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  1. Officials blame Dalian port workers for blasts and oil leak

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Dalian said the clean-up of oil that leaked into the sea when pipelines exploded on Friday could be finished by the end of this week but environmentalists said it could take several months. As the clean-up continued, the Ministry of Transport ruled that the explosion was caused by improper operation by port workers, contradicting an initial statement ...

  2. Gas-leak deaths 'could have been avoided'

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... believes the chlorine gas leak that killed nine people at the Tianyuan Chemical Industry Plant in Chongqing 10 days ago was an accident waiting to happen. For years, the former PLA soldier has ... there had been two other gas leaks at the plant in the past year. Chongqing has 69 large chemical plants nestled in the hills of the city's urban centre, which has a population of 6 million. ...

  3. Property-dispute lawyer gets three years' jail for leaking state secrets

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A Shanghai court has sentenced Zheng Enchong, a prominent lawyer who advised residents on property disputes with the government, to three years' jail for leaking state secrets. The Shanghai No2 Intermediate People's Court announced the ruling yesterday, two months after Zheng went on trial for 'illegally providing state secrets ...

  4. China no stranger to US hypocrisy, analysts say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Beijing has long seen through the hypocrisy of US politics and would not have been surprised by the leaked diplomatic cables detailing how two American Congressmen pleaded ... at Renmin University, said the leak should serve to remind the United States that it is not in a position to point accusing fingers. 'An incident like this could remind Americans that problems ...

  5. Quality tests find fewer faulty condoms

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... brands, comprising 11,655 condoms, to see whether they leaked or burst under pressure and found 19 samples from two brands to be defective. This represents a failure rate of 0.16 per cent, ... and no leaks had been detected. It said it doubted the council's testing methods and results. Consumers should check the expiry date on packets of condoms and make sure there were no visible ...

  6. Time running out for deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... for mortgages or credit cards. But structured deposits, time deposits longer than five years, offshore accounts and funds in restricted-licence banks and deposit-taking companies remain uninsured. ... deposits) Time deposits longer than 5 years Bearer instruments (such as bearer certificate of deposits) Offshore deposits Deposits at restricted-licence banks and deposit-taking companies ...

  7. Radiation Crisis

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis: Where? Where does the radiation come from? The radiation is leaking from nuclear power plants in Fukushima, ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heater recalled due to risk of hot-oil leaks ParknShop has ordered a recall of Welly Elegant 5 Fin oil-filled heaters due to a risk they may leak hot oil. Anyone who bought model WE-603 of the heater from November may receive a full refund at any branch of ParknShop. The same brand's 9 Fin oil-filled heater, model WE-604, is not affected by the recall. Fleeing spitter arrested ...

  9. Travellers warned about drinking water in areas affected by oil spill

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... PetroChina, contaminated the Wei, posing a threat to the water supply of hundreds of thousa+nds of people. The huge leak was discovered in Chishui township, Hua county, which houses a big tourist ... fuel that leaked at a site close to the Chishui River had entered the Wei River and that experts were calculating the volume of the spill that had reached the Yellow River from the two ...

  10. Taking toxic mud from Loop 'a risk to bird life'

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... covered over. In a project profile detailing the impact of development, the Civil Engineering and Development Department said there was a risk that pollutants from the toxic mud could leak ... Bay could be further degraded if contaminated sediment leaked during construction work. Mitigation measures would be adopted to avoid leaks, including avoiding excavation in the rainy season. ...




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