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  1. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain that hit Tianjin yesterday unleashed severe flooding and paralysed traffic, although there were no reports of fatalities. Unlike in Beijing, residents said they had received government warnings on their mobile ...

  2. Traffic chaos averted despite road closures

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong Island was spared the traffic chaos expected when guests and staff of the Metropark Hotel ended their quarantine last night. Roads surrounding the Wan Chai hotel, including the eastbound lanes of Hennessy Road and parts of Fenwick Street and Lockhart Road, were closed from 4.30pm, four hours before the week-long quarantine order was lifted. Iron railings were ...

  3. Chao Lake hit by algal bloom again, despite cleanup efforts

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Chao Lake, China's fifth-largest freshwater lake, is turning bright green under yet another algal bloom despite government efforts to clean it up last year. Xinhua ... It was impossible to clean up the lake in the short term, he said. Both Chao Lake and Tai Lake in Jiangsu province were hit by outbreaks last summer, choking off drinking-water supplies to millions ...

  4. Weather chaos reveals flawed disaster planning

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suffered as a result. Other questions include whether the chaos at railway stations could have been better managed. Overcrowded stations and trains are not unusual at this time of the year. ...

  5. Wen acts as cold spell brings chaos

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... provinces, with millions stranded in train stations across the country. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday chaired a State Council meeting and ordered urgent steps to resolve the transport chaos and keep ...

  6. Fog brings air, road travel chaos

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a large number of flights to the affected areas to take off. The air chaos comes just after a statement from Li Jiaxiang , newly appointed chief of the General Administration of Civil Aviation ...

  7. Wild weather and power chaos bring flawed strategy to surface

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The mainland's coal, power and transportation shortages provide the latest example of the quandary Beijing still faces after three decades of economic reform. The root cause of the mess lies in the central government's half-baked effort ...

  8. Grin and bear it

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Children smile as they take in the Buddy Bears exhibition at Victoria Park. Painted by artists from around the world, the 120 bears symbolise world peace and understanding. Twelve bears adorned by local artists, including Kan Tai-keung and Gigi Leung Wing-kei, are on display. The exhibition is part of a world tour and runs daily until June 27. ...

  9. Traffic chaos continues in aftermath of downpours

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Heavy downpours at the weekend were still playing havoc with traffic yesterday, with one Kowloon-bound lane of Lion Rock Tunnel Road closed last night due to muddy water flowing down a slope. The closure resulted in serious traffic jams, wi ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thick smog closes airports and highways across China

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Highways closed and flights cancelled as Beijing records extremely high levels of air pollution Thick smog causes road, air chaos Update : As of 11:00am ... of China yesterday, causing traffic chaos on highways and disruptions at airports. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said satellite images showed smog covering an area of 1.3 million square ...




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