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  1. New satellite centre helps predict natural disasters

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... will be fully operational next year. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. As well as predicting natural disasters like floods and landslides which plague the mainland and other parts of Asia, the station could also monitor tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, the institute's director, Lin Hui, said yesterday. He said the station was 'more effective for disasters that last a long ...

  2. Guess who still calls the shots?

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... implications of the disaster- and that of the response of various countries- were recognised early on. US President George W. Bush was urged to make a personal appearance to express his sympathy ... the disaster and American efforts to help victims. To some extent, the relief effort has turned into a bidding contest, with the US pledging US$350 million. Japan then jumped in with US$500 million ...

  3. Seize the opportunity, America

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... household names even in the US. Before this appalling disaster, these countries were barely known here in any widespread sense. After all, Asia- which accounts for more than half the world's ...

  4. Keep the tsunami funds flowing

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Kong Performing Artistes Guild helped raise more than $36 million through its concert, bringing the total relief fund amassed in Hong Kong close to $700 million. Clearly, the disaster has ... per person. To put it in perspective, we should remember that the government itself has only allocated $17 million to disaster relief, or about 3.5 per cent of the public's contribution. ...

  5. HK tsunami toll rises by three to 22

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Three more Hong Kong people have been confirmed dead in the Asian tsunami, taking the death toll to 22. Twenty-two Hong Kong people remain missing in Thailand. They come from at least seven families. The missing include one-year-old Vincent Gaud ...

  6. Teacher sparks outcry with Mao comments

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Celebrated history teacher Yuan Tengfei has sparked an online uproar with controversial comments on Chinese history and late leader Mao Zedong. Yuan triggered the outcry with a 110-minute teaching video on the Cultural Revolution, the Globa ...


    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helike: The Real Atlantis Pearl, 9.30pm The ancient Greek city of Helike was destroyed in 373 BC by an earthquake and tsunami and lost forever under the sea. Archaeologists have been searching for the lost city for decades, but no trace of it was found un ...

  8. HK tsunami death toll reaches 20

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.08pm: One more Hong Kong citizen has been confirmed dead as a result of last December's tsunami, the government confirmed on Thursday. A government spokesman said Hong Kong this week had obtained the latest figures from Thai ...

  9. Challenges ahead as nation hails reforms

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The last 30 years are a blip in 5,000 years of Chinese civilisation, but momentous to the world at large. Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of a meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders that set the mainland on a course of economic reform and openin ...

  10. Writer under fire for defending officials

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

    ... to 'frame' the Chinese government and portray the tragedy as a result of officials' negligence rather than a natural disaster. He cited 'negative reports' by the western media, ...




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