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  1. Light rail link planned to boost spur line

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The authorities are considering building a light rail to link the underused Lok Ma Chau Spur Line with the development zone on the Shenzhen River, in an effort ... minutes on the Shenzhen metro to reach the city centre. 'Only passengers living in the New Territories will use the spur line,' said Albert Lai Kwong-tak, an engineer who has been ...

  2. 30pc of Guangdong school buildings not up to scratch

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Up to 30 per cent of school buildings in Guangdong fail to meet national standards for earthquake resistance. An inspection still under way had found at least 110,000, at more than 34,000 schools, did not make the grade, the official Nanfang Daily newspaper reported yesterday. Most were in the least developed parts of the province, including Chaozhou, ...

  3. Leo Houlding

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai LEAVE NO TRACE I've always felt that style is more important than success [in climbing]. I'd rather fail in good style than 'succeed' [i.e. get to the top] by unfair means. Ultimately, if you have enough rope and bolts, you can climb anything. People ['aid climb'] with power drills; they leave bolts and they fix ropes so that if ever ...

  4. Guangzhou victim pleads for privacy

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A swine flu patient in Guangzhou pleaded with local media to stop digging up personal information and respect his privacy. The patient, whose family name is Yang, was the mainland's fourth confirmed case. He contracted the virus when he visited the US this month. Although the government only released the 59-year-old's last name and age, local newspapers have ...

  5. Grace Gabriel

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai MIGRATION PATTERN I was born in China and grew up in different places- Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai and Harbin. My parents were university professors; one of them was teaching in the south, one of them was working in the north, so I travelled a lot. I loved animals even when I was little; of course, that was only reflected in companion animals- dogs and cats. My first cat ...

  6. Demolitions make it impossible to solve collapses, planner says

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The impact of rescue efforts on much of the earthquake disaster zone in Sichuan had made it all but impossible to find out why so many buildings collapsed, an official said yesterday. Tang Kai, head of city planning at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, was speaking at a press conference to discuss the rebuilding efforts. Determining ...

  7. Armanda Da Roza

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai SPEAKING OF TUNGS My family was from Shanghai. I'm half-Chinese, half-Portuguese, and grew up in Hong Kong, studying briefly in Venezuela. I grew up a Christian and like most local people who went to a Catholic school, [I was taught] to help the poor. I trained to be an administrator and from 1998 to 2003, I was social secretary to chief executive Tung Chee-hwa ...

  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: role models Now the holidays are over and the interns have gone back to universities around the world, things have quietened down at the clinic. No strings of questions from curious minds, no more explaining everything I do. But I will miss ...

  9. Cross-strait talks to be held every six months

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Negotiations will become a regular exchange Cross-strait talks between the two semi-official organisations representing the mainland and Taiwan will be held every six months, the island's top envoy for handling ties with Beijing revealed yesterday. The high-level negotiations will, therefore, become a regular exchange for the first time. Chiang ...

  10. 50b yuan for river cleanup

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangzhou will spend nearly 50 billion yuan (HK$56.66 billion) on cleaning up the Pearl River and its tributaries by mid-2010, in time for the Asian Games that November. Zhang Hu, director of the Guangzhou municipal bureau of water affairs, said the city government would clean up 121 rivers with a total length of 388km in 18 months. It would order ...




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