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  1. Disaster warning

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Could more have been done to warn people of the deadly tsunami that have devastated parts of Asia? Do governments plan ahead enough for natural disasters? Write to us, share your views. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483562/disaster-warning
  2. India stares a nuclear disaster in the face

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... century is a natural partner of the United States.' Mr Bush repeated many of these points last December when he signed the legislation that Congress passed with strong bipartisan support to authorise the US to provide nuclear help to India. Against this backdrop, Jha said that India's retreat from the agreement bordered on disaster. 'It may not be the end of the world, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613442/india-stares-nuclear-disaster-face
  3. Modern military must offer more than defence

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military will be overhauled to make disaster prevention and rescue its main responsibility after defence. This development is welcome and necessary. It follows on the heels of Beijing's announcement that the People's Liberation Army would develop disaster relief and humanitarian capabilities in the aftermath of last year's devastating earthquake in Sichuan . Premier Wen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690275/modern-military-must-offer-more-defence
  4. $30m in help is not enough, say lawmakers

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Ambrose Leung and Klaudia Lee The government has approved $30 million from its disaster relief fund to help victims of the Asian tsunami. But a coalition of legislators said it was nowhere ... the procedure for approving the funding was shortened from 14 days to two in light of the disaster. The disaster relief fund totals $33.8 million and funding approvals are usually made on a case-by-case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483810/30m-help-not-enough-say-lawmakers
  5. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Fukushima disaster last year. Organisers say about 170,000 packed a Tokyo park to protest against the government's decision to restart the country's nuclear reactors. They were galvanised by an extraordinary report of a Japanese parliamentary expert panel that the nuclear explosion and meltdown of three reactors was fundamentally a man-made disaster rather than a natural one caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008032/man-made-lessons-nuclear-power
  6. The second coming of Japan

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... statement that Mr Koizumi has made about the disaster, he has explained Japanese actions in the context of 'its responsibility as a member of the international community'. The size ... that the relief effort shows who is 'reliable' and a 'leader' within the region. At the same time, the nature of the response demonstrates that Japan's new activism is no threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485808/second-coming-japan
  7. Tsang under pressure to amend budget

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah faces mounting pressure in Legco and on the streets to amend the budget that he announced on Wednesday- his least popular since he took office in 2007. With pan-democrats threatening to vote against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739200/tsang-under-pressure-amend-budget
  8. Dark times for press freedom: watchdog

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk An international journalists' rights organisation has painted a gloomy picture of this year's prospect for press freedom on the mainland. At a news conference detailing the group's annual report on press freedom in China, Seren ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737196/dark-times-press-freedom-watchdog
  9. Supporters hold vigil in a corner of the nation able to speak its mind

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The songs they sang were sad, describing iron walls that imprison dissent. The banners they held carried images of Liu Xiaobo and other dissidents, such as Sichuan quake activist Tan Zuoren, who is also imprisoned on the mainland. Members of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733031/supporters-hold-vigil-corner-nation-able-speak-its-mind
  10. Legislators unite to urge justice for milk activist

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Hong Kong's legislators are rarely united. Yesterday, they found one voice. Lawmakers from across the political spectrum voiced support for jailed mainland activist Zhao Lianhai, who organised a parents' group to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730740/legislators-unite-urge-justice-milk-activist

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