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  1. The Planner

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends today Woman, Your Name is Vanity Ceramic works by Winus Lee that convey women's vanity. Today, 11am-7pm, The Pottery Workshop Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2525 7949. Ends today The Mother of All Journeys Exhibition of British-Chinese visual artist Dinu Li's photographs and family snapshots ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Central on March 6. The woman claimed her son had been sprayed with pepper foam by police and that she had not heard any warnings. She said there was nothing wrong with bringing children ... but the protesters occupied roads without seeking official permission beforehand. Police used pepper spray to restore order, and I believe warnings were issued. Perhaps the mother did not hear them because ...

  3. American expat reaches out to former home in Japan with fund-raiser in Central

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen It's been almost three weeks since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, but victims are still suffering from the aftermath. A group of good-hearted local residents is holding a fund-raiser at Central's Tazmania Ballroom tonight in aid of the charity Save the Children. 'Children have a lot of needs right now, especially ...

  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Floods hit Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Prague Five killed in Czech Republic and two dead in Austria amid fears of repeat of disaster in 2002 Central Europe hit by severe floods Volunteers piled up sandbags to keep a swollen river from overwhelming the Czech capital's historic centre yesterday after floods across central Europe forced factories to close, drove thousands from their homes and killed ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Germany sends thousands of soldiers to help cities cope with flooding

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... and holding out the possibility for more. She said the damage in Passau, a city of 50,000 on the Austrian border, looked even worse than during the massive flooding that hit central Europe in 2002. ... major reconstruction. Passau- built around the intersection of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers- has been one of the worst hit by the flooding in central Europe. After hitting the highest level ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the lead in bringing rapid relief to the many victims In stark contrast to the Great Sichuan Earthquake five years ago, the central government and the army showed yesterday that they could respond ... mobilised and deployed to the scene with plentiful relief supplies. They comprised teams sent by the military, armed police and central government agencies including the National Earthquake ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... stock of rice, he added. An excavator in Baoxing plunged 300 metres over a cliff and a rescue vehicle carrying 20 soldiers had left the road. The central government yesterday earmarked 1 billion ...

  8. South and central regions to be hit by snow, rainfall

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Central and southern China is bracing for considerable rain and an alarming amount of snow, as a cold front heading south will collide with warm and humid air, the China ... by fire truck will no doubt see it as a blessing. The administration raised orange snow-hazard alerts yesterday for northern Sichuan, southern Gansu and Shaanxi, eastern Hubei and Hunan, central ...

  9. Drought in south and central areas to continue

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The severe drought that has ravaged many southern and central provinces, leaving millions short of drinking water, will not ease soon, the top weather bureau says. Dry spells look set to continue and more areas are expected to be in the grip of drought, which has affected at least six provinces, central and local government officials warn. The China ...

  10. Central bank lifts reserve ratio to record high

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter and Reuters in Beijing The central bank yesterday ordered mainland lenders to set aside more money as reserves- increasing the reserve ratio by a full percentage point- indicating the central government is still worried about liquidity and inflation. The rise was the fifth by the People's Bank of China this year, but the first full percentage point increase ...




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