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  1. Tax cuts on cross-strait shipping should not hurt HK, experts say

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to the Taiwan-China shipping trade, he estimated. After a freeze that started in 1949, cross-strait shipping revived in January 2001, when the Taiwan government authorised limited direct shipping links with the mainland. Since then, restrictions have been loosened and shipping volumes have grown. 'The global trade slowdown has a bigger impact than direct cross-strait links now. With the poor figures ...

  2. Dam, the consequences

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... and that project would come to be known as the Three Gorges Dam. Fifty-three years after the chairman predicted it would, the walls of stone have indeed changed the world, at least along the river's banks. But they have done so in unanticipated ways, with losses and gains experienced up and down stream. Many argue the Three Gorges Dam has delivered, albeit controversially, on two of its ...

  3. Three Gorges Dam 'making drought worse'

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... say the giant Three Gorges Dam is making it worse. The government, though, ascribes their plight to climate change. Environmentalist Fan Xiao is in no doubt that the rapid filling of the Three ... a geologist in Sichuan, said. What was more, dozens of dams upstream of the Three Gorges had also been trying to fill their reservoirs. At the request of drought-hit provinces, the China Three Gorges ...

  4. New dam another nail in the Yangtze's coffin

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... fish set to be among the victims of its pending construction. The proposed Xiaonanhai Dam- at Luohuang town, around 30km upstream from the centre of the city and 700km upstream from the Three ... finished in 1988, and the future Three Gorges Dam. However, this last haven for rare local fish species, approved by the State Council in 2000 under the country's Environmental Protection Act, ...

  5. Three people die amid cold snap

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Street unit in Western. The third death was another asthma patient, 75. There were no suspicious circumstances in the three cases, but there was no confirmation that their deaths were linked ... Clifford Lo Three elderly people died during yesterday's cold weather- when the mercury plummeted to as low as eight degrees Celsius in the New Territories. A cold-weather warning ...

  6. 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 water seeped inside. The accident led to ground subsidence nearby, causing three buildings to collapse while a flood barrier was partially destroyed. A municipal government official said Li ...

  7. Gunman kills three in bank robbery

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

    ... Reward offered for arrest of suspect linked to other crimes A gunman killed three bank staff and escaped with 340,000 yuan (HK$319,000) on Monday in a daring daylight raid. Police in Qianjiang, Hebei province, identified the suspect as Xie Xianrong, 37, newspaper reports said. Officers said Xie was allegedly responsible for a school robbery case last year in which he killed ...

  8. Intelligently told story links teens, wars- and a volcano

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... but connected events in three time periods, and when everything comes together at the end, the author rounds off the story with a clever twist. The burning mountain of the title is the Italian volcano ...

  9. Rents soar at Link wet markets

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Rents at former government wet markets now operated by The Link Reit are up to 95 per cent higher than at markets still owned by the Housing Authority, a survey has shown. This has emerged from a poll of 104 stallholders at four markets in Tin Shui Wai and Sha Tin by activist group The Link Watch. Unveiling the results yesterday, the group said significant rent gaps ...

  10. Disaster warning over plan to link rivers

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... official said that plans to link the two rivers had been floated three or four years ago, but nothing concrete had yet been planned. 'This project is going to be very eye-catching ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou A proposal by Jiangxi and Guangdong officials for a canal to link the main rivers in each province has met with fierce opposition from academics and former officials ...




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