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  1. 17 dead after building collapses in storm

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan At least 17 people were killed when an unfinished factory in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, collapsed during a rainstorm yesterday morning. A representative of Tengfei Malleable Iron Casting, the company that owned the building, was detained by police af ...

  2. Roadside blast kills 16, hours after torch relay in Zhejiang

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai An explosion involving three vehicles killed 16 people and injured 29 others in Wenzhou in Zhejiang , just hours after the Olympic torch relay finished its first leg in the province. The blast occurred in a residential area just befo ...

  3. Around the Nation

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... down the gang. Gang cleans out supermarket HUBEI- Thieves in Wuhan stole the entire stock of a supermarket on Wednesday night, the Wuhan Evening News reports. A supermarket worker said thieves ... rise 13 per cent after the New Year. Maotai is a favourite at official banquets, with a standard 500 millilitre bottle costing 800 yuan before the price rise. East/Southeast Authorities push ...

  4. 21 billion yuan recovered since graft revelations

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and responsible government, according to a senior expert with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Kang Xiaoguang, of the academy's Centre for China Studies, said the announcement of audit findings ... the formulation of a special rectification policy. Highlighting the sensitivity of allegations that Olympics funds had been misappropriated, the report did not say why the agency had lagged behind other ...

  5. Drought agency issues emergency call for the south

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will face huge pressure,' he was quoted as saying. In Huizhou, Guangdong, the government had mobilised people to reopen abandoned wells, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. More than 1,000 ... Environmentalist Fan Xiao told the South China Morning Post last week that the rapid filling of the Three Gorges reservoir had aggravated the drought. What was more, the managers of dozens of dams upstream ...

  6. Wired for the latest news

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... The armed guard was wounded as the thieves fired four shots and escaped. Police are making inquiries. (The New Hong Kong News Agency) North Point: Tram crash injures five Three children ... (New News Agency) Chep Lap Kok: Two planes in near miss Two airliners full of businessmen had a narrow escape this morning when they passed within 100 metres of each other. This is the second ...

  7. Pan-delta weather news at one click

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and forms of presentation. Meteorological agencies across the delta are now working to see if real-time weather information such as regional temperatures and rainfall can also be made available ... to Hong Kong. 'It is good to narrow the differences among the three places while allowing local variations,' he said. Lee Boon-ying, director of the Hong Kong Observatory, said the new ...

  8. Good news for HK: capital controls are back in fashion

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... year's 9.6 trillion yuan (HK$10.9 trillion) blow-out in new bank lending- a sum equal to almost 30 per cent of China's gross domestic product- a steep increase in bad loan levels looks ... are not yet mature enough to cope with free international capital flows. Nowhere is this more true than China, which has long imposed limits on fund flows across its borders. And despite talk recently ...

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    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking ... the landslide struck on Friday morning, engulfing 16 homes, bringing a thunderous crash and throwing up thick clouds of dust, the official Xinhua news agency said. Rescuers toiled into the night, ...

  10. Cold weather hits New Year rush

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... morning caused delays on trains on the main line between Beijing and Shanghai. Railway officials in Shanghai and Jinan told China News Agency they were redoubling their efforts to look after ... Staff Reporter Wintry weather conditions yesterday brought chaos and confusion to millions of Lunar New Year travellers across the north and east of the mainland. Heavy snow and rain ...




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