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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by STAFF

    ... degenerated into a public relations disaster when it left tens of thousands of people disappointed. ASIA A chief steward with Malaysia Airlines allegedly put his hand down an Australian woman's ...

  2. News - China

    Xi Jinping wants to be seen as on a par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Cary Huang

    ... environmental disasters, food safety scandals, deadly levels of air pollution and violent anger by some ethnic minorities. "On the one hand, [Xi] appears to be committed to reform. On the other, he ... Jinping's Important Speeches- to position the new ruler as the natural heir of Mao and Deng. "They are part of an ongoing effort to build, over time, an image of a great leader after Mao ...

  3. Effects of disasters could upset supply chains for a year

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Chinese businesses from sovereign wealth funds to small processing factories are bracing for the long-term fallout from the disasters in Japan. Japan is one ... the fund's Australia-based investment arm. That was before the disasters battered Tepco's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, triggering a nuclear crisis. The 21st Economic Herald reported ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has appealed against a magistrate's ruling that the vessel was short of c ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Nature finds a home in city apartments

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com Outdoor elements are taking root indoors, with designers miniaturising gardens and planting them in urban interiors Nature finds a place in the home ... Estates, a luxury residential building now under development in Miami, the large living spaces will be split up by terrariums filled with items culled from nature. "They will be like big fat ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to seal off newly-built nuclear plant pending referendum on its future

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... is regularly hit by earthquakes. In September 1999 a 7.6-magnitude quake killed around 2,400 people in the island’s deadliest natural disaster in recent history. The main opposition Democratic ...

  7. News - World - NICARAGUA

    20 Nicaraguan miners rescued, 5 still missing two days after collapse

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 07:03pm by AFP, Reuters, AP

    ... the collapse in the village of El Comal in northeastern Nicaragua, according to the area disaster prevention committee. Authorities had said earlier they were trying to confirm whether any miners had ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... served with the Red Cross as a volunteer for more than 30 years and with colleagues from Hong Kong he was helping survivors of the disaster within 72 hours of the quake. "The day ... happened in Sichuan. The death toll at the time was 10,000 but in serious disasters like this, it becomes 10 times that." The medical team arrived in Chengdu in the small hours of the morning, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... an ally should naturally do", he said through an interpreter. "That's how this change in policy should be understood." Onodera said the change approved by Prime Minister Shinzo ...




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