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  1. Around the nation

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... service Tens of thousands of Beijing commuters were stranded on their way to work on Thursday morning because a 20-metre section of cable from a light-rail line connecting the city centre ... Boss lighters from the workshop in Wenzhou two years ago. City charges 436 people for involvement in corruption SHANGHAI- In the first 11 months of this year, city prosecutors charged 436 ...

  2. Mainland could suffer disaster 'on the same scale as Bhopal'

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the rules were being widely ignored, some observers said. An article in the Southern Weekend newspaper indicated part of the problem was that factories built on the edges of cities and towns in the 1950s and 1960s were now surrounded by residential areas because of urban growth. Stephen Frost, a researcher with City University of Hong Kong, said this had created the potential ...

  3. Shanghai no threat to HK, yet: mayor

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland's premier foreign investment destination has big plans, he says, but it will need our help to realise them Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng likens his city to a child trying to catch up with a 'mature and sophisticated' Hong Kong. Shanghai is decades behind Hong Kong, Mr Han says, playing down suggestions the two cities are competing for top status in China. ...

  4. City briefs

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announced on Wednesday, said Universal Cars, the franchised distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in the city. It said the recall concerned only Mitsubishi Fuso heavy-duty trucks in other countries. ... his new post next Friday. Mr Tang previously served as a deputy district judge as well as being a deputy judge of the High Court. ICAC to sponsor campaign The Independent Commission Against ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourists. They will not just shop, but also visit some of the city's other attractions. Also, with regard to our retail sector, the government must offer help to the hawkers affected ... with the fees. Louis Wong, Tai Kok Tsui ICAC needs to change tack Neville Sarony's article is very timely ('Eyes on the watchmen', December 16). I have often wondered why the Independent ...

  6. Letters

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

    ... then the chance of making a full recovery is as much as 75 per cent. This tragic case shows that, even in the heart of the city, on the ground floor, with easy access, emergency services can't get ... well spent. As we can see from Wednesday's case, sudden cardiac arrest does not only claim old people; all age groups are at risk. Hong Kong is one of the only cities in the world where ...

  7. Queen of the oceans makes first visit to city

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A sumptuous new queen of the seas berthed in Hong Kong yesterday, marking a new era in the city's life as a destination for cruise ships. The Queen Elizabeth, which entered service in October, is one of four new cruise ships to visit the city this year, double the number of last year. Making its maiden call at Ocean Terminal yesterday, as part of its 103-day ...

  8. Our city must remain vigilant on food safety

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of all the places to issue an alert over food safety, Germany is surely the least expected. Yet the country's reputation for having the best standards has not prevented high levels of the carcinogen dioxin from being found in eggs. Hong Kong has join ...

  9. Cities vie for centenary honours but Beijing trumps

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Four cities on the mainland are competing for the honour of leading celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution- Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai. Gaining the title would bring prestige and commercial benefits and attract thousands of visitors during the centenary year. Leading the race is Wuhan, the city where troops of the Qing ...

  10. Lion City sensation Rocket Man gets a good feel of Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Singapore trainer Patrick Shaw wasted no time getting star sprinter Rocket Man out of his box at Sha Tin and onto the training track yesterday. The gelding only arrived on Sunday morning and Rocket Man wasn't out to do anything spectacula ...




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