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  1. Two detained for internet claims over yellow cloud

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com Two men have been detained in Wuhan for spreading rumours online that an unusual yellowish haze enveloping most of the city on Monday was generated by a furnace explosion or leak from a chemical plant. Authorities insist ...

  2. Details of risky trees to be put on the internet

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government will make public the location and health problems of risky trees following a second fatal accident early this week. The Development Bureau is stepping up its management of trees after an office set up in March for the purpose was ...

  3. Internet petition catches the eye of Premier Wen

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... letter on major internet hubs this month after their written complaint to the county government fell on deaf ears. They complained that many county residents had developed thyroid-related diseases after chemical factories discharged poisonous waste into local rivers. The internet petition was signed by at least 1,400 people whose family members had been diagnosed with thyroid ...

  4. Twitchers enjoy watching the birdie

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the peak season for bird watching in Hong Kong drawing to a close, there is still time to visit the Mai Po nature reserve and enjoy the variety of migratory birds that have been spending winter there. A growing number of 'twitchers' from ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese internet users have attacked a British newspaper’s claim that the Chinese should swap chopsticks for knives and forks, calling it a cultural ... government to charge for disposable tableware. “Just like plastic bags, the problem can be solved easily,” one user said. Some internet users raised the issue of sanitisation, arguing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposing barbecue ban to ease smog is at least an admission of problem

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... recently. But timing has not been matched by execution, with the feedback from internet users including scathing comments that it is "empty talk", that "we are not fools like some ... the smog will be easily controlled after a barbecue ban?" one internet user asked. Some online comments suggested that the ministry was targeting average citizens because it could not come up ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... told to reduce firework displays, people took to the internet to complain. “Fireworks are the straw that broke the camel’s back. What’s really behind the air pollution were vehicles and factories. Cracking down on firework displays is only an environmental protection campaign, nothing more,” one internet user said online. Beijing’s air quality has frequently made headlines ...

  8. Wired society

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disruption of the internet caused by Tuesday's earthquake off Taiwan left people in Hong Kong facing the question: what would we do without it? How has the Net changed your life? Write to us ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in Kunming against the production of paraxylene (PX), a chemical used in making fabrics and plastic bottles, at the planned plant. Organisers have taken to the internet to call for the next protest ...

  10. Wife of jailed Nobel laureate in contact

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The wife of China's imprisoned pro-democracy activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo reportedly contacted the outside world briefly via the internet, the first time ... to confinement. People close to her said Liu was suddenly heard speaking on the internet late on Thursday but it was disrupted. Later, using a chat function, Liu said every family member of her husband ...




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