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  1. Leaks a valuable way to keep governments honest

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The enormity of the release of classified government information about the war in Afghanistan by the website WikiLeaks is mind-boggling. About 92,000 pages have been shared with three prominent media outlets and 15,000 more are forthcoming. But the fact there has never been a leak of secret documents on such a scale pales beside the implications of the disclosures. Officials have ...

  2. Toxic gas leak takes its toll

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Victims of a toxic gas leak are treated in a Fuzhou hospital yesterday. The leak of phosgene at a Chinese Academy of Sciences laboratory in the capital of Fujian province ... in making plastics, fertiliser and other material. The leak occurred on Tuesday morning after an experiment by a company making environmentally friendly fertiliser, a worker said. Xinhua said 50 ...

  3. Petitioners demand Japan apologise for gas leak

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday, demanding an apology for the victims of a recent mustard gas leak. They also demanded that Japan adequately compensate the victims, who were poisoned when canisters of mustard gas were accidentally opened on a construction site in Qiqihar city in Heilongjiang province last month. One man died as a result of the leak and 42 people were injured. Lu Yunfei, who runs the Patriotic ...

  4. Poison gas leak fuels anti-Japan crusade on Net

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... mainland sites to launch a petition to pressure the Japanese government into compensating victims poisoned by the gas leak on August 4. Patriot Coalition also organised an online signature campaign ... signatures, Mr Lu said he hoped the gas-leak campaign would put pressure on the Japanese government to apologise to and compensate victims. Mr Lu said he hoped the petition would add more weight ...

  5. Japan told to pay for poison leak

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The central government has filed compensation claims against the Japanese government for damages after residents in northeast Heilongjiang province were poisoned by chemical weapons dumped by the Japanese army after the second world war. The barrels of mu ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tung Chung's air quality This test is assessed to have furthered both Chinese ASAT [anti-satellite weaponry] and ballistic missile defence technologies From a U.S. cable, leaked by the WikiLeaks website of Julian Assange (above) The parliament in Delhi had to bow down to people power, but our fight does not end here Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has ended his 13-day ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ying-jeou is re-elected in 2012... the administration will confront the more difficult challenge of resolving outstanding cross-strait political issues A leaked U.S. cable paraphrases Taiwan's ...

  8. PLA finds it difficult to keep its secrets

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pay special attention to soft or unintentional leaks and instil a firm sense of the need to keep military secrets. Such leaks were time bombs that could cost lives in a war, it said. One military source said accidental leaks were not unusual in the People's Liberation Army's daily operations. Most soldiers shopped and dined near their barracks, especially in remote areas ...

  9. Taiwan tests its readiness for wide range of disasters

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attack, a radiation leak and contamination by poisonous chemicals. Codenamed the 2011 Chinhua Exercise, it was the largest anti-terrorism and anti-disaster drill held in Taiwan, testing ... attacks from the sea, including terrorists holding vessels hostage. Specialists from the environmental and health departments were on hand to deal with a radiation leak and contamination ...

  10. Nixon intervention saved China from Soviet nuclear attack

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... On August 20, the Soviet ambassador in Washington told Kissinger of their plans and asked the US to remain neutral. Wishing to stop the attack, the White House leaked the story to The Washington ... and February 1955, the PLA captured three islands offshore from Fujian. With the help of the US navy, the Taiwanese military evacuated 25,000 soldiers and 15,000 civilians to Taiwan and concentrated ...




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