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  1. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... accidents- complied with established practices and guidelines. They have no plans to add new safety measures at this time. However, Lo Kok-keung, from Polytechnic University's department ... roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... for plastic bottles. Professor Rudolph Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological sciences, said the pellets were unlikely to have a disastrous effect. Similarly, ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches- and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks ...

  3. University student arrested in connection with crash

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has had an impact on Shenzhen-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD's share price, which has fallen by nearly 3 per cent on the mainland and more than 7 per cent in Hong Kong since ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Shenzhen police have arrested a university student suspected of helping a drunk driver flee the scene of a crash on May 26 that caused an electric taxi ...

  4. University students raise HK$20,000 for needy Africans

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students fasted for 12 hours to experience hunger during a charity event they organised to raise funds for people in Africa last month. ... comforts, while people in Swaziland suffer from drought, hunger and disease every day. The students helped raise funds to support the work of World Vision of Hong Kong, which helps the needy ...

  5. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the make-up of the investigative unit smacks of an official self-investigation, and therefore lacks street credibility. In Hong Kong, it is common to hold an independent inquiry after an incident. The demand for something similar is now coming not just from Hong Kong people, but also from mainlanders. One law professor at Peking University has called for the setting up of a committee ...

  6. IT bedlam highlights need for backup in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... in information systems at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 'People have forgotten alternative communication means by satellite. There is the cost factor. But telecoms companies ... Joshua But and Audrey Parwani The earthquake damage to submarine cables off Taiwan highlighted the vulnerability of Hong Kong's broadband networks, leaving providers with few ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... was Candy Law Suk-ling and her daughter Katie, who is Tsui's age. "Even though Hong Kong is just a small city, I've really felt that everyone was united in the face of disaster," ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...




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