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China Digest, November 23, 2012

A woman in her early 30s is suing a psychiatric hospital in Beijing for keeping her against her will for three days in June at the request of her parents.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 3:13am

Common services tunnel would help officials look after tree roots

The government has known since 2010 that the banyan tree at Nathan Road was infected but found the work so complicated that no significant action was taken until it fell ('5 injured by falling tree on TST's 'golden mile'', July 20). Pedestrians needed hospital care, and property and Hong Kong's tourism reputation have been damaged.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Two trapped in collapse of highway tunnel

At least two workers were trapped inside a collapsed highway tunnel in Guangxi province yesterday, sparking concerns amid a spate of construction accidents.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The tunnel vision of pedestrian planning

We tend to take pavements for granted as we walk around Hong Kong but some are getting narrower or are fast disappearing as elevated walkways replace ground-level pedestrian thoroughfares.

The labyrinth of footbridges insulates pedestrians from the teeming street life we have come to enjoy.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bridging the divide

When she first volunteered for a rural bridge-building project in Gansu province three years ago, Cheryl Cham Suet-ying fainted from the stifling summer heat.

That hasn't deterred the civil engineering student from returning to the mainland this summer on a similar venture.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

New technique makes work on sewers safer

A new technique introduced by the Drainage Services Department greatly reduces the risk to workers involved in the construction of sewage tunnels deep underground.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Tragedy puts newspaper on the spot

Even as state media was updating the death toll from the fatal bridge collapse in Hunan province , readers of China Daily saw the front-page headline: 'Thousands of unsafe bridges to be fixed.'

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The real threat to our hub status

A Guangdong official warns in 'Bridge hits bump over checkpoint locations' (March 6) that a delay in constructing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge might affect Hong Kong's position as a transport hub.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Marathon organisers want to take race to the streets

While runners lace up for the city's biggest running event of the year, the organisers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon said talks were being held to change its much-criticised route.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Fear, anger and relief in a dimly lit tunnel

There was relief, fear and anger among passengers, including a woman who was nine months pregnant, as they told of explosions, smoke-filled carriages and stumbling along a dimly lit tunnel to escape their crippled train.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Fear, anger and a cool head in dimly lit tunnel

There was relief, fear and anger among passengers, including a woman who was nine months pregnant, as they told of explosions, smoke-filled carriages and stumbling along a dimly lit tunnel to escape their crippled train.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Rush-hour fire closes both sides of tunnel

Traffic became gridlocked on both sides of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel during rush hour last night after a motorcycle erupted in flames inside the tunnel and forced its closure for about an hour.

Both tubes of the tunnel were closed because of the fire, which occurred at about 6.30pm in the Kowloon-bound tube.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Rush-hour fire shuts both sides of tunnel

Traffic became gridlocked on both sides of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel during rush hour last night after a motorcycle erupted in flames in the Kowloon-bound tube at about 6.30pm, forcing the closure of both tubes for about an hour. Hundreds of people abandoned their vehicles and walked out of the tunnel. Described by a witness as fierce, the fire did not spread to other vehicles.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q How do we fix Hong Kong's air pollution problems?

I have read and listened to many news reports about Hong Kong's air quality and the emissions from Hong Kong and China power companies.

It is obvious the articles are designed to create sensational headlines that sell newspapers and TV space.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Hongkongers take pride of place

Hong Kong gained two new entries in Guinness World Records last year - and might have won a third if a man who phoned up claiming to have the world's smallest jigsaw puzzle had not just missed the deadline for the 2005 edition.

Last November, a total of 2,007 people broke an existing record for simultaneous skipping at an event in Victoria Park to mark World Children's Day.

19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

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