Man Made Disaster



Cabaret 2011

Thursday, 13 January, 2011, 12:00am

Man arrested over arson attempt at Guangzhou's Metro

A man suspected of starting the first fire on Guangzhou's Metro since it opened more than a decade ago was arrested yesterday morning, the city's Public Security Bureau said.

The suspect, from Hunan, was arrested at 5am yesterday in the city's northern Baiyun district, a statement posted on the bureau's website said.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland money pressures may squeeze toymakers out

Surging wages and a strengthening yuan are pressuring Hong Kong toymakers to consider moving factories outside the mainland, including a possible return to the original toymaking capital of the world - Hong Kong.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Dead fireman's ex-girlfriend seeks payout

A woman who says she was living with a fireman who died fighting one of the city's worst fires is seeking 25 per cent of the HK$1.2 million compensation to be paid to his family.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Legal plea to cool tension of evictions

Last year was a 'peak year' for forced evictions across the mainland and extensive legal reform is urgently needed to prevent the social malaise from getting out of control, a report by a legal research institute says.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mythology given makeover in author's experienced hands

The Red Pyramid By Rick Riordan Published by Puffin ISBN 978 0 141 38494 8

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Nature lovers urge police to probe blaze that ravaged wetland area

Nature lovers want police to investigate a blaze that destroyed a large area of natural habitat at the Nam Sang Wai wetland over the new year.

They say they do not accept the initial findings of fire officers that there was nothing suspicious about the third fire to ravage the wetland last year, one of a series in the area over the past three years.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

Another toxic metal pollution scandal has erupted on the mainland, this time in Anhui province, with at least 24 children, aged between nine months and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning.

They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead in their blood.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Odd-job man perishes in Mong Kok fire

Police and fire officers are working to find the cause of a fire that broke out in an old building earmarked for redevelopment, claiming the life of a 59-year-old man.

The man's charred body was found in the toilet of a groundfloor hardware shop in the Mong Kok building, 90 per cent of which has been bought up by an agency acting for Henderson Land Development.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am



Andy Lau Unforgettable Concert 2010

Canto-pop singer-actor Andy Lau Tak-wah in concert. Until Jan 8, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Bai Yu 'My World' Tour

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cities vie for centenary honours but Beijing trumps

Four cities on the mainland are competing for the honour of leading celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution - Wuhan , Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai. Gaining the title would bring prestige and commercial benefits and attract thousands of visitors during the centenary year.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

2 choppers to go back into service

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Basement blitz may evict a million people

Hundreds of business operators are petitioning Beijing's municipal government for compensation amid a citywide crackdown on basement rental services in the Chinese capital that could make a million migrant workers homeless.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Wetland fire raises suspicions of arson

Nature lovers are demanding police investigate a fire in the popular Nam Sang Wai wetland that has destroyed natural habitat in an area at the centre of a development controversy.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The Planner


I Love Flowers All My Life

The late American-Chinese artist Walasse Ting's Chinese ink-on-paper paintings. Today, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Room 2305, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends today


31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am