cheap goods. They are accused of destroying the environment, disregarding safety rules and worsening corruption. That creates dangers ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on agricultural trade as well as discuss co-operation in water resources management and flood prevention projects. Report highlights effect of minimum wage on poor Oxfam Hong Kong announces the results ...

  9. Job requires a verdant touch

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to is a retrofitting and greening scheme she undertook in Sai Kung, which involved covering a nullah running through the town to create a new tree-lined public space. Greening of the Tai Hang Tung flood ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ip-chun, Tai Po Management of Thai flood crisis flawed I do not think the Thai government has done its best to protect those people affected by the country's worst floods in half a century. ... critical and the flood water threatened Bangkok. Humans seem to be helpless when faced with these forces of nature. Chan Pak-hei, Ma On Shan Retraining can help hawkers This year's high ...




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