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  1. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... But Shihua residents say life in their new flats is not as easy as outsiders might think, with many saying they preferred life in their squalid hillside cottages. Zhou Youcheng, 43, said local ... "All in all, we peasants simply don't find that life in multi-storey flats suits us, even though as quake victims we were basically given our new homes for free," Zhou added. When ...

  2. A life saved during Typhoon Vicente by teams of dedicated, unsung heroes

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... should be thankful for pilots, policemen and firemen during the typhoon, I felt compelled to share my story. What he pointed out was very true. My life was kept safe by some of these unsung ... public hospitals (and police and firemen for clearing the roads) for saving my life. Evon Ho-Wyllie, Mid-Levels ...

  3. Capital airs life ban for breaches of food safety law

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... re-entering the industry. And it proposed people convicted of food safety crimes be banned from the industry for life. At present they are only banned from being in charge of, or the legal ...

  4. Quake zone comes back to life

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Sichuan province says it has virtually completed reconstruction work after a devastating earthquake almost four years ago- at a total cost of 1.7 trillion yuan (HK$2.09 trillion). At a State Council press conference ...

  5. Indians' disregard for human life all too evident

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that are death traps, why should you care about other people's welfare? The crux is that Indians do not value human life. The latest tragedy, in which scores of people died after drinking toxic ...

  6. All too common disasters are a sad reality of life

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem Another day, another disaster- it often seems that way on the mainland. Floods, chemical spills, major fires and mine collapses occur with such regularity, it is hard not to become numb to the news. Little wonder, then, that Tuesday's crash ...

  7. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on ...

  8. Infection claims life of 53rd victim

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A 49-year-old man with diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea became the city's 53rd casualty of swine flu. He was admitted to United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong on December 22 with fever and flu symptoms. He was transferred to intensi ...

  9. Sars becomes HK insurers' second-biggest catastrophe

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) survey showed 72 life-insurance claims were made for Sars victims, amounting to $101.45 million. Some policyholders held several policies. There were also 372 ... the past two years. In the case of Sars, however, Mr Lau believes higher premiums will not ensue in Hong Kong as life policies are mainly related to the mortality trend. Insurance Commissioner ...

  10. Company profile- China Life

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Principal activities at China Life Insurance are the provision of individual and group life insurance, accident and health insurance, and asset management. Operations are carried out in China. ...




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