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  1. Letters

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

    ... Absentee voters I will be doing business in China tomorrow, so I cannot vote in the district council elections. Even if I were in Hong Kong on this Sunday, I might need to work in a district away from my home. Then still I could not vote. I want to vote, but obstacles are in the way. This is undemocratic. There is no mechanism in Hong Kong for absentee or special votes ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But that does not justify denying the victims the relief aid they need. Today, officials will again try to table the funding for a vote. Those who are sceptical are entitled to push the government ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government was busy promoting the use of electric vehicles and clean air inside the car park, its efforts were being undermined outside by the increase in idling engines as a result of its haphazard ... government's incinerator agenda. Yesterday we wrote that although government plans for the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator are on hold after being voted down by Legco's environment panel, the government ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... and not a cause for alarm, the Nanning Evening News reports. Bama Lifelong said the discolouration was the result of algae in the water being exposed to sunlight, but it was still safe to drink. Consumers ...

  5. Changing climate to result in more floods

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and up to 6 degrees by 2100. 'The higher temperatures mean that the air will probably contain more moisture which will result in more rain,' he said. The authors predict ...

  6. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... many internet users believed it was the result of large-scale mining in Tibet's fragile environment. Jin Zhongyi, a legal official in Zhejiang province, wrote on his Sina microblog: ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... identified, they would be transported home "as soon as possible". DNA samples of the three unidentified victims were flown back to Hong Kong yesterday. The test results are expected within ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the explosion which resulted in the plane plunging into a hotel shortly after take-off. Appeal court judge Michele Luga accepted that explanation of the tragedy but ruled that it did not warrant ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must improve quality of construction or face scepticism

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... engineer has taken another knock as a result of an accident. Three people were killed and five injured last Friday when an approach ramp on the longest bridge in north China, at Harbin, collapsed. ... are waiting to happen. Disaster and tragedy too often result, as with the bullet train crash in Wenzhou last year. The accident grabbed international attention, raising doubts about the nation's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Relatives claim the tragedy during construction of tower in 2009 was a result of contractors' negligence Families sue overdeaths of workers in ICC ... of multiple injuries at the construction site in West Kowloon, while Choy Ming-cheung, 44, died from traumatic asphyxia. The families claim that the deaths were a result of Sanfield and Wang ...




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