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Poon Chung-kwong, President, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

As a faithful reader of the SCMP since my school days, I have witnessed many changes in the newspaper, from the black and white period to today's electronically- designed colour edition.

Thursday, 6 November, 2003, 12:00am

Seeking Daya Bay assurances

Over the past year I have received, through my letter box, numerous assurances from the utility companies, banks, etc, that they are fully year-2000-compliant and that their services will not be affected in any way just after the clock strikes midnight on December 31.

11 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Year 2000 could be a blast

Given the increasing prevalence of reports of companies' lack of readiness to cope with the year 2000 'millennium' bug, which will seriously affect both computer systems and embedded chips within mechanised environments, I write to question what work has been done at Daya Bay to ensure we are not sitting on a nuclear time bomb.

8 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Daya Bay in service

The Daya Bay nuclear power station has returned to service after switching an essential part from one of its two 900 megawatt reactors to the other, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) reported.

17 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Set your bulldust deflector phaser to stun

IT'S amazing how much effort people who have no leadership abilities put into learning how to lead. They attend courses, read books and take exams, and all they get is the contempt of their staff who have no respect for someone who has to learn human nature from a book.

13 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

French hopes for Daya Bay

A TOP French official is to make a lightning visit to China this weekend in hopes of clinching a contract for the construction of a second nuclear power plant at Daya Bay.

French Industry Minister Jose Rossi confirmed yesterday he would visit Beijing.

Sources said they hoped the negotiations would conclude on Saturday.

12 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Daya Bay unit closed

ONE of the two generating units at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant was shut down this week because of high vibrations in a water pipe, it was revealed last night.

The unit, which was re-started yesterday morning, was expected to reach full power today, according to a spokesman for the Hong Kong partner, China Light and Power.

2 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Tighter watch

LEGISLATOR the Reverend Fung Chi-wood has called for tighter monitoring of the Daya Bay plant following news that the $31 billion station became fully operational on Friday.

8 May 1994 - 12:00am

Daya Bay tests

SECRET exercises on how the territory should respond to a nuclear accident at Daya Bay will be held this year by the Royal Observatory. The budget for the observatory's radiation monitoring section will rise 11.5 per cent to $14.6 million. The observatory will be holding drills with government departments to test the Daya Bay contingency plan.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

PR men protest too much

ONE has so many things to worry about these days that I had quite forgotten the looming prospect of a nuclear power station at Daya Bay.

I negotiated the official opening of the new toy without anxiety. What started me worrying again was the attempts by company spokesmen to persuade us that there was nothing to fear.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am