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  1. Sichuan police detain 40 parents seeking justice after earthquake

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok About 40 parents seeking justice over the collapsed school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake were detained by police yesterday for trying to petition the authorities. ... for the loss of their children. The earthquake caused thousands of schools in the province to collapse, killing 5,335 students- a government figure doubted by the parents- while many surrounding ...

  2. Li Ka-shing vows to donate more funds to aid earthquake survivors

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Tycoon Li Ka-shing pledged yesterday to donate more money to help victims of the devastating Sichuan earthquake. Speaking after the annual general meetings of Cheung Kong ... immediately after the earthquake, and the foundation and his companies later donated a further 100 million yuan to set up an education fund. On Wednesday, he said the foundation would reimburse every ...

  3. Quake-related names banned for businesses

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Mainland authorities have banned the use of earthquake-related names for commercial purposes. The latest business to fall foul of the rule is a restaurant in Wuhan, ... They accused the owner of trying to exploit the public's sympathy for people affected by the devastating Sichuan earthquake to boost business, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported yesterday. ...

  4. Tours resume to quake-hit region

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin and Amy Nip A Hong Kong travel agency has resumed tours to northeastern Japan, four months after the deadly earthquake and tsunami ravaged the area and despite record high ... by raging tsunami waters after the March 11 earthquake. 'We are not sending tourists to Fukushima or the nuclear plants, so there is no risk,' said group tour guide Albert Ng Wai-hung. ...

  5. Sichuan cadre rejects journalists' complaint of police harassment

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A top Sichuan propaganda official yesterday rejected complaints that foreign journalists in the province's earthquake zone had been assaulted or detained. The response came ... earthquake that he had not received any complaints from foreign journalists over a media clampdown. Mr Huo said those being harassed were inciting mourners to act against the government rather than ...

  6. Tangshan: a city risen from ruins

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thirty years ago this week, a huge earthquake obliterated the Hebei city. Chan Siu-sin reports on its legacy of pain Zhang Zhiqin cannot wipe from her memory the screams and darkness of her entombment by collapsing walls and suffocating rubble. In that moment 30 years ago this week, she became one of millions whose lives were blighted when a powerful earthquake flattened ...

  7. Pricing review seen as Shanda delays new game

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... earthquake. But analysts say the firm may also need the time to adjust its pricing strategy. Changchun, licensed from Korean game developer Wemade, is one of the mainland's top 10 most ... But analysts said the earthquake was only part of the reason and an easy excuse for game companies to rethink their strategies. 'We believe Shanda may use the opportunity to decide whether ...

  8. Rescue heroes to carry Olympic torch, but not via quake zone

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it to reflect the public mood. Earthquake-ravaged Sichuan will be the last stop before the torch heads to Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Games. A moment of silence was added to the relay ... capital Chengdu on August 5. Three cities, Mianyang, Guanghan and Dujiangyan- the areas hardest hit in the May 12 earthquake- were deemed not suitable for the relay run and were dropped from ...

  9. Sichuan bans review of collapsed schools

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Sichuan government is said to have banned evaluations of buildings that collapsed during the May 12 earthquake. The move dashes the hopes of parents who were seeking justice ... 88,000 people, including a disproportionately high number of students, were killed in the magnitude-8 earthquake. Parents blamed the school buildings, many of which were built in the late 1990s, ...

  10. Security tightens for quake's first anniversary

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The city government in Mianyang, Sichuan, is tightening surveillance on activists and petitioners ahead of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the May 12 earthquake, a source ... buildings. An internal briefing believed to be from the provincial Department of Construction imposed a ban on evaluations of buildings that collapsed in the earthquake, which could dash ...




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