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  1. Too much wonderment at newest wonder

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai The world's longest sea bridge, proudly unveiled in Hangzhou on Friday, has turned into a headache for traffic police struggling to stop drivers getting out of their cars in the middle to take photos or relieve themselves. The opening of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, seen as a symbol of China's mastery of world-class engineering, has been marred by traffic ...

  2. Hopes Lake Tai cleanup will cut down algal bloom

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Nanjing Blue-green algae will reappear in Lake Tai this summer, but residents of Wuxi expect it will be less severe after government efforts to clean up pollutants. And the fiasco that forced millions of residents to rely on bottled water last year will not be repeated because a freshwater supply from the Yangtze River is now available, with construction work ...

  3. In frozen city, they dream of a shower

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Millions in Chenzhou are struggling in a city almost paralysed by ice and snowstorms, reports Chloe Lai Without heat, light or power for nine days, Chenzhou in Hunan is close to the edge Some queue an hour at a fire hydrant. Others can't bear the wait in the cold and melt snow from their roof. In Chenzhou , where snowstorms knocked out the electricity nine days ago, water ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Fuming drivers' fumes undermine electric vehicle drive We don't like to seem churlish. But much as we approve of the government efforts to promote the use of electric vehicles in Hong Kong, the outcome of its event on Thursday was at ...

  5. Minibus driver jailed for killing pedestrian

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu A minibus driver who hit and killed a woman on a pedestrian crossing was jailed for 21/2 years. Lai Kwok-chuen, 67, who had been a driver for 40 years and had been voted the best minibus driver one year, was also banned from driving for five years. Lai had earlier pleaded guilty in the District Court to dangerous driving causing the death of Chan Chui-fong, 37, ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn HK authorities clearly out of touch with reality Hong Kong's TVB Pearl report over the weekend shed a little light on the thinking behind the Security Bureau's obdurate insistence in maintaining a black alert for the Philippines, whi ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... daily danger A former colleague of Lai See's was recently in Hong Kong to give some presentations on macroeconomic issues and policy reforms in China. After one presentation, ... about. sugar bullets Lai See is somewhat inured to entreaties of great opportunity but enjoyed this: A correspondent from Nigeria tells us that we have been nominated to receive US$30 million, ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... woman jumps from flat A 31-year-old woman died after leaping out of a window in her flat in Lai King Hill Road, Lai Chi Kok, about 11am. The woman was certified dead by ambulancemen at the scene. ...

  9. McDonald's delivery worker hurt in crash

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A McDonald's delivery worker was injured when his motorcycle and a taxi collided in Kwai Chung. The 28-year-old man was heading uphill on Wah King Hill Road when he lost control of the motorbike and hit a taxi near Wonderland Villas at 1.50 ...

  10. Blaze survivor's tragic awakening

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Lai Hok-man woke in hospital yesterday to be told that his pregnant wife and two sons had perished in Wednesday's tenement block fire in Ma Tau Wai. Lai, 55, was unconscious and suffering from severe burns when he was rescued from the fire and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A workmate who visited him after he regained consciousness said Lai had thought his ...




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