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  1. City Digest

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investigatory committee should be set up to review the 2009 East Asian Games, especially why its spending severely exceeded the budget, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan said on the RTHK programme City Forum. Chan and two other lawmakers were discussing the recent report of Legco's public accounts committee on the Games. Accounting sector lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po said the government should ...

  2. Charities rush to help travellers, worst-hit areas

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Many Hong Kong charity groups have made donations to help stranded victims of the mainland snowstorms, while some have launched fund-raising appeals to help villagers in the worst-hit provinces cope with the bad weather. Hong Kong Red Cross said it had donated 100,000 yuan of urgent relief funds to Hunan - one of the worst-hit provinces. The donation has been used ...

  3. Drinking water at turn of a pedal

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis may benefit from an invention by Hong Kong students that uses human power to distil water for drinking. The HK$3,800 device is powered by a person pedalling a bicycle. It was developed by Polytechnic University engineering students as their entry in an international design competition. It includes ...

  4. If it's not Zhengzhou then it must be Changsha

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... They were on a flight to Beijing, then told they would be landing in Zhengzhou instead because of bad weather. So passengers were shocked to hear one scream on touchdown: 'This is not Zhengzhou, it's Changsha.' Dragonair flight KA996 from H ...

  5. Five die in explosion at Xinjiang coal mine

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... A mine explosion left at least five miners dead in Xinjiang yesterday, one day after 34 workers were killed in a pit in Henan province . The accident came in the wake of a call from Premier Wen Jiabao for local governments to pay special attention to prev ...

  6. Code of conduct helps pet owners to avoid trouble

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Local pet concern groups this week proposed a code of conduct promoting responsible pet ownership to the Housing Department in an effort to help pets stay in public housing estates. 'We urged the government and non pet-owning public housing estate re ...

  7. Airport bus flips on Lantau, injuring 15

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... An airport-bound bus veered out of control and overturned on the North Lantau Highway yesterday, leaving 15 passengers injured and blocking traffic for two hours. The driver of the 56-seat vehicle, carrying about 18 employees of the Hong Kong Aircraft Eng ...

  8. Treasure hunters pay the price

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... TREASURE HUNTERS in Taiwan may have to pay a HK$220,000 deposit - five times higher than the current rate - for their activities, as treasure-hunt mania is causing more and more damage to the environment. The rumour that there is hidden gold in Taiwan beg ...

  9. Emily Chan- Pioneer in medical humanitarian aid in Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Whatever drew Emily Chan Ying-yang to spend a long night in a small hut in rural Zimbabwe gave her a new direction in life, and would shape her career as an influential voice ... by the surroundings and the limited equipment,' says Chan, now a qualified physician and director of CERT-CUHK-Oxford University Centre for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, based at Chinese ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Yuen Long villagers in fear after fish die in 'contaminated stream'

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Villagers in fear after fish die in stream Environmental protection officers are investigating claims that contaminated stream water flowing from ... water is too alkaline for raising fish," said Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing of City University's department of biology and chemistry. "The fish may have died of suffocation as the highly ...




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