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  1. Fire reported at Foxconn's Shenzhen plant

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A fire broke out yesterday at a building in the Shenzhen complex of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics company hit by a series of suicides, according to various sources. The fire was discovered at around 6pm in the B2 Building, the locatio ...

  2. Beijing moves to tighten rules on home requisitions

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... ahead with evictions in order to ratchet up regional economic growth rates. The National People's Congress initially made September 2007 the deadline for the new regulation. Pressure has ...

  3. Families displaced by fire 'illegal squatters'

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Under its policy, legal squatters are given public housing if they have been affected by a natural disaster, or they must apply for public housing. Democrat lawmaker Lee Wing-tat, who had been ...

  4. Lack of basic social security network places burden on families caring for elderly

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Raymond Lee Beijing native He Shuzhen, 84, is one of 9.4 million people who have been identified by the Ministry of Civil Affairs as too old to take care of themselves. She has no pension, no medical insurance and little in savings. Living in a nursing ho ...

  5. Stray cat stretch

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More people are providing homes for feral animals, but there are pitfalls, warns Lau Kit-wai When Tang Iok-in decided to shelter stray cats in Yuen Long, little did she realise the enormity of the task. Now the 54-year-old spends all her free time caring ...

  6. Laid-off man kills two, then himself

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... tense labour relations. The man, surnamed He and in his mid-20s, was found dead immediately after he had jumped from the roof of the eight-storey factory building in Panyu on Thursday, ...

  7. We risk our lives for poor pay and long hours, say firemen

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Joshua But Firefighters work long hours on a fine line between life and death, yet are paid less than junior government staff, says a fireman who claims he cheated death in Sunday's fatal fire. 'Our duty is to save people. There ...

  8. Robber wanted money for McDonald's

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... A man diagnosed as slightly mentally disabled said he tried to rob the HK Academy of Dance in Yuen Long twice in an hour on June 14 because he wanted money to buy food at McDonald's. Chu Wing-fung, 22, pleaded guilty in the District Court to burglary and was jailed for 10 months. ...

  9. Disabled person sues Cathay

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Cathay Pacific is being sued for damages for mistreating a person with a disability. Lee Chi-may filed a writ this week in District Court against the airline. Lee, who claims to have a disability, alleges the airline contravened the Disability Discriminat ...

  10. Basement blitz may evict a million people

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Hundreds of business operators are petitioning Beijing's municipal government for compensation amid a citywide crackdown on basement rental services in the Chinese capital that could make a million migrant workers homeless. In a ...




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