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  1. Hong Kong tour group safe after fleeing building

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A tour group of 20 Hong Kong people was in Christchurch when the earthquake struck, but all were unhurt. Members of the Wing On Travel tour were having lunch at a restaurant in the downtown area of Christchurch when they felt the building shake. 'The 20 and a Hong Kong tour guide quickly rushed to an open area. None of them were injured,' a spokeswoman ...

  2. Fire prompts evacuation

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Services Department spokeswoman said. She said the fire was upgraded because the water source was about 900 metres away from the plant and extra manpower was needed. Fires are rated on a scale of one to five, according to their seriousness. A police spokeswoman said 400 villagers were evacuated as the fire spread near their villages. The blaze was brought under control at 4.20pm ...

  3. Visitors from across strait give Grand Hotel new lease on life

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... cent of our clientele,' said a hotel spokeswoman. 'They have overtaken Japanese as the biggest source of clients, a process that has been going on since 2009. They like its style ... pillars and carpets, dragon, lion and plum flower motifs abound and each of the eight guest levels reflects a different Chinese dynasty. The spokeswoman said that mainland guests included both ...

  4. Village committee made money from phone antennas

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... each company. A Lands Department spokeswoman said the committee had recently applied for permission to retain the antennas and that the application was still being processed, but she did ... complained. He said his elderly grandmother often complained of headaches and depression, which he wondered might be caused by the antennas. A spokeswoman for the telecoms watchdog Ofta said it had ...

  5. Rain continues to wreak havoc

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... valued at three million yuan was also set aside for the victims. The downpours had caused the collapse of at least 21,000 houses and damaged another 33,000. A spokeswoman for the Red Cross in Hunan said the latest casualty figures were not available. The Civil Affairs Bureau earlier said the rainstorms had killed 28 people and left 27 missing by June 25. The spokeswoman said 180,000 ...

  6. Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... of it to the public. The retreating sand left the bases of lookout towers exposed. Sand loss in recent years had been caused by 'the change of environmental factors', a department spokeswoman said, ... will conduct short-term maintenance work in accordance with the consultant's recommendations,' the spokeswoman said. Ng Sai-leung, professor of Chinese University's department ...

  7. Roadside blast kills 16, hours after torch relay in Zhejiang

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... on the mainland in less than a month. 'The explosion happened when a car was moving. This is all we can tell you now. We are still investigating the accident,' a police spokeswoman said. ... tractor was caught between the car and the van, which were parked on the road. The explosion came as the tractor moved forward after backing off,' the Xinhua report said. The spokeswoman said ...

  8. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... it was business as usual for Hong Kong companies with offices in Japan as contingency plans kicked into gear immediately after the disaster on Friday afternoon. An HSBC spokeswoman said: 'Our ... Kazutoshi Miyake. A spokeswoman for the Melco Group, which runs casinos in Macau and the floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen, said the company's human resources team had checked to see ...

  9. More Christmas cheer, despite downturn

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on lighting and decorations. 'Christmas only happens once a year, and is an important occasion,' said a spokeswoman for Sun Hung Kai Properties. 'We want to decorate our properties ... not downsized the scale of Christmas lighting or decoration. 'In fact, we will invite major celebrities this year to grace our kick-off,' she said. A spokeswoman for Plaza Hollywood, ...

  10. Port in a storm

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the operation of some moving walkways at 9.30am. The baggage handling system and the walkways were out of service for 10 minutes until they were reset, the Airport Authority said. A spokeswoman ...




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