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  1. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am. In the Yuen Long case, police arrested the 50-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing ... in Central, police arrested the driver for dangerous driving causing death, then released him on bail. The taxi was left for hours at the scene for inspection, causing a traffic jam that stretched ...

  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011. One ambitious US$3.5 billion proposal ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of a political demonstration. No wonder we are accused of being unpatriotic. The central government is taking a tougher line than ever before in an effort to stamp out corruption. I think ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... by the central government's strict limits on imported cotton that are intended to protect the interests of domestic farmers, the Hunan Daily reports. The average price of domestic cotton was 19,000 ... National Natural Reserve, which contains the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers, is still suffering from severe ecological degradation despite the central government spending more ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... found new hope in the birth of a child. "Nothing can erase the memories of your first child, but we have to move on with life," Yang said. The central and provincial governments ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... other villages- at least their new flats are of good quality. Some quake victims in Deyang have complained they found cracks in their new flats. Two years after the central government hailed ...

  7. Man jumps to his death in Central Library

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A man in his 40s died yesterday after climbing safety barriers and jumping from the sixth floor of the Central Library in Causeway Bay at about 4.45pm, police said. He was taken unconscious to Ruttonjee Hospital and died at 5.18pm. It was the first such incident in the 12-storey building. A government spokesman said the 1.22 metre barriers were higher than required under ...

  8. Lack of coal causes power cuts in five central provinces

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Five provinces and cities in the central mainland are facing power shortages due to a lack of coal. Central China Grid Company said supplies at 25 coal power plants were at a critical level, according to a Xinhua report. The company, which supplies power to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing and Jiangxi, said it had seen a sharp drop in coal stocks since the end ...

  9. Star Ferry fare from Central to TST set to rise, says operator

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rise is only set to affect fares on the journey from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui. Speaking at a ceremony to promote safety on trams, Frankie Yick Chi-ming, managing director of the Star Ferry Company and Hong Kong Tramways, said the ferry company was under pressure to raise the ticket price. 'The Central-Tsim Sha Tsui route has already lost 18 per cent of its passengers, which ...

  10. Report on Central street cave-in to be released next week

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The Buildings Department has promised to release next Thursday the report of an investigation into last month's street cave-in in Central. The collapse, in the famed hawkers' lane of Li Yuen Street East, sent five stalls and four owners plunging into a four-metre-deep hole during a downpour on April 24. Yesterday, Central and Western District councillors ...




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