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  1. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Strong Taiwan quake kills one, injures 86

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 10:37am by AFP

    ... emergency officials said. The US Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.0 and said it struck at 10.03am, 48 kilometres east of Nantou county in central Taiwan at a depth of 20.7 ... on the spot. Eighty-six others were slightly injured in the same county and the nearby Changhua and Taichung counties. The quake also triggered a fire in a house in Nantou that injured one person ...

  2. News - China

    Tibetans quietly mark Dalai Lama’s birthday in China

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 05:26pm by Reuters in Chabcha County

    ... The streets of Chabcha county in western Qinghai province were quiet on Saturday as Tibetan monks marked the Dalai Lama’s birthday in their homes, wary that any public celebration could endanger a tentative softening by Chinese authorities. Tibetans in China have always had to steer clear of public ceremonies revering their 78-year-old exiled spiritual leader who Beijing has ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Brave employee helped avert tragedy at US school

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 11:39am by Associated Press in Decatur County, Georgia

    ... Associated Press in Decatur County, Georgia 911 tapes reveal school's terrifying ordeal with man armed with AK 47-style rifle The 911 emergency tapes from a frightening standoff ... County emergency dispatchers before convincing him to surrender. She tells the dispatcher that Hill said he wasn’t there to hurt the children but wanted to talk to an unarmed officer. “He said, ...

  4. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Two dead, 21 hurt as earthquake rocks central Taiwan

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 03:36pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said. The US Geological Survey put its strength at 6.2. "The quake was located 30 kilometres east of Nantou county, and because of its relatively shallow depth, ... in Nantou told local TV they had felt like they were riding a roller coaster when suddenly the gondola shook violently. "Oh my god, it was so scary," one woman told the ETTV cable news ...

  5. News - China - NATURAL DISASTER

    Strong quake rocks centre of Taiwan, is felt in Fujian

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Nantou county, leaving 1 dead, 86 hurt; children in Fuzhou on the mainland are evacuated from school ... buildings and sent panicked residents rushing for shelter. The magnitude 6.1 quake struck at 10am in mountainous Nantou county in the centre of the island, at a depth of 15 kilometres, according ...

  6. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Police released a businessman who ran "key" company in Shuangfeng in Hunan after receiving letter warning about risks to social stability A county ... to collapse. But Shuangfeng county insisted its actions were in accordance with the law, and the Loudi city official who approved the bail denied interfering with the judicial process. Li Dingsheng, ...

  7. Hidden gems

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are Mount Nantou, rising 3,742 metres above sea level, and a beautiful coastline fronting the Pacific Ocean. The park has six distinct ecosystems housing an array of animal and plant life. ...

  8. The Shenzhen story, from fishing village to thriving metropolis

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of it becoming Hong Kong. Japanese troops would later occupy Nantou, and so the administrative seat was moved to Dongguan county. In 1953, the seat was again moved to Shenzhen township, 10km from Nantou ... hub, with an economy based mostly around salt, tea, spices and rice. The area changed names through the dynasties, but its political centre, once it was established, remained Nantou. Stand ...

  9. Taiwan's premier linked to ex-con

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as the Kuomintang's secretary general at that time, travelled with the group of people, including Chiang and Lee Chao-ching, magistrate of the central county of Nantou, on a fact-finding trip to promote Nantou's tourism. The report alleged that the real purpose of the trip was to settle the Kuomintang's nomination for Nantou in the December magistrate elections. It claimed Chiang was invited ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese official dies after drinking too much first day on the job

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:29pm

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com County chief found dead after consuming rice wine with colleagues at lunch A deputy county chief in Guangxi died of alcohol poisoning after dining ... for work on the morning of April 9. At lunch, he began drinking rice wine with other provincial and county-level officials. Zhong’s family that night found him asleep and snoring loudly, but saw ...




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