Sitting next to a coal-burning stove in his freezing Chenzhou apartment, retiree Zhou Chongguo, 52, is praying that he and his family will not have to go through another dark Lunar New Year like this one.Saturday, 9 February, 2008, 12:00am
Sitting next to a coal-burning stove in his freezing Chenzhou apartment, retiree Zhou Chongguo, 52, is praying that he and his family will not have to go through another dark Lunar New Year like this one.9 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Chenzhou authorities have publicly apologised to residents for the hardship they have had to face in their 'isolated island', deprived of electricity. They pledged to restore the power supply before today.
However, communications have been disrupted for days and it was unclear how many people in the city were aware of the announcement.4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's electricity duopoly are bracing for a 30 per cent cut in core earnings as early as October, but a lower return rate does not necessarily mean consumers' bills will drop accordingly.8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Paper 1a Understanding the tone and mood in a passage is an important skill.
Read the story about four friends who stay in a strange old house to solve a mystery.
Try to understand how they are feeling as you read. Are their attitudes positive, negative or neutral?15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
You might think that buying a property in Sai Kung is plain sailing and no different from buying elsewhere in Hong Kong. Well, think again.
My friends recently bought a ground floor flat in the middle of a group of newly built village houses.25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Led by China, countries in East and South Asia are lining up to expand or introduce nuclear power. All say they need it to meet surging demand for electricity to run their growing economies.12 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Join our Light Bulb Campaign - use environmentally friendly light bulbs and save electricity and money
Environmental problems, such as air pollution and rising temperatures, are having a serious effect on our standard of living.
In the face of erratic weather patterns and smoggy skies, we may be at a loss over what we can do to help.25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
One of my favourite subjects at school is English. Reading the SCMP and Young Post helps me improve my reading and writing skills.
I read a news article called 'City heads for hottest October in 100 years' (SCMP, October 31).
The article was frightening. It reminded me not to waste electricity so I can help stop global warming.24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am