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  1. Illegal Vietnamese workers flood delta factories

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Thousands of illegal Vietnamese workers have found work in the Pearl River Delta's factories, thanks to a severe labour shortage and unintended side effects of the mainland's two-year-old Labour Contract Law. Chen Mingdong said his Vi ...

  2. A flood of paper treasures chases anita

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Anita Mui Yim-fong must be smiling down on us after receiving an abundance of tributes from her close friends on Tuesday night. Nicholas Tse Ting-fung (pictured with Anita), William So Wing-hon, manager Marianne Wong and several of Anita' ...

  3. Rainstorm sets off power stoppages

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... hit a tree, setting off a small fire in an electrical switch room. At least one report of flooding was receiving from residents in Wang Toi Shan San Tsuen, Yuen Long. No injuries were ...

  4. Hundreds feared dead in Taiwan as mud and rocks bury village

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... flooding in half a century, and families of victims criticised Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's government yesterday for its handling of the crisis. So far authorities have confirmed ... resort, were damaged by flash floods and mudslides. A six-storey hotel collapsed and slammed into the river during the flash flood. 'All we need is for the authorities to help us find my ...

  5. Reckless logging 'main cause' of mudslide

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... logging the trees for money between 1980 and 1998,' he said. The central government banned the logging of forests after massive flooding along the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River ... had definitely been one of the causes of the devastating flood. 'Forests can absorb a huge amount of water from torrential rain,' Fan said. 'But when the trees are gone, ...

  6. Toxic chemical leak in northeast sparks panic

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... chlorotrimethylsilane, were washed down the flood-swollen river. The Jilin provincial government said chlorotrimethylsilane was highly toxic and could burn the skin and irritate the lungs. When mixed with water ... and a regular check-up after the flooding reports.' Xinhua said the barrels were washed out of the warehouse at the Xin Ya Qiang Chemical Plant, in the city's Yongji county, when ...

  7. On the Rails

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that Shakespeare's Julius Caesar was talking about in the fourth act of the play- a tide which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Now is Black Caviar's flood time and who knows what will happen ...

  8. A ray of hope in the middle of madness

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and scores injured. On the same day, a flash flood tore through a warehouse of a chemical factory in Jilin City, Jilin, and swept into the Songhua River about 7,000 barrels containing flammable ... gripped the nation as it is suffering not only from natural calamities (severe flooding) but also from man-made misfortune (the gas explosion in Nanjing and the chemical leak in Jilin). Some ...

  9. Zijin mine unlikely to resume production for 6 months over leakage

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... impermeable membrane broke under the huge pressure from recent flash floods, he said. Acid and copper-ions-containing chemical waste water leaked into the Ting River about 180 kilometres ... of standards for our pond so that it can withstand future flash floods. We also need to determine whether there were any shortcomings in our management.' Zijin shares rebounded 1.8 per cent ...

  10. It's all in a day's work for mine rescue leader

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... miners still unaccounted for in the flooded pit. The leader of a mine rescue team based in Luan, Shanxi, Wang arrived at the mine on March 30, two days after it flooded, with nine members of his ... 200 metres away, across a shaft flooded to a depth of 4.8 metres. There was only 40 centimetres between the water's surface and the top of the shaft. 'I took off my helmet and got ...




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