Owed millions of yuan by a large state coal mine in Shanxi province, the local power company cut off the supply of electricity.
The mine organised a workers' street demonstration to besiege the power company's offices.Monday, 24 December, 2001, 12:00am
YOU CAN ALWAYS depend on our legislators to make grandiose claims of injustice in commercial and economic matters without supplying a shred of hard data to back it all up.
They were at it again on Wednesday, urging the Government to cut water and sewage charges and lean on the private utilities to make concessions in pricing of electricity and gas.30 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
Dozens of Hong Kong people who own flats on a Shenzhen estate yesterday told how they were intimidated, beaten and harassed by the developer after complaining that the properties were sub-standard.
The residents also said brothels and illegal nightclubs had begun operating on the private estate in Tai Ling Road, which now made them fear for their safety.25 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department has recalled an adaptor used with an Agfa digital camera. When the adaptor - model number UP01811065 - is used while batteries are in the camera, the batteries can overheat, leak or possibly explode. Only 10 of the adaptors have been sold in Hong Kong.14 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
Economic recovery may be just around the corner - but it is not alone. Lurking there and waiting to pounce on consumers are public utility companies and the transport industry.4 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
How does a guide dog find its way or know where its owner wants to go? Guide dogs go only where their owners tell them to. Their job is not to find the way, but to avoid the obstacles and stop at hazards such as road junctions.
If the blind person does not know where to go, neither does the guide dog. However, the dog does learn familiar routes and will use its initiative.24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
CLP Power is delaying for two more years a plan to increase the generating capacity of its Black Point power plant.
The decision, which will cost the firm $360 million, was forced by over-estimates of the demand for electricity. It brings the total bill for the inaccurate forecasts to almost $1 billion.18 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
A worker processes waste paper at the recycling centre at the former Kai Tak airport's main fire station, which has been powered by a diesel generator during a dispute over electricity.
Operators yesterday dropped a protest plan to burn more than 300 tonnes of used paper after officials agreed to provide the site with electricity for their recycling operation.25 Nov 1999 - 12:00am