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  1. Power-hungry militarists must not squander China's wealth

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The second anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake [on May 12] reminded us that more than 80,000 people died, many of them children in shabbily constructed schools. The state-controlled media routinely focuses on the heroic rescue efforts following these 'unpredictable'' disasters. But this not the case with earthquakes in China. In fact, we can safely predict ...

  2. Wild pandas crying out for a home after Sichuan tremors

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jaclyn Siu, a Young Post intern Pandas have officially joined the list of earthquake victims. The recent earthquake in Sichuan, as well as subsequent aftershocks, have devastated over ... activities. Now with the numbers further crippled by the Sichuan earthquake, WWF hopes to repair and reconstruct the facilities of affected panda reserves, institute green reconstruction guidelines, ...

  3. On shaky ground

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia's vulnerability to earthquakes raises some disturbing questions about nuclear safety, writes Michael Richardson As aftershocks from China's devastating earthquake continue ... of radiation, the plants are designed to withstand major earthquakes and shut down safely. But are the standards adequate? Asia is leading the renewed global push into nuclear power for generating ...

  4. Heavy rain forecast for Sichuan a threat to quake-hit dams

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the reservoirs are still being fixed after last year's earthquake. To survive a flood, a dam must raise its sluices promptly to reduce the pressure of rapid water, but the system of dams has encountered mechanical or even structural failures since last year's May 12 earthquake. Whether they can withstand the rainy season will affect hundreds of millions of lives downstream. He ...

  5. Japanese eateries plan to cut prices

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a bid to stay afloat. Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, the city's 600 Japanese restaurants have lost an average 20 per cent in revenue, said Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades. Yiu Yat-chun of the Saikou Japanese Restaurant in Central said that since the earthquake, sales ...

  6. More mega-disasters ahead as environment deteriorates

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to a white paper released yesterday. The State Council white paper, 'written to mark the first anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake' in Sichuan today, reveals how much China ... Day' and warned the public to remain vigilant. Last year alone, the country was struck by two large disasters- the snowstorm in January and February and the Sichuan earthquake in May. Both were ...

  7. Caution and quake support from Ekin

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Ekin Cheng Yee-kin has bashed some of the bad advice on how to survive through an earthquake which is surfacing on the internet following the devastating 7.9-magnitude quake ... a closet or car when an earthquake happens. This is wrong. You will have a better chance of survival if you hide next to, not inside, a solid object like a car,' said the 40-year-old ...

  8. Greens demand halt to 'feverish' dam building

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... plans to build big dams in the earthquake-prone southwest. An open letter issued yesterday appealed to mainland authorities to launch risk assessments of big hydropower projects ... in Sichuan and Yunnan. 'We were stunned to know the tremor has wrought devastating damage to dams located on or near earthquake belts, and we felt obliged to raise our concerns in the hope ...

  9. Special burial offered for hostage victims

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the volunteer who was killed while trying to save victims trapped in the rubble of an orphanage during the Qinghai earthquake was offered burial there after being posthumously awarded the gold medal ...

  10. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... lines in the earth's crust that trigger earthquakes, Hong Kong, just 50 kilometres southwest of the Daya Bay nuclear power complex in Guangdong, has made no such arrangement. 'The ... earthquake and the 14-metre-high tsunami it triggered, the Daya Bay facility is not built on a fault line. Still, there are obvious dangers. The nuclear industry uses a 'defence in depth' ...




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