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  1. At least 21 die as bus plummets from Ting Kau bridge

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Last updated at 6.50pm: At least 21 people were killed and 20 injured when a bus skidded off Tuen Mun Road near Ting Kau bridge around 6.35am, the Government confirmed on Thursday afternoon. The double-decker 265M KMB bus was fully loaded when it plunged ...

  2. Incorrect announcement blamed for stampede death

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Rail ministry accused of misleading stranded travellers Authorities have blamed 'excessively optimistic information' provided by the railway ministry for a stampede of stranded passengers at Guangzhou railway station that left at least one person dead. Police confirmed that Li Hongxia , a teenage migrant worker from Hubei employed by a Guangzhou-based watchmaker, ...

  3. Province braces for checks on food safety

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Guangdong kept in dark on inspections Vice-Premier Wu Yi arrived in Guangdong yesterday to oversee two days of 'secret' spot checks on food safety throughout the province, according to local officials and sources. Ms Wu, who rebuked visiting Eur ...

  4. Officials alarmed at Guangdong's vanishing fish

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Senior Guangdong fisheries officials have warned that the excessive exploitation of the province's maritime resources could lead to disaster, according to mainland media reports. Guangdong Provincial Oceanic and Fishery Administration director Li Zhu ...

  5. Wen acts as cold spell brings chaos

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing, Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou and Zhuang Pinghui Millions stranded on railways, traffic halted, power supplies hit The mainland is facing the most serious transport and power supply crisis in decades as millions of travellers head home for the Lunar New Year. A prolonged cold spell and heavy snowfalls have brought traffic to a virtual standstill in eight ...

  6. First food safety law will punish lax officials

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Ivan Zhai Guangdong action to raise product quality Guangdong officials will be punished for any serious food safety incident under the first ever food safety law enacted on the mainland amid growing concerns about the quality of its products. The law, passed by the Standing Committee of the Guangdong People's Congress on Saturday, will impose tough penalties on food ...

  7. Schoolboys drown swimming home

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Two teenage brothers in Heyuan, Guangdong, drowned while trying to swim home from school on Friday, a year after a new bridge- the only link between the school and their village- collapsed. Juxing villagers found the body of 18-year-old Zeng Haisheng on Sunday and were continuing to search for the body of Zeng Desheng, 17, the Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday. Zeng ...

  8. Nine hurt in Kowloon Tong crash

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Nine people were injured when a minibus rammed into the back of a truck parked at a roadworks site in Waterloo Road in Kowloon Tong at 2.30am. Three people working in front of the truck, the minibus driver and his five passengers were hurt. The driver, 54, and one of the three workers, 40, were in serious condition. The others were discharged. ...

  9. Tong's paper trail

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A prodigious writer, 43-year-old Su Tong already has 20 novels to his name. Among the best-known are: Wives and Concubines (1990): Set in 1930s China, the tale of Lotus, a young woman who's forced to become a rich man's concubine after her father dies, was adapted by Zhang Yimou as Raise the Red Lantern. Blush (1992): The intertwined lives of two best friends ...

  10. Police probe fatal Kwun Tong crash

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.55pm: Police are investigating a traffic accident in which a 77-year-old man was killed in Kwun Tong on Tuesday morning. A spokesman said the accident occurred about 5.45am. A bus reportedly knocked the man down when it was turning into Kwun Tong Road from Hong Ning Road. The man was seriously injured and sent to United Christian Hospital. He ...




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