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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... "We're not yet married, but I will follow this man for the rest of my life." A smiling little girl who suffered head wounds became famous overnight after a police officer uploaded her photo ...

  2. Japanese students risk life for audition

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Keith Lau Officials of the Asian Youth Orchestra were holding auditions in Tokyo when the quake hit. The orchestra's general manager Keith Lau said: 'We were in our room on the 27th floor of the Tokyo Hilton when the quake struck, followed an ho ...

  3. The spice of life

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... Tim Pile 'You can't get a suntan in Europe during winter. Not many people know that.' Mike takes a break from washing the bugs off his windscreen and continues with the air of a meteorologist summarising weather patterns across the continen ...

  4. Visitors from across strait give Grand Hotel new lease on life

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Visitors from the mainland have overtaken the Japanese as the main guests of the most famous hotel in Taiwan, pushing the occupancy rate to more than 75 per cent and enabling it to turn a profit this year. The 487-room Grand Hotel, which ...

  5. Star's life as dramatic as his movies

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Jet Li's own life is as dramatic as his films. He was born into a modest family in Beijing in April 1963, the youngest of two boys and two girls. His father died when he was two, leaving the family to survive on its own. When he was attending a martial arts course at school at the age of eight, teachers spotted his talents and invited him to join ...

  6. New life blossoms in a shattered landscape refashioned by hope

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... snacks dotted the paths. Brand new sturdy houses, some front doors still adorned with red-draped good luck signs, lined the new streets of the village. Looking at the bustling daily life ... in Qingquan, pushing its population to 2,344. Liang Kaiquan , 61, was among those who started a new life in the new Qingquan village. 'My old house [uphill] was built in the 1970s. I'd lived ...

  7. 'King of the south' looking at life in jail

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Chen Shaoji, known as the 'King of South China' for his long-standing clout in Guangdong, was given a suspended death sentence yesterday. Such sentences, which in this case was suspended for two years, are usually commuted to life imprisonment for good behaviour. The Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People's Court said in a verdict issued yesterday morning ...

  8. Heroes who can lead us to a meaningful life

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... at an orphanage where he was a volunteer worker, was by no means a household name. His life, until a decade ago, was unremarkable. In an attempt to find out more about his background, I looked through 10 ... people, an aftershock struck and he was buried in the debris. Little known in life, in death his achievements are now recognised. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said Wong's 'brave ...

  9. Web patrol with a real-life Big Brother

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thought police who patrol for thought criminals are no longer just the stuff of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984. A growing army of tech-savvy police officers on the mainland patrol cyberspace around the clock, gaining instant k ...

  10. Grim photos spark debate

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insulating them from all portrayals of the miseries of life. What do you think about these two photographs? Have they upset you? Do you think they suitably illustrate the two disasters? C K Lau ...




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