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  1. Quake school given HK$4m to be demolished

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com A secondary school in Sichuan that was rebuilt using about HK$4 million in Hong Kong donations after the 2008 earthquake is to be demolished, reportedly ... Now, 'pupils are having classes in a nice village nearby', he said. The HK$2 million was taken from Hong Kong's Trust Fund in Support of Reconstruction in the Sichuan Earthquake ...

  2. Japanese noodle bosses reach out to HK diners

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Several major ramen noodle chains whose business was impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan are eyeing expansion in Hong Kong and the mainland ... Restaurant Association. He believes maybe 20 shops have been forced to close due to a downturn in business since the earthquake and tsunami. But Abe said new Japanese restaurants were opening ...

  3. Missing HK Trio found safe

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The three Hong Kong residents reported missing in the South Asian earthquake have been found safe and well, the Immigration Department confirmed yesterday. Families of the three, whose names have not been released, had reported them missing following Saturday's earthquake after attempts to contact them had failed. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy ...

  4. Database surge electrifies HK

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Amid intensifying competition to attract and build new data centres, Hong Kong has a clear head start thanks to a couple of key advantages. The city suffers no risk of earthquakes and enjoys one of the world's most reliable supplies of electrical power, making it a prime location to house the 'mission critical' computer systems and off-site back-up ...

  5. Calm after the storm

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... markets were hard hit following last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which left thousands dead or missing, and resulted in a nuclear accident. Last week, I had dinner with a couple ... of the earthquake saw investors scurrying for cover as equity markets plunged before bouncing back. G8 countries managed to ensure that the financial markets remain calm, and business capitals from Tokyo ...

  6. HK to feel disasters' financial punch

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... was likely to be higher than that inflicted by the 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan's GDP shrank by 2 per cent. Leung said the extent of the earthquake's impact would depend on how ...

  7. Local mother impressed by survivors' spirit after volunteering in Miyagi

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the people there, seeing how positive they are. But I can also feel their frustration, that they've lost everything,' she said. A year after the earthquake and tsunami, Toma and nine other ... at the time the earthquake struck. The concert starts at 1.30pm at the Hong Kong International School's upper primary gym in Tai Tam, and further details are available ...

  8. Rise in HK tourists perks up Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong tourists heading to Japan jumped 41 per cent year on year last month- the biggest increase since Japan's nuclear crisis after last March's deadly earthquake and tsunami. A total of 48,500 Hongkongers visited Japan in January, Japanese consul Yuji Kumamaru said yesterday. The significant rise can be attributed to the Lunar New ...

  9. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Applications for working visas to Japan for young Hongkongers will open in July after being delayed three months by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in March. Up to 250 visas ... earthquake] definitely had an impact on the economy... jobs related to agriculture and motor vehicles were lost in the northeast, but there is a chance that the number of positions related ...

  10. Events

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce: 'Impact of Japan's earthquake on the Asian economy and its supply chain.' United Centre. Thursday, April 28: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'China property: Measures; no measure.' Hong Kong Securities Institute. Friday, April 29: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The future of Hong ...




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