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  1. Toxic villages look to Hunan for lessons

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of villagers had also been poisoned with cadmium and they had been trying for 10 years to get the local government to do something about it. 'Apart from learning their strategy, what we want ... Choi Chi-yuk in Liuyang The metal poisoning scandal in Liuyang city, Hunan province has become a case study for tens of thousands people across the mainland who are suffering under corrupt ...

  2. 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 ... said. The central government wants compensation for clearing the site, medical care and damages to lives because of the poisonings in Qiqihar city on August 4, Xinhua reported yesterday. ...

  3. Japanese weapons poison residents

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Chemical weapons left behind by the Japanese Imperial Army during the second world war have poisoned 36 people in northeastern Heilongjiang province, leaving 29 in hospital, including ... poisonous materials abandoned by Japan after the war. China's state television reported last night that Japanese diplomats had visited the victims in hospital and inspected the scene ...

  4. Lawyers for poison victims talk tactics

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lawyers representing people affected by the poisonous gas leak in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang, met yesterday to discuss their strategy for winning compensation from the Japanese government. ... a Communist Party official in Qiqihar as saying the chemical weapons had been 'disinfected thoroughly' and that there would be no further cases of poisoning. Last week, Japan apologised ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 50 years on, blue berets are still doing what they do best

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Police Tactical Unit (PTU), which has grown with the city since 1958 to meet Hong Kong's changing requirements. Training for members, called the 'blue berets', e ...

  7. Government could do more to promote important second world war sites

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The countryside of Hong Kong has a high concentration of second world war military structures (such as gun batteries, magazines, artillery observation posts, pillboxes, bunkers and air raid shelters). At some places, there was fighting and some structures ...

  8. Protesters do not deserve this criticism

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our officials could use a reality check. They have labelled a series of mass protests since the start of the year violent, irresponsible and radical. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen called on some of the demonstrators to reflect on their actions. On ...

  9. British Museum must do the right thing by Greece

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... every effort to right past wrongs. Legal claims to looted national treasures do not deserve the same respect as claims made by governments for the looted national treasure of their people. ... But to do the right thing, it should either return the Parthenon exhibits or make an arrangement with Greece short of requiring that it recognise Britain's legal claim. The same deal should ...

  10. World must do more to protect students and teachers from attacks

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Brendan O'Malley

    ... Brendan O'Malley Under the radar of the world's press, Education International, a federation of unions representing 30 million teachers in schools and universities in 172 countries, agreed an important declaration last week. It called for the in ...




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