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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... families who lost their homes are living under appalling conditions; makeshift shelters are still swarmed with the injured. Clearly, the quake-hit region still cries out for help. Hong Kong has ... for better monitoring and safeguards on how taxpayer money will be spent. But after careful scrutiny the funding should be approved. The same approach applies to vetting public spending in Hong Kong ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Best way to help victims is through NGOs The discussion is ongoing in Hong Kong about whether the government should donate money to victims of the earthquake last month in Yaan , Sichuan ... and we have been left wondering where it all went. The fact is that there are other avenues open to Hong Kong when it comes to donating money to Sichuan, which avoids the authorities over ...

  3. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... people with strong political connections would dare to drive without a car plate.   YUNNAN Drought leaves schools dry A total of 663 schools in rural parts of Kunming cannot provide drinking ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

  6. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... of the earthquakes occurred in Sichuan province on February 19. A 4.8-magnitude quake that hit Guangdong province on Friday was felt in Hong Kong. Although no deaths have been reported, the unusually high ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... was Candy Law Suk-ling and her daughter Katie, who is Tsui's age. "Even though Hong Kong is just a small city, I've really felt that everyone was united in the face of disaster," ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan chemical plant blast may threaten diaper supply

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... at 2.05pm (1.05pm Hong Kong time) about a fire. Thirteen minutes later, firefighters at the scene reported a chemical reaction with a risk of an explosion at the plant, the fire spokesman said. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... threats. According to the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, cadmium is ingested mainly through food. Plants, animals, fish and shellfish will absorb cadmium when grown in a contaminated ... Organisation/World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Food Additives has established a provisional tolerable monthly intake of 25 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. In Hong Kong, the Food ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 25, 2012

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... that ends cannot justify the means in politics," Park Geun-hye said in a 10-minute speech broadcast live from her conservative New Frontier Party headquarters. Park's campaign to become ...




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