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  1. Radioactivity test needed verifying, Observatory says

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chen Binglin The Hong Kong Observatory's director said it could have released a day earlier test results showing that radioactive iodine had descended on the city from the damaged Japanese nuclear power station since Saturday, but had held back to verify. Dr Lee Boon-ying, the Observatory chief, said yesterday that caution was needed for better accuracy ...

  2. Testing the lines of duty

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Legislators have urged the government to improve Hong Kong's communication channels in the wake of the Manila hostage crisis to help it better deal with other countries in emergencies. At a special meeting early this month, legislators e ...

  3. Fears grow that PLA may test 'carrier killer'

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Whenever China conducts military exercises or tests, the growing band of foreign analysts charting its modernisation wonder whether it will launch the game-changer- the so-called 'aircraft-carrier killer' that no nation has yet tested. In some military and diplomatic circles, fears are mounting that the live firing tests in the East China Sea announced ...

  4. Three Gorges Dam faces stiffest test yet

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The massive Three Gorges Dam faces its biggest flood-control test after days of torrential rain created the sharpest surges on the upper Yangtze River for more than ... is 175 metres. It reached 171 metres during a test run last year, but officials held off from raising the level to 175 metres in order to relieve areas downstream that were then suffering from ...

  5. Dam withstands peak flood test

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The controversial Three Gorges Dam met its toughest test yesterday- and cleared the first hurdle. When peak floodwaters hit at about 8am, a record 70,000 cubic metres ... capacity yesterday and tried to lower expectations- particularly as the record flow rate is expected to last for several days. The dam has yet to be tested to its full capacity. Waters have never ...

  6. KMT faces fresh tests after battering in local elections

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The battering received by the ruling Kuomintang in local elections early this month could have far-reaching consequences for the party, academics say. The litmus test will be legislative by-elections early next year. A loss of two seats to the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party would undermine the power base of Taiwanese President Ma ...

  7. Hat-trick hero Ba Ba to be tested overseas

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disappointed by his results when sent to Tokyo for the Yasuda Kinen in earlier campaigns. Now there is a keenness in the camp to test Good Ba Ba away from home in a bid for World Cup glory. ...

  8. Local elections seen as midterm test for Taiwanese leader

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Some seven million Taiwanese voters in 17 cities and counties go to the polls on Saturday to elect local government heads, in a race seen as a midterm test of the ruling Kuomintang government. Although the elections are on the local level, their result could have an impact on President Ma Ying-jeou's re-election bid in 2012 and his mainland-engagement ...

  9. Classic models stand test of time

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Contrary to popular belief, second-hand watch shops are not simply places to find bargains. They are in fact the haunts of watch collectors looking for rare timepieces. We spoke to the owners of four second-hand watch shops in Hong Kong to find ...

  10. A test of Hatoyama's mettle

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... to ministers and testing their competence. Another more contentious change would be to put greater faith in parliament, and let policies and laws be debated idea by idea, line by line, by the MPs ...




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