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  1. Toxic soil pollutes free-trade zone site

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Border area is contaminated with dumped mud from Shenzhen river The site put forward for the proposed border free-trade zone is contaminated with thousands of tonnes ... on the Shenzhen river. Green groups estimate that hundreds of millions of dollars would have to be spent removing the toxic soil if the free-trade zone, proposed by tycoon Li Ka-shing, gets the green ...

  2. Free-trade site still on the agenda

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai No backing down despite the high level of toxic mud The Planning Department is not backing down from its plans to turn a border zone into a proposed convention ... the long-term land use of the 100-hectare border zone as if it were a clean site. 'We were told about the dumping site by the Drainage Services Department quite a long time ago,' he said. ...

  3. 11 die as Inventec shuttle bus overturns in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... swerving to avoid a minivan, state media reported. A 10-metre-long iron barrier and a power pole were knocked down. The bus had been taking the workers from Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Eleven workers of a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer were killed on Wednesday night in Shanghai's deadliest traffic accident for years. The dead were ...

  4. Beijing, Seoul end summit with aid offers for Japan

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China and South Korea yesterday offered to help Japan improve its nuclear safety and pledged more disaster relief in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The leaders of the three nations also agreed to step up negotiations on free-trade agreements, at the end of their annual two-day summit. Nuclear safety and reconstruction assistance were the top agenda items ...

  5. Hundreds remember Shanghai blaze dead

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Hundreds of relatives of the 58 people who died in a massive apartment block fire in Shanghai a year ago gathered at the scene of the blaze ... intended to show off Shanghai as the mainland's most advanced and sophisticated metropolis. The city's fire department came under intense criticism at the time because it took almost ...

  6. Better food safety checks urged

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok noted that Hong Kong had the highest regard for food safety. 'Hong Kong is a gourmet paradise and a free-trade centre,' Dr Chow said, adding ...

  7. Shanghai belatedly confirms outbreak

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A publicity campaign aimed at showcasing Shanghai's efforts to control the spread of bird flu was launched yesterday as officials confirmed an outbreak in the city. Shi Xingzhong, the vice-director of the Shanghai Agricultural Commission, blamed 'technical reasons' for the delay in confirming the outbreak. The suspected case was announced ...

  8. Three held over Shanghai tunnel collapse

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai police have arrested three people who they say are responsible for the collapse of a half-built subway tunnel. Part of the tunnel under the Huangpu river collapsed on July 1 after ... Zhuhe, deputy project manager of the Shanghai branch of the Beijing China Coal Mine Engineering Company, Yuan Qianghua, project manager of the Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company, and Li ...

  9. Wen to visit quake areas to show support

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and free-trade agreements. Sino-Japanese territorial disputes were unlikely to be on the agenda, Hu said. 'We will handle these problems through regular and normal consultations,' Hu said. ...

  10. 'Miracle' girl transferred to Shanghai hospital in latest bid to save her leg

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com 'Miracle' toddler Xiang Weiyi, who was pulled alive from the wreckage of last month's bullet-train crash in Wenzhou 15 hours after the search for survivors was abandoned, arrived at a Shanghai hospital yesterday in an attempt to save her badly injured left leg. The 21/2-year-old girl, nicknamed 'Yiyi', ...




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