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  1. Chongqing cabbies vent fury on strike-breakers

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai 20 vehicles smashed including three police cars Disgruntled taxi drivers in the southwest city of Chongqing staged a rare strike that turned violent yesterday, ... 9,000 taxi drivers had defied the strike and returned to work by early afternoon. In some cases, drivers had requested government escorts to ensure their safety. A local journalist said more ...

  2. Good Strike delivers after huge betting plunge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'Fat' four-year-old Good Strike finally made it to the races and the Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained gelding made it a debut to remember, landing a huge plunge in the betting to win the second event. Backed down from double figure odds to 3.5 at the finish and favourite, Good Strike (Gerald Mosse) was equal to the expectation, finishing strongly from midfield ...

  3. When natural disasters strike

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Coverage on the mainland is inadequate for a rapidly developing country with exposure to natural catastrophes. Reports by Chris Davis The growing number of people who live in locations exposed to natural risks such as earthquakes, floods and typhoons, alo ...

  4. Aberdeen seafood sellers to strike

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on strike today, after failing to agree with the government's terms for its takeover of the market's management. Last night, about 40 wholesalers and employees staged a sit-in ... is too high. Trade sources expect the price of live seafood to surge 20 per cent today because of the strike. Under the management of the self-financed FMO, wholesalers now need a licence issued ...

  5. Telecom chief strikes back at Fok

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... he said. 'We made this decision after striking a balance between the benefits for Hong Kong consumers, and the operations of the companies involved.' Apart from Hutchison, Ofta ...

  6. Telecoms chief strikes back at Fok

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... to revoke its licence last year because its use on the CDMA spectrum is too low, with only 260,000 subscribers,' he said. 'We made this decision after striking a balance between ...

  7. Devoted Doleuze strikes it lucky after switching horses

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Devotion to a fond memory turned an otherwise dull day to gold for mercurial French rider Olivier Doleuze at Sha Tin yesterday as he snared the day's feature, the Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup, over 1,800 metres. Abandoning one De ...

  8. letters

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Renee Chau Lai-yee, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College Strike a balance in redevelopment Hong Kong is losing its legacy. Modernisation has changed the city. Skyscrapers ... high-rises, a sea of people, neon lights and non-stop traffic. Cultural relics have disappeared. The government should strike a balance between economic development and heritage preservation. The Wan ...

  9. Time to look at allowing class-action lawsuits

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not good for our system of justice. A striking example is when a large number of people claim to have been adversely affected by the action of another person, a corporation or government, but some ... that it will be exposed to costly, time-consuming litigation. But, subject to proper safeguards against abuse of process, they would strike a fairer balance in the interests of justice, given that the cost ...

  10. The benefits of capitalism, but at an unbearable cost

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reports on today, is a striking example of the terrible toll pollution can take on people's lives. Five people have died and many more have been made ill by cadmium and indium poisoning, ... government has made it clear it expects local cadres to strike a better balance between growth and sustainable development, cutting waste and reducing pollution. But the Zhentou scandal drives home ...




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