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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Solar, wind power gain over nuclear power in China, says German official

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... the country hopes 20 per cent of the electricity it generates will come from renewable sources. Installed nuclear capacity is expected to reach 40GW by 2015. In the aftermath of the disaster ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asian urbanisation boom puts great demands on infrastructure

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by RONALD MAN

    ... Ronald Man Ronald Man says that as millions of people continue to flock to live and work in Asia's cities, and the lure of urban life grows stronger, huge investments will have to made in infrastructure Urban boom Asia's great urbanisation wave is changing the face of the continent's cities on an unprecedented scale. Take China - between 2005 and 2010, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Disaster-prone Zijin gave media 'hush money'- reports

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Zijin Mining Group, the gold- and copper-producing giant that has caused one disaster after another, has allegedly offered journalists tens of thousands of yuan to remain ... simply take the money and there was no need to do anything with it except giving them a receipt.' The magazine printed nothing about the incident, it turned out, but Xinhua made public ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Why Beijing may not yet have made up its mind on electoral reform

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Gary Cheung

    ... Beijing's mind may notbe made up yet Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has raised eyebrows across the political spectrum after he quoted an "authoritative central government official" as saying Beijing would let someone who was popular but not to its liking run for the 2017 chief executive poll. The suggestion, made on Thursday, deviates from the tough stance of top ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Inquiry hears power lines to ferry's masthead and anchor lights were severed, and asks lawyers to find out when the cords were cut The National Day ferry disaster inquiry ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Girl upsets passengers by urinating inside MTR train

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:07pm by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com Passengers left shocked as child uses MTR carriage as a toilet and mother does nothing to stop her or clean up afterwards Disbelief as girl urinates on train ... of me. "But worst of all, they made an insignificant attempt to wipe it up and hurried off at Causeway Bay." Two of the passengers had handed the woman tissues to help clean up ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... that her sister, 38, and a 39-year-old Chinese man were among those missing.  Showing a picture of her sister and her companion with the sea scene as background, the woman said it was taken ... but declined to provide details or speculate on the cause. A man identified by Yonhap news agency and broadcaster YTN as the captain, 60-year-old Lee Joon-seok, said in brief comments broadcast ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:05am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Suspect allegedly sent blood from fetuses to clinics in city, where sex testing is legal Zhejiang man held over HK sex tests Zhejiang authorities ... the test results three to four days later. They paid up to 7,500 yuan (HK$9,400) in the seventh week of pregnancy, or 6,000 yuan in the eighth week. Chen allegedly made 800 yuan for each blood ...




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