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  1. Cathay in search of 1,200 new cabin crew

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Airlines across Asia are enjoying remarkable growth after recovering from the Sars crisis in 2003 when passenger numbers plunged. Many have expanded their routes and invested in state-of-the-art aircraft technology. Add to this the proliferation of start- ...

  2. Blast flattens karaoke, killing 25

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... At least 25 people, most of them revellers at a crowded karaoke bar, were killed and dozens injured, when a powerful explosion destroyed a two-storey building in northeastern China, Xinhua reported. Witnesses said most of those killed at the privately own ...

  3. Floods, landslides kill 38

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... At least 38 people have died and another 15 are missing following floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain in four mainland provinces since Friday. Quoting the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Xinhua said floods had affected more than 9.36 million peop ...


    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Although stacks of fake cash are burnt as offerings to ancestors during the Ching Ming Festival, the practice isn't costly- until a careless visitor starts a hill fire. Last year, there were 55 hill fires on Ching Ming. But, according to a Fire Services Department spokesman, there were also 34 the day before. The Security Bureau doesn't keep a tally, ...

  5. Man claims ICAC deputy left him paralysed

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A lawsuit accuses Daniel Li Ming-chak of negligent driving at the time of the accident in Causeway Bay in August 2009 and demands he pay unspecified damages to the alleged victim, Tsoi Kin-wah, 48. ... of damages is being claimed. Li confirmed he had a traffic accident in 2009 and that police did not charge him, but he refused to disclose details due to legal proceedings. He told the South China ...

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    Huge blast at quarry in Guangdong kills at least nine

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Huge blast at quarry kills at least nine A massive explosion at a quarry site in Guangdong yesterday killed at least nine people and shook buildings several kilometres away. At least one person was still missing from blast, which occurred around 2.30pm in Wangbu township, Yingde, Xinhua reported. Officials in the city, 110 kilometres north of Guangzhou, ...

  7. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing authorities last night more than doubled the official death toll from last weekend's devastating storm in the capital to 77, following days of mounting public calls for a more accurate count of those killed. The belated update was the first since Sunday, when it was said 37 had been killed. However, the government maintained its strict ...

  8. Newspaper flood report upsets city officials

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A leading newspaper that ran an investigative report on Beijing's recent deadly floods has been accused by the city's authorities of 'violating press regulations' and now faces the risk of its operations being suspended. The city's cultural enforcement agency yesterday raided the Economic Observer's headquarters ...

  9. News - China

    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 09:40am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang said all efforts must be put into rescuing victims to limit the death toll. After arriving at the disaster zone by helicopter, Li directed earthquake relief efforts from a plaza in Longmen township in Lushan, Xinhua said. Li asked that a road be opened to Baoxing county, one of the most affected by the earthquake, and that rescuers “act ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of a two-year-old girl, Li Daiqin, said: "Every demand in terms of materials was met." Li lost a one-year-old daughter in the quake. "Everyone said my daughter was as beautiful as a doll ...




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