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  1. Escalator firm to blame for tragedy in subway

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was seriously flawed. It said the maximum load in motion was not verified when the original two-motor design was changed to a one-motor design, Xinhua reported, citing the findings of a bureau investigation panel. The report said a bolt broke, causing the drive chain in the escalator's motor to fall off, leading to the sudden reversal. An auxiliary brake also failed to function properly. ...

  2. Safety roadblock for new-energy cars

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the increasing demand. Last year, an electric car, with no one inside, produced by small mainland firm Hawtai Motor, suddenly caught fire on a roadside in Hangzhou. Separately, two General Motors ...

  3. Hassle? What hassle?

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Joshua But The drivers' union apologised for the inconvenience caused to passengers as a result of yesterday's industrial action but commuters said there was none of the chaos that was predicted. Traffic in Wan Chai and Mongkok remained generally smooth during the union's work-to-rule protest between 10am and noon. Motor Transport Workers General Union ...

  4. Car crazy China must keep eye on the road

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... culture is also flourishing, with drive-in cinemas opening up, thousands flocking to motor shows, and Shanghai preparing to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. But there is at least one statistic which ... cent of all road deaths. In the first 10 months of this year, 85,600 people lost their lives in 566,000 motor accidents. While the statistics make grim reading, they will come as no surprise ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PICC shares retreat on motor insurance losses Shares of PICC Property and Casualty closed down 1.96 per cent at HK$12.02 yesterday after the insurer announced that operating and accumulated losses in the compulsory motor insurance sector for the year to June hit 1.03 billion yuan. Jasmine Wang ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... [Ratings] agencies were one of the motors of the crisis in 2008. Are they becoming a motor in the current crisis? European central banker Christian Noyer The management was rotten to the core and contaminated what was around it A panel report on an accounting scandal at Olympus, referring to executives including former chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa (pictured) who resigned last ...

  7. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... time around the long school holidays, we see a big increase in the hiring of private vans with a cross-border licence,' said Yang, deputy general manager of Shenzhen-based B & B Motor ...

  8. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... earthquake] definitely had an impact on the economy... jobs related to agriculture and motor vehicles were lost in the northeast, but there is a chance that the number of positions related ... dropped 61 per cent year on year to 36,300. Takada said it would be difficult for figures to return to normal in coming months. Meanwhile, consul general Yuji Kumamaru reassured the public ...

  9. Spirit aplenty, but where's the plan?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on with life. But six weeks later, the big motor companies are only just announcing plans to get back to half-time work and don't expect to be at full capacity until at least October because of power cuts and damage to parts suppliers. Global supply chains have been interrupted and companies like Apple, Ericsson and General Motors have suffered shortages of supplies from Japan. Inside ...

  10. Six hurt as bus and coach collide

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Six people suffered minor injuries in a collision between a Kowloon Motor Bus vehicle and a coach in Mei Tin Road, Sha Tin. The three men and three women, aged between 55 and 79, comprised the bus driver and passengers of the two vehicles. They were treated at Prince of Wales Hospital. ...




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