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  1. Spirit of Spanish Mary

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man I was in a hotel room in Carmel, California, when my phone rang; it was RTHK and I was to participate in a live panel discussion about the tenuous political situation and civil disturbances in Xinjiang , and the conflict between the Han 'immigrants' and ethnic Uygurs. While I made my point that this is Ramadan month, and we could expect restraint from ...

  2. A man-made disaster that embarrasses Beijing

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

    ... Such a man-made disaster is an embarrassment to Beijing while it still basks in acclaim for staging a successful Olympic Games. Industrial accidents threaten to remain a stain on China's record long ... to be a casualty of industrialisation because of disregard for the law at the local level. China is no exception, as we are reminded by the latest disaster in accident-prone Linfen, Shanxi province. ...

  3. Lax oversight, greed behind ferry disaster

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar Experts blame weak law enforcement, greed and lack of investment for Indonesia's poor public transport safety after yet another disaster. Almost 250 people ... while 245 were missing. Mr Djamal denied the ferry had been overloaded. The disaster was the latest in a series of accidents in the country, where rusty, old ferries are often the cheapest means ...

  4. Fireworks disaster shows more oversight needed

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fireworks are among the inventions of which China can be most proud, but the mainland has a woeful safety record in producing, transporting and using them. Regulations to curb the thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths each year have had limited imp ...

  5. Disaster inspired charity that helps restore happiness

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman If you take everything Andrea Gutwirth says to you at face value- and she says it with absolute sincerity- you will believe that she is shy to the brink of invisibility, knows nobody important in Hong Kong despite having lived here 35 years ...

  6. Two disasters, two very different responses

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will go down as one of the worst environmental disasters of modern times. But at least it is being dealt with vigorously by the most powerful government in the world and a corporate behemoth with significant financial resources and engineering expertise. BP engineers appear to have had some success in slowing down the oil leak. Worried ...

  7. Deadly disaster tarnishes coal mine's safety record

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Although investigators are still probing the exact cause of the deadly methane fire in which 74 people died at the Gujiao Tunlan Coal Mine in Shanxi province in the early hours of yesterday, the blast appears to have made a mockery of official claims over the state-of-the-art mining facilities and its safety record. For the past five years, the mainland media heaped praise ...

  8. School offers a distraction from disaster

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... shock,' said N. Rukmini, a primary school teacher. Soundarya survived the tsunami by clinging to the top of a coconut tree. Her family survived, but the terror of the wave had made her virtually ...

  9. Full inquiry into Zhouqu disaster may save lives

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disaster that left at least 1,700 people dead or missing in the Gansu province town of Zhouqu was waiting to happen. The area has a tragic history of landslides. Two years ago, ... Zhouqu was not one of them, though the cost of making a start on it would have been a drop in the bucket. There must be a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to the Zhouqu disaster ...

  10. China Taiping pays price for BP disaster and earthquake

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worldwide are still full of uncertainties. As such, we will continue to adopt a cautious and prudent investment strategy for the second half.' Policies pay off Disaster payouts were offset ...




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