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  1. News - China

    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking ... in recent weeks during what authorities have called China’s coldest winter in 28 years. The landslide spread over an area 120 metres (yards) long, 110 metres wide and 16 metres deep, according ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... or strangers. Yang Yurong, a middle-aged mother in Lushan, saved her son by lifting a 100kg concrete slab, the West China City Daily reported. The son, Ling Li, a married father of one, was using ... on Sina weibo, China's most widely used microblogging service. The photo showed the girl, aged about five or six, sitting in a car and smiling to the camera even though her head was wrapped ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to ferry relief supplies. A military vehicle carrying 17 soldiers en route to the quake zone plunged off a road, killing at least two soldiers, Xinhua said. The Red Cross Society of China, which ... the Chengdu branch of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in China said several groups of volunteers were en route to Yaan. "Yesterday showed that it's best for the government ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... rather than slipshod construction, was to blame for the collapse of so many school buildings. To the surprise of many China-watchers, Wei was promoted to provincial governor this year despite ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... seeing the devastation in Yaan, Premier Li yesterday visited the West China Hospital in Chengdu, where he had a simple breakfast of congee and preserved vegetables. He called for rescue efforts ...

  6. Macau casino revenues drop 3.1pc

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 2005 to international casino operators such as Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club and MGM Grand. Revenue from VIP baccarat, the favoured game of mainland high-rollers, rose 52.2 per cent ...

  7. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China's nuclear programme were unprecedented shows of concern, unexpectedly prompt and impressive in scale. These are praiseworthy decisions, ones we are unused to from officials who have a patchy ... not be surprises. Any government should stick to the principles of putting citizens first and governing for the people. Sadly, reality everywhere comes short of that ideal. In China, corruption has ...

  8. China displays a bold face to world

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing In the past few weeks, the world has witnessed a more confident and decisive China, evidenced by its large-scale operations to protect its citizens abroad, from ... in response to the news about possible meltdown at the Japanese Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant. Days earlier, senior industry officials had insisted that China's ambitious nuclear power ...

  9. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-owned China National Nuclear Corp signed an accord last November with France's Areva, a big provider of nuclear technology, that is key to Beijing's plans to to turn the mainland into a global nuclear powerhouse. The preliminary agreement, sealed during a visit to Paris by President Hu Jintao, calls for France and China to jointly build a commercial ...

  10. Japanese carmakers in China face damaging supply crunch

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Supply chain disruptions in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan may spell trouble for Japanese carmakers in China if the situation worsens or current ... and continuing uncertainties over when normal operations there will resume have raised concerns over potential forced stoppages at car factories in China, the world's biggest car market. Japan ...




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