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  1. Bridge collapse charges pending

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Officials in charge of road construction in Xiangxi prefecture, Hunan province, will face criminal charges in connection with a major bridge collapse in Fenghuang county ... The collapse of the 328-metre arched stone bridge once again underscored rampant disregard for quality control and work safety in key infrastructure construction. The bridge, which collapsed two weeks ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'unacceptable' New World Development managing director Henry Cheng Kar-shun said recovery of construction costs of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge in 36-1/2 years was 'absolutely unacceptable ... chief defends budget Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah rejected criticism that his budget speech did little to prioritise the fight against air pollution. Harbour activist Paul Zimmerman ...

  3. Crackdown on devious contractors

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they needed to realise the contractors involved in various wage disputes were potential offenders. The cross-department database on contractors would bridge the inter-departmental information gap. ... 'The role of government officials has changed from doing the task themselves, to managing the contractors. They may have little knowledge in this area and are learning as they go along,' ...

  4. Mentors, not tutors

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Besides, it makes little sense to teach in Cantonese for the first three years of junior secondary school only to revert to English in the fourth year. The problems thus created are neither ... creatively, code switching offers rich pedagogic possibilities, and bridges cultural chasms. Through it all, no one has ever questioned whether the wrong kind of English has been taught, or is taught ...

  5. letters

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to nursing homes, we want them to get the best care. But there is little regulation over the homes. Some caretakers are not patient or respectful. Abuse is also more likely to happen because our values are declining. Hong Kong children- who are badly spoiled- appear to have little respect for the elderly. Some even shout at their grandparents to get what they want. Only legislation ...

  6. Pact an important step to fight organised crime

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cross-strait relations have been progressing at a phenomenal rate since Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office a little less than a year ago. The signing of a new round of agreements ... to be seen how the two sides can bridge significant differences between their legal and judicial systems to conclude agreements on the exchange of fugitives. More fundamentally, will the Taiwanese ...

  7. Footdown

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... New Year' at everyone in sight. Then there are the silent runners, who are also potentially deadly. You may have watched them take a couple of drinks and thought little of it, because you ... Reservoir Bridge Road, or the New Year bedlam of Tsim Sha Tsui or Wan Chai. And these addled brains, all potential killers, could drive you home undetected this weekend because Hong Kong police ...

  8. Challenges for new chief justice as he takes over

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... an orderly succession. As the outgoing chief justice departs from what he has called life in the fast lane and embarks on a new life of teaching and playing bridge, responsibility for upholding ... 'The court's perspective is different. Its caseload is much less. They have a little bit of the luxury of time to focus on the big questions.' ...

  9. Activist's release put back 8 years

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. But she was refused entry to the government compound. This failed to stop her suicide attempt, however, and she made her way to a river and jumped off a bridge. A security guard saved her ... exposing corruption cases and he had his story of his experience in prison smuggled out,' Liu said. His allegations of torture and hard labour in prison-run coal mines with little food ...

  10. On the case

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... fictional plot. Built beneath the city by the Sandhogs, the men who erected Brooklyn Bridge, the 100-year-old tunnels and their ailing, rusted valves fascinated Fairstein- as did the fact that women ... for sex crime, which, despite myriad studies, are little understood. 'I try in the next book to explore what the different reasons would be, but I haven't seen anything yet ...



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