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  1. Tribute to quake victims

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

    ... Staff writer People all across China paused to pay their respects to those killed in last week's earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for those who died. In Hong Kong, government officials, the stock exchange and students observed a minute's silence. The body of Hong Kong quake hero Wong Fuk-wing was returned ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. Planned wind farm to use green technology

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Power, which plans to spend HK$70 million to put up a data mast off Clear Water Bay to collect necessary information for its future sea-based wind farm. The data mast- powered by solar panels- ... the data mast. The technology is unique to oil drilling and has never been used in offshore wind farms. It allows engineers to build the mast and avoid any dredging or drilling of the seabed, ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef loses half its coral to storms, warming and starfish

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Barrier Reef loses half coral since 1985 Coral cover along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has shrunk by half since 1985 as storms, warmer seas and starfish ... of the world's corals had already died and that many more would be lost by 2050 as carbon-dioxide emissions make waters more acidic and push global temperatures higher. "This loss of over half ...

  7. 6.6b yuan of wind power blown away in first half

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in this year's first half due to chronic power grid capacity shortages, says the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. In a report documenting the results of a survey on the industry's ... recorded in the first half of 2010. They include the northeast, northern and northwest regions, which together accounted for 87.7 per cent of the nation's total wind power generating capacity. ...

  8. Floods kill eight, affect half a million

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Heavy rain and flooding has hit many parts of Guangdong, claiming eight lives and causing direct economic losses estimated at more than 700 million yuan (HK$860 million) since Thursday. Thirty-four counties and cities have been battered by rainstorms and more than half a million people affected, the province's Emergency Management Office ...

  9. Rebuilding is the best tribute to quake victims

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quake-proof buildings must come to fruition. As we observe a minute's silence today, take part in ceremonies or see flags at half mast, we will think of the tragedy that has befallen Yushu. ...

  10. Half Shenzhen's buses to be electric or hybrid

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... half of their vehicles with electric or hybrid ones, as the cost is too high. Without abundant government subsidies, it could take a decade for Hong Kong's bus companies to replace half ... received a one million yuan (HK$1.22 million) subsidy since 2010, half from the central government and half from Shenzhen's. Subsidies for hybrid buses have increased from 300,000 to 600,000 ...




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