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  1. Veil lifted on natural disaster death tolls

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland will no longer treat death tolls from natural disasters as state secrets. Xinhua reported Shen Yongshe, a deputy director of the National ... the protection of state secrets in civil affairs issued in 2000, death tolls and the number of refugees in natural disasters were regarded as state secrets. Other state secrets handled by the Ministry ...

  2. Do we have a duty to help our fellow Asians affected by disaster?

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

    ... Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Claudia Yip, 17, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School In the space of a few days, Asia was hit by two severe natural disasters- the cyclone in Myanmar on May 2 and the earthquake in Sichuan on May 12. All of Asia shared the pain. To heal the wounded souls, contributions were needed immediately. When natural disasters strike, ...

  3. Traffickers seeking to sell disaster orphans

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the tsunami disaster in Indonesia's devastated Aceh province. The United Nations Children's Fund said it had received an SMS yesterday at its Malaysian office advertising for sale 300 ... of children from Aceh being taken to Jakarta since the disaster, Mr Budd said. 'We don't know if they have been brought to Jakarta for their own protection or whether it is something more ...

  4. Another disgraced official in comeback

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Yet another top official sacked under the country's official accountability system has made a surprise comeback with an appointment to a heavyweight position. Yu Youjun, 58, was fired as a party boss and deputy minister of the Ministry of C ...

  5. Same old, same old

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Did you have a nice holiday season? Mine was terrible. Actually that's not quite accurate. It was simply uneventful- no wild parties, no getting drunk in Lan Kwai Fong, no kissing on the lips at midnight on New Year's Eve to Auld ...

  6. Towngas to halve prices for poor; it's 'not political'

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Needy families living on public assistance can expect to pay less for gas from next year. Monopoly piped-gas supplier Towngas is considering giving them the same 50 per cent discount it now offers about 80,000 old people, disabled customers ...

  7. Proud to serve the motherland

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Angelina Yuen Tsang Woon-ki, vice-president for institutional advancement and partnership at Polytechnic University (PolyU), is used to working past midnight. 'Since I'm often away from home, I spend as much time as possible with my fa ...

  8. Genuine cases often caused by too much pressure at the office

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and other natural disasters, the rising level of protest, increased accountability to the public, especially via the internet, and fierce competition and infighting within the bureaucracy. After the Sichuan earthquake of May 2008, several local officials took their own lives; they were overwhelmed by the enormity of the disaster and what they felt was their inability to help the victims. ...

  9. letters

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in everyone's mind. His bravery is beyond imagination. Living in a blessed city like Hong Kong, we do not even think about natural disasters which kill thousands of people every year all over the world. ...

  10. Tibetan victims in Yushu quake protest for funds

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk About 200 Tibetan migrants living in quake-hit Yushu, Qinghai, protested outside the local government office yesterday to demand the distribution of relief aid set aside for quake victims. However, the two-hour protest ended peacefully after ...




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