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  1. A nation mourns

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong yesterday joined the mainland in country-wide mourning for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half mast on all government buildings yesterday morning, while memorial services were held across the border. In Beijing, all public entertainment was suspended and national flags were flown at half mast. Thousands ...

  2. Japanese expat groups in Hong Kong launch fund-raising events

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be channelled into the relief effort,' he said. The school held a minute's silence yesterday and the school flag was at half mast. Teachers were given time to counsel pupils who might have ... 'We still don't know the number of casualties. We have not yet grasped the magnitude [of the incident].' The consulate said it would lower the Japanese flag to half mast ...

  3. Shattering disaster binds millions in silent solidarity

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thousands of people gathered in Tiananmen Square at daybreak to watch the daily flag-raising ceremony. The national flag was raised, then lowered to half mast to mark the beginning of three days ... their sympathy for their compatriots. In Macau, casinos lowered their flags to half mast. Once the three minutes of silence had ended, crowds in many cities turned an occasion for grief into a show ...

  4. A moment of silence as a nation mourns those lost in Qinghai

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... headquarters in Beijing to crowded rescue tents in Jiegu town, the epicentre, people observed a moment of silence and flags flew at half mast. Public entertainment activities were suspended, online ... of mourners and a flag at half mast created a sombre mood in Xinning Square. At 10am, traffic halted, construction stopped and the only sound to be heard was the wailing of sirens and the blare ...

  5. The nation mourns

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... part. Traffic came to a halt, construction work stopped, stock exchanges ceased trading and flags flew at half mast. The only sound to be heard was the haunting wail of air-raid sirens and car ...

  6. Nation to honour Qinghai victims today

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Mandy Zuo and Fiona Tam China will observe a national mourning today for victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Qinghai a week ago. According to the State Council, national flags will fly at half-mast across the country and in Chinese embassies all over the world. All public entertainment will be halted. In Qinghai, local people will pay a three-minute silent tribute ...

  7. Four mainland police officers to join Haiti peace force

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... campaign to mourn the loss of the eight officers. The Ministry of Public Security, which administers peacekeeping police officers, ordered that flags be lowered to half-mast for three days. When ...

  8. Painful learning process for Hongkongers

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung National and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags flew at half mast. People in classrooms, offices, open areas outside shopping malls, piers and in the government headquarters joined the three-minute silence on Monday to mourn the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. The Jockey Club has cancelled tonight's race meeting. Disneyland postponed its daily ...

  9. Beijing salutes foreign donors and rescuers for their help

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and China-based organisations had lowered their flags to half mast, Mr Qin said. Many have also offered their sympathies at Chinese embassies around the world. 'True affections are only seen ...

  10. Quake donations jump by half in a week to HK$85m

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Maggie Tam and Ada Lee Donations to help victims of the earthquake in Japan have jumped by half in just a week to more than HK$85 million. And more cash gifts are on the way as the people of Hong Kong continue to open their hearts and their wallets. World Vision Hong Kong has raised HK$32 million, the Salvation Army HK$13 million, the Red Cross HK$39 million and Unicef HK$1 ...




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