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  1. Political earthquake will reduce future shocks

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Kuomintang's landslide victory in Taiwan's legislative elections is a seismic change in the island's domestic politics and will, it is hoped, mark the start of a process to cool the rising tensions with the mainland. Most people had exp ...

  2. Casualty of lies

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are kept quiet the better. As of today, just how many secondary school pupils died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake is still a mystery. Tan Zuoren and Ai Weiwei, who looked into the matter, were both ...

  3. Goodwill pandas quick to feel at home after landing in Taiwan

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... 'unification', arrived in Taiwan after a 10-hour journey that began in the morning from their original enclosure in Yaan, Sichuan. As soon as the giant pandas were offloaded from an Eva Air Boeing ... their reserve base in Yaan. 'Tuan Tuan, Yuan Yuan, you have to take care of yourselves when you are in the new environment there,' said a teary Qu Chunmao, the pandas' keeper for the past ...

  4. Our generosity is being abused

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Assurances that money would go to worthy projects were given when the Hong Kong government sought lawmakers' approval to donate HK$9 billion to help with Sichuan earthquake reconstruction four ... This calls into question the government's monitoring system. It is not the first time money set aside for earthquake relief and reconstruction has been misused on the mainland. Different ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong will remain ungovernable without the vote

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... triggering earthquakes that have become more and more frequent. The government structure is unable to understand the people and the people no longer believe in the structure. What governance did you ... than deference. Expect more earthquakes in the five years leading up to universal suffrage for the chief executive election as the tectonic plates of Legco, the government and the people ...

  6. Farmers fight to reclaim land 'stolen' for palm oil venture

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney Saiful Arbi vividly remembers how he gave up his most valuable asset and the one thing that would ensure him a reasonable future: his 8ha cocoa and areca nut farm in Alue Alue village, East Aceh. 'A few armed men came to my house at ...

  7. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by an earthquake followed by a tsunami. The issue of nuclear safety has divided a heavily nuclear-powered nation. Investigations into catastrophes triggered by natural events tend to acknowledge man's ...

  8. Motion for Tiananmen vindications defeated

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... yesterday, after pan-democratic lawmakers linked it to the plight of victims in the Sichuan earthquake. Supporters of the non-binding motion tabled by the Democratic Party's Cheung Man-kwong ... people died in the big earthquake in Sichuan,' Mr Cheung said. 'Having learned from history, the Chinese government quickly rescued victims in an open manner... It shows that a country ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Daunting tasks await Tokyo's new governor

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Naoki Inose elected by a record margin but doubts remain whether he is up to the job Daunting tasks ahead for new Tokyo governor He may have been elected with a record vote and may be only days into his new job, but the knives already appear to be out for Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose. Tasked with preparing the metropolis for a major earthquake, curing ...

  10. The 'high flyer' who was brought low

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service in 2010. He led the Sichuan Reconstruction Team under the Development Bureau, paying regular visits to areas hit by the deadly 2008 earthquake. During the chief executive election earlier ...




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