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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... A seven-year-old Beijing girl was confirmed as having H7N9 bird flu yesterday - the first time it has been found beyond Shanghai and neighbouring provinces. Five other new cases were also ... there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The seven-year-old girl was in stable condition in Beijing Ditan Hospital in Chaoyang district. Ditan hospital has been assigned to handle infectious ...

  2. The higher the better

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... with Robin Kwong and Judy Ngao For some, the way to watch the Sevens is to be right up close and personal to the action. For others, it's to be in the middle of the South Stand ... from the drinking in the South Stand. It's great for the kids to watch the different positions in rugby and how the game is played,' said the financial director from Beijing. ...

  3. Retired doctor volunteered seven years of her time

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in July 2001. 'It was most likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people like me to get involved in the Olympics, and I wanted to be part of it,' she said. So for the next seven ...

  4. Bureau looking ahead seven months to rain-free Olympics

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Much of the mainland might be in the grip of a crippling cold spell but weather experts yesterday forecast clear skies and a rain-free Olympics in seven months' time. Top officials of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau confirmed that cloud-seeding would be used to guarantee the opening ceremony would not be washed out. The Games are being staged ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand as the pool stages reach a climax. Arguably the pick of the matches is the clash today between Scotland and England in Auckland. Their rivalry in the sport goes back 140 years and is rugby ...

  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Business is blooming for entrepreneurial Beijing florist

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... for flowers? Seven to eight years ago, clients would take a look at some pictures and say, 'I want this, exactly the same as this.' But now they describe the feel they want, such as elegant, ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in 1985. Temperatures fell by between seven and nine degrees in Shanghai and by six to eight degrees in many parts of the country. Some northern and northeastern regions witnessed drops of between ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing picks Hong Kong liaison office spokesman Li Gang as Macau chief

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... by Peng Qinghua , with seven deputies. At the end of the party congress last month, Li, 57, was re-elected as a member of the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Veteran ...

  9. News - China

    Beijing and mainland in smog chaos

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com A grey matter Beijing and at least seven other provinces and municipalities were blanketed by heavy smog yesterday, with expressways closed and flights cancelled. Mainland media reported that expressways in Beijing, Tianjin , Hebei , Liaoning , Heilongjiang , Shandong , Jiangsu and Hubei were blocked to prevent traffic accidents due to poor ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... - Shi is carried door-to-door in the back of a seven-seat van. The driver, whom she found after a week of searching, has a decade of driving experience. Now, while her colleagues fume ...




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