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  1. Business - China Business

    Business managers taking exposure to floods more seriously

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... more planning for natural disasters, partly because of the influence of foreign firms that had set up joint ventures in the region and had imported their global business-continuity plans. ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Managers taking exposure more seriously Business managers in the Pearl River Delta are thinking more about their exposure to natural ...

  2. News - China - TYPHOON RELIEF

    Mouldy bread sent to Typhoon Rammasun victims in Hainan

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:00pm by Kathy Gao

    ... and jackets to typhoon-hit areas even though temperatures in the region are now at their highest of the year. Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even ... to the disaster-stricken people” said Hainan civil affairs director Miao Jianzhong at a news conference on Monday. The bread caught media attention after a blogger who was helping people in the area posted ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court yesterday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain ... disaster". The ferry owners had placed "monetary gain over passenger safety" while the crew had acted "irresponsibly", said the report, which was the result of a two-month ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In face of disaster, let Hong Kong's kindness prevail

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:23am

    ... SCMP Editorial Let Hong Kong's kindness prevail The Philippines, no stranger to the awesome power of nature to wreak death and devastation, has suffered its worst recorded natural disaster. So extensive is the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, so catastrophic the loss of life, that the full extent may not be known for days as rescue and relief teams battle ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    East Asian countries need to improve disaster plans and infrastructure

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... vulnerable. The region has a high incidence of natural disasters, from earthquakes and tsunami to storms. Governments have to ensure that residents do not live in danger zones. That requires planning, ... SCMP Editorial Improve disaster plans in East Asia Hong Kong is looked on enviously by its neighbours every typhoon season. While other cities battle floods and landslides, often ...

  6. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Yunnan quake death toll jumps to 589 as 72-hour critical rescue period lapses

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:47am by AFP, Nectar Gan

    ... earthquake death toll has climbed to 589, according to the government, as rescuers battled landslides and blocked routes to reach survivors still trapped in the disaster zone. Nine are still missing and 2,401 are wounded, as of the latest figures released by the Yunnan provincial government. Authorities has called for volunteers to stay away from one of the disaster zones on Wednesday ...

  7. News - China - CONTROVERSY

    Red Cross admits illegally renting out warehouse space in Beijing district

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 06:34pm by Alice Yan

    ... two years, the news portal QQ.com reports. The charity’s executive vice-president, Zhao Baige, said they put the warehouse, which is usually used to store disaster-relief materials ... undercover investigation, said there were no quilts, tents, buckets or other disaster-relief materials in storage. Instead, many workers dressed in uniforms bearing logistics companies’ names moved ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Key to inequality is soaring home prices

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:15pm by Richard Wong

    ... minority, inequalities in wealth and income will be ever rising unless checked by wars, natural disasters or taxation of capital. Third, Piketty calls for a worldwide, coordinated approach to tax ... plenty of industrial land but no industry; plenty of agricultural land but no agriculture; and vast country parks that most people at best visit only occasionally each year. A natural first step ...

  9. Much to learn from Japan's disaster on nuclear programme

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Facing natural disasters, China and Japan endure misfortune together'- the headline of an article in the overseas edition of the People's Daily yesterday. ... in the face of the quake. 'I burst into tears when I saw the catastrophic scenes on TV. Japanese people are not alone while fighting against the natural disaster. Best wishes to them,' ...

  10. News - Asia - NEPAL

    'No hope' of survivors after massive Nepal landslide, says official

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 01:48pm by AP

    ... the natural disaster management department. "We have names of 159 people who are believed to be missing and buried, but there could be even more people." Koirala said it was even difficult ...




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