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  1. Appearance of party heavyweights shows depth of crisis

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the seriousness of the disaster and were trying to bolster the morale of policemen, People's Liberation Army soldiers and others mobilised for disaster-relief tasks. They also comforted ordinary ...

  2. Will new national energy agency be just another toothless body?

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and broad policy purview. Some overseas media has highlighted the unusual fact that the commission has included a deputy chief of staff from the People's Liberation Army, the minister of state ... to seriously affect people's lives. Recently the mainland has experienced mini energy crises when power demand soared after major snow in the north or hot weather in the south. As usual, energy ...

  3. Sleeping villagers hit by wall of water as riverbank breaches

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between Sunday and Wednesday, Xinhua reported. More than 7,000 People's Liberation Army soldiers and police have been deployed in rescue and flood control operations. More heavy rain ...

  4. We will require global help, says disaster chief

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Jiangxi and Anhui. The People's Liberation Army has also sent 219,000 military jackets and 419,000 blankets. The ministry has ordered local civil affairs bureaus to distribute food, bottled ... of the People's Republic in 1949, according to the mainland's top disaster relief official. Speaking to the South China Morning Post from Anhui province yesterday, Wang Zhenyao, a vice-director ...

  5. Hu orders army to pitch in and help local governments in stricken areas

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army should be ready to help disaster relief in drought-hit western provinces, President Hu Jintao, in his capacity as the chairman of the Central ... was quoted as saying during an inspection of a village in Pengyang county, Ningxia, earlier this week. 'Local garrisons should understand and sympathise with our people's difficulties ...

  6. Runway plan needs to consider people's health

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Edwin Lau The Airport Authority says that preliminary information about the potential environmental and health impact of its proposal for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will be made available when the proposed expansion gets the nod. On ...

  7. Smog in Guangdong worst since founding of people's republic

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Guangdong was plagued last year by the worst smog in 59 years, with 27 major cities and counties reporting record numbers of smoggy days, according to the province's meteorological bureau. A bureau report reviewing the atmospheric state of Guangdong last year said the average number of smoggy days reported was 75.5, the highest since 1949 when the People's ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland officials reported a new case of human infection on the weekend, when the Ministry of Health confirmed a People's Liberation Army soldier was found to be carrying the deadly virus. ...

  9. 'Don't fear PLA'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... the People's Liberation Army 'would not dare to strike Taiwan', he said. 'The US cannot do without Taiwan,' he told the cheering crowd. 'We should not be afraid [of ...

  10. Land-fight farmer's case delayed

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the 'seriousness of the case'. Huang Weizhong, 46, a demobilised People's Liberal Army soldier, was elected in 2003 by thousands of villagers in Putian to fight the city government's plans ... People's Court had approved the delay because 'it's very hard to collect evidence in the case due to its implications, seriousness and wide impact'. Huang Weide, the farmer's ...




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