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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 ...

  4. Oil spills a threat to marine biodiversity

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Administration's North China Sea Branch said the first spill occurred after an accident on the B platform of the Peng Lai 19-3 field on June 4. A few days later, another accident hit platform C, nearby. ... of the leaks, what caused the accidents, the size of the area affected and the short-term environmental impact, the official said. The Peng Lai 19-3 oilfield is operated by US energy company ...

  5. Watchdog hits out at mine collusion

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and must be stamped out, the central government's safety watchdog said yesterday. Li Yizhong, director of the State Administration of Work Safety Supervision, said those responsible ... and left 24 injured. Mr Li said that even though the death toll did not qualify the blast as a 'big' accident, it was still deplorable. He said the watchdog had ordered the mine to stop ...

  6. News - China

    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. Soul-searching urged over poor safety record

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The death of more than 100 miners in a mine blast in Shanxi province has raised further questions about the disastrous safety record of the mainland's coal mining industry. ... A private contractor was allowed to mine in a prohibited area at the colliery, although the exact cause of the accident is still being investigated. Refusing to comment on the disaster, Peng Yujing, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Coal shortages lead to Shanxi plant closures

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... on the overloading of toll roads and reduced transport capacity due to snow storms, Shanxi Electric said. The revelation comes after confirmation by China Southern Power Grid vice-president Xiao Peng last ... million tonnes or less by 2010, accounting for 8 per cent of national output, State Administration of Coal Mine Safety chief Li Yizhong (below) said in Beijing yesterday. The move would see ...

  10. 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 ...




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