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Relief workers not ready when Japan quake hit, says adviser

Although many Japanese were prepared for earthquakes, the nation's relief workers were not ready when disaster struck in March, the senior emergency adviser for Save the Children's global emergency team said on a visit to Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2011, 12:00am

Portal 2

Portal 2 Valve

The Orange Box from 2007 was a standout release in next-gen gaming. A bargain compilation disc of multiple games, in addition to the highly anticipated Half Life 2, it included a curious new game entitled Portal.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Survivors glimpse a less sombre future

Four days after last year's earthquake, Yixi Dawa, 37, roamed around Zhaxi Datong, one of the worst-hit areas in Yushu, to see if there was anything he could do to help other quake survivors, be it clearing rubble or delivering relief goods.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Black mark for flawed travel alert system

What does it take for the government to warn against travel to a particular country? Japan has an overheated nuclear reactor from which dangerous levels of radioactive material have been released, a record earthquake with powerful aftershocks and the possibility of more to come, as well as a devastating tsunami.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China wealthy enough to afford earthquake-proof construction

Lessons must be learned from the two enormous earthquakes in Sichuan and Yushu .

Many individuals made donations to help the quake victims get back on their feet. However, this does not offer a permanent solution for people who must continue to live in parts of China prone to earthquakes.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Survivor of two quakes shows her fighting spirit

On April 14, when a wave of violent shakes woke Ma Xiaoqin from her sleep, the terrified Sichuan native thought to herself: 'I didn't die in Mianyang ; am I to die here in Yushu ?'

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Nation to honour Qinghai victims today

China will observe a national mourning today for victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Qinghai a week ago.

According to the State Council, national flags will fly at half-mast across the country and in Chinese embassies all over the world. All public entertainment will be halted. In Qinghai, local people will pay a three-minute silent tribute starting at 10am.

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Boys gone wild

Boys gone wild

Count on having a thrilling, action-filled Wild West experience in the first-person shooter game Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, published by Ubisoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows-based personal computers. Created by Polish developer Techland, the game is the fast-paced prequel to 2006 shooter Call of Juarez.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Website woes delay digital design contest

It seems ironic that a digital design contest has problems with its website. However, that's the case with the Cut & Paste competition, an international event begun in New York whose local chapter is sponsored by the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing unveils reconstruction plans for quake-hit areas

The central government has released a raft of reconstruction blueprints for the earthquake-ravaged areas of Sichuan , Gansu and Shaanxi provinces, as hundreds of thousands of people made homeless by the magnitude-8 quake on May 12 brace themselves for winter.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am