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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. Traffic, not bridge, 'cause of pollution'

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the environmental permit for the proposed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. The ruling- handed down in April by Mr Justice Joseph Fok in a judicial review filed by Tung Chung resident Chu Yee-wah- was based on the ground that the bridge's impact assessment report did not a present a standalone analysis of projected environmental conditions without the bridge. Without the analysis, it would ...

  3. Government hits back in row over bridge project

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the building of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Pan-democrats- led by Civic Party vice-chairman Albert Lai Kwong-tak- criticised Tsang for putting pressure on the court, while the legal ...

  4. Judgment on bridge a victory for rule of law

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the government had failed to conduct the necessary environmental assessments before granting permits for the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, which passes by her residence. The court ... mean that the construction of that particular section of the bridge could face a six-month delay in order to comply with the necessary environmental requirements. The bridge, a highlight ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woman in bridge death plunge was treated for mental illness A woman who plunged with her seven-year-old son from Tsing Yi Bridge on Friday had a history of mental illness, the Labour and Welfare Bureau confirmed. The boy was still missing last night despite a day-long search involving divers and a Government Flying Service helicopter. His mother, Choi Sai-mui, a 39-year-old ...

  6. Little grey cells

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and he is an excellent judge of character. Nothing escapes him when he is solving a crime. He relies on the 'little grey cells' in his brain to work out who-dun-it. Poirot has ... of the novel in which Poirot made his first appearance, and in which year was it published? 4 What were his 'little grey cells'? 5 What honour in the real world did Poirot receive when he ...

  7. Little girl's horrific abuse shames the nation

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau The latest case of child abuse to emerge in Guangdong is not easy to write about. Seven-year-old Lin Qiurong is lying in a Guangzhou hospital bed, swathed in bandages from the neck down after her father poured boiling water on her three times thi ...

  8. Seeking to protect the little ones

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadets Maggie Luk and Rachel Cheong The mistreatment of children is a global issue which requires a lot more public awareness. On June 29, professionals of different disciplines gathered at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for the 'Child Protecti ...

  9. When counting out the dollars makes little sense

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng For the first time in our fiscal policy history, the government is offering cash handouts to adult citizens. But the proposed arrangements for distributing the cash are exceedingly cumbersome, causing a potential public nuisance. It shows how ...

  10. Heung Yee Kuk does little to help

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government which had little know-how in dealing with villagers. But times have changed. So should the kuk. It should look beyond the narrow interests of some indigenous villagers rather than seeking ...




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