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  1. Fireworks blast sparks high-level safety drive

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the fireworks business at the port of Sanshui, the mainland's fireworks export gateway. The port handles about 60 per cent of the country's fireworks exports, most of which are produced ...

  2. One dead, two injured in building accident

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the broadcasting stations and answered inquiries from printed media, to clarify that it was not our construction site,' the spokesman said. The 3.5km Disney rail link will be the main gateway to Hong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Over the years, various departments were found to have wasted public funds one way or another. Recently, concerns have been raised that the HK$100 million extra funding for each District ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... exists. It is now known as Shihua district. As part of earthquake reconstruction, Dujiangyan has been turned into China's largest exporter of kiwi fruit. Four years ago, the provincial ... governments had leased most of the district's farmland to large agricultural companies to grow kiwi fruit, and the rest often lay idle because of a lack of irrigation. The kiwi fruit profits went ...

  5. Thousands face winter in makeshift housing

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Some of the displaced victims of the capital's worst rainstorm in 60 years will have to spend the harsh Beijing winter in makeshift homes that the local government is scrambling to build. City authorities have designated 59 areas of the worst-hit Fangshan district for resettlement, and a total of 6,783 prefabricated rooms are currently under ...

  6. 'A killer storm but no one warned us'

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heard there was going to be rain, but we had no idea it could rain so heavily or cause so much damage,' said the 45-year-old farmer from a village in the Fangshan district of Beijing. ... in identifying the bodies. Fangshan district government head Qi Hong also confirmed that the local authorities were revising the death toll. Speaking on state television late on Tuesday, Qi said ...

  7. Victims condemn relief failings

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... those in the outlying Fangshan district, which was the area hardest hit by last weekend's rainstorm the worst in 60 years. Residents said the government had moved too slowly in cleaning up ...

  8. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... passengers at the airport, attention has shifted largely to the worst-hit area, Fangshan district. Meanwhile, many internet users have expressed concern that the actual death toll could be higher ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Cut-out figures of police to cut traffic accidents in northern New Territories

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... may have more of them in other districts," said Tsang. He also said that after the trial, the cut-outs may get "extra shifts" during peak hours. Ng Kwan-sing, chairman of a taxi union, said: "It may be able to deter drivers from outside the district from speeding, but drivers in the district won't be fooled once they get used to them." He also said having ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FIRE SAFETY

    Hawkers to be offered cash to make stalls more fire-resistant

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Council. But he did not specify how much would be available to each hawker. "The major purpose of this project is to improve the environment of the district and the business situation ... their business environment. Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung said it was "better than nothing". Chan said the government should take the opportunity to standardise building ...




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